As well as being compared against other digicams, the Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z is also often compared to super zooms, entry-level DSLRs and pro digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix SL300 and the FinePix S5100 Zoom) and Canon (such as the Rebel T3i)

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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1 year older

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 toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, compared to super zoom competitors the Fujifilm S3000 Z has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 33 mm), has a slightly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.5"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes slightly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP) and is older (august 2003 vs february 2009).

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)

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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"

Fujifilm FinePix S5100 Zoom

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1 year newer

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the S5100 Zoom and S3000 Z

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

Fujifilm FinePix S1500

Fujifilm FinePix S1500
5 years newer
$334

Significant advantages of the S1500 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much better wide angle: 33 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.7" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the S1500 (vs the S3000 Z)

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common strengths of the S1500 and S3000 Z

  • Very small: Standard size (103×73×68 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Very light: 345 g vs 400 g
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 2.7"

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

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

Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Zoom

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the S5000 Zoom and S3000 Z

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

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 570 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), takes much lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
7 years newer
$708 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

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

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compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S3000 Z compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (standard size (100×77×69 mm) vs large (162×124×68 mm)), is newer (august 2003 vs september 2002) and is slightly lighter (400 g vs 659 g).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/3" 5.27x3.96mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), doesn't support an external flash, has a slower max shutter speed (1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (3 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F717
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DSC-F717 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Supports an external flash
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 3 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-F717 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Larger: Large (162×124×68 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)

common strengths of the DSC-F717 and S3000 Z

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital