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Fujifilm FinePix SL280 Digital Camera

14MP 28x CCD Mar 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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18 Reasons For

Good Size

One Fujifilm FinePix SL280 reviewer who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix SL280 concluded that it was compact. One person who purchased it considered that it was a good body shape.

Nice Design

Two customers agreed that it was ergonomic. Expert website Neocamera.com wrote “This relatively compact model is ergonomically designed with a deep hand-grip” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix SL280. Neocamera.com also mentioned “Good body ergonomics”.

Fujifilm Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Fujifilm bridge cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Fujifilm is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Good Quality Lens

One Fujifilm FinePix SL280 owner who bought the Fujifilm FinePix SL280 said that it had a good lens. Five years ago Neocamera.com wrote “Good lens sharpness” but they scored it 40 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

One person mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Neocamera.com mentioned “Excellent pricepoint for features” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Video Capture

One customer who purchased the Fujifilm FinePix SL280 thought it was good for video recording. Neocamera.com wrote “Instant video lag”.

CCD Sensor Type

The FinePix SL280 has a better sensor type than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, whereas most digital cameras of this age and spec 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 amongst all digital cameras of this age and type.

A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type across similar types of camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Nikon COOLPIX L120, the Fujifilm FinePix S4800, or the Olympus SP-620UZ which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The FinePix SL280 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix SL280.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to consider include the Nikon COOLPIX L120, the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE, or the Samsung WB110 which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other cameras of this spec and age, the FinePix SL280 has an image stabilizer.

Other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120, the Canon SX40 HS, or the Samsung WB110.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of digital cameras of this age and type is 13x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 210x. The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a fairly big digital zoom (6.7 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camera to all the other 6.7x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the FinePix S4200 (£128.00), the FinePix SL240 (£177.00), and the S4400 all from Fujifilm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this digital camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Pentax X-5 (£614.52) (7.2x), the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 (7.2x), or the Sony DSC-H200 (52x) which is also higher rated.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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(s)

The FinePix SL280 has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Fujifilm camera also have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304 and 4288 x 2416 and 4288 x 2864. The still image resolution of all similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago ranges from 640 x 360 to 4608 x 3456.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the FinePix SL280 is more than most bridge cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

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 camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix SL280. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this 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). Across all digital cameras of this type and age the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the FinePix SL280 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by bridge cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix SL280.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

At only 64, the FinePix SL280 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix SL280. The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix SL280 is 64 and the biggest is 400.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Expert review site Neocamera.com scored this Fujifilm digital camera 40%. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this bridge camera camera.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The FinePix SL280 does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix SL280 also do not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which also support video capability that you might want to consider include the COOLPIX L120, or the 310 both from Nikon or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The FinePix SL280 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix SL280 also do not support Full HD video.

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also support Full HD video including the Sony DSC-HX100V, the Nikon L830, or the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix SL280 do not support wi-Fi. The FinePix SL280 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other cameras which also support wi-Fi to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S8400, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6, or the Canon PowerShot SX510 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D.

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

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix SL280 do not have a GPS (satellite). The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this camera and we think the DSC-HX100V, or the DSC-H200 both from Sony or the Nikon 520 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of this age and spec are not waterproof. The FinePix SL280 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a quite low megapixel (only 14 megapixels) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix SL280. Bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago have megapixels of between 12MP and 21MP.

Alternative 14MP cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the FinePix SL240 (£177.00), the SL300, or the S4500 (£153.00) all from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

Cameras with a higher megapixel that might also be worth looking at include the Nikon 310 (14.1MP), the Pentax X-5 (£614.52) (16MP), or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR (£317.00) (16MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Seven Flash Modess

The FinePix SL280 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix SL280. The flash modess "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 Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the FinePix SL280 is more than most comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. The most frequently found white balance is Auto, but this white balance is not found on this Fujifilm digital camera. The white balances Custom modes, Fine, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Incandescent and Shade are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The FinePix SL280 has a greater number of supported image formats than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This Fujifilm camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix SL280.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix SL280

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the FinePix SL280 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the COOLPIX L120, or the 310 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix S8500.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Nikon 520 (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released over four years ago.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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 digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory to this digital camera and we think the Olympus Stylus SP-100EE, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6, and the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 28 times zoom factor, the FinePix SL280 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 28x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm S4400.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the FinePix SL 300 (30x), or the FinePix HS30EXR (£317.00) (30x) both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX510 (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The FinePix SL280 has a fairly standard weight (470 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix SL280.

We compared this camera to all the other 470g digital cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the FinePix SL240 (£177.00), the SL300, and the FinePix SL260 all from Fujifilm is also worth considering.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This digital camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

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 sl280black, lenmar dlz369, lenmar dlz369f, lenmar dlz369ff
Barcodes 00029521852424, 04547410197426

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