A FINE PICTURE
The Fujifilm Finepix S2950 looks and feels like a high-end digital camera. That is one misconception that will be cleared as soon as you open the battery flap. Instead of a rechargeable battery pack which has sort of become the standard with digital cameras now, the S2950 has space for four AA type alkaline batteries. That is the end of high-end for you.
But except for that initial disappointment, this camera turned out to be a surprise package. Starting with a grip you would loved to have even in a DSLR, the S2950 feels like it’s made for better things that just point and shoot. Yes, you can do your focus and click on full auto, but then there is also an auto mode with Scene Recognition.
The 3-inch LCD screen is larger than what you would find in other cameras of this price range. But the real hero here is the Fujinon lens combined with the 18x optical zoom. Often you find that the picture pixelates a bit at the higher end of the optical zoom, but we had no such problems with this camera. The lens is also on show when you shift to the 1280p fullhd mode.
Overall, the S2950 is a good option for people who would like to advance a bit with their digital photography.
CANON POWERSHOT S100 Price: ` 26,999
12.1 MP; 3-inch LCD; DIGIC 5 imaging
processor; ISO 80-6400; 15 – 1/2000 sec shutter
speed; JPEG, RAW CR2, GPS logger.
FUJIFILM FINEPIX S2950 Price: ` 10,999
14 MP, 1/2.3-inch CCD image sensor;
Fujinon 18x optical zoom lens; SR AUTO; Instant
zoom, Face Detection and versatile playback functions.