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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Size Smaller 116x78x76 mm vs 118x80x99 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs 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
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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Size Large Help
        S4000:118x80x99 mm
        Z5120:116x78x76 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
        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

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Weight Is slightly lighter
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $175

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        3D Captures 3D images
        Canon PowerShot S5 IS

        Canon PowerShot S5 IS

        Super zoom

        $589

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Lowest price Is much more expensive
        Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Zoom Less zoom
        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $152 - $300

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $258

        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Fujifilm FinePix S8600

        Fujifilm FinePix S8600

        Super zoom

        $140 - $219

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
        Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix P100

        Nikon Coolpix P100

        Super zoom

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Wide angle Worse wide angle

        Kodak EasyShare Z5120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Kodak PixPro AZ251

        Kodak PixPro AZ251

        Super zoom

        $130 - $173

        HDR Has in-camera HDR
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $392 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Placeholder

        Konica Minolta DiMAGE G500

        Compact

        Size Significantly smaller
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Size Significantly larger
        Image stabilization Worse image stabilization
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

        Super zoom

        $131

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Continuous shooting Shoots slower

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