As well as being compared against other compacts, the Fujifilm FinePix A303 is also often compared to super zooms. The Fujifilm FinePix A303's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A1200) and Konica Minolta (such as the DiMAGE Z3)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm A303 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1600 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.7"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (60k dots vs 230k dots), is slightly larger (compact (97×65×36 mm) vs compact (99×64×30 mm)) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Canon PowerShot A1200

Canon PowerShot A1200
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the A1200 (vs the A303)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.5"
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 3.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A1200 (vs the A303)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the A1200 and A303

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 185 g vs 180 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm A303 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (97×65×36 mm) vs prosumer size (109×80×84 mm)), is thinner (1.4" vs 3.3"), is slightly lighter (180 g vs 435 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1000 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 35 mm), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), is older (august 2002 vs july 2004), doesn't support an external flash and slightly shorter exposures (1/2 of a second vs 15 seconds).

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3

Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Z3 (vs the A303)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Z3 (vs the A303)

  • Thicker: 3.3" vs 1.4"
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Z3 and A303

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (109×80×84 mm) vs Compact (97×65×36 mm)
  • Very light: 435 g vs 180 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 1.4"