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

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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
  1. Lens
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4800

3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

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
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$109.99 vs $169.99
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The best price we've seen is $60 cheaper (around 40% 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
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
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
Zoom
More zoom
42x vs 30x
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Around 2x more zoom
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S48003.9"
              S83004.6"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4800518 g
              S8300670 g
              Size Large Help
              S4800122×93×100 mm
              S8300123×87×116 mm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S4800$109.99
              S8300$169.99
              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
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4800230k dots
              S8300460k dots

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $99 - $230

              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

              $110 - $218

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

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $160

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR

              Super zoom

              $430

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $293

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Kodak PixPro AZ361

              Kodak PixPro AZ361

              Super zoom

              $181 - $196

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $150

              Size Significantly smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              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 S4500

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500

              Super zoom

              $169

              Size Smaller
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $160

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Fujifilm FinePix S8300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S8350

              Fujifilm FinePix S8350

              Digicam

              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $329 - $349

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $210 - $298

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Kodak PixPro AZ251

              Super zoom

              $130 - $185

              Size Significantly smaller
              Weight Significantly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

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