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Fujifilm FinePix SL240
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Fujifilm FinePix SL240 Digital Camera

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14MP 24x CCD Dec 2012
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
The latest additions to Fujifilm 's popular S-Series long-zoom range of bridge cameras has been redefined through a combination of superzoom, speed and creative control and the FinePix SL240 is no... More
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19 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of PhotographyBlog.com concluded that concluded that they would endorse this camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

This camera received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PhotographyBlog.com.

Fujifilm Has Good Camera Reviews

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

CCD Sensor Type

The Fujifilm FinePix SL240 has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most cameras of a similar age and spec 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.

This camera's sensor type (CCD) is in fact the best sensor type amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the FinePix SL240.

A MOS sensor type is the worst sensor type across similar types of camera.

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Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The Fujifilm FinePix SL240 supports video capability. Most of the other cameras of this spec and age do not support video capability.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm FinePix SL240 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this digital camera and we think the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The FinePix SL240 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price], and the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this camera and we think the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix SL240 have digital zooms of between 2x and 210x, and the average digital zoom is 13x. The FinePix SL240 has a fairly big digital zoom (6.7 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the FinePix SL240.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar spec and 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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Has Three Image Editings

The number of image editing modes found on the FinePix SL240 is more than most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera has a Resizing image editing, which is the most commonly found image editing found on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the FinePix SL240. The image editings "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Fujifilm FinePix SL240 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This digital camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras of a similar spec and age to the FinePix SL240. The white balances "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fine", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The Fujifilm FinePix SL240 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Fujifilm digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this camera.

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4288 X 2864 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Fujifilm FinePix SL240 has a higher still image resolution than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a 4288 x 2864 still image resolution(s), whereas most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Fujifilm camera have still image resolution(s)s of 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048 and 3072 x 2304 and 4288 x 2416. The still image resolution of all cameras of this age and spec ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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Has Two Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the FinePix SL240 is more than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly found shooting modes is Auto, but this shooting modes is not found on this digital camera. The shooting modess Movie and Scene are also found on this camera.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the Fujifilm FinePix SL240 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently supported image formats supported is JPG, but this image formats supported is not supported by this camera. The image formats supporteds JPEG XR are also supported by 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 typical of many digital cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The number of power sources supported by the Fujifilm FinePix SL240 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix SL240.

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Very Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

The Fujifilm FinePix SL240 has a fairly small ISO sensitivity (min) (only 64) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix SL240. The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix SL240 is 64 and the biggest is 400.

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12 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Fujifilm FinePix SL240 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. Expert review site Photographyblog.com said “The Fujifilm FinePix SL240 is a chunky superzoom bridge-style digital camera which sports a 14 megapixel sensor, wide-angle 24x optical zoom” in their review of the Fujifilm FinePix SL240 but in spite of that they still rated the product 4 stars.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The FinePix SL240 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix SL240, the FinePix SL240 does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and type, the FinePix SL240 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Fujifilm FinePix SL240 does not have a GPS (satellite), although this is within the context that most of the other cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

Most cameras of a similar age and type to the FinePix SL240 are not waterproof. The FinePix SL240 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 14 megapixels, the FinePix SL240 has one of the lower megapixels amongst digital cameras of this age. The megapixels of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix SL240 range from 12MP to 21MP.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] (16.1MP) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the FinePix SL240 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Fujifilm camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 320 X 240 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the FinePix SL240 is 320 x 240 pixels. That's 75% less video resolution than the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera). Across all bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix SL240 the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Only Supports Two Camera File Systems

The Fujifilm FinePix SL240 has a greater number of camera file systems than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by cameras of a comparable age and type to the FinePix SL240. The camera file system "DPOF 1.1" is also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 24 times zoom factor, the FinePix SL240 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age. The optical zooms of digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix SL240 range from 1.3x to 65x.

If this Fujifilm digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price] (30x), or the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] (42x) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The FinePix SL240 has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 576 millimeters) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of a similar type and age to the FinePix SL240 is 100mm, the longest is 1,600mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 750mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix SL240

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Fujifilm released the FinePix SL240.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Fujifilm FinePix SL240 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix SL240.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX510 HS[plb_1602380_price].

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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 bridge camera digital cameras that have been around 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the PowerShot SX510 HS[pl_1602380_price], or the PowerShot SX510 HS[pl_1602380_price] both from Canon or the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a digital camera with a better memory card type then you might also want to consider the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Weight

The FinePix SL240 has a pretty standard weight (470 grams) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Stabilizer Location
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
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Super Macro Focusing Range
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
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
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Editing
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
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Face Detection
Night Mode
On/off Switch
Panorama
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed
Digital SLR
Electrical Viewfinder

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Expert Reviews

(1)
29 January 2013

PhotographyBlog.com

The Fujifilm FinePix SL240 is a chunky superzoom bridge-style digital camera which sports a 14 megapixel sensor, wide-angle 24x optical zoom and 3 inch LCD screen. There's also lots of shooting... Read more…

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