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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S4500:$153.89
              SL300:$150.21
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              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
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $127 - $129

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $238

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $192

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $227 - $255

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $194 - $230

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is significantly larger

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $115

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $127

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Size Larger
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $152

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $253 - $305

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Samsung SL310

              Samsung SL310

              Compact

              Size Much smaller
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

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              discussion

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