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

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4000

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
460k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens

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
Lens vs Digital
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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
More zoom
10x vs 4x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
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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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$115.00 vs $133.99
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The best price we've seen is $19 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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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
              S620093x58x26 mm
              S400095x57x20 mm
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6200$133.99
              S4000$115.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S620010 cm
              S40008 cm
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S62001.2 fps
              S40000.9 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S6200720p @ 30fps
              S4000720p
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $120 - $122

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $100

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $100

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Panasonic LUMIX DMC-SZ3

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

              Travel zoom

              $159 - $164

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

              Nikon Coolpix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $150

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Size Slightly smaller
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Compact

              $250

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Canon PowerShot A1400

              Compact

              $122 - $153

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Olympus SZ-10

              Olympus SZ10

              Travel zoom

              $134

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

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