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
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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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
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
S4100:0.7 fps
S6000:3 fps
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Ultra compact

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
Nikon Coolpix S6100

Nikon Coolpix S6100

Compact

$129

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix S3600

Nikon Coolpix S3600

Travel zoom

$97

Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Travel zoom

$127 - $197

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Nikon Coolpix S4100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Compact

$107

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Aperture Narrower aperture
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Super zoom

$299

Zoom Much more zoom
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Canon PowerShot A2300 IS

Compact

$99

Aperture Wider aperture
Macro focus Much better macro capability
Touch screen No touch screen
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Travel zoom

$170 - $250

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Zoom More zoom
Size Much larger
Touch screen No touch screen
Placeholder

Fujifilm FinePix 4900 Zoom

Digicam

Aperture Wider aperture
External flash Supports an external flash
Size Much larger
Screen size Much smaller screen

Nikon Coolpix S6000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon 1 V1

Nikon 1 V1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$489 with 10-30mm lens

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Size Much larger
Nikon Coolpix S6500

Nikon Coolpix S6500

Travel zoom

$84 - $220

Aperture Wider aperture
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Size Slightly larger
Thickness Slightly thicker
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$202 - $279

Zoom Much more zoom
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Sony Cybershot W530

Sony Cybershot DSC-W530

Ultra compact

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Macro focus Worse macro capability
Nikon Coolpix P6000

Nikon Coolpix P6000

Pro digicam

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Size Much larger
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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discussion

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