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

Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6200

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

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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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
              S6200:93x58x26 mm
              S4000:95x57x20 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
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S6200:720p @ 30fps
              S4000:720p

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $108

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $90

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $97 - $137

              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
              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $160

              Macro focus Much closer macro focusing
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

              Compact

              $98 - $103

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              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 S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Samsung Galaxy Camera

              Travel zoom

              $75 - $448

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Weight Much heavier
              Size Larger

              Nikon Coolpix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

              Compact

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $168

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

              Ultra compact

              $179

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W800

              Ultra compact

              $78

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Thickness Much thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom

              Super zoom

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen

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