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

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 110x73x81 mm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 27 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4000.

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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
30x vs 18x
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Around 3x more zoom
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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
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S40003.9"
              S2900HD3.2"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4000540 g
              S2900HD437 g
              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              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 flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S400030x
              S2900HD18x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4000460k dots
              S2900HD230k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $200

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $297

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $110

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $267

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50

              Super zoom

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $351

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $154

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Samsung WB100

              Samsung WB100

              Super zoom

              $189

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $150

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Size Slightly larger
              Nikon D70

              Nikon D70

              Pro DSLR

              $545 with 18-70mm lens

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Olympus SP-590 UZ

              Super zoom

              $336

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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