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
        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
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
        XP30:9 cm
        S30:5 cm
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        XP30:0.8 fps
        S30:1.5 fps
        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
        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
        High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
        Not supported

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Nikon Coolpix S32

        Waterproof

        $107 - $109

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Thickness Is thicker
        Fujifilm FinePix XP200

        Fujifilm FinePix XP200

        Waterproof

        $285

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Fujifilm FinePix XP50

        Waterproof

        $189

        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 AW120

        Nikon Coolpix AW120

        Waterproof

        $289 - $340

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Fujifilm FinePix XP10

        Fujifilm FinePix XP10

        Waterproof

        Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

        Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Pro digicam

        $798

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Lowest price Much more expensive
        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Pro digicam

        $399 - $574

        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Macro focus Much better macro capability
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Size Larger
        Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

        Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

        Boutique

        $799

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Aperture Much wider aperture
        Size Larger
        GPS No built-in GPS
        Sony NEX-5R

        Sony NEX-5R

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $1,026 - $1,060 with 16-50mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Olympus Stylus 1

        Olympus Stylus 1

        Pro digicam

        $200 - $649

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Size Larger
        GPS No built-in GPS

        Nikon Coolpix S30 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix S31

        Nikon Coolpix S31

        Waterproof

        $120

        Battery life Slightly longer battery life
        Weight Slightly lighter
        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Nikon Coolpix L27

        Compact

        $128

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability
        Waterproof Not waterproof
        Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

        Sony Cybershot TX10

        Waterproof

        $279

        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Canon PowerShot D20

        Canon PowerShot D20

        Waterproof

        $229 - $300

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Olympus TG-310

        Olympus TG310

        Waterproof

        $204

        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Aperture Narrower aperture

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