Updated (January 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4200 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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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

Items often bought with the S4500 or S4200

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
Slightly cheaper
$189.99 vs $229.99
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (around 20% 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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              8 seconds
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.9"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              543 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.2 fps
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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$229.99
              S4500$189.99
              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              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

              $156

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $150

              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 SL300

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Super zoom

              $177

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              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
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $218

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle

              appearance

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