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

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

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

Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.8"
 

differences

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
Sensor shift, Lens 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
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
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
Battery life
Much longer battery life
300 shots vs 110 shots
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More than 2.5x more shots per battery charge
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)
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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recommendations

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

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              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              $150 - $248

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $246

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $229

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $179

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $229

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Nikon Coolpix L28

              Compact

              $70 - $88

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $179 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $205

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $418 body only

              $399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $184

              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $135 - $261

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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