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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm SL300

Portability
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Imaging
40
Features
57
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR front
 
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
38

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm SL300 Key Specs

Fujifilm HS35EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Raise to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 687g - 131 x 97 x 126mm
  • Launched January 2013
  • Succeeded the Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • New Model is Fujifilm HS50 EXR
Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Push 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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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm SL300 Overview

Let's take a deeper look at the Fujifilm HS35EXR versus Fujifilm SL300, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are built by FujiFilm. The image resolution of the Fujifilm HS35EXR (16MP) and the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) is relatively similar but the Fujifilm HS35EXR (1/2") and Fujifilm SL300 (1/2.3") offer different sensor dimensions.

Photography Glossary

The Fujifilm HS35EXR was unveiled 13 months after the Fujifilm SL300 which makes them a generation away from one another. The two cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a simple summation of how the Fujifilm HS35EXR matches up versus the Fujifilm SL300 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm HS35EXR over the Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm HS35EXR Fujifilm SL300 
ReleasedJanuary 2013January 2012More modern by 13 months
Focus manually Dial accurate focus
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen

Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Fujifilm HS35EXR

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm HS35EXR 

Common features in the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm HS35EXR Fujifilm SL300 
Screen size3"3"Same screen sizing
Screen resolution460k460kSame screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm SL300 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to carry around your camera often, you need to think about its weight and size. The Fujifilm HS35EXR offers exterior dimensions of 131mm x 97mm x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") with a weight of 687 grams (1.51 lbs) and the Fujifilm SL300 has specifications of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") and a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs).

Check out the Fujifilm HS35EXR versus Fujifilm SL300 in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are working with during that time. Underneath is a front view scale comparison of the Fujifilm HS35EXR versus the Fujifilm SL300.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm SL300 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Fujifilm SL300 is 59 and 67 respectively.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm SL300 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm SL300 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is very tough to visualize the contrast between sensor sizes simply by going over a spec sheet. The picture underneath should give you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Fujifilm SL300.

As you can see, the two cameras come with different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The Fujifilm HS35EXR having a bigger sensor is going to make getting shallower depth of field easier and the Fujifilm HS35EXR will deliver extra detail having an extra 2MP. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The fresher Fujifilm HS35EXR provides an advantage with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm SL300 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Portrait photography factors
Fujifilm SL300 Portrait photography factors
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focusing manually
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
supports face detect focusing
supports RAW files
sensor size is small (1/2")
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MP count decent (14 megapixels)
offers face detection focusing
manual focus not available
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm HS35EXR
Street photography with Fujifilm SL300
55
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports RAW files
sensor size is small (1/2")
heavier than average in class (687g)
43
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
more heavy than competition (510g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Sports photography features
Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography features
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amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (16MP)
supports tracking focus
great battery pack (600 per charge)
sensor size is small (1/2")
does not have phase detect AF
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great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm HS35EXR
Travel photography with Fujifilm SL300
53
great battery pack (600 per charge)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
rather wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
heavier than average in class (687g)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
54
MP count decent (14MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (24mm)
great zoom (720mm)
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (510g)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm HS35EXR
Landscape photography with Fujifilm SL300
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focusing manually
rather wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (16MP)
supports RAW files
great battery pack (600 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor size is small (1/2")
missing Time Lapse mode
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pretty wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14MP)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Vlogging details
Fujifilm SL300 Vlogging details
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rather wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
missing mic jack
heavier than average in class (687 grams)
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pretty wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focusing
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external microphone support
more heavy than competition (510 grams)
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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm SL300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm HS35EXR and Fujifilm SL300
 Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXRFujifilm FinePix SL300
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR Fujifilm FinePix SL300
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2013-01-07 2012-01-05
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip EXR -
Sensor type EXRCMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.4 x 4.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 30.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 3200 1600
Max boosted ISO 12800 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.6 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 460k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Screen tech TFT color LCD monitor with Sunny Day mode TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 97 percent
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 11.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 7.10 m (Wide: 30cm - 7.1m / Tele: 2.0m - 3.8m ) 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
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 687 grams (1.51 lb) 510 grams (1.12 lb)
Physical dimensions 131 x 97 x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 600 images 300 images
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-W126 NP-85
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat)) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Cost at launch $380 $280