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

Nikon Coolpix L120 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$199.95 vs $440.29
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The best price we've seen is $240 cheaper (2.2x less)
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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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S42003.9"
              L1203.1"
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4200543 g
              L120406 g
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S42001.2 fps
              L1200.7 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
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S4200720p @ 30fps
              L120720p

              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
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S420024x
              L12021x
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $150

              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $231 body only

              $365 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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 - $527 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $266

              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

              Pro digicam

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $177

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Size Smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $100

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

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