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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

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"
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Weight Heavy Help
        S4000:540 g
        S2900HD:437 g
        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
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        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
        Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
        Sensor shift
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S4000:30x
        S2900HD:18x
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        S4000:460k dots
        S2900HD:230k dots

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $299

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

        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Super zoom

        $204

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $275 - $387 body only

        $401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Fujifilm FinePix HS10

        Super zoom

        $400

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $165 - $227

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S4100

        Nikon Coolpix S4100

        Compact

        $89

        Size Significantly smaller
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Fujifilm FinePix SL300

        Fujifilm FinePix SL300

        Super zoom

        $120

        External flash Supports an external flash
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $210

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Smaller
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $195

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $185

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

        Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Super zoom

        $137 - $215

        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Samsung DV150F

        Samsung DV150F

        Ultra compact

        $110 - $200

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Screen size Smaller screen

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        discussion

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