Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR vs Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
320 fps
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)

Items often bought with the HS25 EXR or S4000

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR.
Explore our gallery of 27 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4000.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS25 EXR

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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
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
11 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 9x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
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)
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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 4 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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The HS25 EXR's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Significantly 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
118×81×100 mm vs 130×98×126 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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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
              HS25 EXR5"
              S40003.9"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              HS25 EXR730 g
              S4000540 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              HS25 EXR130×98×126 mm
              S4000118×81×100 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              HS25 EXR1/2" 6.4x4.8mm
              S40001/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              HS25 EXR1080p @ 30fps
              S4000720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $218

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Screen resolution Has a significantly 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 HS25 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $550

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $396

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Higher speed movies
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $210 - $297

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $416

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Zoom Less zoom
              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Sony Alpha ILC-3000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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