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

Nikon Coolpix S4100 vs Nikon Coolpix S6000

Winner
Nikon Coolpix S4100

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Nikon Coolpix S6000

46

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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
Size
Really small
Compact 97x55x25 mm
Weight
Light-weight
156 g

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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$109.99 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $290 cheaper (3.6x less)
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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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
              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 S570

              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Compact

              $238

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Nikon Coolpix S3500

              Compact

              $60 - $120

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $199

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              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 S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $120

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $137

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot S400

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $147

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Significantly larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

              Nikon Coolpix S6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $217

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Canon ELPH 100 HS

              Compact

              $122

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SD770 IS

              Canon PowerShot SD770 IS

              Ultra compact

              $190

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $229

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $102 - $220

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker

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