Fujifilm S8300 overview
Fujifilm S8300 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera initially launched on January of 2013. It has got a 16 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The S8300 is positioned #111 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #611 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. Remember to look at our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your custom criteria.
The following is a diagram of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Fujifilm S8300 history
The Fujifilm S8300 has a history of related cameras. Here, you can see all older and latest models along with important specs.
Fujifilm S8300 Gallery
You can see the S8300 from different angles in the gallery here.
Fujifilm S8300 Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of pluses and minuses of the Fujifilm S8300 based on criterias that are typically viewed as useful in a digital camera.
Fujifilm S8300 Sensor details
The size of the sensor on the Fujifilm S8300 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera features Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter can produce cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The BSI-CMOS sensor has 16 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 64 to 12800. Sadly, RAW format is not saved so the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The image below illustrates the S8300's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The S8300 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm S8300 dimensions
Fujifilm S8300 weighs 1.48 lb (670 grams or 23.63 ounces) & the sizing of the camera is 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Fujifilm S8300 is weightier when compared with other rivals.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The following is a photo of the Fujifilm S8300 next to a soda to help you get a sense of its scale.
The top view here will highlight the button design on the S8300.
Fujifilm S8300 Lens specs
The S8300 comes with a fixed lens providing a focal range of 24-1008mm giving it a 42.0 x zoom which is great and is going to make it easier to zoom right in.
At the widest 24mm, it features an aperture of f2.9 making it rather slow and not very good for low light situations and you may struggle to get good bokeh. You will also have to boost the ISO setting leading to noisy photos. On the tele end, 1008mm is brilliant zoom and comes at f6.5 which is quite slow and you might need to set slower shutter speeds.
Fujifilm S8300 Connectivity
The S8300 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that incorporate NFC and Bluetooth compatibility can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You can copy images and at times alter settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
A few applications even stream a Liveview and click the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external screen. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Fujifilm S8300 Video specs
The maximum video resolution on the Fujifilm S8300 is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in Motion JPEG file format. 1080p resolution is an excellent balance for video quality versus file sizes but FULL HD isn't going to give you any room to downsample. The camera doesn't feature a microphone and headphone port so you have got no control over the sound. It is perhaps a better idea to consider a different camera should you require good sound for your videos.
Fujifilm S8300 Weather Sealing
Fujifilm S8300 doesn't include weather sealing so rainy conditions can easily affect the camera.
Fujifilm S8300 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm S8300 has got a 3" fixed display boasting a resolution of 460k dots.
Sadly the display isn't a touch screen.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The View Finder specs for Fujifilm S8300 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 200k dots
For bright outdoor situations which make the camera screens washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders can be rather useful.
Fujifilm S8300 Shutter specs
Fujifilm S8300 has the ability to shoot continuously at 10.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/7000s.
Fujifilm S8300 Flash and Hot shoe specs
Fujifilm S8300 features only built-in flash with missing external flash ability.
Fujifilm S8300 Autofocus specs
Fujifilm S8300 doesn't have Auto focusing. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier and precise when compared with Contrast Based focusing.
Fujifilm S8300 comes with manual focusing in case it is needed for low light situations or you want to have more exact focusing control.
Fujifilm S8300 Battery life
The general Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the highest possible (600) battery life for this range of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras which have the strongest battery life:
Fujifilm S8300 for different styles of photography
The following diagram indicates a overview of the Fujifilm S8300 for different styles of photography. To check out more, have a look at the specific section below.
Fujifilm S8300 Portrait photography advice
The Fujifilm S8300 receives a points tally of 40 which is bad, meaning that it is just not acceptable to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimension, support for RAW photos plus the option to utilize off-camera lighting.
Fujifilm S8300 Street photography highlights
Getting a bad rating of 41, the Fujifilm S8300 is just not acceptable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Fujifilm S8300 Sports photography details
A modest sports photography points total of 53 suggests the Fujifilm S8300 is somewhat suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs excellent autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Fujifilm S8300 Travel photography information
Weight is very critical in selecting a camera for travel. All things considered, the Fujifilm S8300 gets a decent 52 for a travel camera which makes it reasonably suited to take on your holidays.
Fujifilm S8300 Landscape photography advice
When you are looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most vital factor is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm S8300 and it's decent grade of 47 as a landscape camera is fairly suitable within the current marketplace.
Fujifilm S8300 Vlogging information
A vlogging camera ought to have a articulating display, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering every thing, the Fujifilm S8300 is just not acceptable for vlogging as it receives a bad score of 24.
Fujifilm S8300 Alternatives
If you are looking for alternatives to the S8300, here is a list of the highest placed cameras that fall into the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The diagram below gives you a bird's eye view of the S8300 vs it's top scored rivals suggested above.
There are a bunch of cameras you may take a look at as alternatives. To browse through a detailed comparison, just click on the "compare" link.