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 Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the Coolpix P510) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8350 and the FinePix S8200)

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 have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't support an external flash and is less popular.

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$197

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
$313

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

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
similar age
$190 - $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

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
similar age
$390

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 S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800
similar age
$145

Significant advantages of the S4800 (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S4800 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the S4800 and S8300

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
arrow Compare the S4800 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

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 (3.0" vs 2.7"), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and has in-camera HDR.

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" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years older
$285 (body only)
$427 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)
$389 - $506 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

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

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$225 - $389 (body only)
$399 - $550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.2x14.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots RAW

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
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the T3 and S8300

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
6 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.2x14.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size 127x94x65 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the S8300)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and S8300

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

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 significantly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.0"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 130k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs mid size 80x97x36 mm), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.4") and is much 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
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the S8350 vs the S8300

Fujifilm FinePix 4800 Zoom

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12 years older

Significant advantages of the 4800 Zoom (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Mid size 80x97x36 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 280 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the 4800 Zoom (vs the S8300)

  • Much worse macro capability: 20 cm vs 1 cm
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.0" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the 4800 Zoom and S8300

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital
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