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

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Wide angle lens
Wide angle
24 mm
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

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 27 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4000.

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
$169.80 vs $374.00
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The best price we've seen is $204 cheaper (2.2x less)
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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
              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"
              S40003.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S2950437 g
              S4000540 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
              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
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S2950230k dots
              S4000460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S295018x
              S400030x

              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 S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $283

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $158

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $275

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Fujifilm FinePix S3200

              Super zoom

              $150

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $199

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix S1600

              Fujifilm FinePix S1600

              Super zoom

              $230

              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Super zoom

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

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              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
              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

              Super zoom

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Size Slightly larger

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