Updated (January 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix XP50 vs Nikon Coolpix S31

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 vs Nikon Coolpix S30

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix XP30

64

Nikon Coolpix S30

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S30

Macro focus
Great macro
5.0 cm

galleries

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
vs
  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
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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
$165.00 vs $210.79
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The best price we've seen is $46 cheaper (more than 20% 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
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              XP309.0 cm
              S305.0 cm
              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
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP300.8 fps
              S301.5 fps
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              XP303,200 ISO
              S301,600 ISO
              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
              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $151

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $370

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Waterproof

              $199

              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot D10

              Canon PowerShot D10

              Waterproof

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Thickness Is thicker
              Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $180

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $233

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $139

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $225

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $389

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Slightly larger

              Nikon Coolpix S30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Waterproof

              $127 - $130

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot D30

              Canon PowerShot D30

              Waterproof

              $270 - $299

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price More expensive
              Samsung NV11

              Samsung NV11

              Compact

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

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