The Kodak EasyShare V1003 is mostly gets compared to super zooms. The Kodak EasyShare V1003's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ8)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak V1003 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (103×55×25 mm) vs standard size (113×72×79 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (10 MP vs 7.1 MP), is thinner (1" vs 3.1") and is slightly lighter (185 g vs 340 g).

However, on average it doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), has a slower max shutter speed (1/1448 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second) and much shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 60 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
similar age

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ8 (vs the V1003)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ8 (vs the V1003)

  • Significantly thicker: 3.1" vs 1"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ8 and V1003

  • Very small: Standard size (113×72×79 mm) vs Compact (103×55×25 mm)
  • Very light: 340 g vs 185 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 1"