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

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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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
 

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
More zoom
30x vs 24x
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Around 60% more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$158.00 vs $289.99
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The best price we've seen is $132 cheaper (around 50% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S4200

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Snapsort is not aware of any important advantages of the Fujifilm S4200 vs the Fujifilm S4000.
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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
              S4000:540 g
              S4200:543 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
              S4000:118x80x99 mm
              S4200:118x81x100 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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S4000:30x
              S4200:24x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4000:460k dots
              S4200:230k dots

              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

              $100

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $214

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot S400

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Fujifilm FinePix S9100

              Pro digicam

              $250

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $310

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $297

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 - $418 body only

              $389 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

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