As well as being compared against other ultra compacts, the Fujifilm FinePix Z1 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and pro digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix Z1's top rivals come from Canon (such as the Rebel T2i) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix Z2 and the XF1)

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, compared to other ultra compact competitors the Fujifilm Z1 is older (february 2005 vs october 2005).

Fujifilm FinePix Z2

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8 months newer

Significant advantages of the Z2 (vs the Z1)

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Significant disadvantages of the Z2 (vs the Z1)

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common strengths of the Z2 and Z1

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compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm Z1 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (ultra compact (90×55×19 mm) vs prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)), is thinner (0.7" vs 2.4") and is much lighter (170 g vs 530 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (5 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the Z1)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 5 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 115k dots
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the Z1)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×55×19 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.4" vs 0.7"
  • Much heavier: 530 g vs 170 g

common strengths of the T2i and Z1

  • Very small: Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm) vs Ultra compact (90×55×19 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.4" vs 0.7"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, compared to pro digicam competitors the Fujifilm Z1 has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.5 vs f/1.8), has a much narrower wide angle lens (36 mm vs 25 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3") and has a significantly lower resolution screen (115k dots vs 614k dots).

Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1
7 years newer
$395

Significant advantages of the XF1 (vs the Z1)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much better wide angle: 25 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the XF1 (vs the Z1)

  • None found

common strengths of the XF1 and Z1

  • Each has a built-in flash

Olympus XZ-1

Olympus XZ-1
5 years newer
$549

Significant advantages of the XZ-1 (vs the Z1)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.5
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 36 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the XZ-1 (vs the Z1)

  • None found

common strengths of the XZ-1 and Z1

  • Each has a built-in flash