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

Nikon Coolpix S4100 vs Nikon Coolpix S6000

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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
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

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
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)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
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
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
Much cheaper
$119.99 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $280 cheaper (3.3x 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
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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
              Size Fairly small Help
              S410095x56x19 mm
              S600097x55x25 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S4100131 g
              S6000156 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S41000.7 fps
              S60003 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S41005x
              S60007x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S5100

              Nikon Coolpix S5100

              Compact

              $95

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              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 S3100

              Nikon Coolpix S3100

              Ultra compact

              $110

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Nikon Coolpix S5200

              Digicam

              $110

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

              Nikon Coolpix S4100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Nikon Coolpix S8000

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $130

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Nikon Coolpix S9700

              Travel zoom

              $150

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Much larger
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

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

              Nikon Coolpix S6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $200

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Larger
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Panasonic Lumix ZS25

              Travel zoom

              $180

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $347

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Much heavier
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A560

              Entry-level DSLR

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker

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