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

Nikon Coolpix L120 vs Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

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Nikon Coolpix L120

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Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

45

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L120

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
920k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S2900HD

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Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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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
Weight
Slightly lighter
406 g vs 437 g
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Around 10% lighter
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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

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

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

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              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"
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S2900HD:18x
              L120:21x
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Fujifilm FinePix S2950

              Super zoom

              $154

              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Lowest price Is significantly less expensive
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Panorama Creates panoramas in-camera
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Nikon Coolpix S3600

              Travel zoom

              $70 - $137

              Size Significantly smaller
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

              Super zoom

              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Size Larger
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Canon Rebel T3

              Canon Rebel T3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $349 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Smaller screen
              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

              Super zoom

              $500

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Size Much larger
              Weight Significantly heavier

              Nikon Coolpix L120 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $233 body only

              $375 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $158 - $399

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Zoom More zoom
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Nikon Coolpix P500

              Super zoom

              $350

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Size Larger

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