As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and ultra compacts. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS Digital Rebel XTi and the Rebel SL1) and Samsung (such as the DV150F)

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 much longer battery life (500 shots vs 210 shots) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

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 470 g) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
similar age
$257

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 SX520 HS

Canon PowerShot SX520 HS
1 year newer
$219

Significant advantages of the SX520 HS (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the SX520 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the SX520 HS and S8300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
similar age
$250

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

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$319

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much 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

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$160 - $178

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

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 none), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), 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 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
6 years older
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much thinner: 2.6" vs 4.6"
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the S8300)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and S8300

  • None found

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
similar age
$473 - $549 (body only)
$443 - $499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (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 SL1 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the SL1 and S8300

  • None found

compared toUltra compact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to ultra compact competitors include: it has way more more zoom (42x vs 5x), 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) and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.9 vs f/2.5), is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs ultra compact (96×55×18 mm)), is thicker (4.6" vs 0.7") and is much heavier (670 g vs 116 g).

Samsung DV150F

Samsung DV150F
similar age
$240

Significant advantages of the DV150F (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DV150F (vs the S8300)

  • None found

common strengths of the DV150F and S8300

  • None found