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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix HS10

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
6,400 ISO
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 118x80x99 mm
 
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differences

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
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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
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        $349

        Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Shutter lag Has significantly less shutter lag
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $165

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Zoom Has slightly less zoom
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $129 - $135

        3D Captures 3D images
        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix SL300

        Fujifilm FinePix SL300

        Super zoom

        $136

        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $375 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $179 - $300

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $220

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Smaller
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Zoom Less zoom
        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $159

        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S4100

        Nikon Coolpix S4100

        Compact

        $74 - $107

        Size Much smaller
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Zoom Less zoom
        Placeholder

        Canon PowerShot S400

        Compact

        Size Significantly smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

        Super zoom

        $337 - $390

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Size Larger
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $246

        3D Takes 3D photos
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Nikon Coolpix P500

        Super zoom

        $335

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Smaller
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Super zoom

        $266 - $489

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Fujifilm X-S1

        Fujifilm X-S1

        Pro digicam

        $399 - $675

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Size Significantly larger

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

        Fuji HS10 also has Panorama and ISO 6400