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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Size
Really small
Mid size 113x73x46 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.8"
Weight
Light-weight
308 g
 
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differences

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
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
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 12x
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Around 6.5x more zoom
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)
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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
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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 Common Weaknesses

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        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        SX130 IS:None
        S4000:6,400 ISO
        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
        SX130 IS:1 fps
        S4000:1.2 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $250

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $170 - $279

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $165

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $129 - $140

        3D Captures 3D images
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $449

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $180

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Size Slightly smaller
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $135 - $250

        Lowest price Slightly cheaper
        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $155 - $250

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $300

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Fujifilm FinePix SL300

        Fujifilm FinePix SL300

        Super zoom

        $136

        External flash Supports an external flash
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $165

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        $239

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Viewfinder No viewfinder

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        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Fujifilm FinePix S4000
        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        discussion

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