Updated (January, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S2950 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4200

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Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 

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 S4000

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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 More zoom 30x vs 18x
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Around 3x more zoom
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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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 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"
        S4000:3.9"
        Weight Heavy Help
        S2950:437 g
        S4000:540 g
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        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
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Size Large Help
        S2950:110x73x81 mm
        S4000:118x80x99 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

        Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

        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
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
        Sensor shift
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S2950:18x
        S4000:30x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $179 - $300

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Nikon Coolpix L120

        Super zoom

        $220

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $129 - $135

        3D Captures 3D images
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Thickness Is thicker
        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $239

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $170

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
        Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD

        Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD

        Super zoom

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen
        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Super zoom

        $123

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $115 - $250

        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Super zoom

        $320

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S4100

        Nikon Coolpix S4100

        Compact

        $107

        Size Much smaller
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Zoom Less zoom
        Placeholder

        Canon PowerShot S400

        Compact

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

        appearance

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        discussion

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