As well as being compared against other compacts, the Fujifilm FinePix F401 Zoom is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Fujifilm FinePix F401 Zoom's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the Finepix JX500) and Nikon (such as the D80)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm F401 Zoom compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 26 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.7"), is much larger (compact (85×69×28 mm) vs compact (100×56×24 mm)), takes significantly lower resolution photos (4 MP vs 9.7 MP) and is older (may 2002 vs january 2012).

Fujifilm Finepix JX500

Fujifilm Finepix JX500
9 years newer
$187

Significant advantages of the JX500 (vs the F401 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much smaller: Compact (100×56×24 mm) vs Compact (85×69×28 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the JX500 (vs the F401 Zoom)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the JX500 and F401 Zoom

  • Very small: Compact (100×56×24 mm) vs Compact (85×69×28 mm)
  • Light weight: 113 g vs 200 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.1"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D80

Nikon D80
4 years newer
$266 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D80 (vs the F401 Zoom)

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Significant disadvantages of the D80 (vs the F401 Zoom)

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common strengths of the D80 and F401 Zoom

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