The Kyocera Finecam S3x is mostly gets compared to pro DSLRs and digicams. The Kyocera Finecam S3x's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot A20) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S3 Pro)

Competitor classes

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kyocera S3x compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (320 x 240 vs none), is much smaller (compact (32×91×57 mm) vs large (148×135×80 mm)), is thinner (2.2" vs 3.1") and is much lighter (175 g vs 930 g).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (1.5" vs 2"), takes much lower resolution photos (3.1 MP vs 12.1 MP), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.8" 7.18x5.32mm vs APS-C 23x15.5mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (tunnel vs pentaprism) and is older (february 2002 vs february 2004).

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
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Significant advantages of the S3 Pro (vs the S3x)

  • Much larger screen: 2" vs 1.5"
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Tunnel
  • Much higher true resolution: 12.1 MP vs 3.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the S3 Pro (vs the S3x)

  • Much larger: Large (148×135×80 mm) vs Compact (32×91×57 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 2.2"
  • Much heavier: 930 g vs 175 g

common strengths of the S3 Pro and S3x

  • Built-in flashes

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Kyocera S3x compared to digicam competitors include: it is newer (february 2002 vs february 2001), is slightly lighter (175 g vs 375 g) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

Canon PowerShot A20

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the PowerShot A20 (vs the S3x)

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Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot A20 (vs the S3x)

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

common strengths of the PowerShot A20 and S3x

  • Wide aperture: f/2.7 vs f/2.8
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel