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
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
26 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Size
Really small
Super compact 95x56x19 mm
 

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 slightly 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
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Nikon Coolpix S3100

        Ultra compact

        $131

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $129 - $205

        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Nikon Coolpix S3300

        Compact

        $373

        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Nikon Coolpix S6100

        Compact

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S6200

        Nikon Coolpix S6200

        Travel zoom

        $145

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Nikon Coolpix S6800

        Travel zoom

        $166 - $177

        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor

        Nikon Coolpix S4100 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

        Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS

        Compact

        $260

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $308

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Size Much larger
        Thickness Much thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

        Compact

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Samsung TL225

        Samsung TL225

        Compact

        Image stabilization Image stabilization
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix S220

        Nikon Coolpix S220

        Ultra compact

        Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
        Size Smaller
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Movie format Lower resolution movies

        Nikon Coolpix S6000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH5

        Ultra compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Panasonic Lumix ZS35

        Panasonic Lumix ZS35

        Travel zoom

        $155 - $277

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Much larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A1000 IS

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix S600

        Nikon Coolpix S600

        Compact

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix S8000

        Nikon Coolpix S8000

        Travel zoom

        $200

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Size Larger

        appearance

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        Nikon Coolpix S4100 Nikon Coolpix S6000

        discussion

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