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

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
11 fps
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 118x80x99 mm
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm HS25 EXR

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
True resolution
Higher true resolution
10.6 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$172.69 vs $386.09
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The best price we've seen is $213 cheaper (2.2x less)
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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
              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

              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 - $387 body only

              $410 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
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $416

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $246

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349 - $500

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $205

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $432

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $254 - $290

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $299 - $500

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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              Canon PowerShot S400

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $229

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

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