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 macro
Macro focus
2.0 cm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS

Size
Really small
Compact (106×59×32 mm)
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
390 ms shutter lag
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
220 g

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot SX210 IS.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S2950.

differences

Advantages of the Canon SX210 IS

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Size
Smaller
106×59×32 mm vs 110×73×81 mm
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3.3x smaller
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
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  1. 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
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
2.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
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 14x
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Around 70% more zoom
Lowest price
Cheaper
$169.80 vs $499.00
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The best price we've seen is $329 cheaper (2.9x less)
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.2 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
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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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              SX210 IS0.7 fps
              S29501.2 fps
              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
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              28 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              No significant shared competitors found.

              Canon PowerShot SX210 IS Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

              Travel zoom

              $230

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX220 HS

              Travel zoom

              $299

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

              Travel zoom

              $229

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $297 - $327

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Slightly larger

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $199

              Zoom More zoom
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $283

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $297

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $374

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

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