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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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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
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 
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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
Zoom More zoom 30x vs 10.7x
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Around 8x more zoom
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
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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        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

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant shared competitors found.

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $190

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

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $178

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $244

        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

        $160

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $190

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

        Ricoh CX4 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Ricoh CX6

        Ricoh CX6

        Travel zoom

        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $100

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        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
        Samsung NX100

        Samsung NX100

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $858 with 20-50mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Screen type Has an OLED screen
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $195

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

        appearance

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