As well as being compared against other compacts, the Canon PowerShot A3000 IS is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and ultra compacts. The Canon PowerShot A3000 IS's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Alpha DSLR-A380 and the Cyber-shot DSC-S950) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix Z700EXR)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A3000 IS compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.7 vs f/3.3), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (january 2010 vs february 2009).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (35 mm vs 33 mm) and is slightly larger (compact (97×58×28 mm) vs super compact (93×56×24 mm)).

Fujifilm FinePix Z700EXR

Fujifilm FinePix Z700EXR
similar age

Significant advantages of the Z700EXR (vs the A3000 IS)

  • Much larger screen: 3.5" vs 2.7"
  • Much smaller: Super compact (98×59×20 mm) vs Compact (97×58×28 mm)
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Z700EXR (vs the A3000 IS)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.9 vs f/2.7
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

common strengths of the Z700EXR and A3000 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (98×59×20 mm) vs Compact (97×58×28 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 1.1"
  • Very light: 158 g vs 165 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS7
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS7 (vs the A3000 IS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (97×54×22 mm) vs Compact (97×58×28 mm)
  • Thinner: 0.9" vs 1.1"
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 15 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS7 (vs the A3000 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FS7 and A3000 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.7
  • Very small: Super compact (97×54×22 mm) vs Compact (97×58×28 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot A810

Canon PowerShot A810
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the A810 (vs the A3000 IS)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 35 mm
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A810 (vs the A3000 IS)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (95×62×30 mm) vs Compact (97×58×28 mm)

common strengths of the A810 and A3000 IS

  • Very small: Compact (95×62×30 mm) vs Compact (97×58×28 mm)
  • Very light: 171 g vs 165 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950
10 months older

Significant advantages of the DSC-S950 (vs the A3000 IS)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (93×56×24 mm) vs Compact (97×58×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-S950 (vs the A3000 IS)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DSC-S950 and A3000 IS

  • Very small: Super compact (93×56×24 mm) vs Compact (97×58×28 mm)
  • Very light: 167 g vs 165 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

Canon PowerShot A450

Canon PowerShot A450
3 years older

Significant advantages of the A450 (vs the A3000 IS)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A450 (vs the A3000 IS)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 2.7"
  • Much larger: Compact (106×52×40 mm) vs Compact (97×58×28 mm)
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the A450 and A3000 IS

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.7
  • Light weight: 215 g vs 165 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Sony Alpha DSLR-A380

Sony Alpha DSLR-A380
7 months older
$262 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A380 (vs the A3000 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A380 (vs the A3000 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSLR-A380 and A3000 IS

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon A3000 IS compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5") and is newer (january 2010 vs march 2008).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (97×58×28 mm) vs ultra compact (86×54×20 mm)), is thicker (1.1" vs 0.8") and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot SD770 IS

Canon PowerShot SD770 IS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the SD770 IS (vs the A3000 IS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD770 IS (vs the A3000 IS)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD770 IS and A3000 IS

  • None found