Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Nikon Coolpix L810

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4200

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Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price
Cheaper
$189.00 vs $309.99
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The best price we've seen is $121 cheaper (around 40% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
111x76x83 mm vs 118x81x100 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
430 g vs 543 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
3.3" vs 3.9"
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Around 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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S4200:3.9"
              L810:3.3"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4200:543 g
              L810:430 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Size Large Help
              S4200:118x81x100 mm
              L810:111x76x83 mm

              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S4200:24x
              L810:25.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $154

              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $180

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

              Super zoom

              $168

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $135

              Size Is slightly larger

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $199

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $214

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom

              Super zoom

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Olympus SP-510 UZ

              Olympus SP-510 UZ

              Super zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Thickness Slightly thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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