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Canon SX280 HS vs Fujifilm SL300

Portability
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Imaging
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Features
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Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX280 HS front
 
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
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Canon SX280 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Key Specs

Canon SX280 HS
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-500mm (F3.5-6.8) lens
  • 233g - 106 x 63 x 33mm
  • Announced March 2013
  • Older Model is Canon SX270 HS
Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Released January 2012
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Canon SX280 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Overview

Lets examine more in depth at the Canon SX280 HS and Fujifilm SL300, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by manufacturers Canon and FujiFilm. The resolution of the SX280 HS (12MP) and the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) is pretty close and they possess the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The SX280 HS was unveiled 15 months after the Fujifilm SL300 which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Both the cameras come with different body type with the Canon SX280 HS being a Compact camera and the Fujifilm SL300 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before diving in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a short summation of how the SX280 HS matches up vs the Fujifilm SL300 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX280 HS over the Fujifilm SL300

 SX280 HS Fujifilm SL300 
ReleasedMarch 2013January 2012Newer by 15 months
Manual focus Very accurate focus
Screen resolution461k460kCrisper screen (+1k dot)

Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Canon SX280 HS

 Fujifilm SL300 SX280 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX280 HS and Fujifilm SL300

 SX280 HS Fujifilm SL300 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurement
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch screen Neither contains Touch screen

Canon SX280 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is planning to travel with your camera frequently, you will have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Canon SX280 HS has got external dimensions of 106mm x 63mm x 33mm (4.2" x 2.5" x 1.3") having a weight of 233 grams (0.51 lbs) while the Fujifilm SL300 has dimensions of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") with a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs).

Look at the Canon SX280 HS and Fujifilm SL300 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are employing at the time. Here is the front view over all size comparison of the SX280 HS vs the Fujifilm SL300.

Canon SX280 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the SX280 HS and Fujifilm SL300 is 91 and 67 respectively.

Canon SX280 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX280 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very tough to picture the gap in sensor dimensions only by researching technical specs. The picture below might offer you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the SX280 HS and Fujifilm SL300.

As you have seen, the two cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements albeit different MP. You should expect the Fujifilm SL300 to result in greater detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop shots somewhat more aggressively. The more modern SX280 HS should have a benefit in sensor tech.

Canon SX280 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 sensor size comparison

Canon SX280 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX280 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX280 HS Portrait photography advice
Fujifilm SL300 Portrait photography advice
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focusing manually
provides face detect autofocus
no external flash support
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
includes face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon SX280 HS Street photography highlights
Fujifilm SL300 Street photography highlights
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built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (233 grams)
fixed screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
more heavy than competition (510 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon SX280 HS
Sports photography with Fujifilm SL300
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long zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides tracking focus
max frames per second very slow (4.0 frames per second)
megapixel count low (12MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
not so great battery pack (210 CIPA)
lack of phase detect autofocus
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long zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
includes tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX280 HS Travel photography information
Fujifilm SL300 Travel photography information
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lighter than others in class (233g)
has built in flash
fairly wide (25mm)
long zoom (500mm)
no Time Lapse recording
not so great battery pack (210 per charge)
megapixel count low (12MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
missing Timelapse function
more heavy than competition (510g)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX280 HS Landscape photography information
Fujifilm SL300 Landscape photography information
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focusing manually
fairly wide (25mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
not so great battery pack (210 per charge)
no Time Lapse recording
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pretty wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
lack of manual focus
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
missing Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Canon SX280 HS
Vlogging with Fujifilm SL300
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fairly wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others in class (233g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display isn't selfie friendly
no mic socket
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pretty wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection autofocus
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external microphone port
more heavy than competition (510 grams)
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Canon SX280 HS vs Fujifilm SL300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX280 HS and Fujifilm SL300
 Canon PowerShot SX280 HSFujifilm FinePix SL300
General Information
Brand Canon FujiFilm
Model type Canon PowerShot SX280 HS Fujifilm FinePix SL300
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2013-03-21 2012-01-05
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 6 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4000 x 3000 4288 x 3216
Highest native ISO 6400 1600
Highest enhanced ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 64
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-500mm (20.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.5-6.8 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing range 5cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 461k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen tech - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 97 percent
Features
Minimum shutter speed 15s 8s
Fastest shutter speed 1/3200s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 4.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.50 m 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 233 gr (0.51 lbs) 510 gr (1.12 lbs)
Dimensions 106 x 63 x 33mm (4.2" x 2.5" x 1.3") 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 210 pictures 300 pictures
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-6L NP-85
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Pricing at release $325 $280