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

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4600

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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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

              $179

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $286

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              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 S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $134 - $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 L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Nikon Coolpix S4300

              Compact

              $130

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Size Is significantly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              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
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $440

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

              Travel zoom

              $70

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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