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

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 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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S2950:$167.07
              S4000:$152.39
              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

              $154 - $300

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $127 - $130

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              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 S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $260

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $115

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Nikon Coolpix P100

              Super zoom

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Thickness Is thicker

              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
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $276 - $290 body only

              $299 - $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $399 - $400

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $774 body only

              $200 - $617 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot S400

              Compact

              Size Significantly smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen size Much smaller screen
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160 - $279

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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              discussion

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950
              FinePix S2950
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