Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Size
Really small
Mid size 113x73x46 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
1.8"

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Advantages of the Canon SX130 IS

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Size
Significantly smaller
113x73x46 mm vs 118x80x99 mm
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2.5x smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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
308 g vs 540 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
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S4000

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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
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the S4000's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Zoom
More zoom
30x vs 12x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$172.69 vs $207.50
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The best price we've seen is $35 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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

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              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              SX130 ISNone
              S40006,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX130 IS1 fps
              S40001.2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $130 - $230

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $135 - $180

              Weight Lighter
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $128

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

              Super zoom

              $700

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $166

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $100

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix SL240

              Fujifilm FinePix SL240

              Super zoom

              $296

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $214

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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