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 Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S6000fd and the FinePix S4800) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830)

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 10.7x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)), is thicker (4.6" vs 3.1") and is slightly heavier (670 g vs 450 g).

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd
6 years older
$610

Significant advantages of the S6000fd (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Significantly longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the S6000fd (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the S6000fd and S8300

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800
similar age
$230

Significant advantages of the S4800 (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S4800 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S4800 and S8300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$250

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 390 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the L830 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$135

Significant advantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

  • Smaller: Standard size (121×81×65 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • 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
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S8600 and S8300

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
7 months newer
$240

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Supports 24p
  • Smaller: Standard size (104×70×80 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 349 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • 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

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps

Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Zoom

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9 years older

Significant advantages of the S5000 Zoom (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S5000 Zoom (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the S5000 Zoom and S8300

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (42x vs 30x), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs 240 fps), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 360 shots) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), is significantly larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs mid size (113×66×35 mm)), lacks and external mic jack, is older (january 2013 vs february 2014) and is thicker (4.6" vs 1.4").

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
1 year newer
$381

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the SX700 HS and S8300

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 500 shots