As well as being compared against other compacts, the Kyocera Finecam S3 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Kyocera Finecam S3's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot S110) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S4800)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kyocera S3 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 8 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
11 years newer
$439

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the S3)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the S3)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the S110 and S3

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (99×59×27 mm) vs Compact (30×87×55 mm)

GoPro HD Hero 2

GoPro HD Hero 2
10 years newer

Significant advantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the S3)

  • Much better wide angle: 8 mm vs 38 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 2.2"

Significant disadvantages of the HD Hero 2 (vs the S3)

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

common strengths of the HD Hero 2 and S3

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Light weight: 98 g vs 160 g

Olympus FE-190

Olympus FE-190
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the FE-190 (vs the S3)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 1.5"
  • Much thinner: 0.7" vs 2.2"

Significant disadvantages of the FE-190 (vs the S3)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Tunnel

common strengths of the FE-190 and S3

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Super compact (91×59×19 mm) vs Compact (30×87×55 mm)
  • Light weight: 150 g vs 160 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kyocera S3 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (30×87×55 mm) vs prosumer size (124×92×85 mm)), is thinner (2.2" vs 3.3") and is significantly lighter (160 g vs 415 g).

However, on average it records lower quality movies (320 x 240 vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes much lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 16 MP) and has a much smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs APS-C 23.4x15.6mm).

Sony SLT A35

Sony SLT A35
10 years newer

Significant advantages of the SLT A35 (vs the S3)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16 MP vs 3.1 MP
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A35 (vs the S3)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×92×85 mm) vs Compact (30×87×55 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.3" vs 2.2"
  • Significantly heavier: 415 g vs 160 g

common strengths of the SLT A35 and S3

  • Light weight: 415 g vs 160 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kyocera S3 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.1), is significantly smaller (compact (30×87×55 mm) vs professional size (122×93×100 mm)), is thinner (2.2" vs 3.9"), is slightly lighter (160 g vs 518 g) and has a viewfinder (tunnel vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 3"), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), takes significantly lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 9.7 MP) and is older (march 2001 vs january 2013).

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800
12 years newer

Significant advantages of the S4800 (vs the S3)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 38 mm
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the S4800 (vs the S3)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Compact (30×87×55 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 518 g vs 160 g
  • Thicker: 3.9" vs 2.2"

common strengths of the S4800 and S3

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Compact (30×87×55 mm)
  • Light weight: 518 g vs 160 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 2.2"