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

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L810

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4200. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L810.

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
$199.95 vs $297.09
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The best price we've seen is $97 cheaper (more than 30% 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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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
              S42003.9"
              L8103.3"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4200543 g
              L810430 g
              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
              S4200118x81x100 mm
              L810111x76x83 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
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              300 shots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S420024x
              L81025.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159 - $207

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $150

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Super zoom

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $150

              Wide angle Has a significantly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $229

              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $125 - $230

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Zoom More zoom
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $270

              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Size Larger

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $142

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              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 L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $171

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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