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

Battery life
Great battery life
380 shots

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$179.99 vs $224.99
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
120x76x80 mm vs 118x81x100 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
Slightly 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
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4500:543 g
              DMC-LZ20:499 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S4500:3.9"
              DMC-LZ20:3.1"
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              S4500:118x81x100 mm
              DMC-LZ20:120x76x80 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S4500:30x
              DMC-LZ20:21x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4500:230k dots
              DMC-LZ20:460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $158

              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $189

              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $180

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $133

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $135

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Size Larger
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

              Super zoom

              $178 - $262

              Zoom More zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $449 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $156

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $377 - $378

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Significantly larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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