As well as being compared against other compacts, the Fujifilm FinePix Z90 is also often compared to ultra compacts and entry-level DSLRs. The Fujifilm FinePix Z90's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix JX300 and the FinePix Z1000 EXR) and Casio (such as the Exilim EX-Z85)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm Z90 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), has a touch screen, is newer (february 2011 vs february 2010) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is not waterproof.

Fujifilm FinePix JX300

Fujifilm FinePix JX300
similar age

Significant advantages of the JX300 (vs the Z90)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2.6 vs f/3.9

Significant disadvantages of the JX300 (vs the Z90)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the JX300 and Z90

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×56×24 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix Z1000 EXR
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the Z1000 EXR (vs the Z90)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Z1000 EXR (vs the Z90)

  • None found

common strengths of the Z1000 EXR and Z90

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (102×60×18 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"

Nikon Coolpix S3000

Nikon Coolpix S3000
1 year older
$160

Significant advantages of the S3000 (vs the Z90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3000 (vs the Z90)

  • No touch screen

common strengths of the S3000 and Z90

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.7" vs 0.8"

Kodak Slice

Kodak Slice
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Slice (vs the Z90)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Digital
  • Larger screen: 3.5" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the Slice (vs the Z90)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/4.8 vs f/3.9

common strengths of the Slice and Z90

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (104×60×17 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Larger than average screens: 3.5" vs 3"

Fujifilm FinePix Z30

Fujifilm FinePix Z30
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Z30 (vs the Z90)

  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the Z30 (vs the Z90)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Digital
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the Z30 and Z90

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×59×21 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm Z90 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 38 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a touch screen and is newer (february 2011 vs august 2008).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.9 vs f/3.2), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (digital vs lens), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.8 fps vs 10 fps) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Casio Exilim EX-Z85

Casio Exilim EX-Z85
2 years older

Significant advantages of the EX-Z85 (vs the Z90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EX-Z85 (vs the Z90)

  • None found

common strengths of the EX-Z85 and Z90

  • None found

Sony Cybershot TX10

Sony Cybershot DSC-TX10
similar age

Significant advantages of the TX10 (vs the Z90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the TX10 (vs the Z90)

  • None found

common strengths of the TX10 and Z90

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S3100

Nikon Coolpix S3100
similar age
$100

Significant advantages of the S3100 (vs the Z90)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3100 (vs the Z90)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3100 and Z90

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm Z90 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs none), has a touch screen, is newer (february 2011 vs august 2009), is much smaller (super compact (95×57×20 mm) vs professional size (137×104×84 mm)) and is slightly less expensive ($132.89 vs $313.73).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (digital vs sensor shift), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 14 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (0.8 fps vs 7 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550

Sony Alpha DSLR-A550
1 year older
$314 (body only)

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A550 (vs the Z90)

  • Much higher true resolution: 14 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A550 (vs the Z90)

  • Much larger: Professional size (137×104×84 mm) vs Super compact (95×57×20 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.3" vs 0.8"
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the DSLR-A550 and Z90

  • Inexpensive: $313.73 vs $132.89