The Kodak mc3 is mostly gets compared to travel zooms. The Kodak mc3's top rivals come from Ricoh (such as the CX2)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kodak mc3 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (37 mm vs 28 mm), doesn't have a built-in flash, has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), is much larger (mid size (105×65×37 mm) vs compact (102×58×29 mm)) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift).

Ricoh CX2

Ricoh CX2
8 years newer
$398

Significant advantages of the CX2 (vs the mc3)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 37 mm
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the CX2 (vs the mc3)

  • None found

common strengths of the CX2 and mc3

  • Very small: Compact (102×58×29 mm) vs Mid size (105×65×37 mm)
  • Very light: 185 g vs 198 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.5"