As well as being compared against other digicams, the Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, ultra compacts and super zooms. The Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix 2800 Zoom and the FinePix S3200) and Canon (such as the Rebel T3i and the Rebel T4i)

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S3000 Z compared to other digicam competitors include: it is newer (august 2003 vs september 2001) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/800 of a second).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 32 mm).

Fujifilm FinePix 2800 Zoom

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Significant advantages of the 2800 Zoom (vs the S3000 Z)

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Significant disadvantages of the 2800 Zoom (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the 2800 Zoom and S3000 Z

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Olympus C-3020 Zoom

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Significant advantages of the C-3020 Zoom (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much better wide angle: 32 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the C-3020 Zoom (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/800 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

common strengths of the C-3020 Zoom and S3000 Z

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S3000 Z compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (standard size (100×77×69 mm) vs professional size (133×100×79 mm)), is thinner (2.7" vs 3.1") and is slightly lighter (400 g vs 598 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (320 x 240 @ 10fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (62k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes much lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 17.9 MP).

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 3.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 62k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.7"
  • Heavier: 570 g vs 400 g

common strengths of the T3i and S3000 Z

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Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r
7 years newer
$349 (body only)

Significant advantages of the K-r (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 3.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 62k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the K-r (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (125×97×68 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 598 g vs 400 g

common strengths of the K-r and S3000 Z

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (125×97×68 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 2.7"

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 3.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 62k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×79 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.7"
  • Heavier: 575 g vs 400 g

common strengths of the T4i and S3000 Z

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compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S3000 Z compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), is much larger (standard size (100×77×69 mm) vs ultra compact (97×57×18 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 7.1 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (100 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and is older (august 2003 vs january 2007).

Pentax Optio M30

Pentax Optio M30
3 years newer
$350

Significant advantages of the M30 (vs the S3000 Z)

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Significant disadvantages of the M30 (vs the S3000 Z)

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common strengths of the M30 and S3000 Z

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compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S3000 Z compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 25 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (62k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Fujifilm FinePix S3200
7 years newer
$685

Significant advantages of the S3200 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the S3200 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3200 and S3000 Z

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 400 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 2.7"

Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the L310 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the L310 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L310 and S3000 Z

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.7"
  • Light weight: 435 g vs 400 g

Fujifilm FinePix SL300

Fujifilm FinePix SL300
8 years newer
$298

Significant advantages of the SL300 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the SL300 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the SL300 and S3000 Z

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Light weight: 510 g vs 400 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 2.7"

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Olympus SP-810 UZ
8 years newer
$185

Significant advantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the SP-810 UZ (vs the S3000 Z)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/850 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

common strengths of the SP-810 UZ and S3000 Z

  • Very small: Standard size (106×76×74 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Thin: 2.9" vs 2.7"
  • Light weight: 413 g vs 400 g

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

common strengths of the S5700 Zoom and S3000 Z

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (106×76×81 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Light weight: 406 g vs 400 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 2.7"