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FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S2950

Portability
78
Imaging
35
Features
30
Overall
33
FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD front
 
FujiFilm FinePix S2950 front
Portability
76
Imaging
37
Features
39
Overall
37

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S2950 Key Specs

FujiFilm S2500HD
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Boost to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Launched July 2010
  • Other Name is FinePix S2600HD
FujiFilm S2950
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 437g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Announced January 2011
  • Additionally referred to as FinePix S2990
Photography Glossary

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S2950 Overview

In this article, we are reviewing the FujiFilm S2500HD and FujiFilm S2950, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both of them are offered by FujiFilm. The image resolution of the S2500HD (12MP) and the S2950 (14MP) is very comparable and they come with the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The S2500HD was introduced 6 months earlier than the S2950 and they are of a similar generation. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going through a detailed comparison, below is a short overview of how the S2500HD scores against the S2950 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm S2500HD over the FujiFilm S2950

 S2500HD S2950 

Reasons to pick FujiFilm S2950 over the FujiFilm S2500HD

 S2950 S2500HD 

Common features in the FujiFilm S2500HD and FujiFilm S2950

 S2500HD S2950 
AnnouncedJuly 2010January 2011Same generation
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display sizing
Display resolution230k230kSame display resolution
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch display Neither provides Touch display

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S2950 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to travel with your camera often, you should think about its weight and proportions. The FujiFilm S2500HD provides exterior dimensions of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") having a weight of 337 grams (0.74 lbs) and the FujiFilm S2950 has measurements of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") having a weight of 437 grams (0.96 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have at the time. Underneath is the front view measurements comparison of the S2500HD vs the S2950.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S2950 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the S2500HD and S2950 is 78 and 76 respectively.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S2950 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S2950 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it can be tough to see the gap in sensor dimensions merely by checking out technical specs. The pic underneath will help offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the S2500HD and S2950.

As you can tell, the two cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but not the same MP. You should expect to see the FujiFilm S2950 to provide more detail using its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop photos a little more aggressively.

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S2950 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S2950 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S2950 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Portrait photography features
FujiFilm S2950 Portrait photography features
21
no manual focus
can't use external flash
low MP (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
35
good MP (14MP)
features face detect focusing
manual focus not available
can't use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Street Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Street photography features
FujiFilm S2950 Street photography features
49
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
49
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Sports photography advice
FujiFilm S2950 Sports photography advice
34
long zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low fps (1.0 frames/s)
low MP (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
47
great zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14 megapixels)
features tracking focus
slow fps (1.0 fps)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Travel photography features
FujiFilm S2950 Travel photography features
55
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
very long reach (504mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
low MP (12MP)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
60
good MP (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
long reach (504mm)
no Timelapse function
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Landscape photography features
FujiFilm S2950 Landscape photography features
36
really wide (28mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
low MP (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
missing Time Lapse recording
42
fairly wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

FujiFilm S2500HD Vlogging information
FujiFilm S2950 Vlogging information
25
really wide (28mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing mic socket
27
fairly wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detect focusing
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
no microphone support
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FujiFilm S2500HD vs FujiFilm S2950 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm S2500HD and FujiFilm S2950
 FujiFilm FinePix S2500HDFujiFilm FinePix S2950
General Information
Make FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD FujiFilm FinePix S2950
Also called FinePix S2600HD FinePix S2990
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2010-07-06 2011-01-05
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 -
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 1600 1600
Max boosted ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-504mm (18.0x) 28-504mm (18.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.1-5.6
Macro focusing distance 2cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 99% 97%
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 4.40 m 8.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 337 grams (0.74 pounds) 437 grams (0.96 pounds)
Dimensions 110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") 110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life - 300 pictures
Style of battery - AA
Battery ID 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type SD/SDHC, Internal SD / SDHC
Card slots Single Single
Retail cost $200 $330