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

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Fujifilm FinePix SL240

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Fujifilm FinePix SL240

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL240

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
118×81×100 mm vs 122×93×100 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 24x
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Around 60% more zoom
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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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$311.17 vs $374.00
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The best price we've seen is $63 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              S4000118×81×100 mm
              SL240122×93×100 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. 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
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              2.0 cm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S40001/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              SL2401/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S400030x
              SL24024x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4700

              Fujifilm FinePix S4700

              Super zoom

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              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 S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $140

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom

              Super zoom

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $160

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $283

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $199

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

              Fujifilm FinePix SL240 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $332 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Super zoom

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              External flash No external flash support
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

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