As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, travel zooms and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8200 and the FinePix S8500) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the Coolpix P510)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs 240 fps), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), captures 3D images, has a slightly longer battery life (500 shots vs 350 shots) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
similar age
$228

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the S8300)

  • None found

common strengths of the S8200 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 480 fps vs 480 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Great battery life: 500 shots vs 500 shots

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200
similar age
$243

Significant advantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-H200 and S8300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$198

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Smaller: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the L830 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • In-camera HDR

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$325

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the P510 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

Fujifilm FinePix S8500

Fujifilm FinePix S8500
similar age
$545

Significant advantages of the S8500 (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S8500 (vs the S8300)

  • None found

common strengths of the S8500 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 480 fps vs 480 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Great battery life: 500 shots vs 500 shots

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
similar age
$315

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P520 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the P520 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs none), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Canon Rebel T4i

Canon Rebel T4i
7 months older
$699 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T4i (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T4i (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the T4i and S8300

  • In-camera HDR

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$300 (body only)
$399 - $547 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3300 and S8300

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • In-camera panoramas

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
9 months older
$249 (body only)
$329 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D3200 and S8300

  • None found

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
2 years older
$519 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the T2i and S8300

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
4 years older
$469 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much thinner: 2.6" vs 4.6"
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the S8300)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the Rebel XS and S8300

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$285 (body only)
$360 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and S8300

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has way more more zoom (42x vs 4x), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.9 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots) and is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (108×62×33 mm)).

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year newer
$549 - $649

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (103×60×40 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much less zoom: 4.2x vs 42x
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the G7 X and S8300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • In-camera HDR

Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XF1
4 months older
$210

Significant advantages of the XF1 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (108×62×33 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Shoots RAW
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the XF1 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 42x
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the XF1 and S8300

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has way more more zoom (42x vs 20x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.5), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (99×60×27 mm)), is older (january 2013 vs february 2015), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.1"), is much heavier (670 g vs 165 g) and is less popular.

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
2 years newer
$249 - $277

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 165 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the S7000 and S8300

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Fujifilm FinePix F850EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F850EXR
similar age
$585

Significant advantages of the F850EXR (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (105×61×36 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 232 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the F850EXR (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the F850EXR and S8300

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 300 shots) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1700 of a second).

However, on average it is older (january 2013 vs july 2013).

Fujifilm FinePix S8350

Fujifilm FinePix S8350
5 months newer

Significant advantages of the S8350 (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S8350 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the S8350 and S8300

  • Great zoom: 42x vs 42x
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • In-camera panoramas