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

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Nikon Coolpix S30

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

True resolution
High true resolution
9.7 MP
GPS
Built-in GPS
Great for travel
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S30

We are not aware of any reasons to consider buying the Nikon Coolpix S30 over the Fujifilm FinePix XP30.
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm XP30

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True resolution Much 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
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
Wide angle Slightly better wide angle 28 mm vs 29 mm
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Almost the same
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
Lowest price Cheaper $142.00 vs $299.00
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The best price we've seen is $157 cheaper (2.1x less)
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 1.5 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
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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 Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Waterproof Help
              Great at the beach
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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 size Very small screens Help
              2.7"
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
              Not supported
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              XP30:28 mm
              S30:29 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              XP30:5x
              S30:3x

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

              Screen type No OLED screens Help
              LCD

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Waterproof

              $139

              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $127 - $130

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $250

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $179

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Sony CyberShot DSC-W730

              Travel zoom

              $92

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Waterproof Is not waterproof
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              $249

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $300

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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $121

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Cheaper
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX20

              Waterproof

              $202

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $254

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $219

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Samsung AQ100

              Samsung AQ100

              Waterproof

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

              Nikon Coolpix S30 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $73 - $75

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Canon PowerShot D10

              Canon PowerShot D10

              Waterproof

              $350

              Aperture Wider aperture
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Canon ELPH 310 HS

              Travel zoom

              $174

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S01

              Nikon Coolpix S01

              Ultra compact

              $118

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof

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