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

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 vs Nikon Coolpix S30

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix XP30

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Nikon Coolpix S30

54

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

High true resolution
True resolution
9.7 MP
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix S30

Waterproof
Waterproof
Great at the beach

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
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
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
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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
$110.00 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $139 cheaper (2.3x 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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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
              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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              XP30:9 cm
              S30:5 cm
              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
              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
              XP30:3,200 ISO
              S30:1,600 ISO
              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

              Compared to recent waterproof cameras

              Common Strengths
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses

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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $108

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $239

              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

              $178

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $100 - $199

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a slightly higher resolution screen
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $518

              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

              Pentax Optio WG-1 GPS

              Waterproof

              Macro focus Significantly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $135

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $179

              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1

              Waterproof

              $168 - $208

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS3

              Waterproof

              $390

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fastest shutter speed Significantly slower max shutter speed

              Nikon Coolpix S30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Waterproof

              $198

              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price More expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Nikon Coolpix S33

              Compact

              $147

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Wide angle Slightly worse wide angle
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $300 - $349

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Much larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $137

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Nikon Coolpix S3300

              Compact

              $120

              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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