As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S8000fd and the FinePix S5100 Zoom) and Canon (such as the EOS Digital Rebel XTi)

Competitor classes

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S8100fd compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (27 mm vs 33 mm) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), is older (january 2008 vs july 2010), is slightly more expensive ($653.64 vs $358.98) and has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2).

Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S8000fd
6 months older
$600

Significant advantages of the S8000fd (vs the S8100fd)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1

Significant disadvantages of the S8000fd (vs the S8100fd)

  • Smaller screen: 2.4" vs 2.5"

common strengths of the S8000fd and S8100fd

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

Fujifilm FinePix S5100 Zoom

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3 years older

Significant advantages of the S5100 Zoom (vs the S8100fd)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S5100 Zoom (vs the S8100fd)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.5" vs 2.5"
  • Much worse wide angle: 37 mm vs 27 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the S5100 Zoom and S8100fd

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (113×81×79 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×78×79 mm)
  • Very light: 387 g vs 405 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.1"

Fujifilm FinePix S8200

Fujifilm FinePix S8200
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the S8200 (vs the S8100fd)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 27 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S8200 (vs the S8100fd)

  • None found

common strengths of the S8200 and S8100fd

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×87×116 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×78×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 670 g vs 405 g

Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD

Fujifilm FinePix S2900HD
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the S2900HD (vs the S8100fd)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S2900HD (vs the S8100fd)

  • None found

common strengths of the S2900HD and S8100fd

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×78×79 mm)
  • Light weight: 437 g vs 405 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 3.1"

Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd
similar age
$359

Significant advantages of the S1000fd (vs the S8100fd)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the S1000fd (vs the S8100fd)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 27 mm

common strengths of the S1000fd and S8100fd

  • Fairly small: Standard size (103×73×68 mm) vs Prosumer size (111×78×79 mm)
  • Very light: 325 g vs 405 g
  • Thin: 2.7" vs 3.1"

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the S8100fd)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XTi (vs the S8100fd)

  • None found

common strengths of the Rebel XTi and S8100fd

  • None found

Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100
3 years newer
$372 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5100 (vs the S8100fd)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5100 (vs the S8100fd)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5100 and S8100fd

  • None found