As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S4800 and the FinePix S8600) 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 none), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and captures 3D images.

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't support an external flash and is less popular.

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800
similar age
$110

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
  • Inexpensive: $109.99 vs $179.99

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$125 - $230

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"
  • Lighter: 450 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the S8600 and S8300

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 500 shots
  • In-camera HDR
  • Inexpensive: $125.00 vs $179.99

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$159 - $207

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
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR
1 year older
$294

Significant advantages of the HS25 EXR (vs the S8300)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the HS25 EXR (vs the S8300)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Lower speed movies: 320 fps vs 480 fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the HS25 EXR and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 320 fps vs 480 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
similar age
$154

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

Canon Powershot SX40

Canon Powershot SX40
1 year older
$351

Significant advantages of the SX40 (vs the S8300)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SX40 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps

common strengths of the SX40 and S8300

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • 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 none), 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 record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi
5 years older
$845 (body only)
$725 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the S8300)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much thinner: 2.4" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the S8300)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and S8300

  • None found

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
9 months older
$279 - $547 (body only)
$447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the S8300)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the D3200 and S8300

  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $179.99

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.5), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 300 shots) and significantly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 5 cm).

However, on average it has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is much larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs mid size 108x64x38 mm), is older (january, 2013 vs july, 2013), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.5") and is significantly heavier (670 g vs 272 g).

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
3 months newer
$241 - $348

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Mid size 108x64x38 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and S8300

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 500 shots
  • In-camera HDR