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

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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
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
110×73×81 mm vs 118×81×100 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
3.2" vs 3.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
437 g vs 540 g
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Around 20% lighter
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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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S40003.9"
              S2900HD3.2"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4000540 g
              S2900HD437 g
              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
              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
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              2.0 cm
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S40001/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              S2900HD1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4000460k dots
              S2900HD230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S400030x
              S2900HD18x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S1600

              Fujifilm FinePix S1600

              Super zoom

              $230

              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $141

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              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
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $199

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix S1500

              Fujifilm FinePix S1500

              Super zoom

              $192

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Wide angle Has a much narrower wide angle lens

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $283

              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

              Super zoom

              $225

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Less zoom
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $231

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom

              Super zoom

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

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