As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Fujifilm FinePix S2800HD's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S9600 and the FinePix HS33 EXR) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-H9 and the CyberShot DSC-H400)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S2800HD compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly larger screen (3" vs 2"), is slightly smaller (prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs professional size (122×93×100 mm)), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 4 mm), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 8 fps), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Fujifilm FinePix S9600

Fujifilm FinePix S9600
3 years older

Significant advantages of the S9600 (vs the S2800HD)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the S9600 (vs the S2800HD)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Larger: Large (128×93×129 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)

common strengths of the S9600 and S2800HD

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-H9 (vs the S2800HD)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H9 (vs the S2800HD)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 31 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the DSC-H9 and S2800HD

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×83×86 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Light weight: 440 g vs 437 g
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 3.2"

Fujifilm FinePix HS33 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS33 EXR
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the HS33 EXR (vs the S2800HD)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the HS33 EXR (vs the S2800HD)

  • Larger: Large (131×97×126 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Thicker: 5" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the HS33 EXR and S2800HD

  • Light weight: 687 g vs 437 g

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the S2800HD)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the S2800HD)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L820 and S2800HD

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Light weight: 470 g vs 437 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.2"

Nikon Coolpix L330

Nikon Coolpix L330
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the L330 (vs the S2800HD)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L330 (vs the S2800HD)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L330 and S2800HD

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 437 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.2"

Fujifilm FinePix SL300

Fujifilm FinePix SL300
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SL300 (vs the S2800HD)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SL300 (vs the S2800HD)

  • None found

common strengths of the SL300 and S2800HD

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Light weight: 510 g vs 437 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.2"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 450D

Canon EOS 450D
2 years older
$292 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 450D (vs the S2800HD)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 450D (vs the S2800HD)

  • None found

common strengths of the 450D and S2800HD

  • None found

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
4 years newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the S2800HD)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the S2800HD)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7200 and S2800HD

  • None found

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
8 months newer
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the S2800HD)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the S2800HD)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5100 and S2800HD

  • None found

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D
6 months newer
$332 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 1100D (vs the S2800HD)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1100D (vs the S2800HD)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1100D and S2800HD

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S2800HD compared to compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (18x vs 3x), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), has a viewfinder (digital vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1400 of a second).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs super compact (98×56×21 mm)), is older (july 2010 vs january 2013), is thicker (3.2" vs 0.8"), is much heavier (437 g vs 125 g) and is slightly more expensive ($556.78 vs $261.01).

Nikon Coolpix S2900

Nikon Coolpix S2900
4 years newer
$261

Significant advantages of the S2900 (vs the S2800HD)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×59×20 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 3.2"
  • Much lighter: 119 g vs 437 g

Significant disadvantages of the S2900 (vs the S2800HD)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S2900 and S2800HD

  • None found

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the S2800HD)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 3.2"
  • Much lighter: 125 g vs 437 g

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the S2800HD)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the A2500 and S2800HD

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix AV255

Fujifilm FinePix AV255
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the AV255 (vs the S2800HD)

  • Much smaller: Compact (93×60×28 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.2"
  • Much lighter: 168 g vs 437 g

Significant disadvantages of the AV255 (vs the S2800HD)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 32 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the AV255 and S2800HD

  • None found