Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 vs Fujifilm FinePix SL300

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL300

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4500

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Size Smaller 118x81x100 mm vs 122x93x100 mm
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Around 20% smaller
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Advantages of the Fujifilm SL300

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Weight Slightly lighter 510 g vs 543 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4500:543 g
              SL300:510 g
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.2 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Size Large Help
              S4500:118x81x100 mm
              SL300:122x93x100 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S4500:$194.00
              SL300:$175.00
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Battery life Few shots per battery charge Help
              300 shots
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4500:230k dots
              SL300:460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $129 - $140

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $197 - $227

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $195 - $215

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $229

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $149

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $214

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $210

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $149

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Size Larger
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $390

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung SL310

              Samsung SL310

              Compact

              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix SL240

              Fujifilm FinePix SL240

              Super zoom

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Zoom Less zoom

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              discussion

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