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FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S4000

Portability
78
Imaging
35
Features
30
Overall
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FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD front
 
FujiFilm FinePix S4000 front
Portability
67
Imaging
37
Features
37
Overall
37

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S4000 Key Specs

FujiFilm S2500HD
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Increase to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Launched July 2010
  • Other Name is FinePix S2600HD
FujiFilm S4000
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 540g - 118 x 81 x 100mm
  • Announced January 2011
  • Also referred to as FinePix S4050
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S4000 Overview

Lets look much closer at the FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S4000, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are produced by FujiFilm. The resolution of the S2500HD (12MP) and the S4000 (14MP) is fairly similar and both cameras offer the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The S2500HD was unveiled 6 months earlier than the S4000 which means that they are of a similar generation. Both cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go right into a detailed comparison, here is a brief synopsis of how the S2500HD grades vs the S4000 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm S2500HD over the FujiFilm S4000

 S2500HD S4000 

Reasons to pick FujiFilm S4000 over the FujiFilm S2500HD

 S4000 S2500HD 
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the FujiFilm S2500HD and FujiFilm S4000

 S2500HD S4000 
AnnouncedJuly 2010January 2011Similar generation
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions3"3"Equal display sizing
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S4000 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to carry around your camera often, you'll need to factor its weight and dimensions. The FujiFilm S2500HD features exterior measurements of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") with a weight of 337 grams (0.74 lbs) and the FujiFilm S4000 has dimensions of 118mm x 81mm x 100mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.9") and a weight of 540 grams (1.19 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you select at that time. Here is a front view measurements comparison of the S2500HD versus the S4000.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S4000 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the S2500HD and S4000 is 78 and 67 respectively.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S4000 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S4000 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's tough to visualize the gap between sensor sizes only by reading specs. The pic underneath should offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the S2500HD and S4000.

As you can plainly see, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different MP. You should anticipate the FujiFilm S4000 to offer you more detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics a bit more aggressively.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S4000 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S4000 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S4000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Portrait photography camera
FujiFilm S4000 as a Portrait photography camera
21
manual focus not available
can't use external flash
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
35
decent megapixels (14MP)
features face detection autofocus
manual focus not available
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with FujiFilm S2500HD
Street photography with FujiFilm S4000
49
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
more heavy than average in class (540g)
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD as a Sports photography camera
FujiFilm S4000 as a Sports photography camera
34
incredible zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
47
long zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
features tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Travel photography details
FujiFilm S4000 Travel photography details
55
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
great reach (504mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
54
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (24mm)
great reach (720mm)
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than average in class (540 grams)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with FujiFilm S2500HD
Landscape photography with FujiFilm S4000
36
really wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
41
rather wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
manual focus not available
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Vlogging information
FujiFilm S4000 Vlogging information
25
really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have mic jack
24
rather wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detection autofocus
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't have selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external microphone jack
more heavy than average in class (540 grams)
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S4000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm S2500HD and FujiFilm S4000
 FujiFilm FinePix S2500HDFujiFilm FinePix S4000
General Information
Brand FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD FujiFilm FinePix S4000
Other name FinePix S2600HD FinePix S4050
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2010-07-06 2011-01-05
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Max boosted ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-504mm (18.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing distance 2cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 99 percent 97 percent
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.40 m 7.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 337 gr (0.74 pounds) 540 gr (1.19 pounds)
Physical dimensions 110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") 118 x 81 x 100mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 300 photographs
Form of battery - AA
Battery ID 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC, Internal SD / SDHC
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at launch $200 $279