Fujifilm FinePix S3200 vs Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

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
110x73x81 mm vs 118x80x99 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$149.99 vs $255.37
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The best price we've seen is $105 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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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
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S29503.2"
              S32003.9"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              S2950437 g
              S3200540 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S295018x
              S320024x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $179

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Super zoom

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Zoom

              Super zoom

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

              Travel zoom

              $177

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $200

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $997 body only

              $1,170 - $1,297 with 18-140mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Pentax K-r

              Pentax K-r

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 body only

              $554 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Lowest price More expensive

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              discussion

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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.