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
Digital
 

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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $152.39 vs $199.95
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The best price we've seen is $48 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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recommendations

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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
              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:$199.95
              S4500:$152.39
              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
              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

              $129 - $135

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

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $207

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $170

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $222

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $299

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $200

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4700

              Fujifilm FinePix S4700

              Super zoom

              $149

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $127

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Size Larger
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Super zoom

              $136

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

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              Fujifilm FinePix S4200
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