Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 vs Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

Olympus SZ-30MR

Winner
Olympus SZ-30MR

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

40

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-30MR

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Size
Really small
Mid size 106x69x40 mm
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4200

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Wide angle 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
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 30% closer to the lens
Lowest price Cheaper $269.99 vs $367.40
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The best price we've seen is $97 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Olympus SZ-30MR

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Size Significantly smaller 106x69x40 mm vs 118x81x100 mm
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3.3x smaller
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.6" vs 3.9"
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2.5x thinner
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 7 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 6x faster continuous shooting
Weight Significantly lighter 246 g vs 543 g
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2.2x lighter
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.0 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the SZ-30MR's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The SZ-30MR's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $152

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $115

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              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
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $238

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $154 - $300

              Zoom More zoom
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $176

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $146 - $149

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $99

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Samsung WB200F

              Samsung WB200F

              Travel zoom

              $110 - $150

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10

              Travel zoom

              $215 - $300

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              appearance

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