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

Nikon Coolpix S4100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S4100

60

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Nikon Coolpix S6000

47

Nikon Coolpix S6000

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 15fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Really small
Size
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"
 

differences

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$107.00 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $293 cheaper (3.7x less)
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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

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
              S4100:95x56x19 mm
              S6000:97x55x25 mm
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $98

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              Nikon Coolpix S4100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $139 - $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Samsung PL120

              Samsung PL120

              Ultra compact

              $89

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Olympus VG-120

              Olympus VG120

              Compact

              $150

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

              Fujifilm FinePix 4900 Zoom

              Digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Size Much larger
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Nikon Coolpix S6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S600

              Nikon Coolpix S600

              Compact

              $466

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $140

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Pentax K-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $350 - $367 body only

              $427 - $429 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350

              Ultra compact

              $75

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

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