Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4600 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4600

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Fujifilm FinePix S4600

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4600

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4200.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4600

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Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
8 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
320 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 10% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Slightly lighter
518 g vs 543 g
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S4200

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Size
Smaller
118x81x100 mm vs 122x93x100 mm
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Around 20% smaller
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4600518 g
              S4200543 g
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Size Large Help
              S4600122x93x100 mm
              S4200118x81x100 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S4600$189.95
              S4200$199.95
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S460026x
              S420024x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $125 - $230

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $297

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $150

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $340

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $129 - $286

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $141

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120 - $180

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $270

              Lowest price More expensive

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