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

Fujifilm FinePix XP30 vs Nikon Coolpix S30

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix XP30

57

Nikon Coolpix S30

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix XP30

High true resolution
True resolution
9.7 MP
Built-in GPS
GPS
Great for travel
 

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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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
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
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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
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
1.5 fps vs 0.8 fps
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Around 90% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Cheaper
$135.90 vs $249.00
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The best price we've seen is $113 cheaper (around 50% 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
              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"
              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
              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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Fujifilm FinePix XP50

              Waterproof

              $135

              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 S32

              Nikon Coolpix S32

              Waterproof

              $241

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

              Nikon Coolpix AW100

              Waterproof

              $249

              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
              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Panasonic Lumix TS25

              Waterproof

              $141 - $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 XP70

              Fujifilm FinePix XP70

              Waterproof

              $110 - $180

              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

              Fujifilm FinePix XP30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Fujifilm FinePix XP100

              Waterproof

              $285

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Fujifilm FinePix XP60

              Waterproof

              $169 - $379

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              GPS No built-in GPS
              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Fujifilm FinePix XP150

              Waterproof

              $300

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price More expensive

              Nikon Coolpix S30 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Nikon Coolpix S31

              Waterproof

              $154

              Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix S01

              Nikon Coolpix S01

              Ultra compact

              $93

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Size Smaller
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof
              Olympus TG-310

              Olympus TG310

              Waterproof

              $518

              True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Lowest price Much more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Nikon Coolpix P600

              Super zoom

              $279 - $345

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Nikon Coolpix S6500

              Travel zoom

              $100 - $220

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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