Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950 vs Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2950

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Size
Really small
Mid size 113x73x46 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Thickness
Thin
1.8"

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Advantages of the Canon SX130 IS

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Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
113x73x46 mm vs 110x73x81 mm
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More than 40% smaller
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
308 g vs 437 g
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Around 30% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2500s vs 1/2000s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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)
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
6,400 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
18x vs 12x
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Around 2.5x more zoom
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$153.99 vs $183.07
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The best price we've seen is $29 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              SX130 IS:$183.07
              S2950:$153.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              SX130 IS:None
              S2950:6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX130 IS:1 fps
              S2950:1.2 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
              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

              $440

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $180

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $539 body only

              $579 - $599 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $233 body only

              $379 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $270

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Lowest price Significantly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $140

              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $178

              Nikon D5000

              Nikon D5000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $907 body only

              $728 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

              Super zoom

              $406 - $448

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $158 - $399

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $135

              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

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