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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
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Thickness
Thin
1.8"
 
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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 Lens, Sensor shift 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
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Weight Lighter 306 g vs 437 g
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Around 30% lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $133.89 vs $178.44
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The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (more than 20% less)
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX150 IS:$133.89
              S2950:$178.44
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $257

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $190

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $252

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $180

              Battery life Significantly longer battery life
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $200

              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Macro focus Better macro capability

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $140

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $194

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $123

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $149

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

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