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Fujifilm SL300
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Fujifilm SL300 Digital Camera

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14MP 30x CCD Mar 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
Highly Regarded By Professionals World-wideThe widely renown Fujinon Lenses are used popularly in numerous situations including satellites in outer space, TV/film, surveillance, and compact... More
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18 Reasons For

Fujifilm Has Good Camera Reviews

Fujifilm bridge cameras have good ratings on average and across all digital cameras Fujifilm is one of the superior brands.

CCD Sensor Type

The Fujifilm SL300 has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most bridge cameras that came out more than two years ago. 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 in fact the best sensor type amongst all bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the SL300.

The worst sensor type amongst comparable types of digital camera is MOS.

There are a number of alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix S4800[plb_1735658_price].

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Very Big Digital Zoom

Across all the cameras of this type and age the digital zooms range from 2x to 210x. The Fujifilm SL300 has a very big digital zoom (201 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Fujifilm SL300 has a built-in flash.

Alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the COOLPIX L120[pl_1186_price], or the L830 + 16GB[pl_2169291_price] both from Nikon.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Fujifilm SL300 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider include the COOLPIX L120[pl_1186_price], or the L830 + 16GB[pl_2169291_price] both from Nikon which has better reviews.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is the most commonly found viewfinder type on similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. 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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Quite Big Combined Zoom

With a combined zoom of 201 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm SL300 has a fairly big combined zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The combined zooms of cameras that came out around the same time as the SL300 range from 16x to 3,600x, and the average combined zoom is 230x.

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Has Seven White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Fujifilm SL300 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on cameras of this type and age. The white balances "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Fujifilm SL300 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 64, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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4288 X 2864 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Fujifilm SL300 has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This Fujifilm digital camera has a 4288 x 2864 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this digital camera have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304 and 4228 x 3216 and 4288 x 2416. Across all similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Fujifilm SL300 is more than most bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this Fujifilm camera. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR are also supported by this digital camera.

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Features Two Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The Fujifilm SL300 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes is Tracking Auto Focus, but this auto focusing (AF) modes is not featured on this camera. The auto focusing (AF) modess Continuous Auto Focus and Single Auto Focus are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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

This camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on bridge cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Features One Light Metering

The Fujifilm SL300 has a greater number of light metering modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Fujifilm camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most commonly featured light metering featured on bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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TFT Display

The Fujifilm SL300 has a better display than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Fujifilm camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras of this age and type have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

A TFT display is in fact the best display amongst all bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Fujifilm SL300 has a greater number of power sources than most bridge cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Fujifilm digital camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The average ISO sensitivity (min) of bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years is 93. The Fujifilm SL300 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) (only 64) compared to most of the other cameras that were released around the same time as the SL300.

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12 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Fujifilm SL300 does not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], or the Canon SX40 HS[plb_124816_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm SL300 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SL300 also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Nikon 520[plb_2085254_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Fujifilm SL300 does not support Full HD video.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the SL300 are not 3D. The Fujifilm SL300 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Fujifilm SL300 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony or the Nikon 520[plb_2085254_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm SL300 is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The average megapixel of bridge cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the SL300 is 16MP, and the megapixels range from 12MP to 21MP. The Fujifilm SL300 has a fairly low megapixel (only 14 megapixels) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Nikon 310[plb_1716915_price] (14.1MP and higher rated), the Canon G1 X[plb_1397751_price] (14.3MP and higher rated), or the Fujifilm HS30[plb_1334661_price] (16MP and higher rated).

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras that are a similar age to the SL300 is 500,000 pixels. When compared to other comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the SL300 that we have assessed, the Fujifilm SL300's display resolution (numeric) of only 460 pixels is one of the lowest.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Fujifilm SL300 is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Fujifilm camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras of a comparable age and spec to the SL300. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Fujifilm SL300 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). The worst video resolution of all digital cameras that are a comparable age to the SL300 is 320 x 120 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Fujifilm SL300 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most frequently supported camera file system supported by similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SL300. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the maximum memory card sizes range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 38GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the Fujifilm SL300 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm SL300

Average Display Diagonal

The Fujifilm SL300 has a pretty typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SL300.

We compared this camera to all the other 3" screen cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120[plb_1186_price], and the Sony DSC-HX300[plb_1543709_price] is also worth considering.

Cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Nikon 520[plb_2085254_price] (3.2") which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

The Fujifilm SL300 has a relatively typical optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the SL300.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 30x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price], or the Fujifilm HS30[plb_1334661_price].

If this bridge camera camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon L830 + 16GB[plb_2169291_price] (34x), or the Fujifilm FinePix S8650[plb_2957351_price] (36x) which is also higher rated.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

There are a number of other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider including the P600[pl_2176383_price], the COOLPIX L120[pl_1186_price], or the 520[pl_2085254_price] all from Nikon which has better reviews.

If the memory card type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Samsung WB2200F[plb_2251598_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Weight

The Fujifilm SL300 has a relatively typical weight (470 grams) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the SL300.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on digital cameras of this type and age. 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
Aspect Ratio
Image Formats Supported
Supported Aspect Ratios
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)
Lens Type
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
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 Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
External Flash Connector
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Camera File System
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
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
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Weight
Face Detection
Night Mode
On/off Switch
Panorama
Electrical Viewfinder

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Expert Reviews

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27 December 2012

The new Fujifilm SL300 is a compact prosumer camera with 14 megapixel and 30x optical zoom lens, its main USP and comes handy during landscape photography, especially those of distant objects... Read more…

Long battery life, price
30x optical zoom, rubberised grip, good close shots
Good specification at an affordable price
Large focal length
Good specification at an affordable price, large focal length
Just 720p video recording
Exposure and white balance issues
Slightly plasticky body
HD movie recording capped at 720p
Exposure and white balance issues, slightly plasticky body
12 October 2012

The price band of bridge cameras starts from Rs 20,000 ? we're talking about premium models. Priced at Rs 19,499, the FinePix SL300 lies at the entry point of the band. However, that doesn't...

7 September 2012

The Fujifilm FinePix SL300 is the top model within a trio of new competitively-priced superzooms that were announced at the beginning of the year, the other two models being the SL280 and SL240.... Read more…

24 August 2012

The SL300 was announced as part of a trio of new Fuji bridge cameras, alongside the SL280 and SL240. The sole difference between the three bridge cameras is their focal range - the SL240 offers a... Read more…

25 June 2012

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....

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Reviewed 16 April 2014 by Alan K.
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Once the item does arrive I will update with the quality of the item. Gave it 3 stars because of how quickly the company responded to my issue...

Can not give any as of yet, still waiting on my shipment. The company did respond in a timely manner when it was brought to their attention that something had gone wrong with shipping so good for them
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