Updated (February, 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD vs Nikon Coolpix L810

Nikon Coolpix L120

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
920k dots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S2900HD

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Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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Advantages of the Nikon L120

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 920k dots vs 230k dots
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4x higher resolution screen
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Zoom Slightly more zoom 21x vs 18x
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Around 40% more zoom
Weight Slightly lighter 406 g vs 437 g
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Around 10% lighter
Thickness Slightly thinner 3.1" vs 3.2"
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Almost the same
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent digicams

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        Thickness Quite thick Help
        S2900HD:3.2"
        L120:3.1"
        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
        You could stitch photos in post
        Weight Heavy Help
        S2900HD:437 g
        L120:406 g
        Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
        6,400 ISO
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
        S2900HD:1.2 fps
        L120:0.7 fps
        Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
        1,600 ISO
        Movie format HD (720p) video Help
        S2900HD:720p @ 30fps
        L120:720p
        Size Large Help
        S2900HD:110x73x81 mm
        L120:110x77x78 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Size Fairly small Help
        S2900HD:110x73x81 mm
        L120:110x77x78 mm
        Weight Light weight Help
        S2900HD:437 g
        L120:406 g
        Thickness Thin Help
        S2900HD:3.2"
        L120:3.1"
        External flash No external flash support Help
        Less expandable
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        S2900HD:18x
        L120:21x
        Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
        Sensor shift

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $189

        Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $178

        Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $273 body only

        $427 - $489 with 18-55mm lens

        Movie format Records higher quality movies
        True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization

        Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $190

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX30 IS

        Super zoom

        $420

        Zoom More zoom
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Significantly larger
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Placeholder

        Sigma SD9

        Entry-level DSLR

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
        Built-in flash No built-in flash
        Screen size Much smaller screen
        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Fujifilm Finepix X10

        Pro digicam

        $360 - $574

        Aperture Significantly wider aperture
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen size Smaller screen
        Zoom Less zoom
        Nikon D40

        Nikon D40

        Entry-level DSLR

        $360 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Screen size Significantly smaller screen

        Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $212

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $160 - $227

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

        Travel zoom

        $100

        Size Smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $175 - $279

        3D Takes 3D photos
        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Size Slightly larger
        Weight Heavier
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $477 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        True resolution Much higher true resolution
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Larger

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        discussion

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