As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms and pro digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S4000 and the FinePix S8100fd) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DMC-FZ5 and the Lumix DMC-FZ70)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8000fd compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has more storage slots (2 vs 1).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.4" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (july 2007 vs february 2011) and doesn't support an external flash.

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000
3 years newer
$467

Significant advantages of the S4000 (vs the S8000fd)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.4"
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 27 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S4000 (vs the S8000fd)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the S4000 and S8000fd

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×78×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 510 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.1"

Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd

Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd
6 months newer
$654

Significant advantages of the S8100fd (vs the S8000fd)

  • Larger screen: 2.5" vs 2.4"

Significant disadvantages of the S8100fd (vs the S8000fd)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the S8100fd and S8000fd

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×78×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×78×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 405 g vs 510 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ5 (vs the S8000fd)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ5 (vs the S8000fd)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.4"
  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 27 mm
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the DMC-FZ5 and S8000fd

  • Fairly small: Standard size (108×68×85 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×78×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 326 g vs 510 g
  • Thin: 3.3" vs 3.1"

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950
3 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the S2950 (vs the S8000fd)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.4"

Significant disadvantages of the S2950 (vs the S8000fd)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the S2950 and S8000fd

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×78×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 437 g vs 510 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 3.1"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
6 years newer
$599

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the S8000fd)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.4"
  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 27 mm
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the S8000fd)

  • Larger: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×78×79 mm)
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and S8000fd

  • Light weight: 606 g vs 510 g
  • Inexpensive: $599.00 vs $599.95

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT

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2 years older
$400 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel XT (vs the S8000fd)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XT (vs the S8000fd)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel XT and S8000fd

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8000fd compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.4), has a viewfinder (digital vs none) and has more storage slots (2 vs 1).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (27 mm vs 24 mm), has a much smaller screen (2.4" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.3 fps vs 7 fps).

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
8 years newer
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the S8000fd)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.4"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 27 mm

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the S8000fd)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/2.8
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and S8000fd

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8000fd compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 35 mm) and has more storage slots (2 vs 1).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2.4" vs 3"), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (8 MP vs 12 MP), is thicker (3.1" vs 1.7") and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot G9

Canon PowerShot G9
similar age
$459

Significant advantages of the G9 (vs the S8000fd)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the G9 (vs the S8000fd)

  • None found

common strengths of the G9 and S8000fd

  • None found