Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 vs Nikon Coolpix L810

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Size
Really small
Prosumer size 110x77x78 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4500

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Great viewfinder
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4500

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Zoom More zoom 30x vs 21x
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More than 2x 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
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $162.50 vs $424.89
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The best price we've seen is $262 cheaper (2.6x less)
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Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 110x77x78 mm vs 118x81x100 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight Lighter 406 g vs 543 g
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Around 30% lighter
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.9"
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More than 20% thinner
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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

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              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S4500:3.9"
              L120:3.1"
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4500:543 g
              L120:406 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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S4500:1.2 fps
              L120:0.7 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S4500:720p @ 30fps
              L120:720p
              Size Large Help
              S4500:118x81x100 mm
              L120:110x77x78 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S4500:30x
              L120:21x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $198 - $234

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $180 - $279

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $110

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $163

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $384 - $430 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $129 - $212

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Super zoom

              $179

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $134

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Size Larger
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $188 - $220

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $94 - $250

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $295

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              $198

              Lowest price Significantly cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $267 - $300

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier

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              discussion

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              patrick star (2:47 PM, February 02, 2012)
              bought the fujifilm s4500. images were nice ! BUT i was exteremely annoyed with the video quality ! you can only record 8 minutes of HD. the camera has so much back ground noise, every video sounded fuzzy and you could here the auto focus struggling when i went into a room with more light, poor mic and sensor isn't brilliant either which looks awful on the 230k screen, colours are way too vivid and i hate the manual mode. the buttons have a stupid layout so it takes about 10 seconds before i can even delete one of the awful quality videos. also you can only use 3x digital zoom whilst recording. would NOT recommend this camera to my worst enemy ! if any thing its a step backwards from it's predecessor. does not warrent the price tag at all.