As well as being compared against other compacts, the Fujifilm FinePix J30 is also often compared to ultra compacts, mirrorless, travel zooms and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix J30's top rivals come from Kodak (such as the EasyShare M590) and Ricoh (such as the GR Digital III)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm J30 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (32 mm vs 35 mm), is slightly smaller (super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs compact (109×59×26 mm)), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 400 ISO), is newer (july 2009 vs march 2003) and is thinner (0.8" vs 1.1").

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

Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III
similar age

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

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

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

  • 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"

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS

Canon PowerShot A3000 IS
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the A3000 IS (vs the J30)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A3000 IS (vs the J30)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 32 mm
  • Significantly thicker: 1.1" vs 0.8"

common strengths of the A3000 IS and J30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

Fujifilm FinePix A310 Zoom

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6 years older

Significant advantages of the A310 Zoom (vs the J30)

  • Has a viewfinder: Tunnel vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A310 Zoom (vs the J30)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 32 mm
  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly larger: Compact (97×64×33 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)

common strengths of the A310 Zoom and J30

  • Each has a built-in flash

Samsung SL30

Samsung SL30
5 months older

Significant advantages of the SL30 (vs the J30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SL30 (vs the J30)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 32 mm

common strengths of the SL30 and J30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very thin: 0.9" vs 0.8"
  • Light weight: 140 g vs 133 g

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm J30 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (32 mm vs 35 mm).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), is older (july 2009 vs august 2010) and is thicker (0.8" vs 0.6").

Kodak EasyShare M590

Kodak EasyShare M590
1 year newer
$120

Significant advantages of the M590 (vs the J30)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the M590 (vs the J30)

  • None found

common strengths of the M590 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 lighter (133 g vs 224 g).

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), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 14.2 MP).

Nikon 1 J3

Nikon 1 J3
3 years newer
$199 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J3 (vs the J30)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the J3 (vs the J30)

  • None found

common strengths of the J3 and J30

  • Fairly small: Compact (101×61×29 mm) vs Super compact (92×56×20 mm)
  • Very light: 224 g vs 133 g
  • Very thin: 1.1" vs 0.8"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm J30 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it is slightly 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, has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 4.8") and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera
3 years newer
$120

Significant advantages of the Camera (vs the J30)

  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 32 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Camera (vs the J30)

  • 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

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

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm J30 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (32 mm vs 36 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 60k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 1.9 MP) and is newer (july 2009 vs july 2003).

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

Fujifilm FinePix A205 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix A205 Zoom
6 years older

Significant advantages of the A205 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 A205 Zoom (vs the J30)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 32 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 1.9 MP vs 9.8 MP

common strengths of the A205 Zoom and J30

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Light weight: 225 g vs 133 g