As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to travel zooms and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L840 and the Coolpix L830) and Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8600 and the FinePix S8350)

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 none), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has in-camera HDR and captures 3D images.

However, on average it is slightly larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs prosumer size (111×76×91 mm)), is older (january 2013 vs july 2014), is thicker (4.6" vs 3.6"), is slightly heavier (670 g vs 450 g) and is less popular.

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
2 years newer
$218 - $227

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Longer battery life: 590 shots vs 500 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L840 and S8300

  • Very long battery life: 590 shots vs 500 shots

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$85 - $180

Significant advantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (121×81×65 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly thinner: 2.5" vs 4.6"
  • Lighter: 450 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the S8600 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Much worse macro capability: 7.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

common strengths of the S8600 and S8300

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 500 shots
  • In-camera HDR

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$130 - $168

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
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and S8300

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$170

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)

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

common strengths of the L830 and S8300

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

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

Canon PowerShot SX400 IS
1 year newer
$149 - $536

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX400 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (104×69×80 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 313 g vs 670 g
  • Thinner: 3.1" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX400 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 190 shots vs 500 shots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the PowerShot SX400 IS and S8300

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix S6800

Fujifilm FinePix S6800
similar age
$150

Significant advantages of the S6800 (vs the S8300)

  • Much longer battery life: 700 shots vs 500 shots

Significant disadvantages of the S6800 (vs the S8300)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S6800 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

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), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (114×65×25 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, lacks and external mic jack, is older (january 2013 vs january 2014) and is thicker (4.6" vs 1.1").

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F
1 year newer
$195 - $209

Significant advantages of the WB350F (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (114×65×25 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the WB350F (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Less zoom: 21x vs 42x

common strengths of the WB350F and S8300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.9
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

Canon PowerShot IXUS 145
1 year newer
$320

Significant advantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (95×54×22 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 127 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the IXUS 145 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly less zoom: 8x vs 42x

common strengths of the IXUS 145 and S8300

  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
2 years newer
$119 - $217

Significant advantages of the Coolpix S7000 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (99×60×27 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 165 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix S7000 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the Coolpix S7000 and S8300

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Olympus Stylus SH-1

Olympus Stylus SH-1
1 year newer
$231 - $289

Significant advantages of the SH-1 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Mid size (109×63×42 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the SH-1 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 380 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the SH-1 and S8300

  • Wide aperture: f/3 vs f/2.9
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 500 shots

Olympus 620 UZ

Olympus SP-620 UZ
1 year older
$202

Significant advantages of the 620 UZ (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Mid size (106×69×40 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.6" vs 4.6"
  • Lighter: 435 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the 620 UZ (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Less zoom: 21x vs 42x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the 620 UZ and S8300

  • Wide aperture: f/3.1 vs f/2.9
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

Canon PowerShot SX600 HS
1 year newer
$205 - $249

Significant advantages of the SX600 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (104×61×26 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 188 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX600 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.8 vs f/2.9

common strengths of the SX600 HS and S8300

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