The Fujifilm FinePix J30 is mostly gets compared to other compacts. The Fujifilm FinePix J30's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix J100 and the FinePix F420 Zoom) and Samsung (such as the i70)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm J30 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (32 mm vs 35 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs compact (77×69×26 mm)), is newer (july 2009 vs january 2007), is thinner (0.8" vs 1") and is slightly lighter (133 g vs 208 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1400 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix J100

Fujifilm FinePix J100
1 year older

Significant advantages of the J100 (vs the J30)

  • Much more zoom: 5x vs 3x
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the J100 (vs the J30)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 32 mm

common strengths of the J100 and J30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (92×58×23 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Samsung i70

Samsung i70
2 years older

Significant advantages of the i70 (vs the J30)

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the i70 (vs the J30)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 32 mm

common strengths of the i70 and J30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (90×61×22 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"

Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III
similar age

Significant advantages of the GR Digital III (vs the J30)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 28 mm vs 32 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/1.9 vs f/2.9
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the GR Digital III (vs the J30)

  • Less zoom: 1x vs 3x
  • Heavier: 208 g vs 133 g
  • Thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the GR Digital III and J30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm FinePix F420 Zoom

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the F420 Zoom (vs the J30)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the F420 Zoom (vs the J30)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 32 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • Thicker: 1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the F420 Zoom and J30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (77×69×26 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Thin: 1" vs 0.8"