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

Nikon Coolpix S4000 vs Nikon Coolpix S6200

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S4000

56

Nikon Coolpix S6200

47

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

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Size
Really small
Compact (93×58×26 mm)

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
  1. Lens
vs
  1. 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
Significantly larger screen
3" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger 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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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
              Common Weaknesses
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              S620010.0 cm
              S40008.0 cm
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S6200720p @ 30fps
              S4000720p

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $160

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix S6200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $677 body only

              $477 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              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-SZ1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1

              Travel zoom

              $110

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $108 - $154

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

              Pro digicam

              $333

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $99 - $147

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S51

              Nikon Coolpix S51

              Compact

              $300

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $97 - $98

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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