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

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Ricoh CX4

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Ricoh CX4

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 102x59x29 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

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
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
$172.69 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $226 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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $205

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $262

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $207

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $390 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot S400

              Compact

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

              Ricoh CX4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung TL34HD

              Samsung TL34HD

              Compact

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

              Pro digicam

              $228 - $379

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20

              Panasonic Lumix ZS20

              Travel zoom

              $300 - $399

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $240 - $249

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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