Nikon Coolpix S4100 vs Nikon Coolpix S6000

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Nikon Coolpix S4100

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Nikon Coolpix S6000

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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
Fewer buttons
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S6000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
2.0 cm
Size
Really small
Compact (97×55×25 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1"

Items often bought with the S4100 or S6000

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
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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$149.99 vs $195.95
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The best price we've seen is $46 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              3,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S41000.7 fps
              S60003 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $209

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Nikon Coolpix S570

              Compact

              $300

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Sony Cybershot DSC-W610

              Ultra compact

              $153

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Nikon Coolpix S6100

              Compact

              $199

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix S4100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170)

              Travel zoom

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Much larger
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $134

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Nikon Coolpix S2900

              Compact

              $90

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Touch screen No touch screen

              Nikon Coolpix S6000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $713 - $797 body only

              $948 - $1,097 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $152

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Nikon Coolpix S3700

              Travel zoom

              $90 - $117

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Smaller

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