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Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm SL300

Portability
61
Imaging
40
Features
42
Overall
40
Fujifilm FinePix S8200 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
38

Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm SL300 Key Specs

Fujifilm S8200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-960mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Launched January 2013
Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Boost to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Launched January 2012
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Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm SL300 Overview

Below is a extended review of the Fujifilm S8200 and Fujifilm SL300, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both manufactured by FujiFilm. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm S8200 (16MP) and the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) is fairly close and both cameras offer the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The Fujifilm S8200 was introduced 13 months later than the Fujifilm SL300 making them a generation apart from each other. The two cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before getting right into a step-by-step comparison, here is a simple summation of how the Fujifilm S8200 grades against the Fujifilm SL300 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8200 over the Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S8200 Fujifilm SL300 
LaunchedJanuary 2013January 2012More recent by 13 months
Manual focus More accurate focus

Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Fujifilm S8200

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm S8200 

Common features in the Fujifilm S8200 and Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S8200 Fujifilm SL300 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display size
Display resolution460k460kEqual display resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm SL300 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to lug around your camera frequently, you need to factor its weight and volume. The Fujifilm S8200 enjoys physical dimensions of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") with a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm SL300 has sizing of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") having a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs).

Compare the Fujifilm S8200 and 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 differ dependant on the lens you are using at the time. Below is a front view proportions comparison of the Fujifilm S8200 and the Fujifilm SL300.

Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm SL300 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S8200 and Fujifilm SL300 is 61 and 67 respectively.

Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm SL300 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm SL300 Sensor Comparison

Generally, its tough to visualise the gap in sensor measurements purely by looking through a spec sheet. The photograph here should provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm S8200 and Fujifilm SL300.

As you can see, both of these cameras come with the identical sensor size but not the same MP. You should anticipate the Fujifilm S8200 to provide you with greater detail using its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will help you crop images a good deal more aggressively. The more recent Fujifilm S8200 will have an advantage with regard to sensor tech.

Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm SL300 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S8200 Portrait photography information
Fujifilm SL300 Portrait photography information
40
focusing manually
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
38
MP count good (14MP)
supports face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S8200 Street photography factors
Fujifilm SL300 Street photography factors
41
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
more heavy than average in class (670g)
43
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
heavier than competitors (510g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S8200 as a Sports photography camera
Fujifilm SL300 as a Sports photography camera
50
amazing zoom range (24-960mm 40.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
47
incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
supports tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S8200 Travel photography info
Fujifilm SL300 Travel photography info
52
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
great zoom (960mm)
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than average in class (670 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.9)
54
MP count good (14MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
missing Time Lapse mode
heavier than competitors (510g)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S8200 Landscape photography highlights
Fujifilm SL300 Landscape photography highlights
47
focusing manually
fairly wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
does not have Timelapse function
41
decently wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW support
missing Time Lapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S8200 Vlogging factors
Fujifilm SL300 Vlogging factors
24
fairly wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
does not have microphone port
more heavy than average in class (670 grams)
24
decently wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection focusing
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing external mic port
heavier than competitors (510 grams)
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Fujifilm S8200 vs Fujifilm SL300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S8200 and Fujifilm SL300
 Fujifilm FinePix S8200Fujifilm FinePix SL300
General Information
Make FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm FinePix S8200 Fujifilm FinePix SL300
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2013-01-07 2012-01-05
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4608 x 3456 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 12800 1600
Max boosted ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 64 64
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-960mm (40.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.9-6.5 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing distance 0cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 460 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 200 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage - 97%
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/1700 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance - 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m)
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG H.264, Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 670 gr (1.48 lbs) 510 gr (1.12 lbs)
Physical dimensions 123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 images
Battery form - Battery Pack
Battery ID 4 x AA NP-85
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $450 $280