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

Fujifilm FinePix S8300 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4800

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Fujifilm FinePix S8300

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Fujifilm FinePix S4800

50

Runner-up

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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4800

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
$99.99 vs $139.99
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The best price we've seen is $40 cheaper (around 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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Battery life
Much longer battery life
500 shots vs 320 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
Zoom
More zoom
42x vs 30x
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Around 2x more zoom
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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S4800$99.99
              S8300$139.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S48003.9"
              S83004.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4800518 g
              S8300670 g
              Size Large Help
              S4800122x93x100 mm
              S8300123x87x116 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
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4800230k dots
              S8300460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $130 - $230

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $276

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $231 body only

              $355 with 18-55mm lens

              Size Is slightly smaller
              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $149

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $133

              Wide angle Has a much wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

              Super zoom

              $199 - $219

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $166

              Size Smaller
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $100

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

              Fujifilm FinePix S8300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9400W

              Fujifilm FinePix S9400W

              Super zoom

              $180 - $330

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S8350

              Fujifilm FinePix S8350

              Digicam

              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 body only

              $399 - $419 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $280

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Size Slightly larger

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