Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S3400 vs Nikon Coolpix L810

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

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High resolution screen
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3400

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Great viewfinder
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S3400

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Zoom More zoom 28x vs 21x
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Around 80% more zoom
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 24 mm vs 25 mm
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Almost the same
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 Significantly higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 460k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 110x77x78 mm vs 118x80x99 mm
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More than 30% smaller
Weight Lighter 406 g vs 540 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness Thinner 3.1" vs 3.9"
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More than 20% thinner
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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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 Common Weaknesses

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

        Thickness Quite thick Help
        S3400:3.9"
        L120:3.1"
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Weight Heavy Help
        S3400:540 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
        S3400:1.2 fps
        L120:0.7 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        S3400:720p @ 30fps
        L120:720p
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported
        Size Large Help
        S3400:118x80x99 mm
        L120:110x77x78 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        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
        Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
        Sensor shift
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S3400:28x
        L120:21x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $170

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $159

        Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $160 - $279

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $165

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $278 body only

        $380 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

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

        Fujifilm FinePix S3400 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $180

        Size Significantly smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $239

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28

        Super zoom

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Supports RAW Shoots RAW
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Nikon Coolpix S3600

        Travel zoom

        $107

        Size Much smaller
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800

        Super zoom

        $129 - $135

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Size Larger

        Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        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
        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Super zoom

        $320

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture

        appearance

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