As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, compacts and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the Coolpix L840) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8600 and the FinePix S8350)

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), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has in-camera HDR and captures 3D images.

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 (114×89×96 mm)), is older (january 2013 vs january 2014), is thicker (4.6" vs 3.8") and is slightly heavier (670 g vs 508 g).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$190

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)

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

common strengths of the L830 and S8300

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

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$100 - $169

Significant advantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (121×81×65 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 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
  • Much worse macro capability: 7.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

common strengths of the S8600 and S8300

  • In-camera HDR

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
2 years newer
$179 - $197

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L840 and S8300

  • Great battery life: 590 shots vs 500 shots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$150 - $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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and S8300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$370

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

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

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200
1 year older
$160

Significant advantages of the S4200 (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S4200 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the S4200 and S8300

  • 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" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$294 (body only)
$400 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3300 and S8300

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years older
$219 (body only)
$280 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the S8300)

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

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

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$399 (body only)
$325 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the S8300)

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

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

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
similar age
$470 - $649 (body only)
$549 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (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 T5i (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the T5i and S8300

  • In-camera HDR

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
9 months older
$249 (body only)
$299 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p
  • 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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D3200 and S8300

  • None found

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
3 years older
$600 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much thinner: 2.5" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the D3000 (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 D3000 and S8300

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has significantly 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), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (105×63×36 mm)), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.4"), is significantly heavier (670 g vs 215 g) and doesn't shoot RAW.

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year older
$255

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact (109×62×31 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9

common strengths of the S9300 and S8300

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

Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR
1 year older
$421

Significant advantages of the F770 EXR (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact (105×63×36 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the F770 EXR (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 320 fps vs 480 fps
  • Less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9

common strengths of the F770 EXR and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 320 fps vs 480 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
7 months newer
$180

Significant advantages of the SX170 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (108×71×44 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.7" vs 4.6"
  • Significantly lighter: 251 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX170 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly less zoom: 16x vs 42x

common strengths of the SX170 IS and S8300

  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to compact competitors include: it has way more more zoom (42x vs 3.8x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs super compact (96×59×21 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, is thicker (4.6" vs 0.8"), is much heavier (670 g vs 139 g) and doesn't shoot RAW.

Nikon Coolpix S4300

Nikon Coolpix S4300
1 year older
$90

Significant advantages of the S4300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (96×59×21 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 139 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the S4300 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much less zoom: 6x vs 42x
  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the S4300 and S8300

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot S90

Canon PowerShot S90
3 years older
$565

Significant advantages of the S90 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (100×58×31 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 4.6"
  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.9

Significant disadvantages of the S90 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much less zoom: 3.8x vs 42x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the S90 and S8300

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • In-camera HDR

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 300 shots).

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)

  • Significantly 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
  • Both have in-camera, most cameras like these don't