As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the Coolpix L820) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8200 and the FinePix S8600)

Competitor classes

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 6,400 ISO), captures 3D images, has a slightly longer battery life (500 shots vs 410 shots) and slightly closer macro focusing (1 cm vs 2.4 cm).

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 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

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 500 shots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
similar age
$163 - $179

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

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$135 - $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)

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

common strengths of the S8600 and S8300

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 500 shots
  • In-camera HDR
  • Inexpensive: $134.88 vs $149.99

Fujifilm FinePix S8500

Fujifilm FinePix S8500
similar age
$300

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

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
3 months older
$329 - $349

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much shorter battery life: 315 shots vs 500 shots
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and S8300

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
similar age
$149

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

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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"), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 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 23.1x15.4mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$499 - $539 (body only)
$553 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (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 T3i (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 T3i and S8300

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$349 (body only)
$499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the S8300)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • 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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the T3 and S8300

  • Inexpensive: $349.00 vs $149.99

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years older
$233 (body only)
$375 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: $232.74 vs $149.99