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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        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"
        Weight Heavy Help
        S2950:437 g
        L120:406 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
        S2950:1.2 fps
        L120:0.7 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        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
        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
        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

        $198

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        3D Captures 3D images
        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $163

        Zoom Has slightly more zoom
        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $100 - $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

        Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Viewfinder coverage Slightly less viewfinder coverage

        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
        Placeholder

        Casio QV-4000

        Pro digicam

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Sensor size Larger sensor
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $210

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

        Travel zoom

        $241

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

        Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $115

        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

        $267 - $300

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

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        discussion

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        Nikon Coolpix L120
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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