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Reasons to buy the Samsung WB150F

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Macro focus
Great macro
2 cm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S2900HD

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Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 2 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.5x closer to the lens
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/3.1 vs f/3.2
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At its widest zoom, the S2900HD's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
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 Samsung WB150F

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Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size Smaller 106x59x23 mm vs 110x73x81 mm
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4.4x smaller
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Thickness Significantly thinner 0.9" vs 3.2"
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3.5x thinner
Weight Significantly lighter 188 g vs 437 g
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2.3x lighter
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 3,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The WB150F's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures 16s vs 8s
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2x longer exposures
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digicams, 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.

        Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
        CCD
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
        You could do HDR manually
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
        720p @ 30fps

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung DV150F

        Samsung DV150F

        Ultra compact

        $110 - $200

        Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
        3D Captures 3D images
        Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
        Image stabilization Has worse image stabilization
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

        Travel zoom

        $78 - $119

        Screen size Has a slightly smaller screen

        Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Fujifilm FinePix S3300

        Super zoom

        $220

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Zoom More zoom
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Fujifilm FinePix S2950

        Super zoom

        $299

        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Nikon D3300

        Nikon D3300

        Entry-level DSLR

        $439 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

        Sensor size Much larger sensor
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Image stabilization No image stabilization
        Size Larger
        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Super zoom

        $199 - $258

        3D Takes 3D photos
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Size Significantly larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Fujifilm FinePix S4200

        Super zoom

        $200

        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
        Size Larger
        Weight Heavier

        Samsung WB150F Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Samsung WB250F

        Samsung WB250F

        Travel zoom

        $150

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Samsung WB350F

        Samsung WB350F

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $167

        Movie format Higher resolution movies
        Aperture Wider aperture
        Weight Slightly heavier
        Samsung WB200F

        Samsung WB200F

        Travel zoom

        $140 - $150

        Weight Slightly heavier
        Samsung WB30F

        Samsung WB30F

        Ultra compact

        $120

        Aperture Slightly wider aperture
        Size Slightly smaller
        Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
        Zoom Slightly less zoom
        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

        Travel zoom

        $150 - $225

        Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
        Wide angle Worse wide angle
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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