Updated (January 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4500

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4500

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 S4500.

differences

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
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S4500

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Lowest price
Cheaper
$169.00 vs $374.00
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The best price we've seen is $205 cheaper (2.2x 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
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.9"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4000540 g
              S4500543 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
              Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              2.0 cm
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S40001/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              S45001/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4000460k dots
              S4500230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $297

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $199

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $283

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $150

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $400

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $225

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Size Larger
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

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