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

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

50

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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

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL240

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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
 

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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$158.00 vs $302.92
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The best price we've seen is $145 cheaper (around 50% 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
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S4000:30x
              SL240:24x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $194 - $227

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $240 - $280 body only

              $385 - $410 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
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $550 body only

              $550 - $620 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              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

              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot S400

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              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 SL240 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $158

              Size Smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              External flash No external flash support
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Size Smaller
              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

              $500

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

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

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