Updated (January 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

galleries

Explore our gallery of 27 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4000.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4200.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4000

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Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 24x
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Around 60% more zoom
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S4200

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Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$283.08 vs $374.00
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The best price we've seen is $91 cheaper (more than 20% 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
              3.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4000540 g
              S4200543 g
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              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
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              2.0 cm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S40001/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              S42001/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4000460k dots
              S4200230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S400030x
              S420024x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $141

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $150

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant competitors found that are specific to the Fujifilm FinePix S4000.

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom

              Super zoom

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $730 - $798

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Zoom Less zoom

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