Updated (February, 2011): Compare the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS vs Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
Light sensitivity (boost)
High ISO (boost)
6,400 ISO
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Size
Really small
Compact 105x59x31 mm
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
220 g
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon SX210 IS

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Size Smaller 105x59x31 mm vs 110x73x81 mm
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3.3x smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.3" vs 3.2"
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2.6x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 220 g vs 437 g
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Around 50% lighter
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
Macro focus Better macro capability 2 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
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
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Zoom Slightly more zoom 18x vs 14x
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Around 70% more zoom
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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 Common Weaknesses

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        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        SX210 IS:None
        S2950:6,400 ISO
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        SX210 IS:0.7 fps
        S2950:1.2 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        230k dots
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
        28 mm

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $250

        Lowest price Is much less expensive
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $199 - $200

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

        Travel zoom

        $203

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

        Travel zoom

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

        Travel zoom

        $349 - $354

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
        Size Slightly larger
        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX240 HS

        Travel zoom

        $251

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $163

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $125 - $212

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Size Larger
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

        Travel zoom

        $241

        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Kodak EasyShare Z980

        Kodak EasyShare Z980

        Super zoom

        $309

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Size Significantly larger
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $198

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures

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        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Fujifilm FinePix S2950
        Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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