As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the Coolpix P510) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8600 and the FinePix S8500)

Competitor classes

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), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO), captures 3D images, has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 310 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 slightly larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs prosumer size 111x75x91 mm), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (january, 2013 vs august, 2013).

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$227

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 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
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Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$249

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the S8300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the S8300)

  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 500 shots
  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the P510 and S8300

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix P510 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
similar age
$390 - $399

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 310 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and S8300

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
7 months newer
$199 - $229

Significant advantages of the SX510 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size 104x70x80 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 349 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX510 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the SX510 HS and S8300

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
similar age
$202 - $279

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size 111x76x85 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Lighter: 470 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the S8300)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • 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
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L820 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$140 - $219

Significant advantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size 121x80x64 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly thinner: 2.5" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the S8600 and S8300

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 500 shots
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the S8600 vs the S8300

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 significantly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.7"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none) and has image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 12.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$290 - $329 (body only)
$369 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.2x14.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • 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
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the T3 and S8300

  • None found
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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
6 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.2x14.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size 127x94x65 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • 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 3.0"
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and S8300

  • None found
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Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years older
$278 (body only)
$392 - $427 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.1x15.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D3100 and S8300

  • None found
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