As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Casio QV-2900UX is also often compared to compacts. The Casio QV-2900UX's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the D-425) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix HS30 EXR)

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Casio QV-2900UX compared to other super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (standard size (81×121×66 mm) vs large (131×97×126 mm)), is thinner (2.6" vs 5"), is significantly lighter (295 g vs 687 g) and significantly longer exposures (60 seconds vs 30 seconds).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.2 vs f/2.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (40 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 10.6 MP).

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS30 EXR
10 years newer

Significant advantages of the HS30 EXR (vs the QV-2900UX)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 40 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HS30 EXR (vs the QV-2900UX)

  • Significantly larger: Large (131×97×126 mm) vs Standard size (81×121×66 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 5" vs 2.6"
  • Significantly heavier: 687 g vs 295 g

common strengths of the HS30 EXR and QV-2900UX

  • Light weight: 687 g vs 295 g
  • Each supports an external flash

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Casio QV-2900UX compared to compact competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (1.8" vs 1.5"), supports an external flash, has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second) and much longer exposures (60 seconds vs 2 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (40 mm vs 37 mm), is much larger (standard size (81×121×66 mm) vs compact (101×52×36 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (1.9 MP vs 3.9 MP), is older (may 2001 vs january 2005) and is thicker (2.6" vs 1.4").

Olympus D-425

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3 years newer

Significant advantages of the D-425 (vs the QV-2900UX)

  • Much smaller: Compact (101×52×36 mm) vs Standard size (81×121×66 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 37 mm vs 40 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 2.6"

Significant disadvantages of the D-425 (vs the QV-2900UX)

  • No external flash support
  • Much shorter max exposures: 2 seconds vs 60 seconds
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the D-425 and QV-2900UX

  • Each has a built-in flash