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
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S30

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/3.3
Macro focus
Great macro
5 cm
 
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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 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 $96.95 vs $199.94
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The best price we've seen is $103 cheaper (2.1x 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
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              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"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              230k dots
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              XP30:28 mm
              S30:29 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps
              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 - $188

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Thickness Is thicker
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $199

              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
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $129 - $300

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a significantly larger screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $175

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $160 - $188

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Kodak Easyshare Sport C123

              Kodak EasyShare Sport C123

              Waterproof

              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Screen size Has a significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $372

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $210

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Fujifilm FinePix XP20

              Waterproof

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $248

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX30

              Waterproof

              $198 - $298

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              GPS No built-in GPS

              Nikon Coolpix S30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Waterproof

              $176

              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Weight Slightly lighter
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Nikon Coolpix L27

              Compact

              $68

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Olympus TG-320

              Olympus Tough TG-320

              Waterproof

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix S01

              Nikon Coolpix S01

              Ultra compact

              $70 - $80

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

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