LCD and Viewfinder
Nikon S4100 has a Fixed Type 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 230k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
S4100 doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Nikon Coolpix P7000 (Compare) or Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Nikon S4100 can shoot continuously at max speed of 1 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
Unfortunately S4100 doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Nikon S4100 features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 9 points to choose from.
Nikon S4100 also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Nikon S4100, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1280 x 720 at 30 fps and save in and Motion JPEG formats. 1280 x 720 is a low video resolution by todays standards. If video quality is important for you, we recommend you to look at cameras with Full HD, even better 4K / Ultra-HD resolution .
S4100 has a built-in Mono microphone but no speaker.
Nikon S4100 doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Nikon Coolpix P7000 or Olympus Stylus SH-1 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Nikon S4100 has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Nikon S4100 is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 190 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Compact type cameras is 254 shots, Nikon S4100 has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend S4100 owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Ultracompact Cameras
Nikon L32 with its 320shots is the model with longest battery life among Ultracompact cameras. Check the comparison of Nikon S4100 vs Nikon L32 or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Nikon S4100 Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Nikon S4100 is $249.00