Updated (January 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Fujifilm FinePix SL240

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Fujifilm FinePix SL240

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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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
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL240

External flash
External flash
Better lighting

Items often bought with the S4000 or SL240

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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
$303.38 vs $374.00
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The best price we've seen is $71 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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              8 seconds
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.9"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4000540 g
              SL240510 g
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S40001/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              SL2401/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              460k dots
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S400030x
              SL24024x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $549

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 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
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $459 body only

              $550 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $330

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $130

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $145 - $149

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Super zoom

              $189

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Fujifilm FinePix S1

              Super zoom

              $240 - $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

              Fujifilm FinePix SL240 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              External flash No external flash support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18

              Super zoom

              $600

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $501

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              External flash No external flash support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $339 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

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

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