As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8600 and the FinePix S1800) and Nikon (such as the D3300 and the Coolpix L840)

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 significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 390 shots) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is thicker (4.6" vs 3.7"), doesn't have a built-in GPS and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$289

Significant advantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

  • 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

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 500 shots

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
2 years newer
$319

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 590 shots vs 500 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L840 and S8300

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Very long battery life: 590 shots vs 500 shots

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$140 - $178

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
  • Much shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and S8300

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
3 years older

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
  • Less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

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 P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
similar age
$384

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P520 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the P520 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
10 months older
$194

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-HX200V and S8300

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Very long battery life: 450 shots vs 500 shots
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

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 much larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and is newer (january 2013 vs february 2011).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.1 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 pentamirror).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$402 (body only)
$369 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 Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$634 (body only)
$380 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the T3 and S8300

  • None found

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
similar age
$632 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the S8300)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the SLT A58 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 way more more zoom (42x vs 20x), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.4), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 180 shots).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (99×60×27 mm)), is older (january 2013 vs february 2015), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.1"), is much heavier (670 g vs 165 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
2 years newer
$260

Significant advantages of the S7000 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 165 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the S8300)

  • Much less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the S7000 and S8300

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to digicam competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (42x vs 3x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 36 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 130k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is significantly larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs mid size (80×98×36 mm)), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.4") and is significantly heavier (670 g vs 280 g).

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

Fujifilm FinePix 4800 Zoom

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12 years older

Significant advantages of the 4800 Zoom (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (80×98×36 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.4" vs 4.6"
  • Significantly lighter: 280 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the 4800 Zoom (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the 4800 Zoom and S8300

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital