As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix L830 and the Coolpix L840) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V and the Cyber-Shot HX60V)

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), captures 3D images, has a slightly longer battery life (500 shots vs 350 shots) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (january 2013 vs january 2014), is slightly heavier (670 g vs 555 g) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
1 year newer
$150

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
  • In-camera HDR

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V
10 months older
$1,062

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX200V (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-HX200V and S8300

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Great battery life: 450 shots vs 500 shots
  • In-camera HDR

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
2 years newer
$169 - $209

Significant advantages of the L840 (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 L840 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L840 and S8300

  • Great battery life: 590 shots vs 500 shots

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$150 - $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 P610

Nikon Coolpix P610
2 years newer
$340 - $399

Significant advantages of the P610 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly more zoom: 60x vs 42x
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the P610 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 330 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the P610 and S8300

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$330

Significant advantages of the P510 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the P510 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the P510 and S8300

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

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 significantly larger screen (3" 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 has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24.1 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p, has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.1x15.4mm) and has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
9 months older
$249 (body only)
$309 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (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 D3200 and S8300

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$279 (body only)
$349 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (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 D3300 and S8300

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
1 year older
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much thinner: 3.1" vs 4.6"

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
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the T3 and S8300

  • None found

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
2 years older
$362 (body only)
$555 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

  • None found

Nikon D40

Nikon D40
6 years older
$899 (body only)
$995 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D40 (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Much thinner: 2.5" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the D40 (vs the S8300)

  • Does not take movies: None vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the D40 and S8300

  • None found

Canon Rebel T1i

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
3 years older
$825 (body only)
$654 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T1i (vs the S8300)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the T1i (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 20fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the T1i 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 slightly 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 none), significantly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO) and has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 200 shots).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (109×62×31 mm)) and is older (january 2013 vs february 2014).

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
1 year newer
$300

Significant advantages of the HX60V (vs the S8300)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Mid size (108×64×38 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the HX60V (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9

common strengths of the HX60V and S8300

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year older
$119

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)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9

common strengths of the S9300 and S8300

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
2 years newer
$228 - $279

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much thinner: 1.4" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the SX710 HS and S8300

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS