As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the Coolpix L820) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8600 and the FinePix S8500)

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 120 fps), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 250 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs prosumer size 111x75x91 mm), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (january, 2013 vs august, 2013).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$197 - $227

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Smaller: Prosumer size 111x75x91 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the L830 and S8300

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
similar age
$175 - $279

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Lighter: 470 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the S8300)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L820 and S8300

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$304

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the P510 and S8300

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix P510 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
3 months older
$399 - $400

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 315 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and S8300

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$140 - $219

Significant advantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size 121x80x64 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly thinner: 2.5" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the S8600 and S8300

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 500 shots
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the S8600 vs the S8300

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
7 months newer
$199 - $250

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size 104x70x80 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 349 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the SX510 HS and S8300

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (42x vs 18x), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.5), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs 120 fps), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is much larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs compact 109x62x31 mm), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.3") and is much heavier (670 g vs 215 g).

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year older
$236

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact 109x62x31 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the S9300 and S8300

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200
1 year older
$220 - $335

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 104x59x33 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 961k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much lighter: 213 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 14x vs 42x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the S8200 and S8300

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S8200 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR
1 year older

Significant advantages of the F770 EXR (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact 105x63x36 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the F770 EXR (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the F770 EXR and S8300

  • Very high speed movies: 320 fps vs 480 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the FinePix F770 EXR vs the FinePix S8300

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS

Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS
similar age
$144 - $160

Significant advantages of the SZ-16 iHS (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Mid size 108x70x40 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much lighter: 227 g vs 670 g
  • Much thinner: 1.6" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-16 iHS (vs the S8300)

  • Less zoom: 24x vs 42x
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much shorter battery life: 270 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the SZ-16 iHS and S8300

  • Wide aperture: f/3.0 vs f/2.9
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Olympus Stylus SZ-16 iHS vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
1 year newer
$199 - $252

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 104x61x26 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 188 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.9
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

common strengths of the SX600 HS and S8300

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

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 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.7"), 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 slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$400 - $419 (body only)
$399 - $580 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.2x14.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the T3 and S8300

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$499 - $699 (body only)
$200 - $729 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the T3i and S8300

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 300 shots).

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)

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the S8350 and S8300

  • Great zoom: 42x vs 42x
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the S8350 vs the S8300