Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Fujifilm FinePix SL240

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Fujifilm FinePix SL240

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL240

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 
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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
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 24x
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Around 60% more zoom
Size Smaller 118x80x99 mm vs 122x93x100 mm
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Around 20% smaller
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Advantages of the Fujifilm SL240

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External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Weight Slightly lighter 510 g vs 540 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        3.9"
        Weight Heavy Help
        S4000:540 g
        SL240:510 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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        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
        SL240:122x93x100 mm
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        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
        SL240:24x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $300

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Fujifilm FinePix SL300

        Fujifilm FinePix SL300

        Super zoom

        $136

        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $427 - $440 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $194 - $279

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Pentax X-5

        Pentax X-5

        Super zoom

        $195 - $324

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Fujifilm FinePix S3400

        Fujifilm FinePix S3400

        Super zoom

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $164

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $129 - $140

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $150 - $165

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $189

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Smaller
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $260

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Smaller
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Zoom Less zoom

        Fujifilm FinePix SL240 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4700

        Fujifilm FinePix S4700

        Super zoom

        $139

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $331 - $390

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Size Much larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $230

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Smaller
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        External flash No external flash support
        Sony Alpha ILC-3000

        Sony Alpha ILC-3000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Size Much smaller
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Zoom Less zoom

        appearance

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        Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Fujifilm FinePix SL240

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