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

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Fujifilm FinePix S4600

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Fujifilm FinePix S4600

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4600

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4600

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Continuous shooting Shoots faster 8 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 6.5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom Slightly more zoom 26x vs 24x
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Around 20% more zoom
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $149.06 vs $199.95
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The best price we've seen is $51 cheaper (around 30% less)
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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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4600:518 g
              S4200:543 g
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              S4600:122x93x100 mm
              S4200:118x81x100 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S4600:$149.06
              S4200:$199.95
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S4600:26x
              S4200:24x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $129 - $140

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $300

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $170 - $279

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $165 - $300

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $189

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $239

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $250

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $107

              Size Much smaller
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Olympus SP-800 UZ

              Super zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $261

              Lowest price More expensive

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