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Fujifilm Finepix SL300 Digital Camera

£219.00
Bridge Camera 14MP 30x Jan 2014
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Slightly plasticky body
Just 720p video recording
14 Reviews + 1 Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site said that this camera was marvellous and gave it one of their highest awards. This Fujifilm camera received a "Gold" award from Buy-n-shoot.com.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews and Ephotozine this medium megapixel camera has an overall expert rating of 73%.

Fujifilm Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

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


Design

Slightly Plasticky Body

Two customers who bought the product considered that it was not well made. Five years ago What Digital Camera mentioned “Exposure and white balance issues, slightly plasticky body” in their Fujifilm Finepix SL300 review.

Poor Product Quality

One person who purchased this digital camera considered that it was not good quality. Five years ago Ephotozine.com wrote on expert website Ephotozine “Unfortunately image quality isn't fantastic, particularly as colour” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they still gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Nice Design

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good looking.

Easy to Use

One owner considered that the product was easy to use.


Power

Good Battery Life

Two customers who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good battery life.


Price

Long Battery Life, Price

Four people said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Trusted Reviews gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and said “Good specification at an affordable price” in their review of this digital camera. Ld2.ciol.com said “Long battery life, price”. Five years ago Ephotozine.com wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “The Fujifilm FinePix SL300's main selling points are it's 30x optical zoom lens, ample rubber grip, long life battery and electronic viewfinder, all available at a very reasonable price”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium megapixel camera was released in April 2017.


Just 720p Video Recording

Two customers who bought the product considered that it was not good for video recording. Trusted Reviews wrote “HD movie recording capped at 720p” in their review of this digital camera nonetheless they still gave the product a score of 70 out of 100. Ld2.ciol.com mentioned five years ago “Just 720p video recording” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good viewfinder.

Good Quality Pictures

Six owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Xose mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “I have uploaded photos to the computer and I was surprised on how great the photo looked on screen” in their review of this digital camera and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Xose also wrote “Is small, convenient to handle, has many advanced (photography oriented) options” in their review. Xose also mentioned “It takes great pictures (really, believe the Hype” in their review.

Two customers agreed that this digital camera had a good image sensor. Five years ago Ephotozine.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Ephotozine “It also has a 14 megapixel sensor, 300 shot battery” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. In the same month Photographyblog.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “The SL300 also has a 14 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD screen, 720p movies”.

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Zoom Ptico De 30 Nveis

Six customers concluded that this digital camera had a good zoom. Ld2.ciol.com said “30x optical zoom, rubberised grip, good close shots”. Ld2.ciol.com also said “Zoom amplo, lente de boa qualidade, simples de usar” in their review. Ld2.ciol.com also said “Zoom ptico de 30 nveis” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three people who reviewed the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 agreed that it was compact. Expert review site Ld2.ciol.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The new Fujifilm SL300 is a compact prosumer camera with 14 megapixel” . Xose wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon.co.uk four years ago “Familiar handling (Aperture & Shutter dial) as classic film cameras - Small and light (without lenses it is as light as a middle sized compact) - Impressive WB, Colors”. Xose also said “I came to the X-E1 from the world of compact cameras (well, 20 years ago I used old film reflex cameras.” in their review.

Heavy

The Finepix SL300 is one of the heavier comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera (470 grams) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera the weights range from 20g to 1.3kg, and the average weight is 250g.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99) (560g), the Pentax XG-1 (£169.99) (539g), or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421 (£164.99) (454g) which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Finepix SL300 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR (£228), the Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (£239.99), and the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (£192) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Narrow Field of View

Across all the digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera the field of views range from 95% to 100%, and the average field of view is 99%. The Finepix SL300 has one of the narrower field of views (only 97 percent) amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age.

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Lens System

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Medium megapixel digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have optical zooms of between 0.34x and 65x. At 30 times zoom factor, the Finepix SL300 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS (£192) (50x) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 6.7 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst medium megapixel digital cameras of this age. The smallest digital zoom of cameras that came out more than two years ago is 1x, the biggest is 120x, and the average digital zoom is 6.6x.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera is 18mm and the longest is 1,500mm. The Finepix SL300 has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (720 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera is 2.5, the smallest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.4. The Finepix SL300 has a very big maximum aperture number (only 3.1) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 of 5.9 is one of the largest amongst digital cameras that came out around the same time as this camera. The average minimum aperture number of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to this camera is 3.4.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Finepix SL300 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the S6400 (£219), or the S9300 (£227.58) both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR (£228).

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Only 4288 X 3216 Pixels Image Resolution

The Fujifilm Finepix SL300 has a 4288 x 3216 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than the 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution found on most similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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

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

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Finepix SL300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this camera also have a built-in flash.

Other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might also want to look at include the S6400 (£219), or the S9300 (£227.58) both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix F770EXR (£228) which has better reviews.

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Features Date Imprinting

The Finepix SL300 features date imprinting, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Features Face Detection

The Fujifilm Finepix SL300 features face detection, as do most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Finepix SL300 features smile detection, as do most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an HDMI

The Finepix SL300 has an HDMI. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have an HDMI.

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Supports PictBridge

The Finepix SL300 supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras of a similar spec and age to this camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The Finepix SL300 has a battery charger included. Most of the other cameras of this age and type also have a battery charger included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Finepix SL300 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Finepix SL300 has a hand strap, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Finepix SL300 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium megapixel digital cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujifilm c1336

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