As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8300 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Fujifilm FinePix S8300's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix P530 and the Coolpix P510) and Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-H300 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V)

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 120 fps), slightly higher maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), captures 3D images and has a slightly longer battery life (500 shots vs 240 shots).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 921k dots), is older (january 2013 vs january 2014), is thicker (4.6" vs 3.3") and is slightly heavier (670 g vs 494 g).

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
1 year newer
$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

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Coolpix P530

Nikon Coolpix P530
1 year newer
$210

Significant advantages of the P530 (vs the S8300)

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

Significant disadvantages of the P530 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 500 shots

common strengths of the P530 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • In-camera HDR

Nikon Coolpix P510

Nikon Coolpix P510
1 year older
$335

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
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Fujifilm FinePix S8600

Fujifilm FinePix S8600
1 year newer
$104 - $159

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"

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

  • In-camera HDR

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
similar age
$180

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
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't

Nikon Coolpix L820

Nikon Coolpix L820
similar age
$238

Significant advantages of the L820 (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots
  • Smaller: Prosumer size (111×76×85 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the L820 (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L820 and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 240 fps vs 480 fps
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • 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 21x), 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 1,600 ISO) and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), 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 921k dots) and is significantly larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (105×63×36 mm)).

Samsung Galaxy Camera

Samsung Galaxy Camera
4 months older
$80 - $299

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
  • Less zoom: 21x vs 42x
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 3,200 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

common strengths of the Camera and S8300

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.9
  • Extremely high speed movies: 120 fps vs 480 fps
  • In-camera HDR

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
3 months newer
$392

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Mid size (108×64×38 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 460k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9
  • Much worse macro capability: 5.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and S8300

  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 500 shots
  • In-camera HDR

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

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
7 months newer
$162

Significant advantages of the SX170 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Significantly smaller: Mid size (108×71×44 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.7" vs 4.6"
  • Significantly lighter: 251 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the SX170 IS (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Doesn't take 3D photos
  • Significantly less zoom: 16x vs 42x

common strengths of the SX170 IS and S8300

  • Good macro capabilities: 1.0 cm vs 1.0 cm

Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR

Fujifilm FinePix F770 EXR
1 year older
$421

Significant advantages of the F770 EXR (vs the S8300)

  • Has a GPS
  • Much smaller: Compact (105×63×36 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Shoots RAW

Significant disadvantages of the F770 EXR (vs the S8300)

  • Lower speed movies: 320 fps vs 480 fps
  • Less zoom: 20x vs 42x
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9

common strengths of the F770 EXR and S8300

  • Extremely high speed movies: 320 fps vs 480 fps
  • Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't
  • In-camera HDR

Nikon Coolpix S9300

Nikon Coolpix S9300
1 year older
$240

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
  • Less zoom: 18x vs 42x
  • Narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.9

common strengths of the S9300 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 none), has a much 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 slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes significantly 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.

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
similar age
$429 - $649 (body only)
$520 - $649 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

  • In-camera HDR

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
4 years older
$400 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"
  • Doesn't take 3D photos

common strengths of the Rebel XS and S8300

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8300 compared to compact competitors include: it has way more more zoom (42x vs 3x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 320 x 240 @ 15fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 36 mm), has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.5") and has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (87×57×28 mm)), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.1") and is much heavier (670 g vs 175 g).

Canon PowerShot S400

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10 years older

Significant advantages of the S400 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (87×57×28 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 230 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the S400 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 3"
  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 42x

common strengths of the S400 and S8300

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital

Nikon Coolpix L16

Nikon Coolpix L16
5 years older

Significant advantages of the L16 (vs the S8300)

  • Much smaller: Compact (95×61×30 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.2" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 175 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the L16 (vs the S8300)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 480 fps
  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 42x
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the L16 and S8300

  • None found