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

Nikon Coolpix S4100

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S4100

59

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Nikon Coolpix S6000

47

Nikon Coolpix S6000

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4100

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
Size
Really small
Compact 97x55x25 mm
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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$107.00 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $293 cheaper (3.7x 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
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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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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $199

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $127 - $140

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is much larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $112

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix S4100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4000

              Nikon Coolpix S4000

              Compact

              $115

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $107 - $110

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690

              Travel zoom

              $519

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $217

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $69 - $120

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot W530

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

              Ultra compact

              $130

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

              Entry-level DSLR

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $250

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $220

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498 - $578

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

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