Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
In this review, we are going to make a detailed comparison of two cameras that fall into different categories. While the first model we are looking at, FujiFilm FinePix S2950 belongs to a Small Sensor Superzoom category, the other model, FujiFilm FinePix S2950 is a Entry-Level DSLR camera. Both models feature different types of sensors. Thus, FujiFilm FinePix S2950 comes with CCD sensor that has a resolution of 14.0 MP resolution, while our second compared model Canon EOS 350D features a 8.0 MP CMOS sensor.
Both cameras we are going to look at in our overview fall into two different categories - SuperZoom and DSLR. Keeping in mind all the distinctive features of each category, it will be hard to make a detailed comparison of these two models. However, we will do our best to make this review as unbiased and detailed as possible.
To get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features of FujiFilm FinePix S2950 and Canon EOS 350D and, after this, we can go on to our detailed comparison of these models.
FujiFilm FinePix S2950 Key Features:
Canon EOS 350D Key Features:
|Sensor Resolution||14.0 MP vs 8.0 MP||42.9% more pixels|
|Image Stabilization||Yes vs No||All lenses are stabilized|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes vs No||Very handy for portraits|
|Screen Size||3″ vs 1.8″||1.2" larger screen|
|Screen Resolution||230k dots vs 115k dots||50% higher resolution screen|
|Weight||437 g vs 540 g||103 g lighter|
|Sensor Area||328.56 mm2 vs 28.07 mm2||91.5% larger pixel area|
|Raw Support||Yes vs No||Better image quality|
|Continuous Shooting||3 fps vs Yes fps||2 fps faster|
|Flash Range||12 vs 8||4 better flash range|
|External Flash||Yes vs No||Connect off-camera flash|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 vs 1/2000||Faster shutter speed|
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.5 vs No||0.5 better magnification|
|Viewfinder||Electronic | Optical (pentamirror)||Better framing and control|
|Bracketing||Yes | Yes||Useful for tough lighting conditions and HDR|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Touch Screen||No | No||No touch screen|
|Screen Resolution||230k dots | 115k dots||Small screen resolution|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type | Fixed Type||No flexible viewing angles|
|Sensor Resolution||14.0 MP | 8.0 MP||Small sensor resolution|
|Timelapse Recording||No | No||No timelapse recording|
|Continuous Shooting||1.0 fps | 3.0 fps||Low continuous shooting|
|Environmental Sealing||No | No||No environmental sealing|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of FujiFilm FinePix S2950 and Canon EOS 350D from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, FujiFilm FinePix S2950 is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 103g less than the Canon EOS 350D. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are FujiFilm FinePix S2950 and Canon EOS 350D any different in terms of sensor type?
In fact, that's exactly what makes these two models really different. Thus, it is a good point to consider if your are choosing between these two cameras. FujiFilm FinePix S2950 features a 14.0 MP 1/2.3" sized CCD sensor . Canon EOS 350D, in its turn, comes with a 8.0 MP APS-C sized CMOS sensor , which makes it significantly different from the first model.
Take a look below to find the comparison of FujiFilm FinePix S2950 and Canon EOS 350D by the size of their sensors.
One more distinctive feature of compared models is the sensor size. Canon EOS 350D is equipped with a sensor that is 0.1x larger than the one featured in FujiFilm FinePix S2950. Compared to the cameras with smaller sensor area, the ones with larger sensors ensure more control on the blurry background and depth of field if you shoot in the same aperture and focal length. Thus, the first model has a significant advantage here.
In terms of sensor size, both FujiFilm FinePix S2950 and Canon EOS 350D feature similar sensors. Thus, none of these models can boast of a significant advantage over the other. Both cameras should deliver about the same control over the depth of field if they are used with the same aperture and focal length.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of FujiFilm FinePix S2950 and Canon EOS 350D in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||FujiFilm FinePix S2950||Canon EOS 350D|
No Significant Advantages
No Significant Advantages
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, FujiFilm FinePix S2950 or Canon EOS 350D, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of FujiFilm FinePix S2950 and Canon EOS 350D here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Canon EOS 350D deserves a higher Total Score than the FujiFilm FinePix S2950. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|FujiFilm FinePix S2950||Canon EOS 350D|
|Model||FinePix S2950||EOS 350D|
|Announced||Jan 05, 2011||Apr 06, 2005|
|Body Type||SLR-like (bridge)||Compact SLR|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.17 x 4.55 mm||22.2 x 14.8 mm|
|Sensor Area||28.07 mm2||328.56 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||14.0 MP||8.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4288 x 3216||3456 x 2304|
|Max Native ISO||1,600||1,600|
|Max Boosted ISO||6,400||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||100||100|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens||Canon EF/EF-S|
|Number of Lenses||n/a||304|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a||1.6x|
|Macro Focus Range||2|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a||7|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||0||n/a|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type||Fixed Type|
|Screen Resolution||230k dots||115k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots||0k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||8 s||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||1.0 fps||3.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-eye, Slow Sync||Auto, Red-eye reduction|
|Video Resolutions||1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)||n/a|
|Max Video Resolution||1280 x 720|
|Video Formats||Motion JPEG||n/a|
|USB||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Weight||437 g||540 g|
|Physical Dimensions||110 x 73 x 81 mm||127 x 94 x 64 mm|
|Battery Life||300 shots||n/a|
|Battery Model||4 x AA||n/a|
|Storage Type||SD / SDHC||Compact Flash (Type I or II)|