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

Fujifilm FinePix S2950 vs Canon PowerShot SX210 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 SX210 IS

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

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
Lighter
220 g vs 437 g
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Around 50% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/3200s vs 1/2000s
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Around 40% 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
Macro focus
Significantly 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
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$149.99 vs $406.89
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The best price we've seen is $257 cheaper (2.7x less)
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
18x vs 14x
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Around 70% more zoom
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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

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

              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
              SX210 ISNone
              S29506,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX210 IS0.7 fps
              S29501.2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $290 body only

              $379 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $207

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $215

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

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

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

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $403

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

              Travel zoom

              $593

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Shutter lag More shutter lag
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $219

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Aperture Narrower aperture

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300

              Super zoom

              $175

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

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