As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to pro digicams, entry-level DSLRs and mirrorless. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8600 and the FinePix S8500) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the Coolpix P600)

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), captures 3D images and has a slightly longer battery life (500 shots vs 410 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is older (january, 2013 vs january, 2014) and is less popular.

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$179 - $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
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 500 shots
  • In-camera HDR

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$134 - $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 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
  • Inexpensive: $134.19 vs $199.99

Fujifilm FinePix S8500

Fujifilm FinePix S8500
similar age
$288

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

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$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

  • Inexpensive: $168.00 vs $199.99

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

Nikon Coolpix P600

Nikon Coolpix P600
1 year newer
$345 - $349

Significant advantages of the P600 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly more zoom: 60x vs 42x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P600 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps

common strengths of the P600 and S8300

  • In-camera HDR
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (42x vs 3.6x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs none), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.9 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots) and is significantly larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs compact 101x58x35 mm).

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
7 months newer
$449

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the S8300)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.9
  • Much smaller: Mid size 109x76x40 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 42x
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the G16 and S8300

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 500 shots
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm

Canon PowerShot G15

Canon PowerShot G15
3 months older
$487

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G15 (vs the S8300)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.9
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G15 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 42x
  • Worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the PowerShot G15 and S8300

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
7 months older
$398

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Shoots RAW
  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/2.9

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 3.6x vs 42x

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and S8300

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12
2 years older
$964

Significant advantages of the G12 (vs the S8300)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size 112x76x48 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm

Significant disadvantages of the G12 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 5x vs 42x

common strengths of the G12 and S8300

  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • In-camera HDR
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel 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 1080p @ 30fps), 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 significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 18 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 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
2 years older
$700 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (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 T2i and S8300

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$612 75-300mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (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 T3i and S8300

  • Inexpensive: $519.00 vs $199.99

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$499 (body only)
$399 - $400 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the S8300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (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 Rebel T5 and S8300

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $199.99

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has in-camera HDR and captures 3D images.

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.5 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.7mm).

Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000
1 year newer
$369 - $430 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX3000 (vs the S8300)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the NX3000 (vs the S8300)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the NX3000 and S8300

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $369.00 vs $199.99

Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini
1 year newer
$371 (body only)
$348 - $439 9-27mm lens

Significant advantages of the Mini (vs the S8300)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Mini (vs the S8300)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the Mini and S8300

  • Great battery life: 650 shots vs 500 shots
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Inexpensive: $289.00 vs $199.99

Samsung NX20

Samsung NX20
8 months older
$700 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NX20 (vs the S8300)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the NX20 (vs the S8300)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

common strengths of the NX20 and S8300

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas