Updated (January 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Fujifilm FinePix S4500 vs Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 over the Fujifilm FinePix S4500.

Items often bought with the Fujifilm S4500 or Panasonic DMC-LZ20

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4500.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20.

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
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
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Advantages of the Panasonic DMC-LZ20

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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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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Less risk of blur
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
120×76×80 mm vs 118×81×100 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
380 shots vs 300 shots
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Around 30% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Thinner
3.1" vs 3.9"
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20% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
499 g vs 543 g
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Around 10% lighter
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4500543 g
              DMC-LZ20499 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S45003.9"
              DMC-LZ203.1"
              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
              1.2 fps
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Size Large Help
              S4500118×81×100 mm
              DMC-LZ20120×76×80 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S4500$189.99
              DMC-LZ20$224.99
              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
              DMC-LZ201/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm
              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
              S45009.7 MP
              DMC-LZ209.6 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4500230k dots
              DMC-LZ20460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S450030x
              DMC-LZ2021x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $230

              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

              Travel zoom

              $268 - $329

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $374

              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $156

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ40

              Super zoom

              $174

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

              Super zoom

              $173

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

              Super zoom

              $199

              Zoom More zoom
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $416

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Image stabilization Worse image stabilization

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              discussion

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