Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

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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
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 110x73x81 mm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4000

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Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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 18x
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Around 3x more zoom
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S2900HD

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Size Smaller 110x73x81 mm vs 118x80x99 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight Lighter 437 g vs 540 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3.2" vs 3.9"
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Around 20% thinner
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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
        S4000:3.9"
        S2900HD:3.2"
        Weight Heavy Help
        S4000:540 g
        S2900HD:437 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
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Size Large Help
        S4000:118x80x99 mm
        S2900HD:110x73x81 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        External flash No external flash support Help
        Less expandable
        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
        S2900HD:18x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $202 - $279

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Fujifilm FinePix S8600

        Fujifilm FinePix S8600

        Super zoom

        $140 - $219

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $129 - $130

        3D Captures 3D images
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $175

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $172

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $258

        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $152 - $300

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix P100

        Nikon Coolpix P100

        Super zoom

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $188

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Size Significantly larger
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

        Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $115 - $250

        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $97

        Size Significantly smaller
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $597 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $425

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Significantly larger
        Screen size Smaller screen

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        discussion

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