Updated (January 2014): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S8400W vs Nikon Coolpix L830

Fujifilm FinePix S8300 vs Nikon Coolpix L820

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S8300

Great zoom
Zoom
42x
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
Great battery life
Battery life
500 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
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galleries

Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S8300.
Explore our gallery of 30 sample photos taken by the Nikon Coolpix L820.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S8300

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High-speed framerate
Higher speed movies
480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
Zoom
More zoom
42x vs 29.3x
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More than 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
Aperture
Slightly wider aperture
f/2.9 vs f/3
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Almost the same
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1500s
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More than 20% faster max shutter speed
Longest exposure
Slightly longer exposures
8s vs 4s
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2x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Nikon L820

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
921k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2x higher resolution screen
Size
Smaller
111×76×85 mm vs 123×87×116 mm
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More than 40% smaller
Wide angle
Slightly better wide angle
23 mm vs 24 mm
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Almost the same
Weight
Lighter
470 g vs 670 g
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Around 30% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
3.3" vs 4.6"
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Around 30% thinner
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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
              High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
              S8300480 fps
              L820240 fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
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              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              S83004.6"
              L8203.3"
              Weight Heavy Help
              S8300670 g
              L820470 g
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              S8300123×87×116 mm
              L820111×76×85 mm

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S8300$199.99
              L820$209.99
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              S83001/2000s
              L8201/1500s
              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
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $297

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $209 - $227

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $198

              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $199

              Thickness Is thinner
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Nikon Coolpix P520

              Super zoom

              $277

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
              High-speed framerate Records less high-speed movies
              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $297

              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life

              Fujifilm FinePix S8300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Fujifilm FinePix S9200

              Super zoom

              $206

              Zoom More zoom
              Supports RAW Shoots RAW
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S9400W

              Fujifilm FinePix S9400W

              Super zoom

              $250

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm FinePix S8500

              Fujifilm FinePix S8500

              Super zoom

              $314

              Zoom Slightly more zoom
              Lowest price More expensive

              Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Kodak EasyShare C613

              Kodak EasyShare C613

              Compact

              $189

              Size Smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $186

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $297

              Weight Slightly lighter
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor

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