As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S2950 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, travel zooms and compacts. The Fujifilm FinePix S2950's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S5700 Zoom and the FinePix S1600) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V and the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S2950 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it is newer (february 2011 vs february 2010) and is slightly less expensive ($236.78 vs $489.41).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 10 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the S2950)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the S2950)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX200V and S2950

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (122×87×93 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Light weight: 583 g vs 437 g
  • Thin: 3.7" vs 3.2"

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom
4 years older

Significant advantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the S2950)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the S2950)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the S5700 Zoom and S2950

  • Very small: Prosumer size (106×76×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 437 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 3.2"

Fujifilm FinePix S1600

Fujifilm FinePix S1600
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S1600 (vs the S2950)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S1600 (vs the S2950)

  • None found

common strengths of the S1600 and S2950

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Very light: 337 g vs 437 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 3.2"

Nikon Coolpix P100

Nikon Coolpix P100
1 year older
$489

Significant advantages of the P100 (vs the S2950)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P100 (vs the S2950)

  • None found

common strengths of the P100 and S2950

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (114×83×99 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Light weight: 481 g vs 437 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.2"

Fujifilm FinePix S3300

Fujifilm FinePix S3300
similar age

Significant advantages of the S3300 (vs the S2950)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S3300 (vs the S2950)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3300 and S2950

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 437 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.2"

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the S2950)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the S2950)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and S2950

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 437 g
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 3.2"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S2950 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (february 2011 vs january 2008), is much smaller (prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($236.78 vs $539.00) and is slightly lighter (437 g vs 570 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
3 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the S2950)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the S2950)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and S2950

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
similar age

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the S2950)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the S2950)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)

common strengths of the T3i and S2950

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
2 years newer
$1,095 (body only)
$539 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the S2950)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the S2950)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)

common strengths of the T5i and S2950

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S2950 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs none), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (february 2011 vs september 2008) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 16 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.4x15.6mm) and is slightly larger (prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs compact (110×60×33 mm)).

Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3
3 months newer
$717 (body only)
$289 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the C3 (vs the S2950)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the C3 (vs the S2950)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the C3 and S2950

  • Inexpensive: $288.99 vs $236.78

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1
2 years older
$400 (body only)
$480 14-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-G1 (vs the S2950)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-G1 (vs the S2950)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the DMC-G1 and S2950

  • Inexpensive: $399.99 vs $236.78
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S2950 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly less expensive ($236.78 vs $445.83) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 961k dots), is much larger (prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs compact (97×57×29 mm)), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 10 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Panasonic Lumix ZS35

Panasonic Lumix ZS35
2 years newer
$374

Significant advantages of the ZS35 (vs the S2950)

  • Much smaller: Compact (111×64×34 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the ZS35 (vs the S2950)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the ZS35 and S2950

  • Inexpensive: $374.02 vs $236.78

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200
4 months newer

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the S2950)

  • Much smaller: Compact (104×59×33 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the S2950)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S8200 and S2950

  • None found

Samsung WB750

Samsung WB750
6 months newer
$446

Significant advantages of the WB750 (vs the S2950)

  • Much smaller: Compact (105×59×25 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the WB750 (vs the S2950)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the WB750 and S2950

  • Inexpensive: $445.83 vs $236.78

Fujifilm FinePix JZ500

Fujifilm FinePix JZ500
1 year older

Significant advantages of the JZ500 (vs the S2950)

  • Much smaller: Compact (97×57×29 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.2"
  • Much lighter: 168 g vs 437 g

Significant disadvantages of the JZ500 (vs the S2950)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the JZ500 and S2950

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S2950 compared to compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (18x vs 5x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 37 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), is newer (february 2011 vs january 2010) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs super compact (95×59×20 mm)), is thicker (3.2" vs 0.8") and is much heavier (437 g vs 119 g).

Olympus Stylus 760

Olympus Stylus 760
4 years older

Significant advantages of the Stylus 760 (vs the S2950)

  • Much smaller: Compact (99×54×24 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 3.2"
  • Much lighter: 160 g vs 437 g

Significant disadvantages of the Stylus 760 (vs the S2950)

  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 28 mm
  • Smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Stylus 760 and S2950

  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
3 years newer
$261

Significant advantages of the S2900 (vs the S2950)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 3.2"
  • Much lighter: 119 g vs 437 g

Significant disadvantages of the S2900 (vs the S2950)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S2900 and S2950

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $261.01 vs $236.78

Olympus Stylus 7040

Olympus Stylus 7040
1 year older
$299

Significant advantages of the 7040 (vs the S2950)

  • Much smaller: Compact (95×56×26 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 3.2"
  • Much lighter: 144 g vs 437 g

Significant disadvantages of the 7040 (vs the S2950)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the 7040 and S2950

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"