As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the Coolpix L820) 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 none), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), captures 3D images and has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 300 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is older (january 2013 vs february 2014), is slightly heavier (670 g vs 508 g), doesn't have a built-in GPS and is less popular.

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$169

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Better wide angle: 22 mm vs 24 mm
  • 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

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$168 - $180

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

  • Significantly 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
$299

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Smaller: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$448 - $504

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and S8300

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
similar age
$230

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

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
3 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 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
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 195 shots vs 500 shots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and S8300

  • None found

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" 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 slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$299 (body only)
$429 - $547 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the D3300 and S8300

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • In-camera panoramas

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years older
$350 (body only)
$400 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the S8300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the D3100 and S8300

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$345 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

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
9 months older
$317 (body only)
$447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D3200 and S8300

  • None found

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 18x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.8), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs none) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is significantly larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (109×62×31 mm)), is older (january 2013 vs january 2014), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.2") and is significantly heavier (670 g vs 188 g).

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
2 years newer
$129 - $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"
  • Significantly lighter: 165 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the S7000 and S8300

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
1 year newer
$149 - $249

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (104×61×26 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 4.6"
  • Significantly lighter: 188 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.9
  • Less zoom: 18x vs 42x

common strengths of the SX600 HS and S8300

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
7 months newer
$162

Significant advantages of the SX170 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (108×71×44 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.7" vs 4.6"
  • Significantly lighter: 251 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX170 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Less zoom: 16x vs 42x

common strengths of the SX170 IS and S8300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year older
$230

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly smaller: Compact (109×62×31 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the S9300 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps

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