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

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S4500

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Autofocuses shooting video
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Contrast detection
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 

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
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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"
              Weight Heavy Help
              543 g
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.2 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              Prosumer size 118x81x100 mm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S4200:24x
              S4500:30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $135

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $170

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $262

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $207

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $140

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly smaller
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Super zoom

              $120

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

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