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

Fujifilm FinePix S4000 vs Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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Fujifilm FinePix S2950

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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

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
$169.86 vs $399.00
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The best price we've seen is $229 cheaper (2.3x 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
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Zoom
More zoom
30x vs 18x
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Around 3x 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"
              S40003.9"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S2950437 g
              S4000540 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
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S2950230k dots
              S4000460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S295018x
              S400030x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $174

              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 S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $283

              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 Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $332

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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

              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $300 - $547 body only

              $379 - $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
              Samsung WB850F

              Samsung WB850F

              Travel zoom

              $340

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Zoom Less zoom

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