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

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Ricoh CX4

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Ricoh CX4

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
Large screen
Screen size
3"
 

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

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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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
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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
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
1.0 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
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              S40006,400 ISO
              CX4None
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $150

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $275 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $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

              Ricoh CX4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Ricoh CX3

              Ricoh CX3

              Travel zoom

              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $319

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $115

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Pentax MX-1

              Pentax MX-1

              Pro digicam

              $389

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Ricoh Caplio R8

              Ricoh Caplio R8

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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