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

Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4600

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Fujifilm FinePix S4600

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Autofocuses shooting video
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Contrast detection
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4600

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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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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
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S460026x
              S420024x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $100

              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $166

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $130 - $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
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              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 S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $100

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $276

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $263

              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $925 body only

              $1,600 with 17-85mm lens

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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