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

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Ricoh CX4

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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
Large screen
Screen size
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
 

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"

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
Lowest price
Significantly 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
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

              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              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 S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $200

              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Smaller
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S1500

              Fujifilm FinePix S1500

              Super zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Placeholder

              Olympus E-1

              Entry-level DSLR

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Screen size Much smaller screen

              Ricoh CX4 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Size Slightly larger
              Ricoh CX3

              Ricoh CX3

              Travel zoom

              Ricoh CX5

              Ricoh CX5

              Travel zoom

              Ricoh GR Digital III

              Ricoh GR Digital III

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Samsung WB250F

              Samsung WB250F

              Travel zoom

              $130

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

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