Nikon Coolpix S4000

Last Updated (28 October’10):
– Review by PCMag

Nikon Coolpix S4000 creates touching memories by combining 12.0 effective megapixels, 4x wide-angle Zoom-Nikkor glass lens and an amazing 3.0-inch High Resolution HVGA (460k-dot) touch-panel LCD with sensitive touch. The Coolpix S4000 also features HD (720p) movies for high quality movie recording. The Coolpix S4000, with Nikon’s EXPEED image processing concept, 4-way VR Image Stabilization System and Smart Portrait System enables you to get incredible pictures, incredibly easy. The camera measures 94 x 56 x 19 mm (3.8 x 2.2 x 0.8 in.) and weighs 116 g (4.1 oz.).

Nikon Coolpix S4000
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Nikon Coolpix S4000 Reviews

PCMag reviews the Nikon Coolpix S4000 and writes;
“Pros: Low light performance better than similarly priced competitors. High-resolution, 3-inch 460k-dot LCD. Touch screen complemented with some physical buttons. Cons: Soft Images. No optical or mechanical image stabilization. Resistive touch screen (some touches require hard presses). Proprietary USB port. No HDMI out. Bottom line: The Nikon Coolpix S4000 can deliver good images and a mostly satisfying touch-screen experience at a sub-$200 price point, but it requires a few compromises.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

Nikon Coolpix S4000 Video Review by G4TV;

CNET reviews the Nikon Coolpix S4000 and writes;
“The good: Stylish ultracompact design; responsive 3-inch touch-screen display. The bad: Inconsistent autofocus; poor low-light photos, performance. The bottom line: Nikon’s budget-friendly Coolpix S4000 offers up a large, responsive touch screen, but its performance will test your patience”
Rating: ★★★☆☆

ITReviews reviews the Nikon Coolpix S4000 and writes;
“Although the Coolpix S4000 is not at its best in low light circumstances, this is a chic, well-constructed point ‘n’ snapper that has efficient touch screen operation, some fun Touch Shooting options, HD video and good quality outdoor pictures.”
rating: N/A

Review video by TigerDirect; reviews the Nikon Coolpix S4000 and writes;
“Noise is handled fairly typically for this kind of 12-Megapixel sensor. In other words, smoothing and noise remain reasonable (although visible in a full-size view or print) up to 400 ISO, but they soon get much worse if you go any higher than that.”
Rating: ★★★☆☆ reviews the Nikon Coolpix S4000 and writes;
“the S4000 features one of the best touchscreen interfaces I’ve seen, and the image and video quality are pretty good for $200. It’s a vast improvement over Nikon’s previous offering, and if you’re sold on the touchscreen craze, this camera could be the best value for you. “
rating: N/A reviews the Nikon Coolpix S4000 and writes;
“The pictures are nevertheless usable through ISO 400 – beyond that, noise starts to take over, with the highest settings of ISO 1600 and 3200 being really bad. On a more positive note, chromatic aberrations are very well controlled…”
Rating: ★★★★☆

User Opinions

Nikon Coolpix S4000 User Reviews

great resolution | Rating: ★★★★☆
“the picture resolution is wonderfull even at the higher zoom” – By comythesting

Great camera | Rating: ★★★★★
“Looked at a few compact cameras that were easy to travel with. The Nikon S4000 was the winner. No blurry pics and it takes pics super fast. Has a video mode as well. The touch screen is the cherry on top.” – By J&R

Pretty awesome | Rating: ★★★★★
“The s4000 did everything I wanted (macro, video, good photo quality, and it had the touch screen interface. So I was hooked. Now after a few days I have come to the realization that it is everything I wanted just not to theextent I thought. The camera does have a tad bit of a learning curve. When I purchased my w80 back in 2007 I pulled it out of the box, popped the battery and mempry stick into the camera, and proceeded to capture all of my vacation shots with out looking at the owners manual. The s4000 is not that easy. But once you do learn all the ins and outs its a joy to use. ” – By Digital Camera-HQ

Excellent camera! | Rating: ★★★★★
“Excellent camera! We’re very happy with it, very light and comfortable, modern design, huge (and fun) touchscreen. Absolutely satisfied! ” – By A. Useche

Great camera, stylish, easy to use and excellent pictures | Rating: ★★★★☆
“A great everyday camera. Very good quality pictures, simple to use and very stylish. Small enough that can easily fit in a shirt or pant pocket. Gives you more options in terms of color and exposure manipulations than similarly priced cameras. You can even do basic photo editing using the included stylus. It also has the cool factor of having a touch screen for all controls. ” – By Surgery100

Beautiful, and my Wife loves it!! | Rating: ★★★★★
“Best of all, it’s exactly what my wife wanted, is simple and small enough, but takes an incredibly nice and clear photo, and is ready to take another one instantly. The memory card fits into our laptop and downloads the pictures quickly, we put them onto a flash drive, and can look at them anywhere!!! The card holds over 500 pictures, and the camera has intuitive functions- just enough for my wife to explore at her leisure. Otherwise she just turns it on, points and shoots, and shoots, and shoots!!!! Great colors also!!! Highly recommended!!! We’d use this seller again gladly! ” – By Robert T. Joyce

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12.0 Megapixels
12.0 Megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches

4x Wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens
4x Wide-angle Zoom-NIKKOR Glass Lens has a versatile zoom range from wide 27mm to 108mm telephoto coverage that gets you close to your subject while capturing expansive landscapes

3.0-inch High Resolution TOUCH PANEL HVGA
Beautiful, Bright 3.0-inch High Resolution TOUCH PANEL HVGA (460,000-dot) Clear Color Display with anti-glare coating that enables easy touch control to all camera functions. Sensitive Response Touch Panel display enables effortless use of touch panel by ensuring sensitive response to even the lightest tapping and touch for smooth operation, Touch Shutter and Autofocus simply tap the LCD to have the camera focus and even shoot the picture, Retouch and Draw functions for quick, convenient in-camera enhancements and personalization to any image

New HD Movie
New HD Movie Record stunning HD (720p) quality movies at 24fps for easy playback in camera, on TV or computer

4-way VR Image Stabilization System
Electronic VR Image Stabilization minimizes the effect of camera shake, Motion Detection automatically detects moving subjects and adjusts shutter speed and ISO setting to compensate for camera shake and subject movement, High ISO up to 3200 capability helps give you sharper results when shooting in low light or capturing fast-moving subjects, Nikon’s original Best Shot Selector (BSS) automatically takes up to 10 shots while the shutter is pressed and saves the sharpest image

Slim, Stylish, Metal Design
Slim, Stylish, Metal Design in a variety of stunning colors for pocketable convenience and individuality

Smart Portrait System includes:
Smile Timer and Blink Proof makes sure you’ll always catch the decisive moment when your subject smiles and Blink Proof function shoots two pictures and automatically saves the one in which the subject’s eyes remain open, Blink Warning, when activated alerts you that the subject may have blinked and allows you to retake the photo, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix™ automatically fixes, while shooting, most instances of red-eye in the camera. You may never see red-eye again, Face-Priority AF Nikon’s face-finding technology that automatically focuses on up to 12 faces, Skin Softening smoothes skin tone at three different levels for optimal portraits

EXPEED Image Processing
EXPEED Image Processing ensures high-quality pictures with stunning color and sharpness. Nikon’s comprehensive digital imaging processing concept incorporates the know-how and technologies accumulated throughout our long history of photographic and digital imaging development and is custom-tuned for COOLPIX. Applied optimized technologies render natural-looking pictures of incredible quality and quick response so you won’t miss that special moment

Subject Tracking
Subject Tracking will automatically track a moving subject to ensure sharp focus

Quick Retouch
Quick Retouch optimizes contrast and color vividness for beautiful images

Scene Auto Selector
Scene Auto Selector automatically recognizes the scene in your picture and adjusts camera setting

5 Color Options
5 Color Options for special filter effects. Choose from: standard color, vivid color, black-and-white, sepia and cyanotype

One Response to “Nikon Coolpix S4000”

  1. NYC GOTTI says:

    not a bad camera for the price. Excellent features. Just dont take any extended warranties.

    I spent Big Bux$$$ on an HP camera which was supposed to be a charm. It was a dogger.

    Basically this camera is compact and shoots ok video.

    Just get screen protector for fingerprints

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