Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Nikon Coolpix L810

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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 Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4000

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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 21x
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More than 2x more zoom
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $149.00 vs $209.92
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The best price we've seen is $61 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 110x77x78 mm vs 118x80x99 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Weight Lighter 406 g vs 540 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.9"
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More than 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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S4000:3.9"
              L120:3.1"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4000:540 g
              L120:406 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
              S4000:1.2 fps
              L120:0.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S4000:720p @ 30fps
              L120:720p
              Size Large Help
              S4000:118x80x99 mm
              L120:110x77x78 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
              L120:21x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $299

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $171 - $270

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              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
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $158

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $185

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

              Canon PowerShot S400

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $321

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $220

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger

              appearance

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              discussion

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              Nikon Coolpix L120
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