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
Lowest price Cheaper $189.99 vs $279.95
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The best price we've seen is $90 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 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 XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $250

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Fujifilm FinePix XP10

              Waterproof

              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Nikon Coolpix AW120

              Waterproof

              $289 - $297

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

              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
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Fujifilm FinePix XP200

              Waterproof

              $285

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Slightly 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 - $1,056 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

              Nikon Coolpix S30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Waterproof

              $110

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $84

              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
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot D20

              Canon PowerShot D20

              Waterproof

              $229 - $300

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon D700

              Nikon D700

              Pro DSLR

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Much larger
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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