As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and 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 SL1000 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 240 fps), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), captures 3D images, has a significantly 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 920k dots), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, is slightly heavier (670 g vs 555 g) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$160 - $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 P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$312

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 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

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
similar age
$549

Significant advantages of the SL1000 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the SL1000 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the SL1000 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 SL1000 vs the S8300

Fujifilm FinePix S8500

Fujifilm FinePix S8500
similar age
$406

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
  • 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 S8500 vs the S8300

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
similar age
$187 - $215

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

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), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has in-camera HDR and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k 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" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years older
$273 (body only)
$427 - $489 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.1x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the D3100 and S8300

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon D3100 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
9 months older
$319 (body only)
$477 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (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 D3200 and S8300

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
9 months newer
$747 (body only)
$650 - $847 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the D5300 and S8300

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
arrow Compare the Nikon D5300 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
5 years older
$695 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.2x14.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size 129x98x62 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the S8300)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and S8300

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$547 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the D3300 and S8300

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the Nikon D3300 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 16x), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.3), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs none) and much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is much larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs compact 109x62x31 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (4.6" vs 1.2") and is much heavier (670 g vs 218 g).

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
7 months newer
$149 - $180

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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7
2 years older
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact 103x60x33 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS7 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 12x vs 42x
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

common strengths of the DMC-ZS7 and S8300

  • None found
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F
1 year newer
$140 - $253

Significant advantages of the WB350F (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 113x65x25 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the WB350F (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 21x vs 42x
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

common strengths of the WB350F and S8300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.9
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Samsung WB350F vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Samsung HZ30W

Samsung HZ30W
3 years older

Significant advantages of the HZ30W (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 107x61x28 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 245 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the HZ30W (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 15x vs 42x
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

common strengths of the HZ30W and S8300

  • None found
arrow Compare the Samsung HZ30W vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year older
$290

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