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 Nikon (such as the Coolpix P530 and the Coolpix L830) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX410 IS and the EOS Rebel T5)

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 120 fps), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), captures 3D images and has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 250 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)), is older (january 2013 vs january 2014), is thicker (4.6" vs 3.3") and is slightly heavier (670 g vs 349 g).

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530
1 year newer
$199 - $279

Significant advantages of the P530 (vs the S8300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the P530 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the P530 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • In-camera HDR
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS
2 years newer
$179

Significant advantages of the SX410 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 325 g vs 670 g
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX410 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9
  • Much shorter battery life: 185 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the SX410 IS and S8300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$169

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Smaller: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the L830 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • In-camera HDR

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$105 - $159

Significant advantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly 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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much worse macro capability: 7.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

common strengths of the S8600 and S8300

  • In-camera HDR

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
7 months newer
$170

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly 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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the SX510 HS and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
similar age
$326

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

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
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

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 slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none) and has image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 18 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$289 (body only)
$360 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and S8300

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$559 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much thinner: 3.1" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the T3 and S8300

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
5 years older
$899 (body only)
$619 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much thinner: 2.4" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the Rebel XSi 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 significantly more zoom (42x vs 21x), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.2), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs none), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (114×65×25 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, lacks and external mic jack, is older (january 2013 vs february 2014) and is thicker (4.6" vs 1").

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
1 year newer
$179

Significant advantages of the 340 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (100×58×22 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 147 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the 340 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly less zoom: 12x vs 42x

common strengths of the 340 HS and S8300

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
1 year newer
$332 - $349

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the S8300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F
1 year newer
$187

Significant advantages of the WB350F (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (114×65×25 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the WB350F (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the WB350F and S8300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.9
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • In-camera panoramas

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly 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)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the S8350 and S8300

  • Great zoom: 42x vs 42x
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • In-camera panoramas