Fujifilm FinePix S3200 vs Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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

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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$169.86 vs $276.46
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The best price we've seen is $107 cheaper (around 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
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S29503.2"
              S32003.9"
              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
              1. 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 L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $283

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              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

              $169

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $275 body only

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

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Super zoom

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $174

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $147

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Nikon Coolpix L110

              Super zoom

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

              Super zoom

              $275 - $348

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $110 - $168

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Larger
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

              Super zoom

              $400

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Heavier

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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.