As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8200 and the FinePix S8350) and Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the D3200)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (42x vs 30x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), 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 is older (january, 2013 vs january, 2014), is thicker (4.6" vs 3.6"), is slightly heavier (670 g vs 543 g) and is less popular.

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
similar age
$140 - $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

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$194 - $297

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
  • In-camera HDR

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$188

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (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 DSC-H300 and S8300

  • Inexpensive: $188.00 vs $159.99

Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Fujifilm FinePix S4500
1 year older
$179

Significant advantages of the S4500 (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S4500 (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 S4500 and S8300

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Inexpensive: $179.00 vs $159.99

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800
similar age
$100

Significant advantages of the S4800 (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S4800 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the S4800 and S8300

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Inexpensive: $99.99 vs $159.99

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$135 - $215

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"
  • Significantly 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 $159.99

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

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentaprism) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
9 months older
$309 - $527 (body only)
$389 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • 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
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the D3200 and S8300

  • Inexpensive: $309.00 vs $159.99

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
4 years older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much thinner: 2.6" vs 4.6"
  • 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"
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the Rebel XS and S8300

  • None found

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years older
$240 - $280 (body only)
$385 - $410 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: $239.69 vs $159.99

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
similar age
$480 - $547 (body only)
$480 - $647 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D5200 and S8300

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Inexpensive: $479.88 vs $159.99

Canon EOS 30D

Canon EOS 30D
6 years older

Significant advantages of the 30D (vs the S8300)

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

Nikon D40X

Nikon D40X
5 years older
$1,000 (body only)
$850 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D40X (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much thinner: 2.5" vs 4.6"
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size 124x94x64 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm

Significant disadvantages of the D40X (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 D40X and S8300

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has way more more zoom (42x vs 18x), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.5), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs 120 fps), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is much larger (professional size 123x87x116 mm vs compact 100x58x22 mm), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and is thicker (4.6" vs 0.9").

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year older
$275

Significant advantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 109x62x31 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the S9300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 500 shots
  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps

common strengths of the S9300 and S8300

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

Nikon Coolpix S9400

Nikon Coolpix S9400
similar age
$259

Significant advantages of the S9400 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 109x61x31 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 210 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the S9400 (vs the S8300)

  • Much less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the S9400 and S8300

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm

Nikon Coolpix S9100

Nikon Coolpix S9100
1 year older
$265

Significant advantages of the S9100 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 105x62x35 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 214 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the S9100 (vs the S8300)

  • Much less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much shorter battery life: 270 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the S9100 and S8300

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$260

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact 110x64x34 mm vs Professional size 123x87x116 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the S8300)

  • Much less zoom: 30x vs 42x
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and S8300

  • Incredible zoom: 30x vs 42x
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS
1 year newer
$159

Significant advantages of the 340 HS (vs the S8300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the 340 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Much less zoom: 12x vs 42x
  • Much shorter battery life: 190 shots vs 500 shots
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/2.9

common strengths of the 340 HS and S8300

  • Very high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Good macro capabilities: 1 cm vs 1 cm
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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