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Fujifilm Finepix SL300 Digital Camera

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19 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Fujifilm camera was given a "Gold" award by Buy-n-shoot.com who said that this Fujifilm digital camera was brilliant.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Trusted Reviews the average expert rating of this Fujifilm camera is 72%.

Good Quality Lens

Some people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. Ephotozine.com mentioned “The FinePix SL300, announced in January 2012, is a bridge camera from Fujifilm, with a massive 30x optical zoom lens” in their review. Ephotozine.com also mentioned “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 this digital camera.

Good Battery Life

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

Fujifilm Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Fujifilm cameras and also specifically for Fujifilm bridge camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Fujifilm had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Fujifilm Finepix SL300 reviewer who purchased the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 concluded that it had a good viewfinder.

Good Quality Pictures

A few customers who purchased the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 reckoned that it had a good image sensor. Expert website Ephotozine.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this digital camera five years ago “It also has a 14 megapixel sensor, 300 shot battery”. Expert website Photographyblog.com said “The SL300 also has a 14 megapixel sensor, 3 inch LCD screen, 720p movies”.

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

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Easy to Use

One person said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Expert review site Ld2.ciol.com mentioned five 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” .

CCD Sensor Type

The Fujifilm Finepix SL300 has a CCD sensor type which is better than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as it. Most bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have a MOS sensor type. 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 digital camera's sensor type (CCD) is actually the best sensor type amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Finepix SL300.

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

Alternative digital cameras that have a CCD sensor currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the SL300[pl_1334660_price], or the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm or the Sony DSC-H300[plb_1611594_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 have been around for more than two years also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think because of it's better review score, the SL300[pl_1334660_price], and the FinePix SL 300[pl_2171827_price] both from Fujifilm or the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other digital cameras of this type and age, the Finepix SL300 has an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the SL300[pl_1334660_price], the FinePix SL 300[pl_2171827_price], or the S9200[pl_2145008_price] all from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 6.7 times zoom factor, the Finepix SL300 has one of the bigger digital zooms amongst cameras of this age. The digital zooms of digital cameras of this spec and age range from 2x to 210x.

We compared all the other 6.7x digital zoom digital cameras to this camera and we think the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], and the FinePix SL 300[pl_2171827_price] both from Fujifilm which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has Three Image Editings

The Finepix SL300 has a greater number of image editing modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This Fujifilm digital camera has a Resizing image editing, which is the most frequently found image editing found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Finepix SL300. The image editings "Crop" and "Rotating" are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This digital camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is the most frequently found viewfinder type on similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 One Camera File System

The Finepix SL300 has a greater number of camera file systems than most digital cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly supported camera file system is Exif 2.3, but this camera file system is not supported by this camera. The camera file systems DPOF are also supported by this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 is more than most cameras of this age and spec. The most commonly 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, 6400 and Auto are also supported by this Fujifilm camera.

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Supports One Image Formats Supported

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

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TFT Display

The Finepix SL300 has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. 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.

A TFT display is actually the best display amongst all digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Finepix SL300 has a greater number of power sources than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Finepix SL300.

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15 Reasons Against

Not Robust

Several Fujifilm Finepix SL300 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was not well made. Ld2.ciol.com said five years ago “Slightly plasticky body”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

Several Fujifilm Finepix SL300 owners who bought the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 thought it was not a good body shape.

Poor Product Quality

One person who bought the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 mentioned that it was not good quality. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “Unfortunately image quality isn't fantastic, particularly as colour” in their review of the Fujifilm Finepix SL300.

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Finepix SL300 does not support video capability. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Finepix SL300 also do not support video capability.

Other cameras which also support video capability that you might want to consider include the Fujifilm FinePix SL240[plb_1349973_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Finepix SL300 do not support wi-Fi. The Finepix SL300 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi including the Fujifilm S9200[plb_2145008_price], or the Nikon P600[plb_2176383_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 does not support Full HD video.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Finepix SL300, the Finepix SL300 is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Finepix SL300 does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Finepix SL300 also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Finepix SL300 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to the Finepix SL300 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Megapixel

The lowest megapixel of bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 12MP and the highest is 21MP. The Fujifilm Finepix SL300 has one of the lower megapixels (only 14 megapixels) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

Other 14MP cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the SL300[pl_1334660_price], the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], or the FinePix SL 300[pl_2171827_price] all from Fujifilm.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Finepix SL300 is more than most cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Finepix SL300. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction", "Slow synchronization" and "Suppressed" are also featured on this Fujifilm digital camera.

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Very Big Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of cameras of a similar type and age to the Finepix SL300 is 6.6. The Fujifilm Finepix SL300 has one of the bigger maximum aperture numbers (only 3.1) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Has Six White Balances

The Fujifilm Finepix SL300 has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently found white balance is Auto, but this white balance is not found on this camera. The white balances Custom modes, Fine, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Fluorescent L and Incandescent are also found on this Fujifilm camera.

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Only 300 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The Fujifilm Finepix SL300 is a camera that takes 300 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Fairly Large Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of cameras that are a comparable age to the Finepix SL300 is 3.5. When compared to other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago, the minimum aperture number of the Finepix SL300 of 5.9 is one of the largest.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Fujifilm Finepix SL300

Released Over Three Years Ago

Fujifilm released the Finepix SL300 over three years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Finepix SL300 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Finepix SL300.

Other 3" screen digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the SL300[pl_1334660_price], or the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price] both from Fujifilm or the Sony DSC-H300[plb_1611594_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the Fujifilm Finepix SL300 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Finepix SL300.

There are a number of alternative 30x optical zoom cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the SL300[pl_1334660_price], or the FinePix SL 300[pl_2171827_price] both from Fujifilm.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available including the SL300[pl_1334660_price], the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], or the SL300[pl_1334660_price] all from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

Cameras with a better memory card type that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-H300[plb_1611594_price] (MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

The Finepix SL300 has a pretty typical weight (470 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Finepix SL300.

Alternative 470g digital cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the SL300[pl_1334660_price], the FinePix SL240[pl_1349973_price], or the FinePix SL 300[pl_2171827_price] all from Fujifilm which has better reviews.

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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 Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
Light Metering
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Shoe Mounting Point Type
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Recording
HD Type
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing
Camera File System
Playback Modes
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
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Date Imprinting
Face Detection
Panorama

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Expert Reviews

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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

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Reviewed 16 April 2014 by Alan K.
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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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