As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and compacts. The Fujifilm FinePix S4200's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Digital Rebel XT and the PowerShot SX230 HS) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S9000 Zoom and the FinePix S4500)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S4200 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is newer (january 2012 vs july 2005).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a slightly shorter battery life (300 shots vs 400 shots), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom
6 years older

Significant advantages of the S9000 Zoom (vs the S4200)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S9000 Zoom (vs the S4200)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the S9000 Zoom and S4200

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20

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7 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ20 (vs the S4200)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ20 (vs the S4200)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Lower true resolution: 4.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

common strengths of the DMC-FZ20 and S4200

  • Fairly small: Professional size (87×128×106 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 556 g vs 543 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 3.9"

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500
similar age

Significant advantages of the S4500 (vs the S4200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S4500 (vs the S4200)

  • None found

common strengths of the S4500 and S4200

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 543 g vs 543 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.9"

Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Fujifilm FinePix S3200
10 months older
$698

Significant advantages of the S3200 (vs the S4200)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3200 (vs the S4200)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3200 and S4200

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 543 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.9"

Fujifilm FinePix S4600

Fujifilm FinePix S4600
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S4600 (vs the S4200)

  • Shoots faster: 8 fps vs 1.2 fps

Significant disadvantages of the S4600 (vs the S4200)

  • None found

common strengths of the S4600 and S4200

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 518 g vs 543 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.9"

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR
1 year older
$700

Significant advantages of the HS20 EXR (vs the S4200)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the HS20 EXR (vs the S4200)

  • None found

common strengths of the HS20 EXR and S4200

  • Light weight: 730 g vs 543 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S4200 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs none), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 115k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and takes much higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 8 MP).

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 2.8 fps), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.2x14.8mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror), is much larger (prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs prosumer size (127×94×64 mm)) and has a built-in lens.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

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6 years older
$400 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XT (vs the S4200)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much thinner: 2.5" vs 3.9"

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XT (vs the S4200)

  • Much lower true resolution: 8 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the Rebel XT and S4200

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S4200 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (24x vs 14x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a much longer battery life (300 shots vs 210 shots) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 461k dots), is much larger (prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs compact (107×60×23 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs LensSensor shift) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS
1 year older
$399

Significant advantages of the SX230 HS (vs the S4200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (106×59×33 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.9"

Significant disadvantages of the SX230 HS (vs the S4200)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 300 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SX230 HS and S4200

  • None found

Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F
similar age

Significant advantages of the WB150F (vs the S4200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (107×60×23 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.9"
  • Much lighter: 188 g vs 543 g

Significant disadvantages of the WB150F (vs the S4200)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the WB150F and S4200

  • None found

Samsung WB200F

Samsung WB200F
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the WB200F (vs the S4200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (107×62×22 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.9"
  • Much lighter: 226 g vs 543 g

Significant disadvantages of the WB200F (vs the S4200)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the WB200F and S4200

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S4200 compared to compact competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (24x vs 3x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is newer (january 2012 vs august 2008).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs compact (93×56×26 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (3.9" vs 0.9") and is much heavier (543 g vs 140 g).

Fujifilm FinePix F610

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8 years older

Significant advantages of the F610 (vs the S4200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (72×93×31 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 3.9"
  • Much lighter: 205 g vs 543 g

Significant disadvantages of the F610 (vs the S4200)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"

common strengths of the F610 and S4200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix S4100

Nikon Coolpix S4100
1 year older
$135

Significant advantages of the S4100 (vs the S4200)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×57×20 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 3.9"
  • Much lighter: 131 g vs 543 g

Significant disadvantages of the S4100 (vs the S4200)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S4100 and S4200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS

Canon PowerShot SD3500 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SD3500 IS (vs the S4200)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (99×56×22 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.9"
  • Much lighter: 160 g vs 543 g

Significant disadvantages of the SD3500 IS (vs the S4200)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 24x
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SD3500 IS and S4200

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"

Olympus FE-20

Olympus FE-20
3 years older

Significant advantages of the FE-20 (vs the S4200)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (96×57×22 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.9"
  • Much lighter: 128 g vs 543 g

Significant disadvantages of the FE-20 (vs the S4200)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly less zoom: 3x vs 24x

common strengths of the FE-20 and S4200

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus Stylus 7030

Olympus Stylus 7030
2 years older

Significant advantages of the 7030 (vs the S4200)

  • Much smaller: Compact (93×56×26 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 3.9"
  • Much lighter: 140 g vs 543 g

Significant disadvantages of the 7030 (vs the S4200)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Less zoom: 7x vs 24x
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the 7030 and S4200

  • Each has a built-in flash