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Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
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Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 number 665 across all digital cameras.
88
Reviews
71 Reviews + 2 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
4 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has superb user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 77%, based on 71 reviews. This digital camera has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from Ephotozine plus one other site. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Fujifilm digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, good picture quality and that it is fairly priced. However they also report that it is not an acceptable size.
The FinePix SL1000 has some great features:
4608 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Bigger than average optical zoom
Average minimum aperture number
Higher than average maximum ISO sensitivity
Fujinon 50x optical zoom (24mm-1200mm)* & super macro \\the newly developed fujinon optical 50x zoom lens (24 - 1200mm)* incorporates A combination of aspherical lenses and ED lens. it provides A bright aperture rating of f/2.9 - 6.5 with 17 elements in 12 groups, the lens combines aspherical and ED elements to good effect for reduced aberration and superior image quality. with super-macro mode capturing subjects as close as 1cm from the lens, the finepix sl1000 seamlessly covers an enormous focal range with no need to ever change lenses.\
\<br> electronic viewfinder and eye sensor \\the finepix sl1000 boasts a high-resolution (920k-dot) electronic view-finder equipped with an eye sensor, making it easier to frame subjects and check focus in bright daylight conditions.the bright EVF accommodates a traditional shooting style, making it easy to steady the camera, even when shooting with the 50x zoom fully extended.\

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

33
Portrait Photography
Mediocre
56
Landscape Photography
Average
46
Everyday Photography
Mediocre
82
Sports Photography
Excellent
89
Wildlife Photography
Excellent

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 Video Reviews

How Big is the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000?

The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 is 122.7mm wide and 88.6mm tall. It is 122.6mm deep and weighs 619g.

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 front dimensions
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 size in context

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Two Industry Awards

This Fujifilm digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by both review sites Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com, both of which decided that this digital camera was very good.

Average Expert Reviews

This camera has an average expert rating of 68 out of 100 based on 13 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 58 user reviews this Fujifilm digital camera has a fantastic overall user rating. Over 77% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Not an Acceptable Size

Two owners who reviewed it said that it was heavy and bulky.

  • While it is bulky…
  • The have been manufacturing a lot of compact cameras with high zooming capabilities at a lower price…
  • This is not a compact camera and should be purchased as such.
  • You will need a good heavy duty tripod to use with this camera when using the zoom to its maximum…

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Seven people thought it was easy to use.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

12 customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was able to produce good images and three customers who purchased the product thought it had a good picture resolution.

  • The downside is the image quality is not generally all that good…
  • We are pleasantly surprised to find that you can take decent pictures with t…
  • Image quality could be better.
    CNET.co.uk March 2013
  • With a fairly healthy selection of manual controls -- plus raw image shooting -- it's a good choice for the mo…
    CNET.co.uk March 2013
  • The most open stop makes it not an ideal camera for low light although it still performs pretty well because of clever electronics…
  • Am no expert on cameras, just wanted one with a view finder and that would be good for wild life pictures…
  • The pictures are sharp and stunning in auto…
  • The zoom is excellent but, be warned, zooming in to the full extent will require a tripod to hold the camera steady since image stabilisation doesn't feature – the same applies to macro shots…
  • You also get many creative options, like the toy camera effect and the cross screen, among others, which can give nice creative photos without the need of additional editing…
  • The zoom and image quality are fantastic…

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Five people who purchased the product mentioned that it was good value for money.

Users Report That it is Robust

Two owners concluded that the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 was strong and durable.

Fujifilm Has Very Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

We checked 11,007 owner and expert reviews (including 2,718 verified purchases) for Fujifilm digital cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Fujifilm digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Two owners who bought the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 concluded that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Eight owners reckoned that the product was good quality.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

Two owners who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Six people said that the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 had a good zoom and three customers concluded that the product had a good lens.

  • It's hard to get good results from the exceptionally long telephoto lens…
  • It impressed us with a sharp lens an…
  • The other is a bit picky because they have done wonders with the 50 times lens it seems unfair to complain…
  • The zoom is excellent but, be warned, zooming in to the full extent will require a tripod to hold the camera steady since image stabilisation doesn't feature – the same applies to macro shots…
  • The camera focuses really quickly, though in macro mode if the light is low it may have a bit of a difficulty focusing…
  • Once you had found the subject it was out of focus and so by the time you had sorted all this out the bird had flown off…
  • Battery drains quickly especially if using the zoom, so you better have a couple of extra batteries at hand…
  • Focusing is difficult at full extension…
  • Picture quality is a big advance on my previous in low and tricky light conditions (digital cameras have advanced very fast) and the big lens is pretty awesome used with a decent tripod…
  • Very handy long zoom and good quality images, very good in fact for a bridge camera…

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released in October 2013.

Features

Average Megapixels

The FinePix SL1000's sensor megapixels of 16.2MP is relatively typical compared to most other digital cameras. It is higher than 36% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the FinePix SL1000 of 50x is bigger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is bigger than 83% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the FinePix SL1000 of 2.9 is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 69% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000. The FinePix SL1000's maximum ISO sensitivity of 12,800 is in the highest 33% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 has an image stabilizer. 78% of cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Heavier Than Average

The FinePix SL1000's weight of 619g is heavier than average when compared to most other cameras. It is heavier than 90% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the weights range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 has a built-in flash. 68% of cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the FinePix SL1000 of 920,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 65% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The display resolutions of cameras range from 23,000 pixels to 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The FinePix SL1000's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 1,200mm is very long compared to most other cameras. It is longer than 99% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The FinePix SL1000's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 24mm is shorter than average when compared to most other cameras. It is in the shortest 34% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the FinePix SL1000 of 6.5 is larger than average when compared to most other cameras. It is larger than 87% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The FinePix SL1000 has an external flash connector, unlike 86% of cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 has a shoe mounting point. 89% of cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The FinePix SL1000 does not feature bluetooth, although this is within the context that 95% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Narrower Than Average Field of View

The field of view of the FinePix SL1000 of only 97% is in the narrowest 8% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. The field of views of digital cameras range from 92% to 1,000%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Average Image Sensor Size

The FinePix SL1000's image sensor size of 0.435" is relatively average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the biggest 84% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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350 Battery Life

The FinePix SL1000 is a digital camera that takes 350 shots battery life. Most of the other digital cameras take between 4 and 4,699 battery life.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. 72% of cameras do not have an HDMI port.

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3D

The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 is 3D, unlike 90% of cameras which are not 3D.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 features multi burst mode. 87% of cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480|320 x 240 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on digital cameras.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The digital zoom of the FinePix SL1000 of only 2x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 94% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The FinePix SL1000 does not support Wi-Fi, although this is within the context that 69% of cameras also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Average Display Diagonal

The FinePix SL1000's display diagonal of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 68% of all cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00074101020205, 00741010202052, 04547410233179

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