Updated (February, 2014): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Nikon Coolpix S32

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Nikon Coolpix S30

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Nikon Coolpix S30

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

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

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S30

Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP30

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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
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Sensor shift vs 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
Sensor size Larger sensor 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1/3" 4.8x3.6mm
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More than 60% larger sensor
Size Slightly smaller 99x67x23 mm vs 102x65x40 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The XP30's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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
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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 Significantly better macro capability 5 cm vs 9 cm
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Focus on subjects more than 40% closer to the lens
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              XP30:$154.95
              S30:$159.11
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              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
              XP30:0.8 fps
              S30:1.5 fps
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              XP30:9 cm
              S30:5 cm
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              XP30:28 mm
              S30:29 mm
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP30:5x
              S30:3x
              Aperture Very narrow widest aperture size Help
              XP30:f/3.9
              S30:f/3.3

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $215

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $250 - $297

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $130 - $240

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              $379

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $297 - $543

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $210

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Olympus X560 WP

              Olympus X560 WP

              Waterproof

              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798 - $799

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $499

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,199 - $1,299

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $180

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $675 - $697

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Nikon Coolpix S30 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $107 - $188

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Waterproof

              $195

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $138 - $180

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $214

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S810c

              Nikon Coolpix S810c

              Travel zoom

              $347

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Lowest price More expensive

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