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

Nikon Coolpix S4000

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Nikon Coolpix S4000

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Nikon Coolpix S6200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4000

Really small
Size
Super compact 95x57x20 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thin
Thickness
0.8"
Light-weight
Weight
131 g
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Size
Really small
Compact 93x58x26 mm
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S6200

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Digital
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Less risk of blur
Zoom
More zoom
10x vs 4x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
Wide angle
Better wide angle
25 mm vs 27 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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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
Larger screen
3.0" 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
Size
Smaller
95x57x20 mm vs 93x58x26 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
8 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 20% closer to the lens
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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6200:$89.99
              S4000:$115.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S6200:10 cm
              S4000:8 cm
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S6200:1.2 fps
              S4000:0.9 fps
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S6200:720p @ 30fps
              S4000:720p

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $178

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $149

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $182

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

              Travel zoom

              $98 - $119

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $260

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Nikon Coolpix L620

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $165

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix T500

              Fujifilm FinePix T500

              Travel zoom

              $85

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $189 - $297

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S230

              Nikon Coolpix S230

              Compact

              $177

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Compact

              $250

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Olympus VH-510

              Olympus VH-510

              Travel zoom

              $132

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Touch screen No touch screen

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