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Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm SL300

Portability
60
Imaging
40
Features
67
Overall
50
Fujifilm FinePix S1 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
38

Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm SL300 Key Specs

Fujifilm S1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 680g - 133 x 91 x 110mm
  • Announced January 2014
Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Raise 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 S1 vs Fujifilm SL300 Overview

Here, we will be looking at the Fujifilm S1 and Fujifilm SL300, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are produced by FujiFilm. The image resolution of the Fujifilm S1 (16MP) and the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) is relatively similar and both cameras provide the identical sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1 was unveiled 2 years after the Fujifilm SL300 which is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before getting into a thorough comparison, here is a brief summary of how the Fujifilm S1 grades versus the Fujifilm SL300 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1 over the Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S1 Fujifilm SL300 
ReleasedJanuary 2014January 2012More modern by 25 months
Manual focus More exact focus
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen
Screen resolution920k460kCrisper screen (+460k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Fujifilm S1

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm S1 

Common features in the Fujifilm S1 and Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S1 Fujifilm SL300 
Screen size3"3"Same screen measurement
Touch friendly screen Neither provides Touch friendly screen

Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm SL300 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to carry around your camera often, you should factor in its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm S1 provides outside dimensions of 133mm x 91mm x 110mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 4.3") accompanied by a weight of 680 grams (1.50 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm SL300 has proportions of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") accompanied by a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you have attached during that time. Below is a front view dimension comparison of the Fujifilm S1 compared to the Fujifilm SL300.

Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm SL300 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S1 and Fujifilm SL300 is 60 and 67 respectively.

Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm SL300 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm SL300 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its tough to envision the gap between sensor sizes purely by going over specs. The image below may offer you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm S1 and Fujifilm SL300.

As you can plainly see, both cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same resolution. You can count on the Fujifilm S1 to offer greater detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The more recent Fujifilm S1 is going to have an edge in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm SL300 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1 Portrait photography details
Fujifilm SL300 Portrait photography details
56
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16MP)
comes with face detection focusing
saves RAW formats
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
38
MP count good (14 megapixels)
supports face detection focusing
manual focus not available
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1 Street photography information
Fujifilm SL300 Street photography information
58
screen can move to multiple angles
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
saves RAW formats
weather sealing
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
more heavy than competitors (680g)
43
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
more heavy than competition in class (510g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1 Sports photography features
Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography features
57
long zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather sealing
good battery (350 per charge)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
47
incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
supports tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1 Travel photography details
Fujifilm SL300 Travel photography details
63
good battery (350 CIPA)
weather sealing
good megapixels (16MP)
has built in flash
screen is selfie friendly
relatively wide (24mm)
long reach (1200mm)
more heavy than competitors (680 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
54
MP count good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
relatively wide (24mm)
great zoom (720mm)
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (510g)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1 Landscape photography features
Fujifilm SL300 Landscape photography features
58
you can focus manually
relatively wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
saves RAW formats
weather sealing
good battery (350 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
41
relatively wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm S1
Vlogging with Fujifilm SL300
57
relatively wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detection focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
no external microphone jack
more heavy than competitors (680g)
24
relatively wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection focusing
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone port
more heavy than competition in class (510g)
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Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm SL300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1 and Fujifilm SL300
 Fujifilm FinePix S1Fujifilm FinePix SL300
General Information
Company FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1 Fujifilm FinePix SL300
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2014-01-06 2012-01-05
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type 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 16MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4288 x 3216
Highest native ISO 12800 1600
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 100 64
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-1200mm (50.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focus distance 1cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display size 3" 3"
Resolution of display 920k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech TFT LCD TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 920k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 97 percent 97 percent
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 8.00 m 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m)
Flash settings Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format 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 Optional None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 680g (1.50 pounds) 510g (1.12 pounds)
Physical dimensions 133 x 91 x 110mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 4.3") 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 350 photos 300 photos
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-85 NP-85
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SC/SDHC/SDXC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Retail cost $400 $280