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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3200

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

Advantages of the Fujifilm S2950

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Size Smaller 110x73x81 mm vs 118x80x99 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight Lighter 437 g vs 540 g
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Around 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3.2" vs 3.9"
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Around 20% thinner
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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
Lowest price Cheaper $198.88 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $100 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S2950:3.2"
              S3200:3.9"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              S2950:437 g
              S3200:540 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.2 fps
              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
              S2950:110x73x81 mm
              S3200:118x80x99 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S2950:18x
              S3200:24x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $155 - $185

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $210

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $200

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $190

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $129

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $195 - $475

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $89 - $130

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Super zoom

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $129 - $182

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon Powershot SX40

              Canon Powershot SX40

              Super zoom

              $405 - $433

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $165 - $227

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO

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              discussion

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950
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              Fujifilm FinePix S3200
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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.