• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1008.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 23.00mm - 765.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm S8300 advantages over Nikon L830

  • Slower slow-motion
    480 fps vs 240 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,008 mm vs 765 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.7 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    10 vs 5 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon L830 advantages over Fujifilm S8300

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 680 vs 500 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Lighter weight
    508g vs 670g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    921k vs 460k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic LZ30

Fujifilm S8300
Panasonic LZ30
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer exposure
Nikon L830
Panasonic LZ30
  • $222
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $160
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Nikon L820

Fujifilm S8300
Nikon L820
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
Nikon L830
Nikon L820
  • $222
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $199
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Fujifilm S8400W

Fujifilm S8300
Fujifilm S8400W
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $239
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon L830
Fujifilm S8400W
  • $222
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $239
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm S9200

Fujifilm S8300
Fujifilm S9200
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon L830
Fujifilm S9200
  • $222
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm S9400W

Fujifilm S8300
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $200
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Nikon L830
Fujifilm S9400W
  • $222
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $330
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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