Fujifilm FinePix S8300 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4800

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Fujifilm FinePix S8300

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Fujifilm FinePix S4800

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Great zoom
Zoom
42x
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4800

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions

Items often bought with the S8300 or S4800

galleries

Explore our gallery of 15 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4800.
Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S8300.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4800

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Size
Slightly smaller
122×93×100 mm vs 123×87×116 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
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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
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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The S8300's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
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
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs
  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
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)
Macro focus
Better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 2.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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recommendations

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
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              8 seconds
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S48003.9"
              S83004.6"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4800518 g
              S8300670 g
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              S4800122×93×100 mm
              S8300123×87×116 mm

              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
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4800230k dots
              S8300460k dots
              Movie format Poor movies Help
              S4800720p @ 30fps
              S83001080p @ 60fps

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $151

              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 SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $145 - $149

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $130 - $168

              Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $218 - $227

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Super zoom

              $164

              Battery life Has a much longer battery life
              Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Zoom Slightly less zoom

              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 IXUS 145

              Canon PowerShot IXUS 145

              Travel zoom

              $320

              Size Much smaller
              Thickness Much thinner
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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