As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to boutiques, entry-level DSLRs and travel zooms. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S4200 and the FinePix S8500) and Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-H300 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V)

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 a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has in-camera HDR and captures 3D images.

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack, is older (january 2013 vs february 2014) and is slightly heavier (670 g vs 543 g).

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200
1 year older
$476

Significant advantages of the S4200 (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S4200 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 24x vs 42x
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the S4200 and S8300

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
3 years newer
$241 - $250

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (104×69×85 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 325 g vs 670 g
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 195 shots vs 500 shots
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the PowerShot SX420 IS and S8300

  • None found

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$178 - $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 S8500

Fujifilm FinePix S8500
similar age
$668

Significant advantages of the S8500 (vs the S8300)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S8500 (vs the S8300)

  • None found

common strengths of the S8500 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$398

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the S8300)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 300 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and S8300

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
2 years newer
$189

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
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L840 and S8300

  • Very long battery life: 590 shots vs 500 shots

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to boutique competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), records high-speed movies (480 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a much longer battery life (500 shots vs 300 shots).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.9 vs f/2), is significantly larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs standard size (127×75×54 mm)), has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), is thicker (4.6" vs 2.1") and doesn't support an external flash.

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
2 years older
$695

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.9
  • Significantly smaller: Standard size (127×75×54 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 2.1" vs 4.6"

Significant disadvantages of the X100 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the X100 and S8300

  • Each has a built-in flash

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" vs 2.5"), 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 much lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 17.9 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
9 months older
$348 (body only)
$426 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the S8300)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.1 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the D3200 and S8300

  • None found

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
4 years older
$476 18-55mm lens

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"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 460k dots

common strengths of the Rebel XS and S8300

  • None found

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
similar age
$390 - $649 (body only)
$479 - $599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (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 T5i (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the T5i 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 significantly more zoom (42x vs 21x), records even higher-speed movies (480 fps vs 120 fps), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has in-camera HDR and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in GPS, has a much smaller screen (3" vs 4.8"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 922k dots), is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (129×71×19 mm)) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Nikon Coolpix S7000

Nikon Coolpix S7000
2 years newer
$169 - $227

Significant advantages of the 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 S7000 (vs the S8300)

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

common strengths of the S7000 and S8300

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

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera
4 months older
$85

Significant advantages of the Camera (vs the S8300)

  • Much larger screen: 4.8" vs 3"
  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact (129×71×19 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Camera (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Significantly less zoom: 21x vs 42x
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the Camera and S8300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.9
  • Larger than average screens: 4.8" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
1 year newer
$325

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (113×66×35 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 HS (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 360 shots vs 500 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the SX700 HS and S8300

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 500 shots