Updated (February 2014): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP30 vs Nikon Coolpix S32

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 vs Nikon Coolpix S30

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix XP30

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Nikon Coolpix S30

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S30

Macro focus
Great macro
5.0 cm
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach

Items often bought with the Fujifilm XP30 or Nikon S30

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Explore our gallery of 15 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix XP30.
Explore our gallery of 1 sample photo taken by the Nikon Coolpix S30.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP30

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GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
9.7 MP vs 6 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
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  1. Digital
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Less risk of blur
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
28 mm vs 29 mm
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Almost the same
Size
Slightly smaller
99×68×24 mm vs 102×65×40 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Sensor size
Larger sensor
1/2.3" 6.18x4.55mm vs 1/3" 4.8x3.6mm
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More than 60% larger sensor
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The XP30's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Much faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
Thickness
Thinner
0.9" vs 1.6"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
165 g vs 214 g
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More than 20% lighter
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon S30

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Aperture
Wider aperture
f/3.3 vs f/3.9
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At its widest zoom, the S30's lens captures marginally more light (0.5 f-stops)
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
5.0 cm vs 9.0 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 40% closer to the lens
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.5 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$139.89 vs $209.15
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The best price we've seen is $69 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent waterproof cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Weight Light weight Help
              XP30165 g
              S30214 g
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              XP304s
              S301s
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP300.8 fps
              S301.5 fps
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              XP309.0 cm
              S305.0 cm
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP303,200 ISO
              S301,600 ISO
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              XP3028 mm
              S3029 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP305x
              S303x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths

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

              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm XP80

              Fujifilm XP80

              Waterproof

              $130 - $199

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $130

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $149

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $260

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $159

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

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              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS30 (DMC-FT30)

              Waterproof

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Canon PowerShot G3 X

              Super zoom

              $999

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $206

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP

              Fujifilm FinePix Z33WP

              Waterproof

              $236

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Better macro capability
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle

              Nikon Coolpix S30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $117 - $161

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Waterproof

              $199

              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S01

              Nikon Coolpix S01

              Ultra compact

              $137

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Lowest price More expensive
              Kodak Easyshare Sport C123

              Kodak EasyShare Sport C123

              Waterproof

              $122

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture

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