Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S2950 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L810 vs Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Winner
Nikon Coolpix L810

55

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

49

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L810

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
921k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
Takes 3D photos
3D
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Great macro
Macro focus
1.0 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama

galleries

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 L810.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S2950

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Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
Help
A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
Help
More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
Help
2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L810

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 230k dots
Help
More than 4x higher resolution screen
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
23 mm vs 28 mm
Help
Around 20% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
Help
Less risk of blur
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
25.4x vs 18x
Help
Around 2x more zoom
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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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
              Common Weaknesses
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S29503.2"
              L8103.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S2950437 g
              L810430 g
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              S2950110×73×81 mm
              L810111×76×83 mm
              Weight Light weight Help
              S2950437 g
              L810430 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S29503.2"
              L8103.3"
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S2950$169.86
              L810$174.22
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S295018x
              L81025.4x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Nikon Coolpix L120

              Super zoom

              $160

              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Shutter lag Has much less shutter lag
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $479 body only

              $548 - $566 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $399 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $283

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $275 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Fujifilm FinePix S1800

              Super zoom

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

              Nikon Coolpix L810 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $200 - $247

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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              Avatar for akash pandey akash pandey (8:26 AM, August 15, 2012)
              Hey, I am begineer and keen to learn photography............much
              confused between these two, just want to know its worth to spend 5000 more bucks
              for nikon l810??????? 
               
              Akash (8:24 AM, August 15, 2012)
              Hey, I am begineer and keen to learn photography............much confused between these two, just want to its worth to spend 5000 bucks for nikon l810???????