Updated (January 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4500 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Fujifilm FinePix S4500

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4200.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4500.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4200

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S4500

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Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 24x
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Around 60% more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$169.00 vs $283.08
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The best price we've seen is $114 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.9"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              543 g
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Size Large Help
              Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm)
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S4200$283.08
              S4500$169.00
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              2.0 cm
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S420024x
              S450030x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $158

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $374

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $199

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $275

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Size Smaller
              Thickness Thinner
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $150

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Samsung WB350F

              Samsung WB350F

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $210

              Size Significantly smaller
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
              Samsung WB150F

              Samsung WB150F

              Travel zoom

              $190

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $160

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

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