Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 vs Fujifilm FinePix S8400W

Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix S8300

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Fujifilm FinePix S4800

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Fujifilm FinePix S4800

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Great zoom
Zoom
42x
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4800

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Size
Slightly smaller
122x93x100 mm vs 123x87x116 mm
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Around 10% smaller
Weight
Lighter
518 g vs 670 g
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More than 20% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
3.9" vs 4.6"
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More than 10% thinner
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$138.99 vs $199.99
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The best price we've seen is $61 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S8300

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High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
480 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S8300's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Zoom
More zoom
42x vs 30x
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Around 2x more zoom
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
500 shots vs 320 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/2.9 vs f/3.1
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At its widest zoom, the S8300's lens captures marginally more light (0.2 f-stops)
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1 cm vs 2 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
              View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S4800:3.9"
              S8300:4.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4800:518 g
              S8300:670 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Size Large Help
              S4800:122x93x100 mm
              S8300:123x87x116 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4800:230k dots
              S8300:460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $129 - $215

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $195 - $246

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $168 - $184

              Thickness Is thicker
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Super zoom

              $155

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $250

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $250 - $270

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $205

              Size Smaller
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Fujifilm FinePix S8300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8350

              Fujifilm FinePix S8350

              Digicam

              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot G12

              Canon PowerShot G12

              Pro digicam

              $829

              Size Significantly smaller
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $249

              Size Smaller
              Weight Significantly lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

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