As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 is also often compared to travel zooms, digicams and compacts. The Fujifilm FinePix S4500's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX500 IS and the PowerShot S5 IS) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S4000 and the FinePix HS25 EXR)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S4500 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 36 mm), has a slightly longer battery life (300 shots vs 200 shots), is newer (january 2012 vs february 2011) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000
10 months older
$467

Significant advantages of the S4000 (vs the S4500)

  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S4000 (vs the S4500)

  • None found

common strengths of the S4000 and S4500

  • 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"

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS
7 months newer
$962

Significant advantages of the SX500 IS (vs the S4500)

  • Higher resolution screen: 461k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the SX500 IS (vs the S4500)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 195 shots vs 300 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SX500 IS and S4500

  • Fairly small: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 341 g vs 543 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 3.9"

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS
4 years older
$281

Significant advantages of the S5 IS (vs the S4500)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the S5 IS (vs the S4500)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much shorter battery life: 170 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the S5 IS and S4500

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (117×80×78 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 550 g vs 543 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.9"

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
similar age
$299

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the S4500)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the S4500)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the P510 and S4500

  • Fairly small: Professional size (120×83×102 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 555 g vs 543 g
  • Thin: 4" vs 3.9"

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR
similar age
$299

Significant advantages of the HS25 EXR (vs the S4500)

  • 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 HS25 EXR (vs the S4500)

  • None found

common strengths of the HS25 EXR and S4500

  • Light weight: 730 g vs 543 g

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
2 years newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the S4500)

  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the S4500)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and S4500

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 543 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S4500 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 4.8"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), is slightly larger (prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs compact (104×59×33 mm)) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
2 years newer
$1,639

Significant advantages of the Camera 2 (vs the S4500)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 3"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Camera 2 (vs the S4500)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Camera 2 and S4500

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F665 EXR
similar age

Significant advantages of the F665 EXR (vs the S4500)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Smaller: Compact (104×59×33 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the F665 EXR (vs the S4500)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the F665 EXR and S4500

  • None found

Olympus SZ-31MR

Olympus SZ-31MR iHS
similar age
$341

Significant advantages of the SZ-31MR (vs the S4500)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-31MR (vs the S4500)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 300 shots
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SZ-31MR and S4500

  • None found

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S4500 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 38 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 1.9 MP) and is newer (january 2012 vs february 1999).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2.6), is slightly larger (prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs mid size (143×77×37 mm)), is thicker (3.9" vs 1.4") and doesn't support an external flash.

Samsung ES75

Samsung ES75
1 year older

Significant advantages of the ES75 (vs the S4500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ES75 (vs the S4500)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 27 mm vs 24 mm
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the ES75 and S4500

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix 950

Nikon Coolpix 950
13 years older

Significant advantages of the Coolpix 950 (vs the S4500)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.1
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 3.9"
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix 950 (vs the S4500)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"

common strengths of the Coolpix 950 and S4500

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S4500 compared to compact competitors include: it has much more zoom (30x 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 has a much longer battery life (300 shots vs 175 shots).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs super compact (94×54×20 mm)), is thicker (3.9" vs 0.8") and is much heavier (543 g vs 126 g).

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS

Canon PowerShot A2400 IS
similar age
$219

Significant advantages of the A2400 IS (vs the S4500)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×54×20 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 3.9"
  • Much lighter: 126 g vs 543 g

Significant disadvantages of the A2400 IS (vs the S4500)

  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 30x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much shorter battery life: 175 shots vs 300 shots

common strengths of the A2400 IS and S4500

  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung S830

Samsung S830
4 years older

Significant advantages of the S830 (vs the S4500)

  • Much smaller: Compact (100×62×27 mm) vs Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.9"
  • Much lighter: 220 g vs 543 g

Significant disadvantages of the S830 (vs the S4500)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly less zoom: 3x vs 30x

common strengths of the S830 and S4500

  • Each has a built-in flash