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

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Fujifilm FinePix S4800

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Zoom
Great zoom
42x
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 60fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
480 fps
Light sensitivity
High ISO
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
 
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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
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Advantages of the Fujifilm S8300

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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
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
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 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
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 500 shots vs 320 shots
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Around 60% more shots per battery charge
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)
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
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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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 Common Weaknesses
        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
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        S4800:3.9"
        S8300:4.6"
        Weight Heavy Help
        S4800:518 g
        S8300:670 g
        Size Large Help
        S4800:122x93x100 mm
        S8300:123x87x116 mm

        Compared to recent super zooms

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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

        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 flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Nikon Coolpix L820

        Super zoom

        $180 - $279

        Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
        Size Is slightly smaller
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $110

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Super zoom

        $201 - $249

        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        $188 - $224

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Fujifilm FinePix S6800

        Fujifilm FinePix S6800

        Super zoom

        $159

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

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $229 - $230

        Size Is significantly smaller
        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30

        Super zoom

        $243

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos

        Fujifilm FinePix S4800 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Fujifilm FinePix S4500

        Super zoom

        $163

        Size Smaller
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $139 - $184

        Size Significantly smaller
        Image stabilization Better image stabilization
        Aperture Narrower aperture
        Zoom Less zoom

        Fujifilm FinePix S8300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $299

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        GPS Has a GPS
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Nikon Coolpix P520

        Super zoom

        $323 - $377

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Fujifilm FinePix S8500

        Fujifilm FinePix S8500

        Super zoom

        $199

        Zoom More zoom
        Fujifilm FinePix S8350

        Fujifilm FinePix S8350

        Digicam

        Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
        Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor

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