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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
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S2950

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S2900HD

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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
Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
Digital
Thickness Quite thick Help
3.2"
Weight Heavy Help
437 g
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
6,400 ISO
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
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
230k dots
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
Prosumer size 110x73x81 mm
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm

Compared to recent super zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Size Fairly small Help
Prosumer size 110x73x81 mm
Weight Light weight Help
437 g
Thickness Thin Help
3.2"
External flash No external flash support Help
Less expandable
Supports RAW No RAW support Help
Less editing fidelity
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
Zoom Poor zoom Help
18x
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
Sensor shift

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Super zoom

$163

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$198

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
Placeholder

Casio QV-4000

Pro digicam

Aperture Has a much wider aperture
Sensor size Has a marginally larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000

Entry-level DSLR

$249 - $300 body only

$343 - $350 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
Live view Doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen
Light sensitivity (boost) Slightly lower boost light sensitivity
Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Super zoom

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier

Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Super zoom

$215

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Travel zoom

$99 - $250

Size Smaller
Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Aperture Narrower aperture
Fujifilm FinePix S1800

Fujifilm FinePix S1800

Super zoom

Weight Lighter
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Light sensitivity (boost) Worse boost ISO
Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Super zoom

$130 - $212

3D Takes 3D photos
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Larger
Viewfinder No viewfinder
Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310

Super zoom

$198

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

Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Super zoom

$188

Zoom More zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Size Significantly larger
Thickness Significantly thicker
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$324 - $425

Aperture Much wider aperture
Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen size Smaller screen
Zoom Less zoom
Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

Canon PowerShot SX110 IS

Travel zoom

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Smaller
Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Super zoom

$379

Aperture Wider aperture
Wide angle Better wide angle
Size Larger
Weight Heavier

appearance

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discussion

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