Updated (February 2011): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Ricoh CX5

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Ricoh CX4

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

33

Ricoh CX4

31

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh CX4

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Compact (102×59×29 mm)
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

Items often bought with the Fujifilm S4000 or Ricoh CX4

galleries

Explore our gallery of 27 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4000.
Explore our gallery of 2 sample photos taken by the Ricoh CX4.

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)
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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 10.7x
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Around 8x more zoom
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
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 Ricoh CX4

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Size
Significantly smaller
102×59×29 mm vs 118×81×100 mm
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5.5x smaller
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Thickness
Much thinner
1.1" vs 3.9"
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3.4x thinner
Weight
Significantly lighter
205 g vs 540 g
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2.6x lighter
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The CX4's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              8 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              S40006,400 ISO
              CX4None
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S40001,600 ISO
              CX43,200 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $141

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $416

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Ricoh CX4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix F100fd

              Fujifilm FinePix F100fd

              Compact

              $369

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix F200EXR

              Compact

              $540

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $400

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Ricoh CX5

              Ricoh CX5

              Travel zoom

              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $166

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

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