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

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Fujifilm FinePix SL240

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Fujifilm FinePix SL240

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL240

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
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
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
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

$179 - $300

Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Super zoom

$159

Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Fujifilm FinePix S3300

Fujifilm FinePix S3300

Super zoom

$123

Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Super zoom

$165

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 SL300

Fujifilm FinePix SL300

Super zoom

$136

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100

Entry-level DSLR

$278 body only

$375 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
Olympus SP-800 UZ

Olympus SP-800 UZ

Super zoom

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120

Super zoom

$220

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Zoom Less zoom
Nikon Coolpix S4100

Nikon Coolpix S4100

Compact

$74 - $107

Size Much smaller
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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 S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Super zoom

$129 - $135

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

Fujifilm FinePix SL240 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$329 - $567 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Image stabilization No image stabilization
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 Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A

Boutique

$730 - $1,097

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Size Much smaller
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Wide angle Worse wide angle

appearance

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discussion

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