As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S9400W and the FinePix S9200) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix P520 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 120 fps), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), captures 3D images and has a slightly longer battery life (500 shots vs 390 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (january 2013 vs january 2014), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't support an external flash and is less popular.

Fujifilm FinePix S9400W

Fujifilm FinePix S9400W
1 year newer
$170

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

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Very long battery life: 500 shots vs 500 shots
  • In-camera HDR

Fujifilm FinePix S9200

Fujifilm FinePix S9200
1 year newer
$199

Significant advantages of the S9200 (vs the S8300)

  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the S9200 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the S9200 and S8300

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Very long battery life: 500 shots vs 500 shots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
similar age
$275

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P520 (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 P520 and S8300

  • Very high speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$189

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the S8300)

  • 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)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the L830 and S8300

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 500 shots
  • In-camera HDR

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
similar age
$154

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
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix HS25 EXR
1 year older
$400

Significant advantages of the HS25 EXR (vs the S8300)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the HS25 EXR (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 350 shots vs 500 shots
  • Lower speed movies: 320 fps vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the HS25 EXR and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 320 fps vs 480 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • 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 aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.4), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs none), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is significantly larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (107×62×35 mm)), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.4") and is significantly heavier (670 g vs 227 g).

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
2 years older
$218

Significant advantages of the SX130 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (113×73×46 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 1.8" vs 4.6"
  • Significantly lighter: 308 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX130 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly less zoom: 12x vs 42x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

common strengths of the SX130 IS and S8300

  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year older
$263

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact (109×62×31 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the S9300 and S8300

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V
10 months older
$1,027

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX30V (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact (107×62×35 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX30V (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the DSC-HX30V and S8300

  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 500 shots

Olympus Stylus SZ-15

Olympus Stylus SZ-15
similar age
$90

Significant advantages of the SZ-15 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Mid size (108×70×40 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much lighter: 227 g vs 670 g
  • Much thinner: 1.6" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the SZ-15 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the SZ-15 and S8300

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.9

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 1080p @ 24fps), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none), has in-camera HDR and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,037k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years older
$274 (body only)
$484 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the S8300)

  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • 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

  • Inexpensive: $274.21 vs $199.99

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
9 months newer
$647 (body only)
$578 - $747 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the S8300)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (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 D5300 and S8300

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

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