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

Olympus SZ-30MR

Winner
Olympus SZ-30MR

42

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Fujifilm FinePix S4200

39

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 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 $349.00
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The best price we've seen is $149 cheaper (more than 40% 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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $200

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

              Super zoom

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $299

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom More zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $165

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $207

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $129 - $135

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              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

              Olympus SZ-30MR Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

              Travel zoom

              $86 - $160

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Olympus SZ-31MR iHS

              Olympus SZ-31MR

              Travel zoom

              $176

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Olympus SZ-14

              Olympus SZ-14

              Digicam

              $149

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Olympus PEN E-PL2

              Olympus PEN E-PL2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $394 - $479 with 14-42mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots slower
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 body only

              $500 - $697 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger

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