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Fujifilm Finepix SL300 Digital Camera

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20 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at Buy-n-shoot.com thought that this camera was terrific and gave it their "Gold" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Nine experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews have rated this bridge camera digital camera on average 72 out of 100.

Good Quality Lens

A number of Fujifilm Finepix SL300 reviewers who reviewed it said that it had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com scored it 70 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on Ephotozine “The FinePix SL300, announced in January 2012, is a bridge camera from Fujifilm, with a massive 30x optical zoom lens”. Ephotozine.com also wrote “The Fujifilm FinePix SL300's main selling points are it's 30x optical zoom lens, ample rubber grip, long life battery”. Ld2.ciol.com wrote “30x optical zoom, rubberised grip, good close shots” in their review of the Fujifilm Finepix SL300.

Fujifilm Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,935 expert and user reviews for Fujifilm cameras and found that on average Fujifilm has good reviews. We also found that Fujifilm has good reviews specifically for its bridge cameras.

Good Battery Life

One Fujifilm Finepix SL300 owner reckoned that the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 had a good battery life.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Fujifilm Finepix SL300 reviewer reckoned that this digital camera had a good viewfinder.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of customers agreed that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Ephotozine.com scored the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 4 stars and mentioned four years ago “It also has a 14 megapixel sensor, 300 shot battery”. Photographyblog.com mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “The SL300 also has a 14 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD screen, 720p movies” and scored this digital camera 70 out of 100.

One Fujifilm Finepix SL300 reviewer said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images.

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Easy to Use

One Fujifilm Finepix SL300 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. Ld2.ciol.com said four years ago “30x optical zoom lens, its main USP and comes handy during landscape photography, especially those of distant objects like mountain peaks or a bird hopping on distant branch” in their review of this digital camera.

CCD Sensor Type

This camera has a CCD sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on digital cameras that have been available for a similar 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 alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the FinePix SL300[pl_1334660_price], or the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Finepix SL300 has a built-in flash. Most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the FinePix SL300[pl_1334660_price], and the FinePix S9200[pl_2145008_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS[plb_2412545_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other bridge cameras that are a similar age to the Finepix SL300, the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the FinePix SL300[pl_1334660_price], or the FinePix S9200[pl_2145008_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS[plb_2412545_price].

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might want to look at include the FinePix SL300[pl_1334660_price], or the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Finepix SL300 is 16x. The Finepix SL300 has a quite big digital zoom (6.7 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Finepix SL300.

Alternative 6.7x digital zoom cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the FinePix SL300[pl_1334660_price], or the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

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Electrical Viewfinder

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder, which is typical of many bridge 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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Slideshow Playback Mode

This digital camera has a Rotation|Slideshow playback mode, which is typical of many cameras of this type and age.

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Supports One Camera File System

The number of camera file systems supported by the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 is more than most digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this Fujifilm digital camera. The camera file systems DPOF are also supported by this digital camera.

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Supports One Image Format

The Fujifilm Finepix SL300 has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this Fujifilm digital camera. The image formats JPEG XR are also supported by this camera.

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Supports Nine ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Finepix SL300 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to 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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TFT Display

The Finepix SL300 has a better display than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This digital camera has a TFT display, whereas most bridge cameras that are a comparable age to it 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.

This digital camera's display (TFT) is in fact the best display across all cameras of a similar age and type to the Finepix SL300.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst display is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Finepix SL300.

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14 Reasons Against

Not Robust

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera agreed that it was not well made.

Not Good in Terms of Size

Two people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not a good body shape. Ld2.ciol.com wrote “Slightly plasticky body” in their review.

Poor Product Quality

One Fujifilm Finepix SL300 reviewer who reviewed the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 reckoned that it was not good quality. Four years ago Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “Unfortunately image quality isn't fantastic, particularly as colour” in their review of this digital camera.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Finepix SL300 does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the Finepix SL300 which support Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with a Full HD video and we think the Fujifilm FinePix S9200[plb_2145008_price], the Canon PowerShot SX520 HS[plb_2412545_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Fujifilm Finepix SL300 does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Finepix SL300 also do not support video recording.

Other cameras which also support video recording that you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price], the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price], or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Finepix SL300 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Finepix SL300 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a digital camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Finepix SL300 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the Finepix SL300 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the FinePix S9200[pl_2145008_price], or the FinePix S1[pl_2145007_price] both from Fujifilm which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Fujifilm Finepix SL300 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Finepix SL300, the Finepix SL300 does not have a GPS.

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Quite Low Megapixel Count

Bridge cameras that came out around the same time as the Finepix SL300 have megapixel counts of between 12MP and 21MP. The Fujifilm Finepix SL300 has a fairly low megapixel count (only 14 megapixels) compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a similar age to the Finepix SL300.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 14MP cameras currently available including the FinePix SL300[pl_1334660_price], or the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

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Only Features Six Flash Modes

The Fujifilm Finepix SL300 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on cameras of this age and type. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

At only 3.1, the Finepix SL300 has a fairly big maximum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the Finepix SL300. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum apertures range from 2.7 to 20, and the average maximum aperture is 6.7.

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Only Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly found white balance mode is Auto, but this white balance mode is not found on this camera. The white balance modes Custom modes, Fine, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L and Incandescent are also found on this digital camera.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of cameras of a comparable type and age to the Finepix SL300 is 3.5. With a minimum aperture of 5.9, the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 has a very large minimum aperture compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm Finepix SL300

Released Over Two Years Ago

Fujifilm released the Finepix SL300 over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Finepix SL300 has a fairly standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 3" screen digital cameras to this camera and we think the FinePix SL300[pl_1334660_price], and the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for more than two years.

We compared all the other 30x optical zoom cameras to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix SL300[plb_1334660_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX500 IS[plb_1410250_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 470 grams, the Finepix SL300 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the Finepix SL300.

We compared all the other 470g cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] is also worth considering.

If you would consider a digital camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony DSC-H300[plb_1611594_price] (495g), or the Kodak Pixpro AZ421[plb_2515884_price] (454g) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Image Stabilizer
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
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
HD Type
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance 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

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Expert Reviews

(11)
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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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 16 April 2014 by Alan K.
(Verified Purchase)

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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