• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1008.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm S8300 advantages over Fujifilm S9400W

  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video

Fujifilm S9400W advantages over Fujifilm S8300

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 1,008 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S8200

Fujifilm S8300
Fujifilm S8200
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
Fujifilm S9400W
Fujifilm S8200
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoots 1080p video

Compared to Fujifilm S8400W

Fujifilm S8300
Fujifilm S8400W
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $239
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Fujifilm S9400W
Fujifilm S8400W
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $239
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Fujifilm S1

Fujifilm S8300
Fujifilm S1
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm S9400W
Fujifilm S1
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $349
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm S9200

Fujifilm S8300
Fujifilm S9200
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm S9400W
Fujifilm S9200
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Fujifilm S9800

Fujifilm S8300
Fujifilm S9800
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas
Fujifilm S9400W
Fujifilm S9800
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $504
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Integrated ND filter
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