Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs Fujifilm FinePix S4500

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Size
Really small
Mid size 113x73x46 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.8"
 
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Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Size Significantly smaller 113x73x46 mm vs 118x81x100 mm
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2.5x smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens, Sensor shift vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.8" vs 3.9"
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2.2x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 306 g vs 543 g
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More than 40% lighter
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Lowest price Cheaper $102.98 vs $269.99
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The best price we've seen is $167 cheaper (2.6x less)
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S4200

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Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the S4200's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 300 shots vs 110 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Zoom More zoom 24x vs 12x
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4x more zoom
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX150 IS:0.9 fps
              S4200:1.2 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $117 - $170

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $238

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $194 - $230

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $290 body only

              $299 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $192

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $145 - $180

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Canon ELPH 300 HS

              Compact

              $194

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $115

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Fujifilm FinePix S4700

              Fujifilm FinePix S4700

              Super zoom

              $149

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $152

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $154 - $300

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $129 - $130

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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