- 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
- Revealed February 2010
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- Size Comparison
Nikon S4000 summary
Nikon S4000 is Nikon's Ultracompact camera originally revealed on February of 2010. It features a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a full resolution of 4000 x 3000.
The S4000 stands at #108 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and overall #1137 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. Please try out our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your custom criteria.
Below is a chart of various factors used in the rating system.
Nikon S4000 family
The Nikon S4000 is part of a family of cameras. You can see the full list underneath.
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Nikon S4000 Gallery
You can look at the S4000 from several angles in the gallery here.
Nikon S4000 Pros and Cons
Here is a list of positives and negatives of the Nikon S4000 based on features which are often regarded as necessary in a camera.
Nikon S4000 Sensor information
The Nikon S4000 houses the Expeed C2 processor. The sensor measurement on the Nikon S4000 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The CCD sensor boasts 12 megapixels and includes a native ISO range of 80 to 3200. Sadly, RAW files are not supported so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic underneath shows the S4000's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The S4000 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Nikon S4000 dimensions
Nikon S4000 weighs around 0.29 pounds (131g or 4.62 oz) and features outside size of 95mm x 57mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.8"). The weight of average Ultracompact camera is 121g and the Nikon S4000 is similar in comparison with its rivals.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Underneath is a picture of the Nikon S4000 alongside a soda to help you have a sense of its size.
The top view just below will show the button layout on the S4000.
Nikon S4000 Lens information
The S4000 features a fixed lens offering a focal range of 27-108mm making it a 4.0 x zoom which is not ideal nevertheless it can be helpful in certain cases.
At it's widest 27mm, it offers an aperture of f3.2 which is fairly sluggish and not great in low light events and you will struggle to capture good bokeh. You would also need to boost your ISO causing noisy pictures. On the long end, 108mm comes to f5.9 which is fairly slow and you will have to use slow shutter speeds.
Nikon S4000 Connectivity
The S4000 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to send pictures and oftentimes change camera settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
A few apps also provide a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Virtually all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack using the USB socket.
Nikon S4000 Video information
The highest possible video resolution on the Nikon S4000 is 1280 x 720 and it can record in Motion JPEG format. 720p is terrible by today's standards. You really should shoot for a minimum 1080p resolution for decent video. The body does not offer a mic or headphone jack so you have absolutely no control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to look into a different model if you need good audio in your video clips.
Nikon S4000 Weather Sealing
Nikon S4000 does not have environment sealing so wet conditions can ruin the camera.
Nikon S4000 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon S4000 features a 3" fixed display having a resolution of 460k dots.
Additionally the display is touch friendly so you will be able to set focus points and adjust settings by using your fingertips.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specs regarding Nikon S4000 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are rather handy during sunny outdoor situations which can make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Nikon S4000 Shutter information
Nikon S4000 continuous shooting rate is 3.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
Nikon S4000 Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon S4000 includes just integrated flash without external flash support.
Nikon S4000 Autofocusing information
Nikon S4000 includes only Contrast Detect AF and does not have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is more snappier and precise as compared to Contrast Detect focusing.
Nikon S4000 lacks manual focus. Manual focus option can be good during low light conditions or you need to have more exact depth of field control.
Nikon S4000 Battery life
The average Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 features the best (320) battery life within this type of cameras.
Here is a list of Ultracompact cameras that have the strongest battery life:
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Nikon S4000 for various kinds of photography
The following chart presents a summary of the Nikon S4000 for various kinds of photography. To understand more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Nikon S4000 Portrait photography details
The Nikon S4000 has a points tally of 21 which is lousy, meaning that it is not acceptable to use for portrait photography. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support and capability to work with external lighting.
Nikon S4000 as a Street photography camera
With a reasonable points tally of 48, the Nikon S4000 is relatively acceptable for street photography. A good street photography camera comes with a good balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon S4000 Sports photography information
A lousy sports photography score of 17 indicates the Nikon S4000 is not acceptable for shooting sports. A camera needs excellent tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon S4000 as a Travel photography camera
Size is extremely crucial when selecting a travel camera. Overall, the Nikon S4000 gets a reasonable 58 as a travelling camera which is somewhat adequate to purchase for your vacations.
Nikon S4000 as a Landscape photography camera
For anyone looking to pick a digital camera for landscape photography, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Nikon S4000 and it's lousy grade of 32 as a landscape camera is not acceptable amongst its rivals.
Nikon S4000 Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging preferably should offer a articulating display screen, mic input and preferably image stabilization. Considering everything, the Nikon S4000 is not acceptable for vlogging as it gets a lousy score of 28.
Nikon S4000 Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the S4000, below is a number of the top ranked cameras that fall in to the category of Ultracompact.
The graph below offers you a bird's eye view of the S4000 vs it's highest scoring rivals suggested previously.
These are various other cameras you may see as alternative options. To look at a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.