Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P500

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Nikon Coolpix P500

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P500

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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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Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the S4000's lens captures marginally more light (0.4 f-stops)
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO 6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Size Slightly smaller 118x80x99 mm vs 116x84x103 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price Cheaper $152.39 vs $349.88
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The best price we've seen is $197 cheaper (2.3x less)
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 8s vs 2s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon P500

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster 10 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 8.5x faster continuous shooting
Zoom More zoom 36x vs 30x
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More than 40% more zoom
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The P500's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Weight Lighter 481 g vs 540 g
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More than 10% lighter
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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
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S4000:3.9"
              P500:4.1"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4000:540 g
              P500:481 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              S4000:6,400 ISO
              P500:None
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              S4000:118x80x99 mm
              P500:116x84x103 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
              P500:36x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $202 - $279

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $152 - $300

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $229

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Super zoom

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $500 body only

              $599 - $650 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

              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 S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $258

              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $236 - $380

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Heavier
              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 P500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $427

              Zoom Much more zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $249

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $322 - $347

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              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
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

              Super zoom

              $425

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Movie format Lower resolution movies

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