Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Nikon Coolpix S4100 vs Nikon Coolpix S6100

Nikon Coolpix S4100 vs Nikon Coolpix S6000

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Nikon Coolpix S4100

58

Nikon Coolpix S6000

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 15fps
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 S6000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
2.0 cm
Size
Really small
Compact (97×55×25 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S4100.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6000.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S4100

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 15fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.2 vs f/3.7
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At its widest zoom, the S4100's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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 97×55×25 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
0.8" vs 1"
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More than 20% thinner
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$99.98 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $300 cheaper (4x less)
Weight
Lighter
131 g vs 156 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Nikon S6000

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
3 fps vs 0.7 fps
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Around 4.5x faster continuous shooting
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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
              S410095×57×20 mm
              S600097×55×25 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S4100131 g
              S6000156 g
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S41000.7 fps
              S60003 fps
              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 S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $177 - $197

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $225

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S4100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $198

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $319

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

              Compact

              $339

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $89

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $350 - $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Samsung HZ30W

              Samsung HZ30W

              Travel zoom

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen size Significantly larger screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $407

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Nikon Coolpix S9300

              Travel zoom

              $239

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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