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Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Silver)

BH #NICPS4000S • MFR #26202
Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Silver)
Key Features
  • 12.0 Megapixels
  • 4x Wide-Angle Optical Zoom (27-108mm)
  • 3" High Resolution Touch Panel
  • 4-way VR Image Stabilization System
The Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Silver) produces images with up to 12.0 megapixels of resolution, and incorporates a 4x wide-angle zoom lens. The 27 to 108mm lens allows you to take large groups in a tight space, and also capture subjects in the distance.
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Nikon S4000 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 212.0 Megapixel Resolution
  • 34x Wide-angle Zoom Lens
  • 44-Way VR Image Stabilization System
  • 5HD Movies
  • 63.0" Touch Panel
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  • 1016 Scene Modes with Scene Auto Selector
  • 11EXPEED Image Processing
  • 12Smart Portrait System
  • 13Scene Auto Selector
  • 14D-Lighting
  • 15Subject Tracking
  • 16Quick Retouch

The Nikon Coolpix S4000 Digital Camera (Silver) produces images with up to 12.0 megapixels of resolution, and incorporates a 4x wide-angle zoom lens. The 27 to 108mm lens allows you to take large groups in a tight space, and also capture subjects in the distance.

Shooting in low light is not a problem with Nikon's exclusive 4-way VR Image Stabilization technology that utilizes Electronic VR Image Stabilization, along with the cameras high sensitivity equivalent of ISO 3200, Motion Detection, and the exclusive Best Shot Selector (BSS). This ensures that your photos will always look great - regardless of lighting conditions or subject movement.

For difficult image situations the camera offers 16 different scene modes. If you are not sure which to choose the Scene Auto Selector will make the decision for you. Nikon's Smart Portrait System ensures beautiful portrait and people shots by combining Nikon's innovative smile mode, Blink Warning, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix, D-Lighting, Skin Softening, and Face Priority AF technologies. Furthermore, the S4000 includes Nikon's Coolpix Software Suite for organizing, editing and sharing your photos.

The bright, high resolution 3.0" LCD Touch Panel provides a wide viewing angle and an anti-reflective coating that allows for easy composition and viewing of photos even in direct sunlight. With Touch Shutter and Autofocus simply tap the LCD to have the camera focus and even shoot the picture. You even have retouching and drawing functions for quick, convenient in-camera enhancements and personalization to any image. All of these features make the slim design Coolpix S4000 the camera to take with you everywhere you go.

12.0 Megapixel Resolution

With 12.0 million pixels of image information, the Nikon Coolpix S4000 can produce stunning, photo quality prints up to 20 x 30" without any loss of image quality.

4x Wide-angle Zoom Lens

The 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.

4-Way VR Image Stabilization System

The Optical VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization system utilizes Electronic VR Image Stabilization to minimize the effect of camera shake while the cameras automatically controlled high sensitivity of up to ISO 3200 allows for sharper images when shooting under low light conditions. The Motion Detection system helps to further compensate for subject motion and Nikon's exclusive Best Shot Selector ensures that your images will always be sharp and crisp.

HD Movies

Record HD 720p HD movies at 24fps for easy in camera playback or on your computer.

3.0" Touch Panel

The beautiful and bright 3.0' High Resolution Touch Panel HVGA (460,000-dot) is a 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

16 Scene Modes with Scene Auto Selector

The Coolpix S4000 incorporates 16 scene modes that cover some of the more common difficult shooting situations to maximize the image quality. The scene modes automatically adjust focus, exposure, white balance and other settings to make getting a good exposure easy. The Scene Auto selector automatically selects the best fit from 6 commonly used scene modes - making the camera ideal for the quick shooter.

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 the camera.

Smart Portrait System

The Smart portrait system combines the functions of several exclusive Nikon technologies to ensure that portraits and group shots will always look their best. These include Nikon's innovative smile mode that automatically releases the camera shutter at the moment that your subject smiles, Blink Warning, when activated alerts you that the subject may have blinked and allows you to retake the photo, In-Camera Red-Eye Fix which automatically detects and corrects for red eye, D-Lighting which compensates for excessive backlight or insufficient flash in images, Skin Softening smoothes skin tone at three different levels for optimal portraits, and Face Priority AF which automatically finds and focuses on up to 12 people's faces within one frame.

Scene Auto Selector

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


D-Lighting rescues dark or backlit images by improving brightness and detail during playback

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

Nikon S4000 Specs

Sensor ResolutionActual: 12.39 Megapixel
Effective: 12.0 Megapixel
Aspect Ratio4:3, 16:9
Exposure Control
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Manual
Flash ModesAuto, Flash On, Off, Red-Eye Reduction
External Flash ConnectionNone

Nikon S4000 Reviews

Good camera, but can be finicky.

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2012-08-20

The entire camera is touch screen, minus the on/off and the zoom. This can make it tricky to go back and forth between pictures, turn on/off the flash etc. Once I figured out that it came with a stylus, it made things a lot easier. The camera itself I do like a lot. Its very compact and takes really nice pictures. One other thing I REALLY like about it is that it keeps the picture you just took on the screen until you push a button to say that you're ready to take another picture. There's no more going back to check to see if you like it, it stays there on the screen. That is very convenient. I like the rechargeable battery and it lasts a good amount of time. As I mentioned in the title it can be a bit finicky about taking pictures, but I feel like that's the way all new cameras are. You have to push the button this long to focus, then to snap, etc. I don't have a problem with it, but my sister seemed to. Who knows.

Very good features

By Lizzie the Artist
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-05-30

I use this camera as a carry with me everywhere for quick shots camera. It is very good at that. It's also very nice to take pretty decent videos. I love the simplistic easy to use touch screen navigation that is still very powerful.

Very happy with the purchase

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-05-17

I bought this refurbished unit at a great price. It had only a very minor scratch that is hardly noticeable. Big screen is very nice. Good picture quality. ...Very happy wit the purchase.

a tad disappointed

By cbowlden
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2011-05-15

i was very thorough when looking through comments and reviews when i was looking for a camera. this one seemed to do very well in the comments area, but after using it i am frustrated with the touch screen. i have had issues with the touch screen ever since i got it. the picture quality is good and everything else is fine, but the touch screen is very frustrating.

One of best handy cameras I've ever had

By plazar
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2011-09-25

It is very easy to use. Fast to turn on. Clear pictures. Good selection of additional functions. Quite good short movies in 720.

Useful point and shoot camera

By Construction Professional
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2011-08-18

I use the camera for our site visit team. Potential projects and their job site are photographed. It is a pretty reasonable point and shoot for non-detailed shots.

Synonym : bang for your buck

By Arun Srinivas
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2011-06-21

Coolpix S4000 is so full of functionality and performance that it can have 'Value for your money' or 'bang for your buck' as its synonym in Thesaurus. The zoom is smooth and the wide-angle lens are so good for portraits. Although it is not great in capturing colors in naturally lit environment the sharpness is perfect. The lens is stable and had less shake errors when in full zoom. Iso400 was ok but it started to have more noise in 800. I would definitely recommend it for starters looking for point and shoot camera with such a good performance and a price tag that won't change much in your bank balance, I would say go and buy the camera when you are done reading this review.

Great Camera!

By Project Coordinator Extrodinair
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-06-06

I purchased this for a use in our Engineering Department in a Health Services organization. Our project manager's love the stylus for written notes, and audio notes, that can be added to images. Also the wide angle zoom and panaramic features are great for large constuction sites to help catch the full area. Fast shutter speed and crisp clear picture every time. Absolutly great camera for the money but note that the red color is not a true red, but more of a burgandy color.

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