Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S4200

31

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

29

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Size
Really small
Mid size (113×73×46 mm)
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
Thickness
Thin
1.8"

Items often bought with the Fujifilm S4200 or Canon SX150 IS

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4200.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

Report a correction
Size
Significantly smaller
113×73×46 mm vs 118×81×100 mm
Help
2.5x smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
  2. Sensor shift
vs
  1. Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.8" vs 3.9"
Help
2.2x thinner
Weight
Lighter
306 g vs 543 g
Help
More than 40% lighter
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Lowest price
Cheaper
$88.96 vs $229.99
Help
The best price we've seen is $141 cheaper (2.6x less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
Help
20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
Help
Around 90% longer exposures
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Learn more about
the Canon SX150 IS

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4200

Report a correction
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
Help
More than 10% better wide angle
Battery life
Much longer battery life
300 shots vs 110 shots
Help
More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
Help
Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.4
Help
At its widest zoom, the S4200's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Zoom
More zoom
24x vs 12x
Help
4x more zoom
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Learn more about
the Fujifilm S4200
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Canon PowerShot SX150 IS 29
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save
        vs
        31 Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Fujifilm FinePix S4200
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX150 IS0.9 fps
              S42001.2 fps
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $250

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $266

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $205

              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price More expensive

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $150

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              appearance

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Fujifilm FinePix S4200
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Fujifilm FinePix S4200
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              discussion

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
              PowerShot SX150 IS
              Canon

              Report a correction
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200
              FinePix S4200
              Fujifilm

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments