As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro DSLRs and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L840 and the D90) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX1 and the CyberShot DSC-H300)

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), 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 350 shots) and is newer (january 2013 vs february 2012).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX1
3 years older
$600

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
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX1 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the DSC-HX1 and S8300

  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 500 shots
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
2 years newer
$238

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

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$175 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the S8300)

  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 8 seconds

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
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and S8300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
similar age
$301

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the S8300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L820 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$399

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
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Fujifilm FinePix S8400W

Fujifilm FinePix S8400W
similar age

Significant advantages of the S8400W (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S8400W (vs the S8300)

  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the S8400W and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 480 fps vs 480 fps
  • 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 720p @ 24fps), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 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 D90

Nikon D90
4 years older
$700 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D90 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 930k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D90 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the D90 and S8300

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$318 - $699 (body only)
$367 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and S8300

  • None found

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
similar age
$638 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
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the SLT A58 and S8300

  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$500 (body only)
$759 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the T3i and S8300

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and is slightly smaller (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs large (146×123×82 mm)).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 36.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs full frame 35.9x24mm).

Nikon D810

Nikon D810
1 year newer
$2,261 - $2,797 (body only)
$2,900 - $3,297 24-120mm lens

Significant advantages of the D810 (vs the S8300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D810 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D810 and S8300

  • Light weight: 880 g vs 670 g
  • Built-in flashes

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