As well as being compared against other compacts, the Fujifilm FinePix J30 is also often compared to ultra compacts, mirrorless and travel zooms. The Fujifilm FinePix J30's top rivals come from Samsung (such as the TL9 and the ST95) and Olympus (such as the Stylus 7010)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, compared to other compact competitors the Fujifilm J30 has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs DigitalLens), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and is older (july 2009 vs may 2011).

Olympus Stylus 7010

Olympus Stylus 7010
similar age
$170

Significant advantages of the 7010 (vs the J30)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 32 mm
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 7010 (vs the J30)

  • None found

common strengths of the 7010 and J30

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×56×26 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 145 g vs 133 g
  • Thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Samsung TL9

Samsung TL9
1 year older

Significant advantages of the TL9 (vs the J30)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    2. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the TL9 (vs the J30)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 32 mm

common strengths of the TL9 and J30

  • Fairly small: Super compact (95×60×21 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS22
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FS22 (vs the J30)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 32 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FS22 (vs the J30)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FS22 and J30

  • Very small: Super compact (95×56×19 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 126 g vs 133 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to ultra compact competitors the Fujifilm J30 records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (32 mm vs 26 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Fujifilm FinePix J20

Fujifilm FinePix J20
1 year older

Significant advantages of the J20 (vs the J30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the J20 (vs the J30)

  • None found

common strengths of the J20 and J30

  • None found

Samsung ST95

Samsung ST95
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the ST95 (vs the J30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the ST95 (vs the J30)

  • None found

common strengths of the ST95 and J30

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm J30 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is slightly smaller (super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs mid size (111×59×39 mm)), is thinner (0.8" vs 1.5"), is slightly lighter (133 g vs 276 g) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Sony NEX 5T

Sony NEX 5T
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the 5T (vs the J30)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the 5T (vs the J30)

  • Heavier: 276 g vs 133 g
  • Thicker: 1.5" vs 0.8"
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the 5T and J30

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×59×39 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Light weight: 276 g vs 133 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 0.8"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm J30 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs compact (129×71×19 mm)) and is much lighter (133 g vs 300 g).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (3x vs 21x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (32 mm vs 23 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps) and has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 4.8").

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera
3 years newer
$61

Significant advantages of the Camera (vs the J30)

  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 2.7"
  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 32 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Camera (vs the J30)

  • Significantly larger: Compact (129×71×19 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Much heavier: 300 g vs 133 g

common strengths of the Camera and J30

  • Fairly small: Compact (129×71×19 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.8" vs 0.8"