As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless and digicams. 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 S8500 and the FinePix S8600)

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), captures 3D images, has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 250 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, is older (january, 2013 vs august, 2013) and is thicker (4.6" vs 3.6").

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
arrow Compare the Nikon Coolpix L830 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Fujifilm FinePix S8500

Fujifilm FinePix S8500
similar age
$194

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 P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$269

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

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

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
similar age
$190 - $258

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

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS
7 months newer
$199 - $250

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

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), has a much larger screen (3.0" vs 2.5"), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 12.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.7mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$290 - $370 (body only)
$399 - $499 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
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
4 years older
$600 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.2x14.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size 126x98x65 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (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 XS and S8300

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$499 - $774 (body only)
$200 - $729 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the T3i and S8300

  • None found
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000
3 years older

Significant advantages of the D5000 (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D5000 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 24fps 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 D5000 and S8300

  • None found
arrow Compare the Nikon D5000 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
6 years older
$1,000 (body only)

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
arrow Compare the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230
3 years older

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A230 (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.7mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Shoots RAW
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A230 (vs the S8300)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3.0"
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the DSLR-A230 and S8300

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha DSLR-A230 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), captures 3D images, has a slightly longer battery life (500 shots vs 340 shots) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 36.2 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs full frame 35.9x24.0mm).

Sony Alpha ILC-3000

Sony Alpha ILC-3000
7 months newer

Significant advantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the S8300)

  • Shoots RAW
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the ILC-3000 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

common strengths of the ILC-3000 and S8300

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Great battery life: 480 shots vs 500 shots
arrow Compare the Sony Alpha ILC-3000 vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Sony A7R

Sony A7R
9 months newer

Significant advantages of the A7R (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much larger sensor: Full frame 35.9x24.0mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the A7R (vs the S8300)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the A7R and S8300

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Sony A7R vs the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

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).

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
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the S8350 vs the S8300