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Fujifilm SL1000 vs Fujifilm SL300

Portability
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Imaging
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Features
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Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
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Overall
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Fujifilm SL1000 vs Fujifilm SL300 Key Specs

Fujifilm SL1000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 659g - 123 x 89 x 123mm
  • Announced January 2013
Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Push 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 SL1000 vs Fujifilm SL300 Overview

Here, we will be reviewing the Fujifilm SL1000 and Fujifilm SL300, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are created by FujiFilm. The resolution of the Fujifilm SL1000 (16MP) and the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) is relatively similar and both cameras provide the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm SL1000 was revealed 13 months after the Fujifilm SL300 which makes them a generation away from each other. Both the cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before diving straight to a detailed comparison, here is a quick summary of how the Fujifilm SL1000 matches up against the Fujifilm SL300 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL1000 over the Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm SL1000 Fujifilm SL300 
ReleasedJanuary 2013January 2012Newer by 13 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution920k460kCrisper screen (+460k dot)

Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Fujifilm SL1000

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm SL1000 

Common features in the Fujifilm SL1000 and Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm SL1000 Fujifilm SL300 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Screen size3"3"Same screen size
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch screen Neither has Touch screen

Fujifilm SL1000 vs Fujifilm SL300 Physical Comparison

If you're going to travel with your camera frequently, you have to consider its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm SL1000 has outside measurements of 123mm x 89mm x 123mm (4.8" x 3.5" x 4.8") along with a weight of 659 grams (1.45 lbs) and the Fujifilm SL300 has proportions of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") with a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will vary dependant on the lens you are employing at the time. Following is a front view measurements comparison of the Fujifilm SL1000 against the Fujifilm SL300.

Fujifilm SL1000 vs Fujifilm SL300 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm SL1000 and Fujifilm SL300 is 61 and 67 respectively.

Fujifilm SL1000 vs Fujifilm SL300 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm SL1000 vs Fujifilm SL300 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it's difficult to envision the difference between sensor dimensions simply by going over technical specs. The picture here will help give you a far better sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm SL1000 and Fujifilm SL300.

As you have seen, both of these cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same MP. You can count on the Fujifilm SL1000 to deliver more detail because of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also help you crop photographs way more aggressively. The more modern Fujifilm SL1000 will have an advantage in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm SL1000 vs Fujifilm SL300 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm SL1000 vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm SL1000 vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm SL1000 Portrait photography details
Fujifilm SL300 Portrait photography details
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megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
supports RAW files
focusing manually not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
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good resolution (14 megapixels)
has face detect focus
lack of manual focus
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm SL1000 Street photography information
Fujifilm SL300 Street photography information
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screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports RAW files
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
more heavy than competition in class (659 grams)
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
more heavy than average (510g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm SL1000
Sports photography with Fujifilm SL300
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amazing zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
better than average battery pack (350 per charge)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
has tracking focus
low frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm SL1000 Travel photography highlights
Fujifilm SL300 Travel photography highlights
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better than average battery pack (350 per charge)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
very long zoom (1200mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (659g)
does not feature selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.9)
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good resolution (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (24mm)
very long reach (720mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than average (510g)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm SL1000
Landscape photography with Fujifilm SL300
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quite wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
supports RAW files
better than average battery pack (350 per charge)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have Timelapse recording
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decently wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm SL1000 Vlogging info
Fujifilm SL300 Vlogging info
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quite wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
does not feature selfie friendly display
does not have external microphone port
more heavy than competition in class (659 grams)
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decently wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect focus
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have microphone jack
more heavy than average (510 grams)
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Fujifilm SL1000 vs Fujifilm SL300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm SL1000 and Fujifilm SL300
 Fujifilm FinePix SL1000Fujifilm FinePix SL300
General Information
Brand FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 Fujifilm FinePix SL300
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 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 measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 14MP
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
Lowest native ISO 64 64
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-1200mm (50.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.9-6.5 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing range 0cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 920 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 920 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage - 97%
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/1700 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 10.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m)
Flash settings - Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE 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), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 30fps), 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
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
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 659g (1.45 lb) 510g (1.12 lb)
Physical dimensions 123 x 89 x 123mm (4.8" x 3.5" x 4.8") 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 350 photographs 300 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID - 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
Storage slots One One
Pricing at launch $600 $280