As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P510 and the Coolpix L820) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8200 and the FinePix S8500)

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 240 fps), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), 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 111x76x85 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is slightly heavier (670 g vs 555 g) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$299

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)

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

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

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
similar age
$201 - $249

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
arrow Compare the S8200 vs the S8300

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
similar age
$180 - $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)

  • Less zoom: 29.3x vs 42x
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps

common strengths of the L820 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 L820 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
similar age
$320 - $377

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the S8300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the P520 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the P520 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 P520 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Fujifilm FinePix S8500

Fujifilm FinePix S8500
similar age
$199

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
arrow Compare the S8500 vs the S8300

Nikon Coolpix L320

Nikon Coolpix L320
similar age
$115

Significant advantages of the L320 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size 111x76x83 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Significantly lighter: 430 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the L320 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 26.6x vs 42x
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

common strengths of the L320 and S8300

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L320 vs the Fujifilm FinePix 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 slightly 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 14.2 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 has a slightly shorter battery life (500 shots vs 700 shots).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years older
$392 - $430 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
arrow Compare the Nikon D3100 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$276 - $298 (body only)
$399 - $450 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
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the T3 and S8300

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has much more zoom (42x vs 16x), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.5), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs none), much higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 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 123x87x116 mm vs mid size 108x69x34 mm), doesn't record movies in 24p, is thicker (4.6" vs 1.3") and is much heavier (670 g vs 240 g).

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS

Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
1 year older
$200 - $300

Significant advantages of the SX260 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Supports 24p
  • Much smaller: Compact 106x61x33 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX260 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the SX260 HS and S8300

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS

Canon PowerShot SX270 HS
similar age
$184 - $213

Significant advantages of the SX270 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 106x63x33 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 233 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX270 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the SX270 HS and S8300

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX270 HS vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Nikon Coolpix L610

Nikon Coolpix L610
5 months older
$139

Significant advantages of the L610 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Mid size 108x69x34 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 240 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the L610 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 14x vs 42x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 120 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the L610 and S8300

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L610 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
4 months older
$115 - $149

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Mid size 111x72x44 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.7" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 291 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 16x vs 42x
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 25fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the SX160 IS and S8300

  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 500 shots
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX160 IS vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300