As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Zoom is also often compared to digicams and entry-level DSLRs. The Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Zoom's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S3000 Z and the FinePix S3200) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ40)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S5000 Zoom compared to other super zoom competitors include: it is thinner (3.1" vs 5").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (114k dots vs 460k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (6 MP vs 9.7 MP).

Fujifilm FinePix S3200

Fujifilm FinePix S3200
7 years newer
$698

Significant advantages of the S3200 (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S3200 (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the S3200 and S5000 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
7 years newer
$420

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ40 (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ40 (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ40 and S5000 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×80×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 499 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.1"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-HX1 and S5000 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (115×83×92 mm) vs Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 544 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.1"

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000
7 years newer
$467

Significant advantages of the S4000 (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S4000 (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the S4000 and S5000 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.1"

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800
9 years newer

Significant advantages of the S4800 (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S4800 (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S4800 and S5000 Zoom

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 518 g vs 430 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.1"

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR
8 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the HS25 EXR (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 37 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HS25 EXR (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • Larger: Large (130×98×126 mm) vs Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm)
  • Thicker: 5" vs 3.1"

common strengths of the HS25 EXR and S5000 Zoom

  • Light weight: 730 g vs 430 g

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S5000 Zoom compared to digicam competitors include: it is newer (july 2003 vs january 2002) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 35 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2.5"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and doesn't support an external flash.

Fujifilm FinePix S3000 Z

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similar age

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

  • Much larger screen: 1.8" vs 1.5"

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

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

common strengths of the S3000 Z and S5000 Zoom

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

Pentax EI-200

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the EI-200 (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 2" vs 1.5"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 34 mm vs 37 mm

Significant disadvantages of the EI-200 (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/1000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the EI-200 and S5000 Zoom

  • Wide aperture: f/2.4 vs f/2.8
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix 6900 Zoom
2 years older

Significant advantages of the 6900 Zoom (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 2" vs 1.5"
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the 6900 Zoom (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the 6900 Zoom and S5000 Zoom

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

Canon PowerShot A710 IS

Canon PowerShot A710 IS
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the A710 IS (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the A710 IS (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the A710 IS and S5000 Zoom

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

Fujifilm FinePix S602 Zoom

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the S602 Zoom (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • Much larger screen: 1.8" vs 1.5"
  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the S602 Zoom (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the S602 Zoom and S5000 Zoom

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

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
10 years newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3300 and S5000 Zoom

  • None found

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000
5 years newer
$306 (body only)
$731 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5000 (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5000 (vs the S5000 Zoom)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5000 and S5000 Zoom

  • None found