As well as being compared against other compacts, the Fujifilm FinePix A820 is also often compared to ultra compacts and travel zooms. The Fujifilm FinePix A820's top rivals come from Olympus (such as the FE-230) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L610 and the Coolpix P340)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Fujifilm A820 has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.9 vs f/2), has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
3 years newer
$315

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the A820)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 39 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.9

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the A820)

  • None found

common strengths of the S95 and A820

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.9
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm FinePix A800

Fujifilm FinePix A800
similar age

Significant advantages of the A800 (vs the A820)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 36 mm vs 39 mm
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/1600 of a second vs 1/1200 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the A800 (vs the A820)

  • None found

common strengths of the A800 and A820

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.9
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix P340

Nikon Coolpix P340
7 years newer
$328

Significant advantages of the P340 (vs the A820)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 39 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the P340 (vs the A820)

  • None found

common strengths of the P340 and A820

  • Wide aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.9
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm A820 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a marginally larger sensor (1/1.7" 7.78x5.83mm vs 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (98×62×32 mm) vs ultra compact (91×55×17 mm)), is thicker (1.3" vs 0.7"), is slightly heavier (205 g vs 145 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Olympus FE-230

Olympus FE-230
similar age

Significant advantages of the FE-230 (vs the A820)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the FE-230 (vs the A820)

  • None found

common strengths of the FE-230 and A820

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm A820 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.3).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (39 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610
5 years newer
$262

Significant advantages of the L610 (vs the A820)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 39 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L610 (vs the A820)

  • None found

common strengths of the L610 and A820

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR
2 years newer
$414

Significant advantages of the F70EXR (vs the A820)

  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 39 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the F70EXR (vs the A820)

  • None found

common strengths of the F70EXR and A820

  • None found