As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to travel zooms, 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 S8600 and the FinePix S8500)

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 3,200 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has in-camera HDR and captures 3D images.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs prosumer size 111x75x91 mm), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (january, 2013 vs august, 2013) and is thicker (4.6" vs 3.6").

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$165 - $227

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • 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
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 500 shots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$148 - $168

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

  • None found

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

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and S8300

  • None found
arrow Compare the Sony CyberShot DSC-H300 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$140 - $229

Significant advantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size 121x80x64 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 2.5" vs 4.6"
  • Significantly lighter: 450 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the S8600 and S8300

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 500 shots
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the S8600 vs the S8300

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

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

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
7 months newer
$199 - $250

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size 104x70x80 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 349 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the SX510 HS and S8300

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Fujifilm FinePix S8500

Fujifilm FinePix S8500
similar age
$282

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 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 16x), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.5), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs none), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is much larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs compact 113x65x25 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (4.6" vs 1") and is much heavier (670 g vs 188 g).

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
7 months newer
$149 - $180

Significant advantages of the SX170 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Mid size 108x71x44 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much lighter: 251 g vs 670 g
  • Much thinner: 1.7" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the SX170 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 16x vs 42x
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

common strengths of the SX170 IS and S8300

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX170 IS vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year older
$275

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact 109x62x31 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the S9300 and S8300

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S9300 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
1 year newer
$199 - $265

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 104x61x26 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 188 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.9
  • Significantly less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the SX600 HS and S8300

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX600 HS vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F
1 year newer
$140 - $168

Significant advantages of the WB350F (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 113x65x25 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the WB350F (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the WB350F and S8300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.9
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Samsung WB350F vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
1 year older
$229

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 94x58x26 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much lighter: 160 g vs 670 g
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the S6300 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 10x vs 42x
  • Much worse macro capability: 10 cm vs 1 cm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

common strengths of the S6300 and S8300

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix S6300 vs the Fujifilm FinePix 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 @ 24fps), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has in-camera HDR and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm).

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000
3 years older
$761 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5000 (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D5000 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps 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 D5000 and S8300

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon D5000 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
9 months newer
$697 - $747 (body only)
$629 - $847 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D5300 and S8300

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
arrow Compare the Nikon D5300 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

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).

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
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the S8350 vs the S8300