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

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Fujifilm FinePix SL240

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

50

Fujifilm FinePix SL240

47

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL240

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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

galleries

Explore our gallery of 27 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4000.

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
Size
Smaller
118x80x99 mm vs 122x93x100 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 24x
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Around 60% more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$172.69 vs $303.22
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The best price we've seen is $131 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4000540 g
              SL240510 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
              SL240122x93x100 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              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 mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S400030x
              SL24024x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $200

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $154

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              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

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $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 S1500

              Fujifilm FinePix S1500

              Super zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              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

              Olympus E-1

              Entry-level DSLR

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Fujifilm FinePix SL240 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $134 - $230

              Size Smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              External flash No external flash support
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              $429 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              External flash No external flash support
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $280

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX100v

              Super zoom

              $290 - $600

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              External flash No external flash support

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