Updated (February 2012): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs Nikon Coolpix S4100

Nikon Coolpix S4000 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Nikon Coolpix S4000

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4000

Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Size
Really small
Compact (93×58×26 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6200.
Explore our gallery of 42 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S4000.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
10x vs 4x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$134.99 vs $199.99
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The best price we've seen is $65 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon S4000

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Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
8.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
Size
Smaller
95×57×20 mm vs 93×58×26 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
131 g vs 160 g
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Around 20% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S620093×58×26 mm
              S400095×57×20 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S6200160 g
              S4000131 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S620010.0 cm
              S40008.0 cm
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S62001.2 fps
              S40000.9 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S6200720p @ 30fps
              S4000720p
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $152

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W570

              Sony Cybershot W570

              Ultra compact

              $137

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Samsung WB35F

              Samsung WB35F

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $109

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

              Sony Cyber-shot WX50

              Ultra compact

              $178

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $218

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $75

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $150

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Size Slightly smaller
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $88

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $119

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Nikon Coolpix S9100

              Travel zoom

              $262

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

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