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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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
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
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 10.7x
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Around 8x more zoom
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
Lowest price Cheaper $171.69 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $227 cheaper (2.3x less)
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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
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 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 1 f-stop 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 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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $204

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Nikon Coolpix S4100

              Compact

              $89

              Size Significantly smaller
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Super zoom

              $120 - $149

              External flash Supports an external flash
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $210

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $299

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195 - $475

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Ricoh CX4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Ricoh CX3

              Ricoh CX3

              Travel zoom

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Olympus PEN E-PL1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $550 with 14-42mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Ricoh CX6

              Ricoh CX6

              Travel zoom

              $399

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              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
              Olympus XZ-1

              Olympus XZ-1

              Pro digicam

              $280 - $1,000

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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