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

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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

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S6200 over the Nikon Coolpix S4000.
 
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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
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S6200:$94.95
              S4000:$115.00
              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

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $220

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $229

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $170

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $180

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $84 - $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S4000 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $70 - $120

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $99

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix S230

              Nikon Coolpix S230

              Compact

              $90

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Aperture Slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS6

              Travel zoom

              $761

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

              appearance

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              discussion

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