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 pro digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot SX420 IS and the Rebel T3) and Nikon (such as the D3300 and the Coolpix L830)

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), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), is older (january 2013 vs february 2015), is slightly heavier (670 g vs 508 g) and is less popular.

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
3 years newer
$249 - $299

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 325 g vs 670 g
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 195 shots vs 500 shots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and S8300

  • Great zoom: 42x vs 42x

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$169

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Better wide angle: 22 mm vs 24 mm
  • 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
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 390 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the L830 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$178 - $180

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 S8500

Fujifilm FinePix S8500
similar age
$322

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

  • Great zoom: 46x vs 42x
  • Extremely high speed movies: 480 fps vs 480 fps
  • Very long battery life: 500 shots vs 500 shots

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
similar age
$360

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

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and S8300

  • Great zoom: 50x vs 42x
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix L340

Nikon Coolpix L340
2 years newer
$159

Significant advantages of the L340 (vs the S8300)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 960 shots vs 500 shots
  • Smaller: Prosumer size (111×76×83 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the L340 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Less zoom: 28x vs 42x

common strengths of the L340 and S8300

  • Very long battery life: 960 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 better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it has a significantly 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 much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$452 (body only)
$399 - $547 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

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 D5200

Nikon D5200
similar age
$379 (body only)
$579 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the D5200 and S8300

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • In-camera HDR

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$339 (body only)
$290 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

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580

Sony Alpha DSLR-A580
2 years older
$308 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A580 (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A580 (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 DSLR-A580 and S8300

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$268 (body only)
$330 - $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 panoramic stitching
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and S8300

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
similar age
$420 - $649 (body only)
$520 - $649 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

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a viewfinder (digital vs none), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and is newer (january 2013 vs january 2011).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs four thirds 17.3x13mm), is significantly larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs mid size (115×73×42 mm)), has a built-in lens, is thicker (4.6" vs 1.7") and is significantly heavier (670 g vs 362 g).

Olympus PEN E-PL2

Olympus PEN E-PL2
2 years older
$390 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL2 (vs the S8300)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (115×73×42 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.7" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL2 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the E-PL2 and S8300

  • 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 way more more zoom (42x vs 10x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 25 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.5), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (94×58×26 mm)), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.2") and is much heavier (670 g vs 160 g).

Fujifilm FinePix F850EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F850EXR
similar age
$199

Significant advantages of the F850EXR (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (105×61×36 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 232 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the F850EXR (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the F850EXR and S8300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year older
$240

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (109×62×31 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Much less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the S9300 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps

Nikon Coolpix S9400

Nikon Coolpix S9400
similar age

Significant advantages of the S9400 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (109×61×31 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 4.6"
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the S9400 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the S9400 and S8300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix S6300

Nikon Coolpix S6300
1 year older
$190

Significant advantages of the S6300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (94×58×26 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 160 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the S6300 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the S6300 and S8300

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has much more zoom (42x vs 4x), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs none) and significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,600 ISO).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a slightly narrower aperture (f/2.9 vs f/2), is significantly larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs mid size (109×78×46 mm)) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 14.6 MP).

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
1 year older
$258

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.9
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (117×70×57 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 2.2" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 200 fps vs 480 fps
  • Much less zoom: 4x vs 42x
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the X10 and S8300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Extremely high speed movies: 200 fps vs 480 fps
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Canon PowerShot G10

Canon PowerShot G10
4 years older
$449

Significant advantages of the G10 (vs the S8300)

  • Much longer battery life: 1000 shots vs 500 shots
  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (109×78×46 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Higher true resolution: 14.6 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the G10 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much less zoom: 5x vs 42x
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the G10 and S8300

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Very long battery life: 1000 shots vs 500 shots
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital