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
Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 60fps
High speed movies
High-speed framerate
480 fps
High ISO
Light sensitivity
12,800 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon Coolpix L820

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
8 fps
Movie format
Full HD
1080p @ 30fps
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps

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
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
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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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
              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
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S8300:$149.99
              L820:$149.00
              Common Weaknesses
              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

              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

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $185 - $237

              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $188

              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

              $135 - $180

              Thickness Is thinner
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $169 - $179

              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $135

              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Battery life Has a much shorter battery life
              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

              Super zoom

              $349

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Nikon Coolpix P510

              Super zoom

              $500

              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is much 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

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $207 - $209

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Smaller
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $156

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Weight Slightly lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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