Fujifilm Finepix S2950 Summary

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.

Fuji Finepix S2950 Assessment

The Fuji Finepix S2950 provides photographic controls in a relatively compact ultra-zoom digital camera featuring a stabilized 18X optical zoom lens and a 14 megapixels sensor for an affordable price. This digital camera sits at the low end of the S-series range yet it packs the same features as the S4000 which has a 30X ultra-wide angle zoom instead. This makes the S2950 the least expensive ultra-zoom to include full manual-controls including custom white-balance and spot-metering, both an EVF and an LCD, HD video and be powered by standard AA batteries.

PROS CONS
Excellent metering Image noise at all ISO
Natural colors Visible barrel distortion
Accurate white-balance Noticeable vignetting
Good lens sharpness Edge softness at 28mm
Good body ergonomics Slow shot-to-shot speed
Good LCD visibility Sluggish interface
Excellent price-point for feature set Self-timer in menu system
Superb battery life Questionable button assignments
AverageAverage Average

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By Neocamera on 2011-06-03

Fujifilm S2950 Highlights


Large digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

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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