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

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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$179.00 vs $224.99
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The best price we've seen is $46 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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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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
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
              S4500543 g
              DMC-LZ20499 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S45003.9"
              DMC-LZ203.1"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              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
              S4500118x81x100 mm
              DMC-LZ20120x76x80 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
              S450030x
              DMC-LZ2021x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4500230k dots
              DMC-LZ20460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $100

              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              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
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $286

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $130 - $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 L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $100

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Samsung WB100

              Samsung WB100

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Movie format Records lower quality movies

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Super zoom

              $175

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Size Larger
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $200

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $173

              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-LZ30

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

              Super zoom

              $282

              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Nikon Coolpix L610

              Travel zoom

              $105

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Alpha DSLR-A450

              Sony Alpha DSLR-A450

              Entry-level DSLR

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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