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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
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 Significantly 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

Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Fujifilm FinePix S2950 45

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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"
Weight Heavy Help
S2950:437 g
S3200:540 g
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
6,400 ISO
HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
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
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

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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
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S2950:18x
S3200:24x

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Super zoom

$129

3D Captures 3D images
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Super zoom

$159 - $300

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Super zoom

$158

Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120

Super zoom

$248

Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320

Super zoom

$172

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$135

Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$199 - $230

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Travel zoom

$110 - $250

Size Smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Aperture Narrower aperture
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 S3 IS

Canon PowerShot S3 IS

Super zoom

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Much worse wide angle
Screen size Much smaller screen
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$160 - $279

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Longest exposure Slightly shorter max exposures
Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Super zoom

$260

appearance

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

discussion

Fujifilm FinePix S2950
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.