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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Zoom
Great zoom
30x
Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
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

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
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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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
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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
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 Cheaper $160.39 vs $240.99
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The best price we've seen is $81 cheaper (more than 30% 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 Common Weaknesses

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

              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              SX130 IS:None
              S4000:6,400 ISO
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              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

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $425

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $201 - $249

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

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $250

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

              Travel zoom

              $223

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $113 - $149

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $184

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $163

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $130 - $212

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $160

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $215

              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom

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