As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8400W is also often compared to travel zooms. The Fujifilm FinePix S8400W's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix T300 and the FinePix S200EXR) and Sony (such as the CyberShot DSC-H300)

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8400W compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 30 mm), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 0.8 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (march 2013 vs august 2011).

However, on average it doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack, has a significantly shorter battery life (300 shots vs 410 shots), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1700 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

Sony CyberShot DSC-H300
10 months newer
$140 - $178

Significant advantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the S8400W)

  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H300 (vs the S8400W)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DSC-H300 and S8400W

  • Light weight: 590 g vs 670 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the S8400W)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much longer battery life: 410 shots vs 300 shots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ150 (vs the S8400W)

  • None found

common strengths of the DMC-FZ150 and S8400W

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×82×92 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Light weight: 528 g vs 670 g

Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR

Fujifilm FinePix S200EXR
3 years older
$1,111

Significant advantages of the S200EXR (vs the S8400W)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/1700 of a second
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the S200EXR (vs the S8400W)

  • Much worse wide angle: 30 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the S200EXR and S8400W

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8400W compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has way more more zoom (44x vs 10x), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.9 vs f/3.4), has a slightly higher resolution screen (460k dots vs 230k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it is much larger (professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs compact (97×57×28 mm)), is thicker (4.6" vs 1.1"), is much heavier (670 g vs 157 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/1700 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix T300

Fujifilm FinePix T300
2 years older

Significant advantages of the T300 (vs the S8400W)

  • Much smaller: Compact (97×57×28 mm) vs Professional size (123×87×116 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 4.6"
  • Much lighter: 157 g vs 670 g

Significant disadvantages of the T300 (vs the S8400W)

  • Much less zoom: 10x vs 44x
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the T300 and S8400W

  • None found