Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 vs Ricoh CX5

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh CX4

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 102x59x29 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4000

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Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 10.7x
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Around 8x more zoom
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)
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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
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Advantages of the Ricoh CX4

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Size Significantly smaller 102x59x29 mm vs 118x80x99 mm
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5.5x smaller
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The CX4'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
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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 Common Weaknesses

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

        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        S4000:6,400 ISO
        CX4:None
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant shared competitors found.

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $152 - $300

        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $220

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Smaller
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Zoom Less zoom
        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $250

        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $165

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix S4100

        Nikon Coolpix S4100

        Compact

        $107

        Size Much smaller
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Zoom Less zoom

        Ricoh CX4 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Ricoh CX3

        Ricoh CX3

        Travel zoom

        Pentax Optio W80

        Pentax Optio W80

        Waterproof

        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Waterproof Waterproof
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Ricoh CX5

        Ricoh CX5

        Travel zoom

        Olympus Stylus 1000

        Olympus Stylus 1000

        Compact

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Sensor size Larger sensor
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Ricoh CX6

        Ricoh CX6

        Travel zoom

        $254

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen

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