Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Kodak EasyShare Z5120

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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 Kodak EashShare Z5120

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
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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 Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size Smaller 116x78x76 mm vs 118x80x99 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5.6 fps vs 1.2 fps
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More than 4.5x faster continuous shooting
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 Slightly 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 Common Weaknesses
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Weight Heavy Help
        S4000:540 g
        Z5120:508 g
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        S4000:3.9"
        Z5120:3"
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        Size Large Help
        S4000:118x80x99 mm
        Z5120:116x78x76 mm
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        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
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S4000:30x
        Z5120:26x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $425

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $389 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $198

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        3D Captures 3D images
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Super zoom

        $249 - $305

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon D5100

        Nikon D5100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $437 - $520 body only

        $528 - $696 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $163

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $130 - $212

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Fujifilm FinePix S3400

        Fujifilm FinePix S3400

        Super zoom

        $160

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $215

        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Zoom Less zoom

        Kodak EasyShare Z5120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

        Travel zoom

        $174 - $300

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon D5200

        Nikon D5200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $647 body only

        $650 - $747 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W230

        Compact

        Size Significantly smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

        Super zoom

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Size Larger
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        appearance

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        discussion

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