As well as being compared against other digicams, the Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, super zooms, mirrorless, ultra compacts and compacts. The Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix 3800 and the FinePix S5100 Zoom) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX150 IS and the EOS Digital Rebel XTi)

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, compared to other digicam competitors the Fujifilm S3000 Z has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs LensSensor shift), is older (august 2003 vs august 2011) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS

Canon PowerShot SX150 IS
8 years newer
$239

Significant advantages of the SX150 IS (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    2. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX150 IS (vs the S3000 Z)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SX150 IS and S3000 Z

  • None found

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

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 6900 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom
2 years older

Significant advantages of the 6900 Zoom (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Significantly larger screen: 2" vs 1.8"
  • Supports an external flash
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the 6900 Zoom (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the 6900 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 (133×100×80 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 920k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes much lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 17.9 MP).

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
3 years newer

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"

Pentax K-r

Pentax K-r
7 years newer
$981 (body only)

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps 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 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 T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
7 years newer
$946 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

compared toSuper zoom competitors

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

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (6x vs 36x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (62k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

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)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 1.8"

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 S3200

Fujifilm FinePix S3200
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the S3200 (vs the S3000 Z)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S3200 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3200 and S3000 Z

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Olympus SP-810 UZ

Olympus SP-810 UZ
8 years newer
$356

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the SP-810 UZ and S3000 Z

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

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
11 years newer
$319

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much better wide angle: 23 mm vs 38 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L840 and S3000 Z

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

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

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 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 20 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (100 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

Samsung NX1000

Samsung NX1000
8 years newer
$871 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX1000 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 62k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 3.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the NX1000 (vs the S3000 Z)

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

common strengths of the NX1000 and S3000 Z

  • None found

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 records lower quality movies (320 x 240 @ 10fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), is much larger (standard size (100×77×69 mm) vs ultra compact (92×56×18 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS

Canon PowerShot SD1400 IS
6 years newer
$359

Significant advantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SD1400 IS (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the SD1400 IS and S3000 Z

  • None found

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 records lower quality movies (320 x 240 @ 10fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.7"), is much larger (standard size (100×77×69 mm) vs super compact (92×56×20 mm)) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps).

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)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 2.7"
  • Much lighter: 195 g vs 400 g

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Canon ELPH 300 HS

Canon ELPH 300 HS
7 years newer
$323

Significant advantages of the 300 HS (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×56×20 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the 300 HS (vs the S3000 Z)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the 300 HS and S3000 Z

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8

Fujifilm FinePix A303

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the A303 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much smaller: Compact (97×65×36 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 2.7"
  • Much lighter: 180 g vs 400 g

Significant disadvantages of the A303 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 1.5" vs 1.8"

common strengths of the A303 and S3000 Z

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital