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

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

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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

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$172.69 vs $206.99
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The best price we've seen is $34 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S2950:3.2"
              S4000:3.9"
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              S2950:437 g
              S4000:540 g
              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
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Size Large Help
              S2950:110x73x81 mm
              S4000:118x80x99 mm

              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S2950:18x
              S4000:30x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S2950:230k dots
              S4000:460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $440

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $262

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Super zoom

              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $150 - $197

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Fujifilm FinePix HS10

              Super zoom

              $400

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Fujifilm FinePix S3300

              Super zoom

              $214

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom More zoom
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

              Super zoom

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $205

              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $272 body only

              $409 with 18-55mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Placeholder

              Canon PowerShot S400

              Compact

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

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