As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, travel zooms and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8350 and the FinePix S8200) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the Coolpix P510)

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 doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (january, 2013 vs august, 2013), is slightly heavier (670 g vs 518 g), doesn't have a built-in GPS and is less popular.

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$150 - $246

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

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$168 - $184

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

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
7 months newer
$207 - $229

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

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
similar age
$199 - $409

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

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$500

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

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

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 1080p @ 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 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24.1 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
9 months older
$310 - $527 (body only)
$389 - $447 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: 24.1 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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the D3200 and S8300

  • None found

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years older
$272 - $387 (body only)
$410 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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the D3100 and S8300

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
similar age
$599 - $750 (body only)
$597 - $700 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (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 T5i and S8300

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has in-camera HDR and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 25.1x16.7mm), is much larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs compact 102x58x38 mm) and doesn't shoot RAW.

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the S8300)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Compact 102x58x38 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm

Significant disadvantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

common strengths of the ILC-3000 and S8300

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Very long battery life: 480 shots vs 500 shots

Olympus PEN E-PL1

Olympus PEN E-PL1
2 years older
$550 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN E-PL1 (vs the S8300)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Much smaller: Mid size 115x72x42 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PEN E-PL1 (vs the S8300)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Much shorter battery life: 290 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the PEN E-PL1 and S8300

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 18x), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.5), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs 120 fps), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 200 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is much larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs compact 109x62x31 mm), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.2") and is much heavier (670 g vs 215 g).

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year older
$275

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 109x62x31 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 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
  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps

common strengths of the S9300 and S8300

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to digicam competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (42x vs 3.5x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.5") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs mid size 98x65x41 mm), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 12 MP), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.6"), is much heavier (670 g vs 250 g) and doesn't support an external flash.

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

Nikon Coolpix P5100

Nikon Coolpix P5100
5 years older
$715

Significant advantages of the P5100 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Mid size 98x65x41 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much lighter: 250 g vs 670 g
  • Much thinner: 1.6" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the P5100 (vs the S8300)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 3.5x vs 42x

common strengths of the P5100 and S8300

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital