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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S3400

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
 
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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
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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
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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
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        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 L310

        Nikon Coolpix L310

        Super zoom

        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $194 - $279

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $150 - $165

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Super zoom

        $123

        Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Fujifilm FinePix S4000

        Super zoom

        $173

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

        Super zoom

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

        Kodak Easyshare Z990 MAX

        Super zoom

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Size Is slightly larger

        Fujifilm FinePix S3400 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon Rebel T3

        Canon Rebel T3

        Entry-level DSLR

        $400 - $419 body only

        $399 - $580 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $300

        Zoom Slightly more zoom
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $567 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W810

        Compact

        $98

        Size Much smaller
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Less zoom
        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

        Super zoom

        $314

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Size Larger
        Thickness Thicker

        Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $165

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Thickness Slightly thicker
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $197 - $227

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Nikon Coolpix L110

        Super zoom

        $299

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $189

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger

        appearance

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        discussion

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