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

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 vs Nikon Coolpix S30

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix XP30

63

Nikon Coolpix S30

58

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Sensor shift
High true resolution
True resolution
9.7 MP
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 

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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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.

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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
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
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
Size
Slightly smaller
99x67x23 mm vs 102x65x40 mm
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Around 40% smaller
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
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
4s vs 1s
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4x longer exposures
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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
$139.85 vs $276.41
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The best price we've seen is $137 cheaper (around 50% 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
              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
              Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
              You could stitch photos in post
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              XP309 cm
              S305 cm
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              XP300.8 fps
              S301.5 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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"
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              XP30Sensor shift
              S30Digital
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              XP3028 mm
              S3029 mm
              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

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Kodak Easyshare Sport C123

              Kodak EasyShare Sport C123

              Waterproof

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $280

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              $152

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $170

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10

              Sony Cybershot TX10

              Waterproof

              $240

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              3D Takes 3D photos
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Panasonic Lumix TS5

              Waterproof

              $299

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $57

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Size Larger
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

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

              Nikon Coolpix S30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $243

              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

              $139

              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $127

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Kodak EasyShare Sport C135

              Kodak EasyShare C135

              Waterproof

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Sensor size Larger sensor
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $85

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

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