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Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm SL300

Portability
75
Imaging
33
Features
26
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd front
 
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
38

Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm SL300 Key Specs

Fujifilm S8100fd
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 27-486mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 405g - 111 x 78 x 79mm
  • Introduced January 2009
Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Revealed January 2012
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Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm SL300 Overview

On this page, we will be looking at the Fujifilm S8100fd versus Fujifilm SL300, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are built by FujiFilm. There exists a big gap between the image resolutions of the Fujifilm S8100fd (10MP) and Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) but both cameras provide the same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S8100fd was brought out 4 years earlier than the Fujifilm SL300 and that is quite a big gap as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras have different body design with the Fujifilm S8100fd being a Compact camera and the Fujifilm SL300 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before we go straight to a complete comparison, here is a simple view of how the Fujifilm S8100fd scores against the Fujifilm SL300 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8100fd over the Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S8100fd Fujifilm SL300 
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing

Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Fujifilm S8100fd

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm S8100fd 
RevealedJanuary 2012January 2009More recent by 36 months
Screen dimensions3"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution460k230kSharper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S8100fd and Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S8100fd Fujifilm SL300 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch screen Neither comes with Touch screen

Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm SL300 Physical Comparison

When you are going to lug around your camera regularly, you should consider its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm S8100fd comes with external measurements of 111mm x 78mm x 79mm (4.4" x 3.1" x 3.1") accompanied by a weight of 405 grams (0.89 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm SL300 has dimensions of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") and a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs).

Look at the Fujifilm S8100fd versus Fujifilm SL300 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you select during that time. Underneath is a front view dimension comparison of the Fujifilm S8100fd and the Fujifilm SL300.

Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm SL300 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm S8100fd and Fujifilm SL300 is 75 and 67 respectively.

Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm SL300 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm SL300 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's hard to picture the difference between sensor measurements just by reading specifications. The visual below should provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm S8100fd and Fujifilm SL300.

To sum up, both cameras have the same sensor dimensions albeit different MP. You should expect the Fujifilm SL300 to offer you greater detail having its extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop photographs a bit more aggressively. The older Fujifilm S8100fd is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm SL300 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm S8100fd
Portrait photography with Fujifilm SL300
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has manual focus
no external flash support
MP count low (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
38
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
comes with face detect autofocus
focusing manually not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S8100fd Street photography information
Fujifilm SL300 Street photography information
48
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
more heavy than others in class (510g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S8100fd Sports photography details
Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography details
33
incredible zoom range (27-486mm 18.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
max fps low (1.0 frames/s)
MP count low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
47
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S8100fd as a Travel photography camera
Fujifilm SL300 as a Travel photography camera
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flash built-in
decently wide (27mm)
very long reach (486mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
MP count low (10 megapixels)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
54
decent sensor resolution (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (24mm)
great zoom (720mm)
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than others in class (510 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S8100fd Landscape photography details
Fujifilm SL300 Landscape photography details
35
has manual focus
decently wide (27mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.5")
MP count low (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
41
reasonably wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S8100fd Vlogging highlights
Fujifilm SL300 Vlogging highlights
24
decently wide (27mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have mic port
24
reasonably wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detect autofocus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have microphone jack
more heavy than others in class (510 grams)
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Fujifilm S8100fd vs Fujifilm SL300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S8100fd and Fujifilm SL300
 Fujifilm FinePix S8100fdFujifilm FinePix SL300
General Information
Brand FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd Fujifilm FinePix SL300
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2009-01-15 2012-01-05
Body design Compact 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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 6400 1600
Maximum boosted ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 64 64
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 27-486mm (18.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-4.5 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focus range 1cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.5 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 97 percent
Features
Lowest shutter speed 4 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 8.80 m (Auto ISO (800)) 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction 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 640 x 480 30 fps, 320 x 240 30 fps 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video format - H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 405 grams (0.89 pounds) 510 grams (1.12 pounds)
Physical dimensions 111 x 78 x 79mm (4.4" x 3.1" x 3.1") 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 - 300 photos
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA NP-85
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage xD Picturecard/SD/SDHC/MMC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Launch price $300 $280