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 Nikon (such as the Coolpix P510 and the Coolpix L830) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8350 and the FinePix HS20 EXR)

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), creates panoramas in-camera, captures 3D images and has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 315 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs prosumer size (120×80×92 mm)), doesn't record movies in 24p, is slightly heavier (670 g vs 508 g) and doesn't shoot RAW.

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
  • Significantly 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

  • Very high speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
3 months older
$329 - $349

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 315 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and S8300

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • In-camera HDR
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$159

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Smaller: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
6 months newer
$210 - $298

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly more zoom: 60x vs 42x
  • Better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and S8300

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40
2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ40 (vs the S8300)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ40 (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 DMC-FZ40 and S8300

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
similar age
$160

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

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

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 takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 14.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, 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).

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$325 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the S8300)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • 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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the T3 and S8300

  • Inexpensive: $325.30 vs $169.99

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$479 (body only)
$566 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the S8300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (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 T3i and S8300

  • None found

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years older
$275 (body only)
$484 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the S8300)

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

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

  • Inexpensive: $274.95 vs $169.99

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
  • Much thinner: 2.4" vs 4.6"
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XSi (vs the S8300)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Rebel XSi and S8300

  • None found

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
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • In-camera HDR