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Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm SL300

Portability
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Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix S8500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
38

Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Key Specs

Fujifilm S8500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/7000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1104mm (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
  • Released January 2012
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Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Overview

Here, we are matching up the Fujifilm S8500 and Fujifilm SL300, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both produced by FujiFilm. The resolution of the Fujifilm S8500 (16MP) and the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) is fairly close and both cameras offer the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S8500 was unveiled 13 months after the Fujifilm SL300 making them a generation away from each other. The two cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before diving right into a detailed comparison, here is a brief view of how the Fujifilm S8500 matches up vs the Fujifilm SL300 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8500 over the Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S8500 Fujifilm SL300 
ReleasedJanuary 2013January 2012Newer by 13 months

Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Fujifilm S8500

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm S8500 

Common features in the Fujifilm S8500 and Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S8500 Fujifilm SL300 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display measurements
Display resolution460k460kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to travel with your camera regularly, you'll need to factor its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm S8500 enjoys exterior measurements of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") having a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs) and the Fujifilm SL300 has measurements 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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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are utilizing at that moment. The following is a front view dimension comparison of the Fujifilm S8500 against the Fujifilm SL300.

Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm SL300 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm S8500 and Fujifilm SL300 is 61 and 67 respectively.

Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm SL300 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's tough to visualise the contrast in sensor dimensions just by researching a spec sheet. The pic underneath will give you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm S8500 and Fujifilm SL300.

As you can see, both of those cameras come with the identical sensor size but not the same MP. You should anticipate the Fujifilm S8500 to result in extra detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop images a good deal more aggressively. The newer Fujifilm S8500 is going to have a benefit when it comes to sensor tech.

Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm SL300 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S8500 Portrait photography advice
Fujifilm SL300 Portrait photography advice
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sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
manual focus not available
can't use external flash
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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good megapixels (14MP)
provides face detection focus
focusing manually not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S8500 Street photography details
Fujifilm SL300 Street photography details
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image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
more heavy than competition (670 grams)
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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
heavier than others in class (510 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S8500 Sports photography factors
Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography factors
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incredible zoom range (24-1104mm 46.0 x zoom)
high shutter speed (1/7,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
provides tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S8500 Travel photography features
Fujifilm SL300 Travel photography features
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sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (24mm)
long zoom (1104mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (670g)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
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good megapixels (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (24mm)
very long reach (720mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
heavier than others in class (510 grams)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm S8500
Landscape photography with Fujifilm SL300
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reasonably wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
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decently wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good megapixels (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S8500 Vlogging factors
Fujifilm SL300 Vlogging factors
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reasonably wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
lack of microphone socket
more heavy than competition (670g)
24
decently wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection focus
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external mic support
heavier than others in class (510 grams)
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Fujifilm S8500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S8500 and Fujifilm SL300
 Fujifilm FinePix S8500Fujifilm FinePix SL300
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm FinePix S8500 Fujifilm FinePix SL300
Type 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 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
Highest resolution 4608 x 3456 4288 x 3216
Highest native ISO 12800 1600
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 64 64
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
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 24-1104mm (46.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.9-6.5 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing distance 0cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3" 3"
Display resolution 460k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 200k dots -
Viewfinder coverage - 97 percent
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8s 8s
Maximum shutter speed 1/7000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting rate 10.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
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)
Flash options - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format Motion JPEG H.264, Motion JPEG
Mic 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
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 670 grams (1.48 lb) 510 grams (1.12 lb)
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 shots
Battery style - Battery Pack
Battery ID 4 x AA NP-85
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail price $500 $280