Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P510

Winner
Nikon Coolpix P510

70

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

57

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Runner-up
     
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix P510

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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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Size Slightly smaller 118x80x99 mm vs 120x83x102 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Lowest price Cheaper $172.69 vs $313.00
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The best price we've seen is $140 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Nikon P510

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3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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 921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Zoom More zoom 41.7x vs 30x
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More than 90% more zoom
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 120 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 faster 7 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 6x faster continuous shooting
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the P510's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The P510's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Fujifilm FinePix S4000 57
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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"
              P510:4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4000:540 g
              P510:555 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              S4000:118x80x99 mm
              P510:120x83x102 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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $315 - $405

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $168 - $279

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records even higher-speed movies
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $285 body only

              $427 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $190

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $648 body only

              $200 - $579 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $300

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $178

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $230

              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Zoom Less zoom
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot S400

              Compact

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

              Nikon Coolpix P510 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $429

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen size Larger screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $397

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $347

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $389 - $506 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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