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Fujifilm S8300 vs Fujifilm SL300

Portability
61
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41
Fujifilm FinePix S8300 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
38

Fujifilm S8300 vs Fujifilm SL300 Key Specs

Fujifilm S8300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/7000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1008mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Introduced January 2013
Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Introduced January 2012
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Fujifilm S8300 vs Fujifilm SL300 Overview

Here, we are analyzing the Fujifilm S8300 and Fujifilm SL300, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and they are both produced by FujiFilm. The resolution of the Fujifilm S8300 (16MP) and the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) is fairly similar and both cameras have the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S8300 was brought out 13 months after the Fujifilm SL300 making them a generation away from one another. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go right into a full comparison, here is a simple summary of how the Fujifilm S8300 grades vs the Fujifilm SL300 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8300 over the Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S8300 Fujifilm SL300 
IntroducedJanuary 2013January 2012More modern by 13 months
Manually focus Very accurate focusing

Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Fujifilm S8300

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm S8300 

Common features in the Fujifilm S8300 and Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S8300 Fujifilm SL300 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display dimensions
Display resolution460k460kExact same display resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither offers Touch friendly display

Fujifilm S8300 vs Fujifilm SL300 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to carry around your camera often, you'll need to factor in its weight and size. The Fujifilm S8300 offers external dimensions of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") along with a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs) while 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).

Analyze the Fujifilm S8300 and Fujifilm SL300 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you choose at the time. Here is a front view physical size comparison of the Fujifilm S8300 versus the Fujifilm SL300.

Fujifilm S8300 vs Fujifilm SL300 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm S8300 and Fujifilm SL300 is 61 and 67 respectively.

Fujifilm S8300 vs Fujifilm SL300 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S8300 vs Fujifilm SL300 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is hard to imagine the difference between sensor sizes purely by reading specs. The picture underneath will provide you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm S8300 and Fujifilm SL300.

All in all, both of the cameras come with the identical sensor size but different resolution. You should anticipate the Fujifilm S8300 to offer you more detail having its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The fresher Fujifilm S8300 provides an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm S8300 vs Fujifilm SL300 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S8300 vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S8300 vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S8300 Portrait photography information
Fujifilm SL300 Portrait photography information
40
focusing manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
can't use external flash
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
38
megapixel count good (14MP)
provides face detection focus
manual focus not available
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S8300 Street photography highlights
Fujifilm SL300 Street photography highlights
41
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
heavier than competition in class (670g)
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
more heavy than competition in class (510 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S8300 Sports photography advice
Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography advice
53
long zoom range (24-1008mm 42.0 x zoom)
max shutter speed is good (1/7,000s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
47
long zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S8300 Travel photography highlights
Fujifilm SL300 Travel photography highlights
52
good resolution (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
great zoom (1008mm)
missing Time Lapse function
heavier than competition in class (670g)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.9)
54
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition in class (510g)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm S8300
Landscape photography with Fujifilm SL300
47
focusing manually
fairly wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
missing Time Lapse function
41
quite wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (14MP)
manual focus not available
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S8300 Vlogging info
Fujifilm SL300 Vlogging info
24
fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
missing mic support
heavier than competition in class (670g)
24
quite wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection focus
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external microphone support
more heavy than competition in class (510 grams)
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Fujifilm S8300 vs Fujifilm SL300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S8300 and Fujifilm SL300
 Fujifilm FinePix S8300Fujifilm FinePix SL300
General Information
Make FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix S8300 Fujifilm FinePix SL300
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2013-01-07 2012-01-05
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-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 16 megapixels 14 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio - 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 12800 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 64 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-1008mm (42.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.9-6.5 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focus distance 0cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 460k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 200k dots -
Viewfinder coverage - 97 percent
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/7000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 10.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range - 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m)
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported 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)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG 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
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 670 gr (1.48 pounds) 510 gr (1.12 pounds)
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 Overall 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 pictures
Style 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 shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Retail price $200 $280