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

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$172.69 vs $199.95
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The best price we've seen is $27 cheaper (more than 10% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S4200

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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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              S4000118x80x99 mm
              S4200118x81x100 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S4000$172.69
              S4200$199.95
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              S400030x
              S420024x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4000460k dots
              S4200230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $150

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              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 significantly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $266

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Super zoom

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $925 body only

              $1,600 with 17-85mm lens

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $130 - $230

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $160

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $231 body only

              $365 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Fujifilm FinePix S4200
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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