Updated (August, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX150 IS vs Fujifilm FinePix S3300

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3300

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

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1.8"
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX130 IS

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Size Significantly smaller 113x73x46 mm vs 118x80x99 mm
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2.5x smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.8" vs 3.9"
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2.2x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 308 g vs 540 g
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More than 40% 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 S3300

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Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Aperture Wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.4
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At its widest zoom, the S3300's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Zoom More zoom 26x vs 12x
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More than 4.5x 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
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
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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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              SX130 IS:None
              S3300:6,400 ISO
              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
              SX130 IS:1 fps
              S3300:1.2 fps
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $210

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $131

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $330 - $449

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $190

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $149 - $190

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Weight Lighter
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $150 - $250

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $299

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Canon PowerShot G11

              Canon PowerShot G11

              Pro digicam

              $439

              Size Significantly smaller
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Zoom Less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $149

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $657 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Lowest price More expensive

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              discussion

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