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

47

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

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
118x80x99 mm vs 122x93x100 mm
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Around 20% smaller
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 24x
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Around 60% more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$172.69 vs $296.30
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The best price we've seen is $124 cheaper (more than 40% 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
              S4000540 g
              SL240510 g
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              S4000118x80x99 mm
              SL240122x93x100 mm
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S400030x
              SL24024x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $130 - $230

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $200

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S1600

              Fujifilm FinePix S1600

              Super zoom

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              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 S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $100

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $160

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Fujifilm FinePix SL240 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $450 - $499

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash No external flash support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Pentax K20D

              Pentax K20D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $860 body only

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies

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