Updated (January 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Kodak EasyShare Z5120

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Kodak EashShare Z5120

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Kodak EasyShare Z5120

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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

Reasons to buy the Kodak EashShare Z5120

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
5.6 fps
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

Items often bought with the Fujifilm S4000 or Kodak Z5120

galleries

Explore our gallery of 27 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4000.
Explore our gallery of 9 sample photos taken by the Kodak EasyShare Z5120.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4000

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Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 26 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 26x
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More than 30% more zoom
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Kodak Z5120

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5.6 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
Size
Smaller
117×79×76 mm vs 118×81×100 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
3" vs 3.9"
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More than 20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
508 g vs 540 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
16s vs 8s
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2x longer exposures
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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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4000540 g
              Z5120508 g
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S40003.9"
              Z51203"
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              S4000118×81×100 mm
              Z5120117×79×76 mm

              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S40001/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              Z51201/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4000460k dots
              Z5120230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S400030x
              Z512026x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $416

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

              Kodak EasyShare Z5120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $130 - $211

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Kodak PixPro AZ521

              Super zoom

              $205

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS5

              Travel zoom

              $400

              Size Smaller
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Kodak EasyShare Z812 IS

              Kodak EasyShare Z812 IS

              Super zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Super zoom

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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