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 Canon (such as the EOS Rebel T6 and the PowerShot SX530 HS) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix B500 and the Coolpix P610)

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), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has in-camera HDR, captures 3D images and has a significantly longer battery life (500 shots vs 350 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), is older (january 2013 vs january 2015) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix B500

Nikon Coolpix B500
3 years newer
$199 - $257

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Longer battery life: 600 shots vs 500 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B500 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Coolpix B500 and S8300

  • Very long battery life: 600 shots vs 500 shots

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$170 - $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 S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
similar age
$257

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 long battery life: 500 shots vs 500 shots
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS
2 years newer
$230 - $279

Significant advantages of the SX530 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SX530 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the SX530 HS and S8300

  • Great zoom: 50x vs 42x

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 P610

Nikon Coolpix P610
2 years newer
$299 - $400

Significant advantages of the P610 (vs the S8300)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 42x
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P610 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the P610 and S8300

  • Great zoom: 60x vs 42x
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

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 @ 30fps), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), creates panoramas in-camera and captures 3D images.

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

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$290 - $749 (body only)
$409 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (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 Rebel T6 and S8300

  • None found

Pentax K-3

Pentax K-3
9 months newer
$1,123 (body only)
$900 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-3 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the K-3 (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 K-3 and S8300

  • None found

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
similar age
$337 - $399 (body only)
$400 - $499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (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 SL1 (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 SL1 and S8300

  • None found

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
similar age
$598 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the S8300)

  • Supports 24p
  • Much higher true resolution: 20.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the SLT A58 and S8300

  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't

Canon EOS Rebel T6s

Canon EOS Rebel T6s
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the T6s (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the T6s (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 T6s and S8300

  • None found

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
2 years newer
$597 (body only)
$689 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

common strengths of the D5500 and S8300

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

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 image stabilization (lens vs none), has a slightly longer battery life (500 shots vs 300 shots), is newer (january 2013 vs january 2012) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it has a much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,230k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Samsung NX30

Samsung NX30
4 months newer
$599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX30 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,036k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the NX30 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps

common strengths of the NX30 and S8300

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1
1 year older
$800 (body only)
$1,497 27mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-Pro1 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,230k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the X-Pro1 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the X-Pro1 and S8300

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a built-in flash, slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 300 shots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1700 of a second).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (42x vs 65x) and is older (january 2013 vs january 2014).

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
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651

Kodak Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 (vs the S8300)

  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 42x

Significant disadvantages of the Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 (vs the S8300)

  • No built-in flash
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Pixpro Astro Zoom AZ651 and S8300

  • Great zoom: 65x vs 42x