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Reasons to buy the Casio Exilim EX-FH20

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
1,000 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Better editing
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Size
Really small
Prosumer size 110x73x81 mm
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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Casio EX-FH20

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High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 1,000 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Aperture Wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the EX-FH20's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures 60s vs 8s
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7.5x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S2950

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Macro focus Much better macro capability 2 cm vs 12 cm
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Focus on subjects 6x closer to the lens
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Size Smaller 110x73x81 mm vs 123x81x85 mm
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More than 20% smaller
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
True resolution Higher true resolution 9.7 MP vs 9 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Weight Lighter 437 g vs 513 g
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More than 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.2" vs 3.3"
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Almost the same
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
        Digital
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        EX-FH20:3.3"
        S2950:3.2"
        Weight Heavy Help
        EX-FH20:513 g
        S2950:437 g
        Light sensitivity (boost) One has boost ISO Help
        EX-FH20:None
        S2950:6,400 ISO
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        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
        Size Large Help
        EX-FH20:123x81x85 mm
        S2950:110x73x81 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        EX-FH20:123x81x85 mm
        S2950:110x73x81 mm
        External flash No external flash support Help
        Less expandable
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        EX-FH20:20x
        S2950:18x
        Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
        Sensor shift

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $276 - $298 body only

        $399 - $450 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
        Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

        Super zoom

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
        Canon Rebel SL1

        Canon Rebel SL1

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $500 body only

        $639 - $743 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

        Casio Exilim EX-FH20 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Casio Exilim EX-FH25

        Casio Exilim EX-FH25

        Super zoom

        $1,239

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        True resolution Higher true resolution
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Viewfinder No viewfinder
        Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

        Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

        Pro digicam

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Wide angle Much worse wide angle
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

        Super zoom

        $399 - $400

        Zoom Much more zoom
        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon 1 V3

        Nikon 1 V3

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,167 - $1,198 body only

        $1,306 - $1,321 with 10-30mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Lowest price More expensive
        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

        Super zoom

        $249 - $409

        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Size Significantly larger

        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
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $94 - $250

        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $130 - $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
        Fujifilm FinePix S1800

        Fujifilm FinePix S1800

        Super zoom

        Weight Lighter
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO

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