• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 108.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 18.2 megapixels
  • 27.00mm - 810.00mm (35mm eq.)

Buy From

Differences

Nikon S4000 advantages over Sony HX200V

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 1.54 vs 1.26 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    20 mm vs 93 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    131g vs 591g
    Lighter weight

Sony HX200V advantages over Nikon S4000

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    810 mm vs 108 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    18.2 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 0 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting 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

User reviews

Buy From

Review Excerpt

  • Extremely versatile superzoom that covers everything from wide angle to mega-telephoto; Portable design doesn't sacrifice comfort; Detailed images thanks to high-resolution 18.2MP BSI CMOS sensor.

  • Slow to use overall; Poor image quality at high ISOs; Images not as sharp or as bright at full telephoto as we had hoped.

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
Sony HX200V
Panasonic DMC-FS15
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $200
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

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
Sony HX200V
Nikon S3000
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $150
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

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
Sony HX200V
Pentax RS1000
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $117
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Sony HX100V

Nikon S4000
Sony HX100V
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony HX200V
Sony HX100V
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $312
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Panasonic FZ60

Nikon S4000
Panasonic FZ60
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $335
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony HX200V
Panasonic FZ60
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $335
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Less expensive
Compare Other Cameras?