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Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
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Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 Digital Camera

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16.2MP 50x CMOS Oct 2013
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41 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The reviewers at Ephotozine and PhotographyBlog.com both said that concluded that they would recommend this digital camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Quality Lens

Some customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Expert website Techtree.com wrote “The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 absolutely blows you away with its powerful 50x optical zoom”. Expert review site Mymobile.co.in mentioned “A super zoom camera with DSLR-like features” in their Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 review. Mymobile.co.in also said “A massive 50X optical zoom”.

A few people who bought this digital camera reckoned that it had a good lens. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review on expert review site PC Mag “It impressed us with a sharp lens an”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on Expert Reviews “It's hard to get good results from the exceptionally long telephoto lens”.

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Good Quality Pictures

A few Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Ephotozine.com wrote in their review “The downside is the image quality is not generally all that good”. Ephotozine.com also said “We are pleasantly surprised to find that you can take decent pictures with t”.

One person who bought the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 reckoned that it had a good picture resolution.

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Good Video Capture

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good for video recording. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com “Also has a 3-inch tilting screen, 920K dot EVF, Full HD video, RAW format support”. Imaging-Resource.com mentioned on expert website Imaging Resource.com “It can also capture super slow-motion video clips at 480fps with reduced resolution” in their review of this digital camera.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it had an electronic viewfinder. Techtree.com said in their review of this digital camera “In addition to the pull-out LCD, there is also an EVF that is more useful during outdoor shoots”.

Good Product Quality

A few people wrote that the product was good quality. Cnet.co.uk wrote on expert website CNET.co.uk “Image quality could be better.” in their review but despite that they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Techradar.com mentioned in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 on expert review site Techradar “Both still image and video quality are fantastic”.

Robust

One Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 reviewer who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 concluded that it was well made. Techtree.com mentioned “The build is very good” .

Good Size

A few customers who bought this digital camera wrote that it was compact. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 puts 50x zoom power into a compact SLR-style camera.” in their Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 review. Expert review site Ephotozine.com said “Fujifilm have been keen producers of compact cameras with large amounts of zoom at a low price for a while now”. Expert review site Gadgetdiary.com mentioned in their review “The have been manufacturing a lot of compact cameras with high zooming capabilities at a lower price” .

Good Technical Features

One person who purchased it considered that it had good features. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ mentioned in their Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 review three years ago “On one hand it offers a lot of advanced features and sophisticated options for ambiti” but despite that they scored this digital camera 60 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “The 16-megapixel camera features a deep handgrip”.

Fujifilm Has Good Camera Reviews

On average Fujifilm bridge camera digital cameras have good ratings as do all digital cameras manufactured by Fujifilm.

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Good Support

One Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 owner mentioned that the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 had good technical guidance. Three years ago Cnet.co.uk said “With a fairly healthy selection of manual controls -- plus raw image shooting -- it's a good choice for the mo” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 however they gave it a score of 3 stars.

Nice Design

One Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was good looking. Expert website Gadgetdiary.com said in their Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 review “The quality of captured images is pretty good even after using the fuill 50X zoom”.

3D Compatible

The FinePix SL1000 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix SL1000 are not 3D compatible.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 50 times zoom factor, the FinePix SL1000 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The average optical zoom of bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 31x, and the optical zooms range from 1.3x to 65x.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 supports Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix SL1000 also support Full HD video.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The FinePix SL1000 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also have a built-in flash.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The FinePix SL1000 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of cameras of this age and spec is 12MP, the highest is 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 16MP. The FinePix SL1000 has a fairly high megapixel count (16.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix SL1000.

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Has Three Image Editing Modes

The FinePix SL1000 has a greater number of image editing modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camera has a Resizing image editing mode, which is the most commonly found image editing mode found on bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The image editing modes "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. 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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Supports Three Image Formats

The FinePix SL1000 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Fujifilm camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix SL1000. The image formats "EXIF" and "RAW" are also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Quite High JPEG Frame Rate

The lowest JPEG frame rate of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix SL1000 is 24fps and the highest is 120fps. With a JPEG frame rate of 60 frames per second, the FinePix SL1000 has a quite high JPEG frame rate compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FinePix SL1000.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of 1,200 millimeter, the FinePix SL1000 has a fairly long maximum focal length compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Cameras of this spec and age have maximum focal lengths of between 84mm and 1,600mm.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix SL1000. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

At 30 seconds, the FinePix SL1000 has a fairly long maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The maximum camera shutter speeds of similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the FinePix SL1000 range from 2s to 120s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 20s.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The FinePix SL1000 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Most cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions of 2304 x 1728, 3264 x 1840, 3264 x 2448, 3456 x 3456 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution is in fact the best still image resolution across all bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the FinePix SL1000.

Across comparable types of camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

Bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix SL1000 have maximum ISO speeds of between 1,600 and 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 8,000. At 12,800, the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the FinePix SL1000.

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Fairly Small Maximum Aperture

With a maximum aperture of 6.5, the FinePix SL1000 has a fairly small maximum aperture compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. The average maximum aperture of digital cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix SL1000 is 6.7, and the maximum apertures range from 2.7 to 20.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the FinePix SL1000 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite High Display Resolution

At 920,000 pixels, the FinePix SL1000 has a fairly high display resolution compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix SL1000. The average display resolution of bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix SL1000 is 510,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 460 pixels to 1,500,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the FinePix SL1000 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Fujifilm camera). In addition, this digital camera support a video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all cameras of this age and type.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modes

The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This digital camera has a Manual light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most frequently supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Fujifilm digital camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800 and Auto are also supported by this digital camera.

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H.264 Video Format

This camera supports a H.264|MOV video format, which is the most frequently supported video format on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 commonly found light exposure correction on digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The number of light metering modes featured on the FinePix SL1000 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most commonly featured light metering mode featured on cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix SL1000. The light metering mode "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" is also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this type and age. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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14 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Thirteen experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine, Expert Reviews and Techradar have rated this camera on average 68%.

Does Not Support Video Recording

Most digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FinePix SL1000 do not support video recording. The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix SL1000, the FinePix SL1000 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix SL1000 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix SL1000 do not have a GPS. The FinePix SL1000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix SL1000 the digital zooms range from 2x to 130x. At only 2 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix SL1000.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the FinePix SL1000 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This Fujifilm camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix SL1000. The flash modes "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Six Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 is more than most digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The shooting modes "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The average field of view of bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago is 99%, and the field of view range from 95% to 100%. The FinePix SL1000 has a quite narrow field of view (only 97 percent) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix SL1000.

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Only Supports Four Camera File Systems

The FinePix SL1000 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix SL1000. The camera file systems "DCF", "DPOF 1.1" and "RAW" are also supported by this camera.

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Heavy

Across all the digital cameras of this age and type the weights range from 120g to 910g. The FinePix SL1000 is one of the heavier bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix SL1000 (619 grams) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only One Supported Battery

Most comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix SL1000 have between one and three supported batteries, including the FinePix SL1000 which has one supported battery.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix SL1000 range from 64 to 400. At 100, the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 has a fairly big minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Thick

At 122.6 millimeters, the FinePix SL1000 is fairly thick compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix SL1000. Bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix SL1000 have depths of between 22mm and 150mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Fujifilm released the FinePix SL1000.

Average Screen Size

The FinePix SL1000 has a fairly average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix SL1000.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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MOS Sensor Type

The FinePix SL1000 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio Format
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Other Features

2 Awards

Ephotozine Recommended PhotographyBlog.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

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31 January 2014

Finally, the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000's top video capture specification has been bumped from 720p to Full HD at 1080i 60fps with stereo sound recording. It can also capture super slow-motion video... Read more…

27 October 2013

The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 puts 50x zoom power into a compact SLR-style camera, but it's not the best we've tested at high ISOs...

25 October 2013

The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 puts 50x zoom power into a compact SLR-style camera, but it's not the best we've tested at high ISOs...

6 August 2013

Detail is the sword by which this camera lives and dies. On paper the Fuji SL1000 is brilliant - so much so you might even question why you'd need an DSLR, if you're considering this as a backup....

6 August 2013

You might also like... What is a bridge camera? The Fuji FinePix SL1000 was one of the more difficult cameras this year to rate. In many ways it's a tale of two cameras. On one hand it offers a...

26 June 2013

Thinking of a camera that lets you get close to your subjects, without getting literally too close to them? You might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000, a super zoom camera with... Read more…

29 May 2013

The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 absolutely blows you away with its powerful 50x optical zoom. While it is bulky, the build is very good. In addition to the pull-out LCD, there is also an EVF that is...

24 May 2013

An impressive spec list, but it's hard to get good results from the exceptionally long telephoto lens...

4 May 2013

We don't see any reason to recommend the FinePix SL1000. If someone gifts it to you, regret that you didn't get the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, which is a stellar performer that you can buy for the...

18 April 2013

Fujifilm is a well known name in the field of digital cameras. The have been manufacturing a lot of compact cameras with high zooming capabilities at a lower price. The quality of captured images...

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