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

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Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

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
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S8300

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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
Zoom More zoom 42x vs 29.3x
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More than 2x more zoom
High-speed framerate Higher speed movies 480 fps vs 240 fps
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2x higher fps
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/2.9 vs f/3.0
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At its widest zoom, the S8300's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 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
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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 Significantly smaller 111x76x85 mm vs 123x87x116 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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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
        High-speed framerate Very high speed movies Help
        S8300:480 fps
        L820:240 fps
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Macro focus Good macro capabilities Help
        1 cm
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Thickness Quite thick Help
        S8300:4.6"
        L820:3.3"
        Weight Heavy Help
        S8300:670 g
        L820:470 g
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        Size Large Help
        S8300:123x87x116 mm
        L820:111x76x85 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
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Nikon Coolpix L830

        Super zoom

        $165 - $227

        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

        Super zoom

        $199 - $250

        Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
        Weight Is slightly lighter
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

        Super zoom

        $168

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Nikon Coolpix L320

        Super zoom

        $196

        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Fujifilm FinePix S8200

        Super zoom

        $199 - $430

        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

        Travel zoom

        $149 - $190

        Size Is slightly smaller
        Thickness Is thinner
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Nikon Coolpix P510

        Super zoom

        $399

        GPS Has a built-in GPS
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker

        Fujifilm FinePix S8300 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix S8350

        Fujifilm FinePix S8350

        Digicam

        Battery life Much shorter battery life
        Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor

        Nikon Coolpix L820 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

        Super zoom

        $220

        Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
        Longest exposure Longer exposures
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Nikon Coolpix L810

        Super zoom

        $195 - $475

        Weight Slightly lighter
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

        Super zoom

        $250 - $268

        Size Smaller
        Weight Lighter
        Movie format Lower resolution movies
        Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen

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