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Advantages of the Fujifilm S2950

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.1 vs f/3.3
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At its widest zoom, the S2950's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S8200

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
961k dots vs 230k dots
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More than 4x higher resolution screen
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Size
Smaller
104×59×33 mm vs 110×73×81 mm
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3.3x smaller
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
6 fps vs 1.2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 3.2"
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2.5x thinner
Weight
Lighter
213 g vs 437 g
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2.1x lighter
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S8200's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths

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              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S29508s
              S82004s
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              S29501,600 ISO
              S82003,200 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              S29501.2 fps
              S82006 fps
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              S29501/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm
              S82001/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP

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