Fujifilm FinePix S3200 vs Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Tie
Fujifilm FinePix S3200

55

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

54

Tie

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
Large screen
Screen size
3"
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Screen size
Large screen
3"
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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

Report a correction
Size
Smaller
110×73×81 mm vs 118×81×100 mm
Help
More than 30% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
3.2" vs 3.9"
Help
Around 20% thinner
Weight
Lighter
437 g vs 540 g
Help
Around 20% lighter
Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Learn more about
the Fujifilm S2950

Advantages of the Fujifilm S3200

Report a correction
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
Help
More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
24x vs 18x
Help
Around 80% more zoom
Fujifilm FinePix S3200 Learn more about
the Fujifilm S3200
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Fujifilm FinePix S2950 54
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save
        vs
        55 Fujifilm FinePix S3200 Fujifilm FinePix S3200
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              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
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S29503.2"
              S32003.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S2950437 g
              S3200540 g
              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
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S2950$169.80
              S3200$149.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              2.0 cm
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S295018x
              S320024x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              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 S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $139

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $145

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $199

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $283

              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 S2950 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Super zoom

              Weight Lighter
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
              Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S5200 Zoom

              Super zoom

              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $275

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix S1500

              Fujifilm FinePix S1500

              Super zoom

              $192

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Fujifilm FinePix S3400

              Super zoom

              $249

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Lowest price More expensive
              Olympus SP-720UZ

              Olympus 720UZ

              Super zoom

              $180

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $400 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

              appearance

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Fujifilm FinePix S3200
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Fujifilm FinePix S3200
              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              discussion

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950
              FinePix S2950
              Fujifilm

              Report a correction
              Fujifilm FinePix S3200
              FinePix S3200
              Fujifilm

              Report a correction

              Showing 2 comments

              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.