As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, travel zooms and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-H300 and the Alpha a6300) and Canon (such as the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS and the PowerShot SX540 HS)

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), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 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)), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (january 2013 vs february 2015) and is thicker (4.6" vs 3.7").

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$178 - $190

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
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and S8300

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$199

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"

Significant disadvantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the S8600 and S8300

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 500 shots

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
3 years newer
$219 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Longer battery life: 600 shots vs 500 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and S8300

  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 500 shots

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
3 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Lighter: 442 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 205 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and S8300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$199

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • 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 have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
2 years newer
$230

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Longer battery life: 590 shots vs 500 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L840 and S8300

  • Very long battery life: 590 shots vs 500 shots

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 has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$427 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • 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"

common strengths of the T3 and S8300

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
similar age
$389 - $649 (body only)
$449 - $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

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$319 (body only)
$360 - $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
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and S8300

  • None found

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$325 - $749 (body only)
$449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and S8300

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs none) and has a slightly longer battery life (500 shots vs 400 shots).

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
3 years newer
$970 - $998 (body only)
$1,057 - $1,148 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$548 (body only)
$598 - $698 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

common strengths of the A6000 and S8300

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 10x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.5), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (105×61×27 mm)), is older (january 2013 vs january 2015), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.1") and is significantly heavier (670 g vs 191 g).

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
3 years newer
$159

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (95×57×24 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 138 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 10x vs 42x
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 190 IS and S8300

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS
4 months older
$197

Significant advantages of the SX160 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (111×73×44 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.7" vs 4.6"
  • Significantly lighter: 291 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX160 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 16x vs 42x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the SX160 IS and S8300

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 500 shots

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS

Canon PowerShot SX610 HS
2 years newer
$179 - $229

Significant advantages of the SX610 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (105×61×27 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the SX610 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.9

common strengths of the SX610 HS and S8300

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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
  • Both have in-camera, most cameras like these don't
  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't