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
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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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 Cheaper $88.88 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $311 cheaper (4.5x 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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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 Common Weaknesses
              Size Fairly small Help
              S4100:95x56x19 mm
              S6000:97x55x25 mm
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
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              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

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $87 - $97

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $119

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $90 - $180

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Nikon Coolpix S2700

              Compact

              $140

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Nikon Coolpix S4100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $149

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $107

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Fujifilm FinePix JX400

              Compact

              $100

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Pentax Optio I-10

              Pentax Optio I-10

              Compact

              $127

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Nikon Coolpix S6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $212

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $229 - $340

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $270

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $170

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Larger
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $138

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower

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              discussion

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