Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 vs Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L120

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L120

55

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
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
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Zoom Slightly more zoom 24x vs 21x
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More than 30% more zoom
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Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 110x77x78 mm vs 118x81x100 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Weight Lighter 406 g vs 543 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.9"
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More than 20% thinner
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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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S4200:3.9"
              L120:3.1"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4200:543 g
              L120:406 g
              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
              S4200:1.2 fps
              L120:0.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S4200:720p @ 30fps
              L120:720p
              Size Large Help
              S4200:118x81x100 mm
              L120:110x77x78 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              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
              L120:21x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $189

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $212

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $160 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $100

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $178

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $239

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $160

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $190

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $547 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $175 - $279

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability

              appearance

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              discussion

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              Nikon Coolpix L120
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