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Nikon S4000 vs Nikon S80

Portability
96
Imaging
35
Features
20
Overall
29
Nikon Coolpix S4000 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S80 front
Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37

Nikon S4000 vs Nikon S80 Key Specs

Nikon S4000
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 27-108mm (F3.2-5.9) lens
  • 131g - 95 x 57 x 20mm
  • Launched February 2010
Nikon S80
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.6-4.8) lens
  • 133g - 99 x 63 x 17mm
  • Announced September 2010
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Nikon S4000 vs Nikon S80 Overview

Its time to take a more detailed look at the Nikon S4000 and Nikon S80, both Ultracompact digital cameras and both of them are offered by Nikon. The image resolution of the S4000 (12MP) and the S80 (14MP) is relatively similar and both cameras have the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The S4000 was unveiled 7 months earlier than the S80 which means that they are both of a similar age. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Ultracompact).

Before delving right into a more detailed comparison, here is a concise summary of how the S4000 scores vs the S80 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S4000 over the Nikon S80

 S4000 S80 

Reasons to pick Nikon S80 over the Nikon S4000

 S80 S4000 
AnnouncedSeptember 2010February 2010Fresher by 7 months
Screen size3.5"3"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution819k460kCrisper screen (+359k dot)

Common features in the Nikon S4000 and Nikon S80

 S4000 S80 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Nikon S4000 vs Nikon S80 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to carry your camera regularly, you should consider its weight and dimensions. The Nikon S4000 has external measurements of 95mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") with a weight of 131 grams (0.29 lbs) and the Nikon S80 has dimensions of 99mm x 63mm x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7") having a weight of 133 grams (0.29 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you use during that time. Here is a front view measurement comparison of the S4000 against the S80.

Nikon S4000 vs Nikon S80 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the S4000 and S80 is 96 and 96 respectively.

Nikon S4000 vs Nikon S80 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S4000 vs Nikon S80 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be difficult to imagine the gap between sensor sizing simply by going over specifications. The graphic here should give you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the S4000 and S80.

Plainly, the 2 cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You can count on the Nikon S80 to deliver greater detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also help you crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The older S4000 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Nikon S4000 vs Nikon S80 sensor size comparison

Nikon S4000 vs Nikon S80 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S4000 vs Nikon S80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S4000 as a Portrait photography camera
Nikon S80 as a Portrait photography camera
21
focusing manually not possible
lack of manual mode
cannot use external flash
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
33
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
offers face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
no manual control
cannot use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Nikon S4000 Street photography features
Nikon S80 Street photography features
48
fixed screen
no image stabilization
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
63
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers touch to focus
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S4000 Sports photography advice
Nikon S80 Sports photography advice
17
slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
40
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14MP)
offers tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.3 frames/s)
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
terrible battery pack (150 per charge)
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S4000 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon S80 as a Travel photography camera
58
built-in flash
decently wide (27mm)
missing Timelapse mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
60
offers touch to focus
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
no Time Lapse recording
terrible battery pack (150 per charge)
does not contain selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S4000 Landscape photography advice
Nikon S80 Landscape photography advice
32
decently wide (27mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
lack of manual mode
no image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
missing Timelapse mode
36
very good size screen (3.5 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
no manual control
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
terrible battery pack (150 CIPA)
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S4000 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S80 as a Vlogging camera
28
decently wide (27mm)
touchscreen capability
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.2)
does not have selfie friendly display
no image stabilization
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external microphone port
30
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focus
wide angle not great (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
does not contain selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
no mic port
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Nikon S4000 vs Nikon S80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S4000 and Nikon S80
 Nikon Coolpix S4000Nikon Coolpix S80
General Information
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Model Nikon Coolpix S4000 Nikon Coolpix S80
Type Ultracompact Ultracompact
Launched 2010-02-03 2010-09-08
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Expeed C2 Expeed C2
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 4:3
Max resolution 4000 x 3000 4320 x 3240
Max native ISO 3200 1600
Max enhanced ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 80 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 27-108mm (4.0x) 35-175mm (5.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.2-5.9 f/3.6-4.8
Macro focus range 8cm 7cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3.5 inch
Resolution of display 460 thousand dot 819 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology - OLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Min shutter speed 8 seconds 30 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 3.0fps 1.3fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Fill-in, Slow Syncro -
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 131g (0.29 pounds) 133g (0.29 pounds)
Physical dimensions 95 x 57 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") 99 x 63 x 17mm (3.9" x 2.5" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 150 photos
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery model EN-EL10 EN-EL10
Self timer Yes -
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots 1 1
Retail cost $200 $191