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Fuji Finepix S2950 Indoor Crops

14 Megapixels14 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Electronic View FinderElectronic View FinderStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringRuns on standard AA batteriesRuns on standard AA batteriesAccepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Indoor Crops

Below are sample crops from an indoor photograph taken at each of the Fuji Finepix S2950's ISO settings. A crop from the Fujifilm Finepix S100FS
Fujifilm Finepix S100FS
at the same ISO setting is shown next to each one of the Fuji S2950. Images below are all unmodified 100% crops from their respective cameras taken at the highest quality setting. ISO was set on camera, everything else was left on automatic.

These crops help determine which ISO settings can be acceptably used. As noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction which introduces softness. The result is that, while you can partly reduce noise at the expense of details, the maximum acceptable print size gets smaller as ISO is increased. The point at which a print become unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Fuji Finepix S2950

Fuji Finepix S100FS

Fuji Finepix S2950 ISO 64 Crop
ISO 64
 
Fuji Finepix S2950 ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Fuji Finepix S2950 - ISO 200 Crops
ISO 200
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 200 Crops
ISO 200
Fuji Finepix S2950 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Fuji Finepix S2950 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Fuji Finepix S2950 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Fuji Finepix S2950 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 3200
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 3200
Fuji Finepix S2950 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 6400 (8 MP)
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 6400 (6 MP)
Fuji Finepix S2950 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 12800 (4 MP)
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 10000 (3 MP)

The Fuji Finepix S2950 shows some very decent results at ISO 64 and 100. Going higher causes softness to increase, thereby quickly limiting print sizes. Compared to Fuji's large ultra-zoom, the S2950 struggles to keep 3 stops behind in terms of image quality. This is more-or-less and average performance for this category of digital camera which uses small sensors to keep size and cost low.

Fujifilm Finepix S2950
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By on 2011/06/03
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Fujifilm S2950 Facts

Large digital camera
14 Megapixels Ultra ZoomISO 64-1600
18X Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-8s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls
0.20" Built-in EVF 200K PixelsCustom white-balance
1.2 FPS Drive, 3 ImagesSpot-Metering
1280x720 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingStandard AA Battery
3" LCD 230K PixelsSecure Digital High Capacity
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