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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS over the Fujifilm FinePix S2950.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX150 IS

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Size Smaller 113x73x46 mm vs 110x73x81 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Sensor shift, Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Thinner 1.8" vs 3.2"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight Lighter 306 g vs 437 g
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Around 30% lighter
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 15s vs 8s
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Around 90% longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S2950

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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
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the S2950's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Zoom Slightly more zoom 18x vs 12x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
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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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        SX150 IS:0.9 fps
        S2950:1.2 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Has way more more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $202 - $279

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Canon PowerShot A4000 IS

        Travel zoom

        $119 - $180

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Size Smaller
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $150

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $170 - $250

        Battery life Much longer battery life
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Lowest price Slightly more expensive
        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS

        Compact

        $220

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

        Travel zoom

        $200

        Lowest price More expensive

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $299

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD

        Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD

        Super zoom

        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $258

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $152 - $300

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Size Larger
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $175

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
        Viewfinder No viewfinder

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