Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S3300 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Fujifilm FinePix S3300

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Fujifilm FinePix S3300

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3300

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S3300

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Advantages of the Fujifilm S4000

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 26x
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More than 30% more zoom
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$172.69 vs $214.29
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The best price we've seen is $42 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              540 g
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.2 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              Prosumer size 118x80x99 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S3300:26x
              S4000:30x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S3300:230k dots
              S4000:460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $207

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $205

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $262

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $135

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $380 - $389 body only

              $399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $249

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $200

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $473 body only

              $398 - $527 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot S400

              Compact

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

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