As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8600 and the FinePix S8350) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the D3300)

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 none), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a slightly longer battery life (500 shots vs 390 shots) and is newer (january 2013 vs march 2009).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$150 - $259

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Much 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
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 500 shots

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$178 - $212

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

  • None found

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

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and S8300

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$305

Significant advantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

  • 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

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 500 shots

Fujifilm FinePix S8500

Fujifilm FinePix S8500
similar age
$1,261

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
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Very long battery life: 500 shots vs 500 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
3 years older
$600

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the S8300)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Less zoom: 20x vs 42x

common strengths of the DSC-HX1 and S8300

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 500 shots
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
similar age
$197

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the S8300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the L820 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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 @ 24fps), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none) and has image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 930k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$402 (body only)
$397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the D3300 and S8300

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$307 - $649 (body only)
$379 - $549 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and S8300

  • None found

Nikon D90

Nikon D90
4 years older
$600 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 930k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

common strengths of the D90 and S8300

  • None found

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) 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)

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the S8350 and S8300

  • Great zoom: 42x vs 42x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital