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Nikon S4100 vs Nikon S80

Portability
99
Imaging
37
Features
33
Overall
35
Nikon Coolpix S4100 front
 
Nikon Coolpix S80 front
Portability
96
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37

Nikon S4100 vs Nikon S80 Key Specs

Nikon S4100
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F3.2-6.5) lens
  • n/ag - 95 x 57 x 20mm
  • Introduced February 2011
Nikon S80
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 1600 (Raise to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35-175mm (F3.6-4.8) lens
  • 133g - 99 x 63 x 17mm
  • Introduced September 2010
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Nikon S4100 vs Nikon S80 Overview

The following is a complete comparison of the Nikon S4100 versus Nikon S80, both Ultracompact cameras and they are both created by Nikon. The sensor resolution of the S4100 (14MP) and the S80 (14MP) is very comparable and they feature the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The S4100 was introduced 6 months after the S80 which means that they are of a similar generation. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Ultracompact).

Before we go through a thorough comparison, below is a simple summary of how the S4100 grades versus the S80 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Nikon S4100 over the Nikon S80

 S4100 S80 

Reasons to pick Nikon S80 over the Nikon S4100

 S80 S4100 
Display sizing3.5"3"Larger display (+0.5")
Display resolution819k230kClearer display (+589k dot)

Common features in the Nikon S4100 and Nikon S80

 S4100 S80 
IntroducedFebruary 2011September 2010Same generation
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Nikon S4100 vs Nikon S80 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to travel with your camera, you are going to need to factor its weight and size. The Nikon S4100 offers outer dimensions of 95mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8") along with a weight of n/a grams (0.00 lbs) while the Nikon S80 has specifications 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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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you have during that time. The following is the front view measurements comparison of the S4100 and the S80.

Nikon S4100 vs Nikon S80 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the S4100 and S80 is 99 and 96 respectively.

Nikon S4100 vs Nikon S80 top view buttons comparison

Nikon S4100 vs Nikon S80 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be hard to imagine the contrast in sensor dimensions merely by seeing a spec sheet. The pic below will provide you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the S4100 and S80.

As you can see, the two cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the identical megapixels therefore you should expect comparable quality of pictures but you will need to take the release date of the cameras into account.

Nikon S4100 vs Nikon S80 sensor size comparison

Nikon S4100 vs Nikon S80 Screen and ViewFinder

Nikon S4100 vs Nikon S80 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Nikon S4100 Portrait photography information
Nikon S80 Portrait photography information
33
good resolution (14MP)
includes face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
no manual mode
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
33
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
supports face detection focus
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

Nikon S4100 Street photography factors
Nikon S80 Street photography factors
64
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports touch focus
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features touch to focus
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Nikon S4100 as a Sports photography camera
Nikon S80 as a Sports photography camera
37
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14MP)
includes tracking focus
max frames per second low (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
terrible battery (190 CIPA)
lack of phase detect autofocus
40
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14MP)
supports tracking autofocus
slow frames per second (1.3 frames/s)
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
bad battery life (150 CIPA)
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Nikon S4100 Travel photography highlights
Nikon S80 Travel photography highlights
67
supports touch focus
good resolution (14MP)
built-in flash
decently wide (26mm)
no Timelapse function
terrible battery (190 shots)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.2)
60
features touch to focus
decent megapixels (14MP)
flash built-in
no Timelapse function
bad battery life (150 shots)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
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Landscape Comparison

Nikon S4100 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon S80 as a Landscape photography camera
41
decently wide (26mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14MP)
manual focus not available
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.2)
no manual mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
terrible battery (190 per charge)
no Timelapse function
36
lovely big screen (3.5")
built in image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (14MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
manual exposure not available
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
bad battery life (150 per charge)
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Nikon S4100 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon S80 as a Vlogging camera
33
decently wide (26mm)
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect autofocus
slow max aperture (f3.2)
display isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
no microphone socket
30
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focus
wide angle not fantastic (35mm)
slow max aperture (f3.6)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external microphone port
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Nikon S4100 vs Nikon S80 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Nikon S4100 and Nikon S80
 Nikon Coolpix S4100Nikon Coolpix S80
General Information
Brand Nikon Nikon
Model type Nikon Coolpix S4100 Nikon Coolpix S80
Class Ultracompact Ultracompact
Introduced 2011-02-09 2010-09-08
Body design Ultracompact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Powered by Expeed C2 Expeed C2
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3
Peak resolution 4320 x 3240 4320 x 3240
Highest native ISO 3200 1600
Highest enhanced ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 80 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 9 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 26-130mm (5.0x) 35-175mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.2-6.5 f/3.6-4.8
Macro focusing distance 10cm 7cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3 inch 3.5 inch
Resolution of screen 230 thousand dot 819 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech TFT LCD OLED
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/8000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per sec 1.3 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.50 m -
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye -
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720p (30fps), 640 x 480 (30fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight - 133 grams (0.29 pounds)
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 rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 190 photos 150 photos
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID EN-EL19 EN-EL10
Self timer Yes (10 or 2 sec) -
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD / SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots Single Single
Launch price $140 $191