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

Fujifilm FinePix S4500 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S4500

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

50

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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"
              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)
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              300 shots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S420024x
              S450030x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $147

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $170

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $174

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $332

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $145

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L100

              Nikon Coolpix L100

              Super zoom

              $290

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Super zoom

              $396

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

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