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

45

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S4100

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 15fps
Large screen
Screen size
3"
Really small
Size
Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
2.0 cm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 5 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S4100.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix S6000.

differences

Advantages of the Nikon S4100

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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" vs 2.7"
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More than 10% larger screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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)
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
95×57×20 mm vs 97×55×25 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$69.99 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $330 cheaper (5.7x 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
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
2.0 cm vs 10.0 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
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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
              S410095×57×20 mm
              S600097×55×25 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S4100131 g
              S6000156 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S41000.8"
              S60001"
              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
              S41000.7 fps
              S60003 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $60

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S90

              Canon PowerShot S90

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Has a significantly wider aperture
              Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Nikon Coolpix S6900

              Travel zoom

              $170 - $197

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Nikon Coolpix S6300

              Travel zoom

              $269

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              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

              $85

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

              Nikon Coolpix S4100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4000

              Nikon Coolpix S4000

              Compact

              $200

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Nikon Coolpix S5300

              Compact

              $145

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $190

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P310

              Nikon Coolpix P310

              Pro digicam

              $403

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Fujifilm FinePix AX650

              Compact

              $155

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Nikon Coolpix S6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $109 - $117

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $148

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $221

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Nikon Coolpix S6800

              Travel zoom

              $99

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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