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

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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

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $162.50 vs $185.95
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The best price we've seen is $23 cheaper (more than 10% 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 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
              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S4200:$185.95
              S4500:$162.50
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              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

              $130 - $212

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $115

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Super zoom

              $179

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              External flash Supports an external flash
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $198

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $350

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Super zoom

              $159 - $160

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $232

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              appearance

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              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Fujifilm FinePix S4500
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Fujifilm FinePix S4500

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              Fujifilm FinePix S4200
              FinePix S4200
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              Fujifilm FinePix S4500
              FinePix S4500
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