Fujifilm FinePix S3200 vs Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3200

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

Items often bought with the S3200 or S2950

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S2950.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S3200.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S2950

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Size
Smaller
110×73×81 mm vs 118×81×100 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
3.2" vs 3.9"
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Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
437 g vs 540 g
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Around 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S3200

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
24x vs 18x
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Around 80% more zoom
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recommendations

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
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S2950$169.80
              S3200$149.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              8 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S29503.2"
              S32003.9"
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.2 fps
              Weight Heavy Help
              S2950437 g
              S3200540 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S295018x
              S320024x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $230

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $374

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $190

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $156

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              $399

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $416

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

              Travel zoom

              $205

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,240 - $2,499 body only

              $2,800 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $192

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

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              cala (8:38 PM, November 18, 2011)
              its the s3200 for me anyday
               
              guest (6:48 AM, September 15, 2011)
              Fujifilm FinePix S3200 really like a dsrl machine but s2950 lşke of compact s3200 better than s2950.