Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR vs Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
11 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 118x80x99 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS25 EXR

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 320 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the HS25 EXR's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 11 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 9x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The HS25 EXR's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The HS25 EXR's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
True resolution Higher true resolution 10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Sensor size Slightly larger sensor 1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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Around 10% larger sensor
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S4000

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Size Significantly smaller 118x80x99 mm vs 130x97x126 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Weight Lighter 540 g vs 730 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3.9" vs 5"
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More than 20% thinner
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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 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
        HS25 EXR:5"
        S4000:3.9"
        Weight Heavy Help
        HS25 EXR:730 g
        S4000:540 g
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Size Large Help
        HS25 EXR:130x97x126 mm
        S4000:118x80x99 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        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
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $160 - $279

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

        Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $246

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

        Super zoom

        $229 - $290

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        $349

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Size Much smaller
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $337 - $390

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $179 - $300

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $220

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Smaller
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Zoom Less zoom
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $129 - $135

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix S4100

        Nikon Coolpix S4100

        Compact

        $107

        Size Much smaller
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Zoom Less zoom
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $165

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

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