Fujifilm S8300

Fujifilm FinePix S8300 front
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/7000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1008mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Launched January 2013
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  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

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 Fujifilm S8300 is positioned #116 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #662 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. Remember to look at our Advanced camera filter to see camera results based on your custom criteria.

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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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
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Fujifilm S8300 vs Fujifilm S9900w
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Fujifilm-FinePix-S8600 front thumbnailFujifilm S8600
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Fujifilm-FinePix-S1 front thumbnailFujifilm S1
Fujifilm S8300 vs Fujifilm S1
Fujifilm-FinePix-S9200 front thumbnailFujifilm S9200
Fujifilm S8300 vs Fujifilm S9200
Fujifilm-FinePix-S9400W front thumbnailFujifilm S9400W
Fujifilm S8300 vs Fujifilm S9400W
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Fujifilm S8300 vs Fujifilm S8400W

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.

decent MP (16 megapixels)
great min ISO (64)
has built in flash
has HDMI out
image stabilization (Optical)
incredible zoom range (24-1008mm 42.0 x zoom)
long reach (1008mm)
maximum shutter speed is high (1/7,000s)
pretty good screen size (3")
rather wide (24mm)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
you can focus manually
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
can't use external flash
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
doesn't have headphone support
doesn't have microphone support
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse function
low resolution screen (460 k dots)
more heavy than competition (670 grams)
screen does not articulate
slow at full zoom (f6.5)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
small sensor (1/2.3")
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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.

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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 Fujifilm S8300's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm S8300 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.

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To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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The following is a photo of the Fujifilm S8300 next to a soda to help you get a sense of its scale.

Fujifilm FinePix S8300 dimensions scale

The top view here will highlight the button design on the Fujifilm S8300.

Fujifilm FinePix S8300 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm S8300 Lens specs

The Fujifilm 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.

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Fujifilm S8300 Connectivity

The Fujifilm 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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has manual focus
good MP (16MP)
can't use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files

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.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
heavier than competition in class (670 grams)

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.

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incredible zoom range (24-1008mm 42.0 x zoom)
maximum shutter speed is high (1/7,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus

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.

Photography Glossary
decent megapixels (16MP)
has built in flash
rather wide (24mm)
great zoom (1008mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
heavier than average in class (670 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)

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.

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you can focus manually
reasonably wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse recording

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.

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relatively wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
high video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
lack of external microphone port
more heavy than competition (670g)

Fujifilm S8300 Alternatives

If you are looking for alternatives to the Fujifilm 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 Fujifilm 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.

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General Information
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix S8300
Small Sensor Superzoom
Physical type
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Full resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW data
Max native ISO
Min native ISO
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross type focus points
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-1008mm (42.0x)
Largest aperture
Macro focusing distance
Crop factor
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen size
Resolution of screen
460k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Screen tech
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder resolution
200k dots
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Slowest shutter speed
8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed
1/7000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
Max video resolution
Video format
Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
670 gr (1.48 lbs)
Physical dimensions
123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6")
Battery ID
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type
Card slots
Launch pricing