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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
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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
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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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)
Wide angle Better wide angle 26 mm vs 28 mm
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Around 10% better wide angle
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Longest exposure 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
Lowest price Much cheaper $299.00 vs $1,088.88
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The best price we've seen is $790 cheaper (3.6x less)
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
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              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
              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
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              EX-FH20:20x
              S2950:18x
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              EX-FH20:26 mm
              S2950:28 mm

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $416

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Casio Exilim EX-FH20 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Casio Exilim EX-FH25

              Casio Exilim EX-FH25

              Super zoom

              $1,249

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Casio Exilim EX-FH100

              Casio Exilim EX-FH100

              Travel zoom

              $945

              Size Significantly smaller
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Casio Exilim EX-ZR300

              Casio Exilim EX-ZR300

              Travel zoom

              $157

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $429

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Nikon D5100

              Nikon D5100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $378 - $469 body only

              $458 - $669 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $149

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $210

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $185

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $415 body only

              $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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