As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX410 IS and the PowerShot SX30 IS) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8350 and the FinePix S4800)

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 330 shots) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs prosumer size (114×89×96 mm)), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (january 2013 vs february 2015), is slightly heavier (670 g vs 518 g) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS

Canon PowerShot SX410 IS
2 years newer
$70

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
  • Much 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
  • Much shorter battery life: 185 shots vs 500 shots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the SX410 IS and S8300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$276

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 390 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the L830 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 500 shots

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800
similar age
$275

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
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S4800 and S8300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
2 years newer
$185

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the S8300)

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

  • Very long battery life: 590 shots vs 500 shots

Nikon Coolpix P610

Nikon Coolpix P610
2 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the P610 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly more zoom: 60x vs 42x
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P610 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the P610 and S8300

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Fujifilm FinePix S8500

Fujifilm FinePix S8500
similar age
$896

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
  • Very long battery life: 500 shots vs 500 shots
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has way more more zoom (42x vs 3.6x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), 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 330 shots).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.9 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (102×58×36 mm)) and takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP).

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
7 months older
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (102×58×36 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the S8300)

  • Much less zoom: 3.6x vs 42x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and S8300

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 500 shots

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 even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs none), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 250 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (99×60×27 mm)), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is older (january 2013 vs january 2015).

Nikon Coolpix S8200

Nikon Coolpix S8200
1 year older
$333

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (104×59×33 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 213 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the S8300)

  • Much less zoom: 14x vs 42x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the S8200 and S8300

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

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year older
$349

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (109×62×31 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the S9300 and S8300

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
similar age
$275

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (96×55×25 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 166 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-WX300 and S8300

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Very long battery life: 500 shots vs 500 shots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$249 - $284

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (111×65×34 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 243 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the S8300)

  • Much less zoom: 30x vs 42x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and S8300

  • Great zoom: 30x vs 42x
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
2 years newer
$195 - $227

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

Nikon Coolpix S9400

Nikon Coolpix S9400
similar age

Significant advantages of the S9400 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (109×61×31 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 4.6"
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the S9400 (vs the S8300)

  • Much less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the S9400 and S8300

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

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 significantly larger screen (3" 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 has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 15.1 MP), 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 Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
3 years older
$650 (body only)
$654 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 20fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the T1i and S8300

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$479 (body only)
$329 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
  • 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
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the T3 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
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital