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

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Ricoh CX4

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Ricoh CX4

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh CX4

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 102x59x29 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
 
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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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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 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

$179 - $300

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

Nikon Coolpix L120

Super zoom

$248

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Smaller
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Zoom Less zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Super zoom

$129 - $135

3D Takes 3D photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Size Larger
Placeholder

Canon PowerShot S400

Compact

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

Ricoh CX5

Ricoh CX5

Travel zoom

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$309 - $335

Aperture Much wider aperture
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

Entry-level DSLR

$1,013 body only

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Size Significantly larger
Samsung WB150F

Samsung WB150F

Travel zoom

$139 - $299

Wide angle Better wide angle
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

appearance

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discussion

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