• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 108.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.1 megapixels
  • 37.00mm - 134.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon S4000 advantages over Nikon L24

  • Thinner
    20 mm vs 28 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    131g vs 182g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    460k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Wider angle lens
    27 mm vs 37 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Nikon L24 advantages over Nikon S4000

  • Less expensive
    $120 vs $200 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    134 mm vs 108 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • More pixels
    14.1 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
Nikon L24
Panasonic DMC-FS15
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $200
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony DSC-S2100

Nikon S4000
Sony DSC-S2100
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $80
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Nikon L24
Sony DSC-S2100
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $80
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon L22

Nikon S4000
Nikon L22
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon L24
Nikon L22
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $130
  • 1/2.3 inch

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
Nikon L24
Nikon S3000
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

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
Nikon L24
Pentax RS1000
  • $100
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
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