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Fujifilm FinePix SL280 Digital Camera

Bridge Camera 14MP 28x Mar 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Poor expert reviews
Softness at all ISO
Sluggish interface

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Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

This Fujifilm digital camera received an expert rating of 40% from Neocamera.com. If all the cameras of this spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this digital camera is in the bottom 1%.

Good Brand

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


Design

Sluggish Interface

One person who bought this digital camera reckoned that it did not have a good interface. Five years ago Neocamera.com said “Sluggish interface”.

Nice Design

Two customers considered that it was ergonomic.


Softness At All ISO

Two people wrote that it did not have a good ISO range. Neocamera.com said five years ago “Overly soft at ISO 800”. Neocamera.com also wrote “Softness at all ISO” in their review.

Poor Display Coverage

One customer concluded that the product did not have a good screen. Neocamera.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Poor display coverage” and gave it a rating of 2 stars out of 5.

Instant Video Lag

One person who reviewed it thought it was good for video recording. Neocamera.com wrote “Instant video lag” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix SL280 nonetheless they only gave it a score of 2 stars out of 5.

Good Lens Sharpness

One customer who purchased this digital camera wrote that it had a good lens. Five years ago Neocamera.com mentioned “Good lens sharpness”.


Features

Excellent Pricepoint for Features

One person concluded that it had good features. Neocamera.com wrote “Excellent pricepoint for features”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Body Ergonomics

One person wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was a good body shape. Neocamera.com mentioned “Good body ergonomics”.

One customer who bought this digital camera concluded that it was compact. Expert review site Neocamera.com said in their review of this digital camera “This relatively compact model is ergonomically designed with a deep hand-grip”.

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Heavy

With a weight of 470 grams, the FinePix SL280 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera. Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg.

There are a number of alternative 470g digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm SL260.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the FinePix SL280 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the L810, or the D3100 both from Nikon or the Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Df (£2,039) (3.2"), the D4 (£4,225) (3.2"), or the D4S (£3,379.99) (3.2") all from Nikon which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

Fujifilm released the FinePix SL280 in April 2017.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also do not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, or the SLT-A57Y both from Sony or the Casio EX-ZR400 which also has a higher rating.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The Fujifilm 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 comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Fujifilm digital camera 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). The best video resolution of all similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera the optical zooms range from 0.34x to 65x. With an optical zoom of 28 times zoom factor, the FinePix SL280 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst cameras of this age.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the FinePix HS30EXR (£317) (30x and higher rated), or the Finepix SL300 (£219) (30x and higher rated) both from Fujifilm or the Nikon Coolpix S9700 (£282.13) (30x and higher rated).

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera range from 1x to 120x. With a digital zoom of 6.7 times zoom factor, the FinePix SL280 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 6.7x digital zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the SL260, the T350, or the JZ100 all from Fujifilm.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the X-5 (7.2x and higher rated), or the LS465 (7.2x and higher rated) both from Pentax or the Fujifilm T400 (7.2x and higher rated).

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (624 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to this camera. Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 18mm to 1,500mm.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of this age and spec is 26mm.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

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 Sony SLT-A35Y + DT 18-55mm + DT 55-200mm, the Casio EX-ZR1000, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ36.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a USB 2.0 port, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The FinePix SL280 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the L120, or the 310 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm AX600 which has better reviews.

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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 medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a higher still image resolution than most medium megapixel digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This digital camera has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). This camera also have still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, 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 medium megapixel digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4928 x 3264.

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 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 that are a similar age to it.

This camera's image resolution (4288 x 3216 pixels) is in fact the worst image resolution across all digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

Across similar types of camera the best image resolution is 4928 x 3264 pixels.

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Flash

Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Ports & Interfaces

Features Connection to PC

The FinePix SL280 features connection to PC. Most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also feature connection to PC.

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Supports PictBridge

The FinePix SL280 supports PictBridge. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support PictBridge.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The FinePix SL280 has a battery charger included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera also have a battery charger included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The FinePix SL280 has a hand strap. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The FinePix SL280 has a batteries included. Most of the other cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04547410197426

Fujifilm FinePix SL280 Review Sources

To prepare this Fujifilm FinePix SL280 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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