FujiFilm S2950 overview
FujiFilm S2950 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally launched on January of 2011. The camera has a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4288 x 3216. It is referred to as "FinePix S2990" in certain countries.
The S2950 is rated #175 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all round #797 out of 1436 for cameras in our list. You can check our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your personalized criteria.
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FujiFilm S2950 family
The FujiFilm S2950 has a history of related cameras. Here, you can see all earlier and new models as well as main specifications.
FujiFilm S2950 Gallery
You can check the S2950 from various angles in the gallery below.
FujiFilm S2950 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of pros and cons of the FujiFilm S2950 based on things which are often seen as crucial in a camera.
FujiFilm S2950 Sensor details
The specification of the sensor on the FujiFilm S2950 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 4288 x 3216 pixels . The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter can cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor has 14MP and has a native ISO range of 100 to 1600. This ISO can be expanded digitally to a high of 6400. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported which means that the user has less margin for error.
The picture underneath displays the S2950's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The S2950 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
FujiFilm S2950 dimensions
FujiFilm S2950 weighs around 0.96 pounds (437 grams or 15.41 oz) & the measurement of the camera is 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the FujiFilm S2950 is heavier when compared to various competitors.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
Here is a shot of the FujiFilm S2950 alongside a soda to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view underneath will show you the button layout on the S2950.
FujiFilm S2950 Lens specs
The S2950 includes an inbuilt lens featuring a focal range of 28-504mm making it a 18.0 x zoom which is great and would enable you to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 28mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.1 making it very slow and not ideal for low light occasions and you will likely find it difficult to get a shallow depth of field. You would also have to boost the ISO setting which results in noisy pictures. For the tele end, 504mm is incredible zoom and comes with f5.6 which is pretty slow and you might need to utilize slow shutter speeds.
FujiFilm S2950 Connectivity
The S2950 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that include NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to copy photos and in some cases adjust camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
A few applications even enable a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera includes a HDMI port, it can easily be connected to an external display. The majority of cameras enable you to recharge the battery with the USB socket.
FujiFilm S2950 Video specs
The highest video quality on the FujiFilm S2950 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low for today's requirements. You should go for a minimum 1080p quality for video recording. The camera doesn't include a microphone and / or headphone jack which means you have little control over the audio. It is perhaps best to find another model in case you want good audio for your video clips.
FujiFilm S2950 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing on the FujiFilm S2950 so you need to be cautious in wet and dusty conditions.
FujiFilm S2950 Display and Viewfinder
The FujiFilm S2950 has a 3" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications for FujiFilm S2950 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Coverage 97 percent
For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders can be quite valuable.
FujiFilm S2950 Shutter specs
FujiFilm S2950 can shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
FujiFilm S2950 Flash and Hot shoe specs
FujiFilm S2950 comes with only built-in flash without external flash ability.
FujiFilm S2950 Autofocusing specs
FujiFilm S2950 comes with just Contrast Detect Autofocus & is missing Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster and exact when compared to Contrast Detect focusing. The camera has Face detect which is helpful for taking photos of people.
It also includes Tracking Autofocus for objects that move. FujiFilm S2950 has not got manual focus. Manual focus option can be useful for low light or you need to have more accurate control on depth of field.
FujiFilm S2950 Battery life
The battery power (4 x AA) on the FujiFilm S2950 is made to last for 300 pictures as per the CIPA measurements making it similar to it's competition. The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR features the highest (600) battery life for this type of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the highest battery life:
FujiFilm S2950 for varying kinds of photography
The following diagram displays a analysis of the FujiFilm S2950 for varying kinds of photography. To learn more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.
FujiFilm S2950 Portrait photography factors
The FujiFilm S2950 gets a score of 36 which is bad, meaning that it is just not suitable for portraits. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor specs, RAW support and option to utilize external lighting.
FujiFilm S2950 Street photography details
Coming in at a average rating of 49, the FujiFilm S2950 is somewhat acceptable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with FujiFilm S2950
A reasonable sports photography points tally of 47 suggests the FujiFilm S2950 is fairly appropriate for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs very good focusing and shutter speeds for sports photography.
Travel photography with FujiFilm S2950
Portability is super critical in selecting a camera for travel. Overall, the FujiFilm S2950 gets a modest 60 for a travelling camera which makes it reasonably adequate for your trips.
Landscape photography with FujiFilm S2950
If you're looking to pick a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The FujiFilm S2950 and it's bad grade of 42 as a landscape camera is just not suitable among its rivals.
FujiFilm S2950 Vlogging advice
A camera for vlogging really should posses a articulating display screen, microphone input and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things in to account, the FujiFilm S2950 is just not suitable as a vlog camera as it delivers a bad score of 27.
FujiFilm S2950 Alternatives
If you are interested in replacements to the S2950, below is a range of the highest scored cameras which fall within the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The graph followed below shows you an overview of the S2950 compared to it's top ranking competitors mentioned above.
Following are additional cameras you might consider as alternative options. To read through a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.