As well as being compared against other digicams, the Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, super zooms, mirrorless and compacts. The Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix 3800 and the FinePix S5700 Zoom) and Canon (such as the EOS Digital Rebel XTi and the Rebel T4i)

compared toDigicam competitors

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

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 32 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 lens) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

Fujifilm FinePix 3800

Fujifilm FinePix 3800
1 year older

Significant advantages of the 3800 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 3800 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the 3800 and S3000 Z

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix L620

Nikon Coolpix L620
10 years newer
$170

Significant advantages of the L620 (vs the S3000 Z)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L620 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L620 and S3000 Z

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix 2800 Zoom

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1 year older

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 2800 Zoom and S3000 Z

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Fujifilm FinePix S3500 Zoom

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S3500 Zoom (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S3500 Zoom (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3500 Zoom and S3000 Z

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Olympus C-3020 Zoom

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1 year older

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

  • Significantly 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

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the S602 Zoom (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S602 Zoom (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the S602 Zoom and S3000 Z

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital 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 (129×101×78 mm)), is thinner (2.7" vs 3.1") and is slightly lighter (400 g vs 556 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (320 x 240 @ 10fps vs 1080p @ 20fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (62k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
3 years newer
$900 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 230k dots vs 62k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 320 x 240 @ 10fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Heavier: 556 g vs 400 g

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and S3000 Z

  • Very small: Prosumer size (127×94×65 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.6" vs 2.7"

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
8 years newer
$549 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 320 x 240 @ 10fps
  • 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"
  • Significantly heavier: 575 g vs 400 g

common strengths of the T4i and S3000 Z

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
7 years newer
$515 (body only)
$752 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 320 x 240 @ 10fps
  • 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

  • None found

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
5 years newer
$500 (body only)

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 20fps vs 320 x 240 @ 10fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 62k dots

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)

common strengths of the T1i and S3000 Z

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 2.7"

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
12 years newer
$307 - $649 (body only)
$355 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Higher resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 320 x 240 @ 10fps
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 62k dots

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much larger: Professional size (129×101×78 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and S3000 Z

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 400 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S3000 Z compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (standard size (100×77×69 mm) vs prosumer size (124×84×91 mm)) and is thinner (2.7" vs 3.9").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (62k dots vs 235k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 7.1 MP).

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom
3 years newer

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

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 230k dots vs 62k dots

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

  • Much 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"

Fujifilm FinePix S5100 Zoom

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1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S5100 Zoom (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S5100 Zoom (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the S5100 Zoom and S3000 Z

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Light weight: 387 g vs 400 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.7"

Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Zoom

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Significant advantages of the S5000 Zoom (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S5000 Zoom (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the S5000 Zoom and S3000 Z

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 400 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.7"

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd
2 years newer
$683

Significant advantages of the S6000fd (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 235k dots vs 62k dots
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S6000fd (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Significantly larger: Large (131×98×128 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 5" vs 2.7"
  • Heavier: 700 g vs 400 g

common strengths of the S6000fd and S3000 Z

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30
9 years newer
$435

Significant advantages of the DMC-LZ30 (vs the S3000 Z)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LZ30 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DMC-LZ30 and S3000 Z

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×84×91 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Light weight: 558 g vs 400 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 2.7"

Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Fujifilm FinePix S3200
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the S3200 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • 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

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S3000 Z compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (62k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes much lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 24 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (100 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Sony NEX C3

Sony NEX C3
7 years newer
$311 (body only)
$379 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the C3 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 62k dots

Significant disadvantages of the C3 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the C3 and S3000 Z

  • None found

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
10 years newer
$442 - $498 (body only)
$598 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 62k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and S3000 Z

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

compared toCompact competitors

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

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 27 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), is much larger (standard size (100×77×69 mm) vs super compact (94×56×19 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs digital) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.8 MP).

Nikon Coolpix S3000

Nikon Coolpix S3000
6 years newer
$200

Significant advantages of the S3000 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (94×56×19 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 27 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the S3000 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S3000 and S3000 Z

  • None found

Konica Minolta DiMAGE E323

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Significant advantages of the E323 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much smaller: Compact (99×62×35 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Better wide angle: 36 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the E323 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.6" vs 1.8"

common strengths of the E323 and S3000 Z

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Canon PowerShot A70

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6 months older

Significant advantages of the PowerShot A70 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much smaller: Compact (101×64×32 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Significantly better wide angle: 35 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot A70 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 1.8"

common strengths of the PowerShot A70 and S3000 Z

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital