As well as being compared against other compacts, the Fujifilm FinePix F480 Zoom is also often compared to super zooms and ultra compacts. The Fujifilm FinePix F480 Zoom's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SD1400 IS)

Competitor classes

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm F480 Zoom compared to other compact competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm), is newer (july 2007 vs september 2006) and is thinner (0.9" vs 1.1").

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm), has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (4 seconds vs 15 seconds).

Fujifilm FinePix F31fd

Fujifilm FinePix F31fd
10 months older
$480

Significant advantages of the F31fd (vs the F480 Zoom)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the F31fd (vs the F480 Zoom)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • Thicker: 1.1" vs 0.9"

common strengths of the F31fd and F480 Zoom

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.7
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (93×57×28 mm) vs Super compact (96×55×23 mm)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm F480 Zoom compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.7 vs f/3), is slightly smaller (super compact (96×55×23 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)), is thinner (0.9" vs 3.6") and is slightly lighter (170 g vs 508 g).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 22 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
6 years newer
$244

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the F480 Zoom)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 22 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the F480 Zoom)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.6" vs 0.9"
  • Heavier: 508 g vs 170 g

common strengths of the L830 and F480 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Super compact (96×55×23 mm)
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 0.9"
  • Light weight: 508 g vs 170 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to ultra compact competitors the Fujifilm F480 Zoom is slightly larger (super compact (96×55×23 mm) vs ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (july 2007 vs february 2010), is thicker (0.9" vs 0.7") and is slightly heavier (170 g vs 133 g).

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
2 years newer
$297

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the F480 Zoom)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the F480 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS and F480 Zoom

  • None found