Nikon Coolpix L120 vs Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Fujifilm FinePix S2950

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

Items often bought with the Nikon L120 or Fujifilm S2950

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S2950.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L120.

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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.2 fps vs 0.7 fps
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More than 70% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$169.80 vs $415.79
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The best price we've seen is $246 cheaper (2.4x less)
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Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Screen resolution
Significantly 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
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 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
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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

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              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              8 seconds
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S29503.2"
              L1203.1"
              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
              S29501.2 fps
              L1200.7 fps
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Movie format HD (720p) video Help
              S2950720p @ 30fps
              L120720p

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S2950110×73×81 mm
              L120110×77×78 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S2950437 g
              L120406 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S29503.2"
              L1203.1"
              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S295018x
              L12021x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $140

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              3D Captures 3D images
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $616

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $170

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $374

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $230

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $314

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Olympus SZ-30MR

              Travel zoom

              $310

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Macro focus Worse macro capability

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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