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Fujifilm FinePix SL260
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Fujifilm FinePix SL260 Digital Camera

14MP 26x CCD Oct 2012
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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26 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 24 user reviews this bridge camera digital camera has an overall user rating of 83 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

A few people wrote in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Mr Chris Slocombe said on Amazon “The 26x zoom is impressive when combined with the anti-shake setting” in his Fujifilm FinePix SL260 review. Mr M Gregory mentioned in his review of the Fujifilm FinePix SL260 on Amazon “The powered zoom allows for precise accuracy”. Spot the Dog wrote on Amazon four years ago “The zoom is easy to operate from either by the shutter button or a rocker switch on the side of the lens itself”.

One Fujifilm FinePix SL260 reviewer who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix SL260 reckoned that it had a good lens. Spot the Dog said on Amazon “This enables you to operate it either right or left handed, or for very high magnification you can use both hands to steady the lens whilst you zoom”.

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Easy to Use

A few Fujifilm FinePix SL260 reviewers who purchased this digital camera considered that it was easy to use. Mr M Gregory wrote on Amazon “A 2cm macro means you have great flexibility and control over framing a whole range of shots in different scenarios” in his review of this digital camera. Mr M Gregory also said “Is controlled through a choice of two zoom rockers on this model which is really handy - one on the left of the lens barrel”. Mr M Gregory also mentioned “Panorama mode is a great feature and very easy to use - take the first shot”.

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus. Mr Chris Slocombe wrote in his review of this digital camera “The SL260 offers a wide array of settings for the enthusiastic to play with as well as a 'snapper' mode for easy use” . Four years ago Nicholas Perks mentioned on Amazon “There are also a huge number of settings and pre shoot modes available”.

One customer reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Good Technical Features

Five customers said in their reviews that it had good features. Diane Gray said in her review of this digital camera on Amazon “There are loads of features on it”. Mr M Gregory wrote in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Carrying spare AA or AAA's ! It's got a ton of intelligent and automated features such as auto exposure (with shutter/aperture priority modes), image stabilisation, scene recognition, face” and rated the product 5 stars. Poppy the Puppy mentioned in their Fujifilm FinePix SL260 review on Amazon “Camera has some relatively easy to use features including 2 zoom methods as well as a wealth of one touch options allowing that inner David Bailey to sneak out”.

Good Quality Pictures

Several Fujifilm FinePix SL260 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was able to produce good images. Laura Nineham wrote on Amazon “Seemed OK when I took it out of the box, took fine photos in the day” in her review. Three years ago Mr Chris Slocombe gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he mentioned “Pictures are sharp with good colour saturation that leans toward cool” in his Fujifilm FinePix SL260 review. Four years ago Mr. Filipe M. Pereira wrote in their review on Amazon “Straight out of the box is took perfect photos in low light conditions”.

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good picture resolution. Spot the Dog wrote on Amazon “Framing your shoot is easy with the bright 7.6cm high resolution rear LCD screen, or the composing can be transferred to the eye piece rather than the large rear screen”.

One person thought it was able to produce clear pictures. Diane Gray wrote on Amazon “Specially the macro setting which allows extreme closeup with perfect clarity”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality. Kelly Crozier he said on Amazon last year “Still had half its battery life! Very good quality and brilliant zoom!”. Mr Chris Slocombe wrote “I refuse to use my phone as a camera! I have had Fuji cameras before and loved the image quality and I am equally pleased with this one”. Four years ago Mr M Gregory mentioned “Image quality is great at 14 megapixel so you'll be able to enlarge prints or crop in on details with little cause for concern” and rated the product as excellent.

Good Battery Life

Some Fujifilm FinePix SL260 reviewers said in their reviews that it was quick to charge. Four years ago Mr M Gregory said “The lithium battery is quick to charge and lasts a long time - about 300 shots according to the Fuji website” in his review of this digital camera. Spot the Dog mentioned “Is quick and easy to charge” .

One person concluded that the product had a good battery life. Last year Kelly Crozier he mentioned “Camera was charged the night before and took 100+ photos and still had half its battery life! Very good quality”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

One person considered that this digital camera had a good screen.

Robust

One Fujifilm FinePix SL260 owner thought this digital camera was well made. Spot the Dog rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their Fujifilm FinePix SL260 review “Not like a pack of cards! Although it looks solid”.

Fujifilm Has Good Camera Reviews

Fujifilm is one of the better rated camera manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Fujifilm also has good reviews for its bridge cameras.

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Good Size

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Spot the Dog mentioned “With its powerful 26x zoom lens there is no need to carry additional heavy and cumbersome lenses” and gave the product a very good review.

CCD Sensor Type

This digital camera has a CCD sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The FinePix SL260 supports video recording, unlike most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix SL260 which do not support video recording.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support video recording currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Pentax X5[plb_1456635_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm FinePix SL260 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the FinePix SL260.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other cameras of this age and spec, the Fujifilm FinePix SL260 has an image stabiliser.

Alternative cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], or the PowerShot SX50 HS[pl_1497435_price] both from Canon.

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SD Memory Card

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many bridge cameras that are a similar age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price].

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Electrical Viewfinder

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. 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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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Fujifilm FinePix SL260 is more than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. This Fujifilm digital camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The white balance modes "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution

The FinePix SL260 has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution which is higher than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. Most bridge cameras that were released around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. This camera also have still image resolutions 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 worst still image resolution of all cameras that were released more than two years ago is 640 x 360 and the best is 4608 x 3456.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the FinePix SL260 is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Fujifilm digital camera. The ISO speeds 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this 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 typical of many bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the FinePix SL260 is 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 bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Fujifilm digital camera supports a video resolution 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 video resolution of all bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the FinePix SL260 ranges from 320 x 240 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Features Two Light Metering Modes

The Fujifilm FinePix SL260 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Fujifilm camera features an Spot light metering mode, which is the most frequently featured light metering mode featured on digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The light metering mode "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" is also featured on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The Fujifilm FinePix SL260 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix SL260.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Small Minimum ISO Speed

The smallest minimum ISO speed of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix SL260 is 64 and the biggest is 400. With a minimum ISO speed of only 64, the FinePix SL260 has a quite small minimum ISO speed compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix SL260.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Nicholas Perks mentioned “The only thing that I don`t think Fuji have right are the written instructions in the box (there is a CD” in his review of this digital camera.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Fujifilm FinePix SL260 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix SL260 are not 3D compatible. The FinePix SL260 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price] both from Sony or the Samsung NX200[plb_1494658_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The FinePix SL260 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras that have been around for more than two years are not waterproof. The FinePix SL260 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most bridge cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix SL260 do not have a GPS. The FinePix SL260 is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

We compared all the other cameras which also have a GPS to this camera and we think the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], the DSC-HX200[pl_1475281_price], or the DSC-HX400[pl_2173117_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of bridge cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 12MP to 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 16MP. The Fujifilm FinePix SL260 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 14 megapixels) amongst bridge cameras of this age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 14MP digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this bridge camera digital camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix L310[plb_1716915_price] (14.1MP), or the Pentax X5[plb_1456635_price] (16MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the FinePix SL260 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of a similar age and spec to the FinePix SL260. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Has Seven Shooting Modes

The number of shooting modes found on the FinePix SL260 is more than most cameras of this spec and age. This Fujifilm digital camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most commonly found shooting mode found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie", "Program", "Scene" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The Fujifilm FinePix SL260 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of this age and spec. This Fujifilm digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by digital cameras of this age and type.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix SL260

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera was released over four years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the FinePix SL260 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Other 3" screen cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price], or the Lumix DMC-FZ72[pl_1983697_price] both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

The FinePix SL260 has a pretty average optical zoom (26 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 26x optical zoom cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm X-S1[plb_1367948_price].

If this digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-HX200[plb_1475281_price] (30x and higher rated), or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] (30x and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 6.7 times zoom factor, the FinePix SL260 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix SL260.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 6.7x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which has better reviews.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Pentax X5[plb_1456635_price] (7.2x), the Fujifilm FinePix S4800[plb_1735658_price] (7.2x), or the Sony DSC-HX200[plb_1475281_price] (120x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 470 grams, the Fujifilm FinePix SL260 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 470g digital cameras and we think the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the FinePix S4200[pl_1353343_price] (448g), or the FinePix S4500[pl_1353342_price] (448g) both from Fujifilm.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 6.17 x 4.55mm.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
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
Lens Structure
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range
Super Macro Focusing Range
Focus
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
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
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Second Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
Camera
3D Compatible
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
Other Features
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Digital SLR

User Reviews

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Reviewed 10 April 2015 by Kelly Crozier
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic camera! Went to the zoo which took over 6hrs travel time etc. Camera was charged the night before and took 100+ photos and still had half its battery life! Very good quality and... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

As a starter camera this one is an excellent choice. There are loads of features on it for different photo styles. There is the option to set your own shutter speed for exposure length. I... Read more…

Reviewed 25 October 2014 by Clinton Miles "clint"

Ace brilliant need to work it out more as well and I am a camera novice.

Reviewed 24 October 2014 by Clinton Miles

Ace brilliant need to work it out more as well and I am a camera novice.

Reviewed 26 August 2014 by Steven Morris
(Verified Purchase)

I've not really had time to put it through its paces yet, but I have taken some good shots with it and it woes what it says on the tin! A good prosumer camera with awesome wide angle to optical zoom.

Reviewed 13 December 2013 by Laura Nineham
(Verified Purchase)

Seemed OK when I took it out of the box, took fine photos in the day but I noticed the flash doesn't work.

Reviewed 12 July 2013 by Mr Chris Slocombe
(Verified Purchase)

I Chose this camera as I wanted a little more than a simple point-n-shoot snapper and I refuse to use my phone as a camera! I have had Fuji cameras before and loved the image quality and I am... Read more…

Reviewed 14 February 2013 by D. A. Shewring Formes "D Shewring"
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this as a present for my daughter and she is over the moon with it. I only bought it for Xmas so so far so good, would recommend it and an excellent price too.

Reviewed 14 February 2013 by D. A. Shewring Formes
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this as a present for my daughter and she is over the moon with it. I only bought it for Xmas so so far so good, would recommend it and an excellent price too.

Reviewed 26 January 2013 by Poppy The Puppy

Call me a typical male but I like a camera that feels like a camera rather than an extension of my mobile phone. I've been looking around at an upgrade from my last Fuji camera and as I believe... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 16206010, sl260black, lenmar dlz369, lenmar dlz369f, lenmar dlz369ff, fujifilm p10nc06580, fujifilm p10nc06580a
Barcodes 00029521852424, 04547410197372

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