The FinePix SL 300 has a better sensor type than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a MOS sensor type. 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.
A CCD sensor type is actually the best sensor type across all bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FinePix SL 300.
A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type across similar types of digital camera.
It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800[plb_1735658_price].