As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, pro digicams, travel zooms and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the D3100) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S9400W 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 none), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), captures 3D images, has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 390 shots) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is slightly larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs prosumer size 111x75x91 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (january, 2013 vs january, 2014) and is thicker (4.6" vs 3.6").

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$185 - $237

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • 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

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 500 shots

Fujifilm FinePix S9400W

Fujifilm FinePix S9400W
1 year newer
$180 - $330

Significant advantages of the S9400W (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S9400W (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the S9400W and S8300

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Very long battery life: 500 shots vs 500 shots

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$130 - $230

Significant advantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size 121x80x64 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Significantly thinner: 2.5" vs 4.6"
  • Lighter: 450 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the S8600 and S8300

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 500 shots
  • In-camera HDR
  • Inexpensive: $129.95 vs $199.99

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
similar age
$160

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • 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

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
similar age
$365 - $428

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
  • 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 shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
similar age
$280

Significant advantages of the SL1000 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the SL1000 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the SL1000 and S8300

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Extremely high speed movies: 480 fps vs 480 fps
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

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 slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.5"), 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 slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism).

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years older
$231 (body only)
$355 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the S8300)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the D3100 and S8300

  • Very inexpensive: $231.23 vs $199.99

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$499 (body only)
$399 - $419 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the S8300)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and S8300

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $199.99

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
9 months older
$290 (body only)
$379 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the D3200 and S8300

  • Inexpensive: $289.95 vs $199.99

Canon EOS 30D

Canon EOS 30D
6 years older

Significant advantages of the 30D (vs the S8300)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the 30D (vs the S8300)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.0"
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the 30D and S8300

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
similar age
$599 - $699 (body only)
$620 - $700 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • 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 Lens

common strengths of the T5i and S8300

  • None found

Pentax K-30

Pentax K-30
7 months older
$396 (body only)
$418 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-30 (vs the S8300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the K-30 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the K-30 and S8300

  • Good image stabilization: Sensor shift vs Lens
  • Inexpensive: $395.69 vs $199.99

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has way more more zoom (42x vs 2.9x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 24fps), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs none) and significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), doesn't shoot RAW, has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.9 vs f/1.8), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,229k dots) and is much larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs compact 99x58x29 mm).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year newer
$798

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 101x58x41 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the S8300)

  • Much less zoom: 2.9x vs 42x
  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and S8300

  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95
2 years older
$449

Significant advantages of the S95 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 99x58x29 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Shoots RAW
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the S95 (vs the S8300)

  • Much less zoom: 3.8x vs 42x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the S95 and S8300

  • In-camera HDR

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has significantly more zoom (42x vs 18x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 38 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.5), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 480p @ 30fps) and records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs 120 fps).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is much larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs compact 109x62x31 mm), lacks and external mic jack and is thicker (4.6" vs 1.2").

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
1 year newer
$279 - $403

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Mid size 112x65x34 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the SX700 HS and S8300

  • Good movie support: 1920 x 1280 @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 500 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
3 months newer
$283 - $398

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Mid size 108x64x38 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and S8300

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Very long battery life: 400 shots vs 500 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H3
5 years older
$699

Significant advantages of the DSC-H3 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size 106x69x48 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much lighter: 264 g vs 670 g
  • Significantly thinner: 1.9" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H3 (vs the S8300)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 24 mm
  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 10x vs 42x

common strengths of the DSC-H3 and S8300

  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 500 shots

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
1 year newer
$149

Significant advantages of the 340 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 100x58x22 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much lighter: 147 g vs 670 g
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the 340 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly less zoom: 12x vs 42x
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.9

common strengths of the 340 HS and S8300

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year older
$273

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact 109x62x31 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the S9300 and S8300

  • Full HD (1080p) video: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

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
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • In-camera HDR