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Fujifilm FinePix SL280
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Fujifilm FinePix SL280 Digital Camera

14MP 28x CCD Mar 2012
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20 Reasons For

Good Size

One person who bought the Fujifilm FinePix SL280 mentioned that it was compact. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was a good body shape.

Nice Design

Some Fujifilm FinePix SL280 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was ergonomic. Expert review site Neocamera.com said “This relatively compact model is ergonomically designed with a deep hand-grip”. Neocamera.com also mentioned “Good body ergonomics”.

Good Quality Lens

One Fujifilm FinePix SL280 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Fujifilm FinePix SL280 had a good lens. Neocamera.com wrote in their Fujifilm FinePix SL280 review “Good lens sharpness”.

Good Technical Features

One Fujifilm FinePix SL280 owner who bought it concluded that it had good features. Neocamera.com wrote “Excellent pricepoint for features” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix SL280.

Fujifilm Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Fujifilm cameras and also specifically for Fujifilm bridge camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Fujifilm had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Good Video Capture

One Fujifilm FinePix SL280 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was good for video recording. Neocamera.com wrote “Instant video lag” in their review yet they gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

Other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120, the HP D3500, or the Olympus SP-620UZ.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix SL280.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120, the Samsung NX30, or the Fujifilm FinePix S6800.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The FinePix SL280 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix L120, the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR, or the Samsung WB110.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 6.7 times zoom factor, the FinePix SL280 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the FinePix SL280. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 2x to 130x, and the average digital zoom is 9.6x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 6.7x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix SL240 (£177.00), the FinePix SL300, or the FinePix S4400 all from Fujifilm.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Pentax X5 (7.2x), the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 (7.2x), or the Sony DSC-HX200 (52x) which also has a higher rating.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution which is higher than most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. In addition, this camera have still image resolutions of 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304 and 4288 x 2416 and 4288 x 2864. Across all digital cameras of this type and age the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the FinePix SL280 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this camera. The white balance modes Custom modes, Fine, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Incandescent and Shade are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The FinePix SL280 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Fujifilm digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most commonly found light exposure mode found on similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix SL280. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Supports Eight ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the FinePix SL280 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Fujifilm camera. The ISO speeds 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The FinePix SL280 supports a maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix SL280. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. A video resolution of 1280 x 720 is classified as HD and TVs supporting this resolution are referred to as "HD Ready". However the resolution is not as detailed as Full HD (1920 x 1080). Digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix SL280 video resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Supports One Power Source

The FinePix SL280 has a greater number of power sources than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix SL280.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most frequently found focus on digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

At only 64, the Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a fairly small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix SL280. Bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the FinePix SL280 have minimum ISO speed of between 64 and 400, and the average minimum ISO speed is 95.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This bridge camera camera received an expert rating of 40 out of 100 from Neocamera.com. The expert review sites don't rate this Fujifilm digital camera very highly.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age support Full HD video, however the FinePix SL280 does not support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS, the Fujifilm FinePix S8400, or the Samsung NX30 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The FinePix SL280 does not support video recording, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix SL280 also do not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this camera and we think the FinePix SL260, or the FinePix S8650 (£119.99) both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix L120 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Fujifilm FinePix SL280 does not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the FinePix S8400, or the FinePix S9400 both from Fujifilm or the Samsung WB1100F (£499.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix SL280, the FinePix SL280 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Olympus SP-620UZ, the Sony DSC-HX100V, or the Nikon Coolpix L810 which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix SL280 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix SL280, the FinePix SL280 does not have a GPS.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS that you might also want to look at including the DSC-HX100V, the DSC-HX200, or the DSC-HX400 (£282.99) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The FinePix SL280 has a quite low megapixel count (only 14 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec. Across all the similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago the megapixel counts range from 12MP to 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 16MP.

There are a number of alternative 14MP cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the FinePix SL240 (£177.00), the FinePix SL300, or the FinePix S4400 all from Fujifilm.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the HP D3500 (14.1MP), the Nikon Coolpix L310 (14.1MP), or the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE (16MP) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Seven Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the FinePix SL280 is more than most cameras of this age and type. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix SL280.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix SL280

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the FinePix SL280 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix SL280.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the FinePix S9400, or the FinePix HS30EXR both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix L120 which has better reviews.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Fujifilm released the FinePix SL280 over four years ago.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE, the Fujifilm FinePix S9400, and the Nikon Coolpix L120 is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 28 times zoom factor, the FinePix SL280 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 28x optical zoom cameras and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S4400 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the FinePix HS30EXR (30x), or the FinePix S6800 (30x) both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS (£137.99) (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a relatively standard weight (470 grams) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 470g digital cameras and we think the FinePix SL240 (£177.00), and the FinePix SL260 both from Fujifilm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many cameras that are a comparable age to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Exposure Compensation
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
PC Connectivity
Camera
White Balance Mode
Self-Timer
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port

Expert Reviews

(1)
5 January 2012

Neocamera detailed review Read the Fuji Finepix SL280 review here...

Very good metering
Natural colors
Good lens sharpness
Impervious to chromatic aberrations
Low optical distortion
Softness at all ISO
Overly soft at ISO 800
Poor whitebalance
Extra softness beyond 24X optical zoom
Long blackout

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenmar dlz369, lenmar dlz369f, lenmar dlz369ff
Barcodes 00029521852424, 04547410197426

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