• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 108.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 20.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S4000 advantages over Canon 180

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen

Canon 180 advantages over Nikon S4000

  • More telephoto lens reach
    224 mm vs 108 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Newer
    3 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    20.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic DMC-FS15

Nikon S4000
Panasonic DMC-FS15
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $200
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 180
Panasonic DMC-FS15
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $200
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon S3000

Nikon S4000
Nikon S3000
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Canon 180
Nikon S3000
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Pentax RS1000

Nikon S4000
Pentax RS1000
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Canon 180
Pentax RS1000
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Sony W830

Nikon S4000
Sony W830
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More dots on screen
  • $118
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon 180
Sony W830
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $118
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon 160

Nikon S4000
Canon 160
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More dots on screen
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
Canon 180
Canon 160
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $99
  • 1/2.3 inch
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