As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, digicams and travel zooms. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8350 and the FinePix S9000 Zoom) and Nikon (such as the D3300 and the Coolpix P510)

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 26.4x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is slightly heavier (670 g vs 430 g), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom
7 years older

Significant advantages of the S9000 Zoom (vs the S8300)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Supports an external flash
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S9000 Zoom (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S9000 Zoom and S8300

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

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
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the S5000 Zoom and S8300

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$400

Significant advantages of the P510 (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 P510 (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 P510 and S8300

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

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
similar age
$370

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 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 CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200
similar age
$328

Significant advantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H200 (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-H200 and S8300

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD
2 years older
$329

Significant advantages of the S2500HD (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly lighter: 337 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the S2500HD (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Less zoom: 18x vs 42x

common strengths of the S2500HD and S8300

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital 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 none), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), 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 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), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$405 (body only)
$399 - $447 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
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

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
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the D3300 and S8300

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
4 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much thinner: 2.6" vs 4.6"
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the S8300)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the Rebel XS and S8300

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

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8 years older
$599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XT (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much thinner: 2.5" vs 4.6"
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XT (vs the S8300)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Rebel XT 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

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 21x), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs 120 fps), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 340 shots) and is newer (january 2013 vs august 2012).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (3" vs 4.8"), is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (129×71×19 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen and lacks and external mic jack.

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera
4 months older
$74

Significant advantages of the Camera (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (129×71×19 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 3"
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the Camera (vs the S8300)

  • Much less zoom: 21x vs 42x
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the Camera and S8300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.9
  • Larger than average screens: 4.8" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps