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

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Great viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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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
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S4200

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Lowest price Slightly cheaper $199.95 vs $253.45
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The best price we've seen is $53 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 Common Weaknesses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              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 S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $140

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $194

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $190

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix SL240

              Fujifilm FinePix SL240

              Super zoom

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $214

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $510

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $178

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              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 S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $195 - $215

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Pentax X-5

              Pentax X-5

              Super zoom

              $219 - $324

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $225 - $274

              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $239

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

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              discussion

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