As well as being compared against other digicams, the Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z is also often compared to super zooms, mirrorless and entry-level DSLRs. The Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L120 and the Coolpix L620) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S1600 and the FinePix 2800 Zoom)

compared toDigicam competitors

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

However, on average it has a significantly 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 lens) and has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS).

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix L620

Nikon Coolpix L620
10 years newer
$380

Significant advantages of the L620 (vs the S3000 Z)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L620 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L620 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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

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

Nikon Coolpix L120

Nikon Coolpix L120
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the L120 (vs the S3000 Z)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L120 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L120 and S3000 Z

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 400 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.7"

Fujifilm FinePix S1600

Fujifilm FinePix S1600
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the S1600 (vs the S3000 Z)

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

Significant disadvantages of the S1600 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the S1600 and S3000 Z

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Very light: 337 g vs 400 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the S3000 Z)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and S3000 Z

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs Standard size (100×77×69 mm)
  • Light weight: 528 g vs 400 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 2.7"

Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Zoom

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

  • 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)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 1.8"

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 S3400

Fujifilm FinePix S3400
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the S3400 (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 S3400 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3400 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
$270

Significant advantages of the L310 (vs the S3000 Z)

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

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)
  • Light weight: 435 g vs 400 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 2.7"

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 720p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (62k dots vs 614k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 14 MP) and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/3" 5.27x3.96mm vs APS-C 23.4x15.6mm).

Samsung NX100

Samsung NX100
7 years newer
$550 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NX100 (vs the S3000 Z)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 614k dots vs 62k dots
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the NX100 (vs the S3000 Z)

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

common strengths of the NX100 and S3000 Z

  • Light weight: 282 g vs 400 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the S3000 Z)

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Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the S3000 Z)

  • None found

common strengths of the T4i and S3000 Z

  • None found