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

Olympus SZ-30MR vs Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Reasons to buy the Olympus SZ-30MR

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Really small
Size
Mid size 106x69x40 mm
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
7 fps
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4200

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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
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
$199.95 vs $302.10
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The best price we've seen is $102 cheaper (more than 30% less)
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1700s
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More than 10% 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 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
7 fps vs 1.2 fps
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Around 6x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.6" vs 3.9"
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2.5x thinner
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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Almost the same
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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S42001,600 ISO
              SZ-30MR3,200 ISO

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $220

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $100

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $263

              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $166

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

              Entry-level DSLR

              $925 body only

              $1,600 with 17-85mm lens

              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus

              Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $403

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $260

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS15

              Panasonic Lumix ZS15

              Travel zoom

              3D Takes 3D photos
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Panasonic Lumix ZS35

              Travel zoom

              $140 - $298

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Olympus Stylus SH-1

              Travel zoom

              $226 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Weight Slightly heavier

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