Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S2950 vs Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L120

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
 

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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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom 21x vs 18x
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Around 40% more zoom
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Weight Slightly lighter 406 g vs 437 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.1" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Fujifilm FinePix S2950 45

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50 Nikon Coolpix L120 Nikon Coolpix L120

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Thickness Quite thick Help
S2950:3.2"
L120:3.1"
Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
CCD
Weight Heavy Help
S2950:437 g
L120:406 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
S2950:1.2 fps
L120:0.7 fps
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Movie format HD (720p) video Help
S2950:720p @ 30fps
L120:720p
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Size Large Help
S2950:110x73x81 mm
L120:110x77x78 mm

Compared to recent super zooms

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Size Fairly small Help
S2950:110x73x81 mm
L120:110x77x78 mm
Weight Light weight Help
S2950:437 g
L120:406 g
Thickness Thin Help
S2950:3.2"
L120:3.1"
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
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S2950:18x
L120:21x
Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
Sensor shift

competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L810

Super zoom

$175

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820

Super zoom

$202 - $279

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Super zoom

$299

Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Travel zoom

$115 - $250

Size Is slightly smaller
Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310

Super zoom

$198

Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
Nikon Coolpix L110

Nikon Coolpix L110

Super zoom

$320

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
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

Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD

Fujifilm FinePix S2000HD

Super zoom

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
Screen size Smaller screen
Aperture Narrower aperture
Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Super zoom

$258

Wide angle Better wide angle
Zoom Slightly more zoom
Size Larger
Weight Heavier
Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Super zoom

$152 - $300

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
Placeholder

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

Entry-level DSLR

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Screen size Much smaller screen
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320

Super zoom

$172

Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Size Slightly larger
Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830

Super zoom

$227

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier

appearance

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Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Nikon Coolpix L120
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discussion

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ullas (6:06 AM, October 07, 2012)
i have fujifilm s2950 which am very happy about. it came at low price and its entirely worth the money.

- has good battery backup
- sharp images (based on light conditions and ISO though)
- natural saturation levels (unlike canon & sony which produce high saturation images)
- quick start up
- very useful viewfinder
- quite a many shooting modes
- user friendly UI
- sturdy build quality (again not like canon powershot series)
- has a serious photographerish feel around it
- LCD display is truthful. pictures are generally as seen in LCD.

@prag : the reason why your photos are not sharp enough are probably because of poor lighting / wrongly set ISO. also ensure the objects are clearly in focus before you click away. you can keep the camera on a fixed object and take snaps using timer , in case you are attempting to take some 'slow shutter snaps'

besides , nikon l120 is a complaint camera. as i received feedback from a camera servicing agent , some of the l120 cameras have sensor problem (half of sensor suddenly dies) which is not covered under the warranty and very expensive to replace. Fuji has no such problems.
 
prag (1:36 AM, December 11, 2011)
hi i have one fujifilm s2950 camera, i m not a satisfied from this bec. sharpness is very bad, when done digital zoom every images r show just like some blur, not a great images when my friend has nikon has simple digital camera is taken good shapness images, is this problem in my camera or company done this types of camera.
pls tell me about it. i m waiting best response.....
thank u,
p_prag@gmail.com