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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3200

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
 

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
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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
              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
              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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Super zoom

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $200

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Size Slightly larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $214

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $262

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $205

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Nikon Coolpix P90

              Super zoom

              $200

              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

              Travel zoom

              $120

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Zoom Less zoom

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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.