Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 118x80x99 mm
 
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S4000

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Size Significantly smaller 118x80x99 mm vs 131x91x126 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Thickness Thinner 3.9" vs 5"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight Lighter 540 g vs 666 g
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Around 20% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $172.69 vs $399.99
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The best price we've seen is $227 cheaper (2.3x less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm HS10

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High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 1,000 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the HS10's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The HS10's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S4000:3.9"
              HS10:5"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4000:540 g
              HS10:666 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              S4000:6,400 ISO
              HS10:None
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Size Large Help
              S4000:118x80x99 mm
              HS10:131x91x126 mm

              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4000:460k dots
              HS10:230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $194

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR

              Super zoom

              $226

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $195

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $315

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $847 with 75-300mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $300

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Super zoom

              $175

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $230

              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $257

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Zoom Less zoom
              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Super zoom

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Slightly larger

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $510

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly slower
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $210

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $299

              3D Takes 3D photos
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 body only

              $549 - $647 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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              Guest (5:40 PM, March 31, 2012)
              Correction please:

              Fuji HS10 also has Panorama and ISO 6400