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Fujifilm S8600 vs Fujifilm SL300

Portability
76
Imaging
40
Features
41
Overall
40
Fujifilm FinePix S8600 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
38

Fujifilm S8600 vs Fujifilm SL300 Key Specs

Fujifilm S8600
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-900mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 450g - 121 x 81 x 65mm
  • Introduced January 2014
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
  • Released January 2012
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Fujifilm S8600 vs Fujifilm SL300 Overview

Here, we are comparing the Fujifilm S8600 vs Fujifilm SL300, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are designed by FujiFilm. The image resolution of the Fujifilm S8600 (16MP) and the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) is fairly well matched and both cameras provide the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S8600 was manufactured 2 years later than the Fujifilm SL300 and that is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before diving right into a detailed comparison, here is a brief introduction of how the Fujifilm S8600 matches up vs the Fujifilm SL300 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8600 over the Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S8600 Fujifilm SL300 
ReleasedJanuary 2014January 2012More recent by 25 months

Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Fujifilm S8600

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm S8600 

Common features in the Fujifilm S8600 and Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S8600 Fujifilm SL300 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display size3"3"Same display sizing
Display resolution460k460kThe same display resolution
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch display Neither comes with Touch display

Fujifilm S8600 vs Fujifilm SL300 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to lug around your camera regularly, you will want to factor its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm S8600 comes with physical measurements of 121mm x 81mm x 65mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 2.6") and a weight of 450 grams (0.99 lbs) while the Fujifilm SL300 has dimensions of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") accompanied by a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm S8600 vs Fujifilm SL300 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you have during that time. Here is a front view physical size comparison of the Fujifilm S8600 vs the Fujifilm SL300.

Fujifilm S8600 vs Fujifilm SL300 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S8600 and Fujifilm SL300 is 76 and 67 respectively.

Fujifilm S8600 vs Fujifilm SL300 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S8600 vs Fujifilm SL300 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be tough to see the contrast between sensor measurements just by looking at specifications. The visual below should offer you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm S8600 and Fujifilm SL300.

To sum up, both of these cameras come with the identical sensor size but not the same MP. You should anticipate the Fujifilm S8600 to give extra detail due to its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop images a good deal more aggressively. The newer Fujifilm S8600 is going to have an advantage when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm S8600 vs Fujifilm SL300 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S8600 vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S8600 vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S8600 Portrait photography details
Fujifilm SL300 Portrait photography details
37
good MP (16 megapixels)
includes face detection focusing
no manual focus
no external flash support
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
38
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
offers face detect focus
focusing manually not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm S8600
Street photography with Fujifilm SL300
49
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
more heavy than others in class (510g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S8600 Sports photography advice
Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography advice
55
great zoom range (25-900mm 36.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
includes tracking autofocus
good battery power (410 per charge)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
47
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
offers tracking focus
slow fps (1.0 frames per second)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm S8600
Travel photography with Fujifilm SL300
63
good battery power (410 per charge)
good MP (16MP)
has built in flash
quite wide (25mm)
very long zoom (900mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.9)
54
megapixel count decent (14MP)
built-in flash
really wide (24mm)
great reach (720mm)
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than others in class (510g)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S8600 Landscape photography factors
Fujifilm SL300 Landscape photography factors
46
quite wide (25mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
good battery power (410 shots)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
missing Time Lapse recording
41
really wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm S8600
Vlogging with Fujifilm SL300
27
quite wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detection focusing
slow max aperture (f2.9)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external mic port
24
really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detect focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of microphone support
more heavy than others in class (510 grams)
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Fujifilm S8600 vs Fujifilm SL300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S8600 and Fujifilm SL300
 Fujifilm FinePix S8600Fujifilm FinePix SL300
General Information
Make FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm FinePix S8600 Fujifilm FinePix SL300
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2014-01-06 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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 4288 x 3216
Max native ISO 6400 1600
Max enhanced ISO - 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 25-900mm (36.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.9-6.5 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing distance 7cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 460k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech TFT LCD TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 97 percent
Features
Min shutter speed 8s 8s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 8.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 6.00 m 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m)
Flash modes Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow synchro Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 450g (0.99 lb) 510g (1.12 lb)
Physical dimensions 121 x 81 x 65mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 2.6") 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 410 photos 300 photos
Type of battery AA Battery Pack
Battery ID 3 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 Single Single
Launch cost $200 $280