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Fujifilm S4500 vs Fujifilm SL300

Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
37
Overall
37
Fujifilm FinePix S4500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
38

Fujifilm S4500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Key Specs

Fujifilm S4500
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 543g - 118 x 81 x 100mm
  • Introduced January 2012
Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • 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 S4500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Overview

Here, we are comparing the Fujifilm S4500 and Fujifilm SL300, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are built by FujiFilm. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm S4500 (14MP) and the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) is very similar and both cameras have the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S4500 was manufactured about the same time to the Fujifilm SL300 and they are of a similar age. Both the cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go straight to a thorough comparison, here is a brief highlight of how the Fujifilm S4500 grades vs the Fujifilm SL300 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S4500 over the Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S4500 Fujifilm SL300 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Fujifilm S4500

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm S4500 
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S4500 and Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S4500 Fujifilm SL300 
ReleasedJanuary 2012January 2012Similar age
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display size
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither provides Touch friendly display

Fujifilm S4500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Physical Comparison

If you are going to travel with your camera, you will want to consider its weight and size. The Fujifilm S4500 provides outside dimensions of 118mm x 81mm x 100mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.9") and a weight of 543 grams (1.20 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm SL300 has specifications of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") having a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are working with at the time. Underneath is a front view size comparison of the Fujifilm S4500 and the Fujifilm SL300.

Fujifilm S4500 vs Fujifilm SL300 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm S4500 and Fujifilm SL300 is 67 and 67 respectively.

Fujifilm S4500 vs Fujifilm SL300 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S4500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it can be difficult to picture the difference between sensor dimensions purely by reading specs. The picture underneath will help provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm S4500 and Fujifilm SL300.

All in all, both cameras feature the identical sensor size and the exact same MP and you can expect similar quality of photos however you might want to consider the age of the products into consideration.

Fujifilm S4500 vs Fujifilm SL300 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S4500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S4500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S4500 Portrait photography factors
Fujifilm SL300 Portrait photography factors
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resolution is good (14MP)
features face detect autofocus
manual focus not available
external flash not possible
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
38
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
comes with face detect focusing
no manual focus
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S4500 as a Street photography camera
Fujifilm SL300 as a Street photography camera
43
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
more heavy than average in class (543 grams)
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
more heavy than others (510g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S4500 Sports photography details
Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography details
47
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
features tracking focus
max frames per second low (1.0 frames per second)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
47
incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14MP)
comes with tracking focus
low frames per second (1.0 fps)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S4500 Travel photography info
Fujifilm SL300 Travel photography info
54
resolution is good (14MP)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
very long reach (720mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
more heavy than average in class (543g)
does not have selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.1)
54
resolution is good (14MP)
built-in flash
quite wide (24mm)
great reach (720mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
more heavy than others (510g)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm S4500
Landscape photography with Fujifilm SL300
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quite wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording
41
quite wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S4500 Vlogging details
Fujifilm SL300 Vlogging details
24
quite wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
features face detect autofocus
slow max aperture (f3.1)
does not have selfie friendly display
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone port
more heavy than average in class (543 grams)
24
quite wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detect focusing
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone socket
more heavy than others (510 grams)
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Fujifilm S4500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S4500 and Fujifilm SL300
 Fujifilm FinePix S4500Fujifilm FinePix SL300
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Fujifilm FinePix SL300
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2012-01-05 2012-01-05
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4288 x 3216 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 1600 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 64 64
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing distance 2cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3" 3"
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 97% 97%
Features
Min shutter speed 8s 8s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 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
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 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video format H.264, Motion JPEG H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 543g (1.20 lbs) 510g (1.12 lbs)
Physical dimensions 118 x 81 x 100mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.9") 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 300 shots 300 shots
Form of battery AA Battery Pack
Battery ID 4 x AA NP-85
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Retail cost $230 $280