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Fujifilm FinePix SL280 Digital Camera

14MP 28x CCD Mar 2012
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18 Reasons For

Good Size

One Fujifilm FinePix SL280 owner who reviewed the product thought it was compact. Expert website Neocamera.com wrote “This relatively compact model is ergonomically designed with a deep hand-grip”. One person who bought the product wrote that it was a good body shape. Neocamera.com said “Good body ergonomics” yet they scored the product 40 out of 100.

Nice Design

A few Fujifilm FinePix SL280 reviewers wrote that it was ergonomic.

Good Quality Lens

One Fujifilm FinePix SL280 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Neocamera.com mentioned “Good lens sharpness” in their review.

Good Technical Features

One Fujifilm FinePix SL280 reviewer who bought the product considered that it had good features. Neocamera.com wrote in their Fujifilm FinePix SL280 review “Excellent pricepoint for features” .

Fujifilm Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

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

Good Video Capture

One person who reviewed the Fujifilm FinePix SL280 concluded that it was good for video recording. Neocamera.com mentioned “Instant video lag” but even so they gave the Fujifilm FinePix SL280 a rating of 2 stars.

CCD Sensor Type

The FinePix SL280 has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most bridge camera digital cameras that have been around 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.

A CCD sensor type is in fact the best sensor type across all bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix SL280.

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available including because of it's better review score, the Nikon COOLPIX L120 ($260.00), the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 ($200.00), or the Olympus SP-620UZ.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras of this age and type.

There are a number of other cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the COOLPIX L120 ($260.00), or the L830 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm S6800.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the FinePix SL280, the FinePix SL280 has an image stabilizer.

Alternative cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to look at include the Nikon COOLPIX L120 ($260.00), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 ($174.95), or the Fujifilm S6800 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 2x and 210x, and the average digital zoom is 13x. At 6.7 times zoom factor, the FinePix SL280 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 6.7x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the FinePix S4200 ($542.65), the FinePix SL240, and the S4400 all from Fujifilm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Pentax X-5 ($304.17) (7.2x), the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 ($200.00) (7.2x), or the Sony DSC-HX200 (52x) which also has a higher rating.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as 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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4288 X 3216 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a 4288 x 3216 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as it. Most digital cameras of this spec and age have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This digital camera also have still image resolution(s)s 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 best still image resolution of all bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix SL280 is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Supports Eight ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the FinePix SL280 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and 6400 are also supported by this Fujifilm digital 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 cameras of this age and type.

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1280 X 720 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the FinePix SL280 is 1280 x 720 pixels. That's over three times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). This Fujifilm digital camera also supports a video resolutions 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 best video resolution of all digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix SL280 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 320 x 120 pixels.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a greater number of power sources than most similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Fujifilm camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Small ISO Sensitivity (min)

At only 64, the Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a quite small ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the FinePix SL280. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the FinePix SL280 the ISO sensitivity (min)s range from 64 to 400, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 93.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This Fujifilm camera received an expert rating of 40% from Neocamera.com. This puts this camera in the bottom 4% of all the digital cameras of this type and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The FinePix SL280 does not support video capability, although keep in mind that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the FinePix SL280 also do not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this digital camera and we think the FinePix SL260, or the FinePix S8650 both from Fujifilm or the Nikon COOLPIX L120 ($260.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the FinePix SL280 do not support Full HD video. The FinePix SL280 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

Alternative digital cameras which also support Full HD video that you might want to look at include the Sony HX100V, the Nikon L830, or the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS ($581.02).

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix SL280 also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Fujifilm FinePix S8400 ($199.00), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 ($546.95), or the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS ($581.02) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The FinePix SL280 is not 3D. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the FinePix SL280 are also not 3D.

Cameras which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Olympus SP-620UZ, the Sony HX100V, or the Nikon Coolpix L810 ($135.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Fujifilm FinePix SL280 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras of this age and type also do not have a GPS (satellite).

There are a number of alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to look at including the HX100V, or the DSC-HX200 both from Sony or the Nikon 520 which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the FinePix SL280, the FinePix SL280 is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The megapixels of cameras of a comparable type and age to the FinePix SL280 range from 12MP to 21MP. The FinePix SL280 has a fairly low megapixel (only 14 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the FinePix SL280.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 14MP digital cameras and we think the FinePix SL240, the SL300, and the S4500 ($229.99) all from Fujifilm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camera megapixel is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the Nikon 310 (14.1MP), the Pentax X-5 ($304.17) (16MP), or the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 ($179.99) (16MP) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Seven Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the FinePix SL280 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras that have been around for more than two years. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this Fujifilm camera.

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Only Has Six White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the FinePix SL280 is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found white balance is Auto, but this white balance is not found on this Fujifilm camera. The white balances Custom modes, Fine, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Incandescent and Shade are also found on this camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of supported image formats on the FinePix SL280 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Fujifilm camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the FinePix SL280.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm FinePix SL280

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Fujifilm FinePix SL280 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the COOLPIX L120 ($260.00), or the 310 both from Nikon or the Fujifilm FinePix S8500 ($288.91) which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Nikon 520 (3.2" and higher rated).

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Fujifilm released the FinePix SL280.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

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

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the Nikon L830, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 ($546.95), and the Fujifilm FinePix S8600 ($179.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 28 times zoom factor, the FinePix SL280 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the FinePix SL280.

We compared all the other 28x optical zoom digital cameras to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm S4400 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the FinePix SL 300 (30x), or the FinePix HS30EXR (30x) both from Fujifilm or the Canon PowerShot SX510 ($200.00) (30x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The FinePix SL280 has a relatively average weight (470 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the FinePix SL280.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 470g cameras currently available including the FinePix SL240, the SL300, or the FinePix SL260 all from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

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1/2.3"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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
Image Formats Supported
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)
Combined Zoom
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
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 Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Connection to PC
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
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
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Expert Reviews

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5 January 2012

Neocamera detailed review Read the Fuji Finepix SL280 review here...

Very good metering
Natural colors
Good lens sharpness
Impervious to chromatic aberrations
Low optical distortion
Softness at all ISO
Overly soft at ISO 800
Poor whitebalance
Extra softness beyond 24X optical zoom
Long blackout

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sl280black, lenmar dlz369, lenmar dlz369f, lenmar dlz369ff
Barcodes 00029521852424, 04547410197426

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