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

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (42x vs 35x), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs 120 fps), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has in-camera HDR and captures 3D images.

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, is older (january, 2013 vs august, 2013) and is thicker (4.6" vs 3.6").

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$197 - $255

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)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • 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 P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$259

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)

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

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

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
similar age
$188 - $240

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
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the S8200 vs the S8300

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
similar age
$160 - $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)

  • Less zoom: 29.3x vs 42x
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps

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

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$198

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the S8300)

  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and S8300

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
arrow Compare the Sony CyberShot DSC-H300 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
7 months newer
$199 - $230

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)

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

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 much more zoom (42x vs 16x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.5), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs none) and much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is much larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs compact 105x61x36 mm), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.3"), is much heavier (670 g vs 233 g) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
7 months newer
$145 - $184

Significant advantages of the SX170 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Mid size 108x71x44 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much lighter: 251 g vs 670 g
  • Much thinner: 1.7" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the SX170 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 16x vs 42x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9

common strengths of the SX170 IS and S8300

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610
5 months older
$167

Significant advantages of the L610 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Mid size 108x69x34 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 240 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the L610 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 14x vs 42x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 120 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the L610 and S8300

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L610 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Fujifilm FinePix F850EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F850EXR
similar age
$150

Significant advantages of the F850EXR (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 105x61x36 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much lighter: 232 g vs 670 g
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the F850EXR (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

common strengths of the F850EXR and S8300

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the F850EXR vs the S8300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year older
$220

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
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

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

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
similar age
$279

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact 106x63x33 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the SX280 HS and S8300

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX280 HS vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300