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

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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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 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 Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S4200:$199.95
              S4500:$194.00
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              300 shots
              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

              $140

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $195

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $214

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $190

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $149

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197

              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

              Nikon D3000

              Nikon D3000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $550 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Super zoom

              $155 - $159

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $149

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Size Larger
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $210

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Heavier

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              Fujifilm FinePix S4200
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