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
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL240

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
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 S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $260

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $230

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Fujifilm FinePix S3200

        Fujifilm FinePix S3200

        Super zoom

        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $115

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

        Super zoom

        $600

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $376 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Fujifilm FinePix SL300

        Fujifilm FinePix SL300

        Super zoom

        $150

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $154 - $300

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

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $127 - $129

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Size Larger
        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 SL240 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $117 - $250

        Size Significantly smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Size Much smaller
        Zoom Less zoom
        Battery life Shorter battery life

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        Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Fujifilm FinePix SL240

        discussion

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