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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 15fps
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x56x19 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Thickness
Thin
0.8"
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6000

Size
Really small
Compact 97x55x25 mm
Thickness
Thin
1"
Weight
Light-weight
156 g
 
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Advantages of the Nikon S4100

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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
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)
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
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size Smaller 95x56x19 mm vs 97x55x25 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Thickness Thinner 0.8" vs 1"
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More than 20% thinner
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 Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Macro focus Much better macro capability 2 cm vs 10 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
Zoom Slightly more zoom 7x vs 5x
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Around 2x more zoom
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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        S4100:95x56x19 mm
        S6000:97x55x25 mm
        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
        S4100:0.7 fps
        S6000:3 fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $227

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Nikon Coolpix S5200

        Digicam

        $139 - $229

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Size Is much larger
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

        Nikon Coolpix S4100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        $87

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $159

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Nikon Coolpix S5300

        Nikon Coolpix S5300

        Compact

        $147 - $177

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L620

        Nikon Coolpix L620

        Travel zoom

        $167

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

        Nikon Coolpix S6000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S8000

        Nikon Coolpix S8000

        Travel zoom

        $200

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $110 - $180

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Larger screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Compact

        $127 - $129

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Size Larger
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro capability
        Canon PowerShot G12

        Canon PowerShot G12

        Pro digicam

        $674

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Size Much larger
        Weight Much heavier
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier

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