Updated (March 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 vs Nikon Coolpix L320

Fujifilm FinePix S4500 vs Nikon Coolpix L320

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S4500

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Nikon Coolpix L320

33

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L320

Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm

Items often bought with the Fujifilm S4500 or Nikon L320

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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4500

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Zoom
Slightly more zoom
30x vs 26.6x
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Around 30% more zoom
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$189.99 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $59 cheaper (more than 20% less)
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L320

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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
Wide angle
Better wide angle
22 mm vs 24 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Size
Smaller
111×76×83 mm vs 118×81×100 mm
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Around 30% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Weight
Lighter
430 g vs 543 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
3.3" vs 3.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
310 shots vs 300 shots
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Almost the same
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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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S45008s
              L3204s
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S45003.9"
              L3203.3"
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.2 fps
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4500543 g
              L320430 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Size Large Help
              S4500118×81×100 mm
              L320111×76×83 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S4500$189.99
              L320$249.00
              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S45001/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              L3201/2.3" 6.16x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S450030x
              L32026.6x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $156

              3D Captures 3D images
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $230

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $268 - $349

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly smaller
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture

              Nikon Coolpix L320 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Size Slightly smaller
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $152

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Nikon Coolpix S7000

              Travel zoom

              $119 - $217

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Smaller
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle

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