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

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Nikon Coolpix S6000

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4100

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 15fps
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x56x19 mm
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6000

Size
Really small
Compact 97x55x25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
Thickness
Thin
1"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Nikon S4100

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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
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 3.0" 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
Zoom Slightly more zoom 7x vs 5x
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Around 2x more zoom
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

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

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
S4100:0.7 fps
S6000:3 fps
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Travel zoom

$219

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Nikon Coolpix S6100

Nikon Coolpix S6100

Compact

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Samsung WB200F

Samsung WB200F

Travel zoom

$130 - $150

Zoom Has significantly more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Weight Is significantly heavier
Size Is slightly larger

Nikon Coolpix S4100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Super zoom

$163

Zoom Much more zoom
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon Coolpix S3300

Nikon Coolpix S3300

Compact

$152

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Touch screen No touch screen
Samsung WB30F

Samsung WB30F

Ultra compact

$129

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Compact

$63

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Aperture Wider aperture
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Touch screen No touch screen
Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F

Travel zoom

$90 - $129

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom Significantly more zoom
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Size Larger

Nikon Coolpix S6000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D200

Nikon D200

Pro DSLR

$654 with 18-200mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Size Much larger
Weight Much heavier
Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$598 body only

$565 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$229 - $230

Zoom Much more zoom
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Nikon Coolpix P6000

Nikon Coolpix P6000

Pro digicam

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Movie format Lower resolution movies

appearance

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discussion

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