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
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL240

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

        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
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        460k dots

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $230

        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Fujifilm FinePix SL300

        Fujifilm FinePix SL300

        Super zoom

        $175

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $178

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $190

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Super zoom

        $195 - $215

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $273 body only

        $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

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $194

        Lowest price Cheaper
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $140

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

        Canon PowerShot S400

        Compact

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

        Fujifilm FinePix SL240 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon D7100

        Nikon D7100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $1,047 body only

        $1,347 with 18-140mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Canon EOS 7D

        Canon EOS 7D

        Pro DSLR

        $999 - $1,199 body only

        $1,099 - $1,530 with 28-135mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        External flash No external flash support

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