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Fujifilm FinePix SL 300 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 14MP 30x Feb 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Good brand
Fairly big optical zoom
Does not support Full HD video

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Good Brand

We checked 8,671 user and expert reviews (including 1,272 verified purchases) for Fujifilm cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Fujifilm has good ratings specifically for its medium megapixel digital cameras. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this camera was released.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the FinePix SL 300 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the EX-ZR700, or the EX-ZR300 both from Casio or the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm.

If this Fujifilm digital camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Nikon D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2"), or the Leica T (£359) (3.7") which is also higher rated.

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Very Narrow Field of View

The average field of view of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera is 99%. With a field of view of only 97 percent, the FinePix SL 300 has one of the narrower field of views amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Fujifilm FinePix SL 300 does not support Full HD video, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to look at including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony or the Olympus OM-D E-M10.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the FinePix SL 300 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Fujifilm camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolutions 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). Cameras of a similar type and age to this camera video resolutions range from 320 x 120 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The FinePix SL 300 has a quite big optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. Cameras that were released more than two years ago have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 65x, and the average optical zoom is 14x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 30x optical zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (£282.13), or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth considering include the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 (£132.99) (36x).

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years the digital zooms range from 1x to 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x. At 6.7 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix SL 300 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 6.7x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm S2980 (£113.84) which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix JX660 (7.2x), or the Rollei Compactline 750 (12x) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 18mm to 1,500mm. The FinePix SL 300 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (720 millimeters) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera is 2.5 and the smallest is 38. At only 3.1, the FinePix SL 300 has a very big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

At 5.9, the Fujifilm FinePix SL 300 has a very large minimum aperture number compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera is 1.7 and the largest is 22.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The FinePix SL 300 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Nikon L120, or the GE J1455 which has better reviews.

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The FinePix SL 300 has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

This digital camera's image resolution (4288 x 3216 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution amongst all cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

The best image resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The FinePix SL 300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in flash.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the SeaLife DC1400 Pro Duo, or the GE A1455 which has better reviews.

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Features Date Imprinting

The FinePix SL 300 features date imprinting, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Features Face Detection

The FinePix SL 300 features face detection, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Fujifilm FinePix SL 300 has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera also have a shoe mounting point.

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Camera

Features Histogram

The FinePix SL 300 features histogram. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and spec to this digital camera also feature histogram.

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Packaging Content

Has a Wrist Strap Included

The FinePix SL 300 has a wrist strap included, as do most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The FinePix SL 300 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The FinePix SL 300 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Batteries Included

The FinePix SL 300 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The FinePix SL 300 has an HDMI. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and type also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The FinePix SL 300 supports PictBridge. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also support PictBridge.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

Similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago have weights of between 20g and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g. With a weight of 470 grams, the FinePix SL 300 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Olympus SP-820UZ (£127.99) (485g).

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Fujifilm FinePix SL 300 features voice recording. Most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The FinePix SL 300 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Fujifilm FinePix SL 300 Review Sources

To prepare this Fujifilm FinePix SL 300 review we compared this digital camera to 1,214 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 298,600 product attributes, 169,860 digital camera reviews and 2,794,400 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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