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
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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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $172.69 vs $214.87
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The best price we've seen is $42 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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

              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
              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $257

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly 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 SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $248

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              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

              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 S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $178

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot S400

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $230

              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom

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