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

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR vs Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

50

Runner-up

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
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

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

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
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
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
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
11 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 9x faster continuous shooting
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)
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
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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
Significantly cheaper
$158.00 vs $386.09
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The best price we've seen is $228 cheaper (2.4x 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

              $233 body only

              $379 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 D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $302 - $557 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $269

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $500

              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

              $300

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $219 - $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

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $180

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $154

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $135

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $135 - $200

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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