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Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T500

Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix T500 front
Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
35
Overall
38

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T500 Key Specs

Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Increase to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Revealed January 2012
Fujifilm T500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 0
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F) lens
  • 136g - 99 x 57 x 26mm
  • Released January 2013
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T500 Overview

Let's look more closely at the Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T500, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are sold by FujiFilm. The image resolution of the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) and the Fujifilm T500 (16MP) is fairly similar and both cameras have the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The Fujifilm SL300 was revealed 12 months earlier than the Fujifilm T500 so they are of a similar age. Both of these cameras have different body design with the Fujifilm SL300 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Fujifilm T500 being a Compact camera.

Before diving right into a detailed comparison, here is a simple view of how the Fujifilm SL300 grades vs the Fujifilm T500 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Fujifilm T500

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm T500 
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Fujifilm T500 over the Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm T500 Fujifilm SL300 
ReleasedJanuary 2013January 2012Newer by 12 months

Common features in the Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm T500

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm T500 
Manual focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch display No Touch display

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T500 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to travel with your camera frequently, you're going to have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm SL300 offers exterior dimensions of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") along with a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs) while the Fujifilm T500 has dimensions of 99mm x 57mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0") and a weight of 136 grams (0.30 lbs).

Examine the Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T500 in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have chosen at that time. Here is a front view measurement comparison of the Fujifilm SL300 versus the Fujifilm T500.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T500 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm T500 is 67 and 95 respectively.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T500 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T500 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it can be hard to picture the contrast between sensor dimensions purely by going over specifications. The pic below will provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm T500.

To sum up, both the cameras have the same sensor dimensions but different resolution. You can anticipate the Fujifilm T500 to deliver greater detail because of its extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop pics a bit more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm SL300 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T500 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T500 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Portrait photography factors
Fujifilm T500 Portrait photography factors
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decent sensor resolution (14MP)
offers face detection focus
manual focus not available
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
35
good megapixels (16MP)
comes with face detect focus
lack of manual focus
no manual control
external flash not possible
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm SL300
Street photography with Fujifilm T500
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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
more heavy than average in class (510 grams)
61
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (136 grams)
screen does not articulate
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
low max ISO (0)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography advice
Fujifilm T500 Sports photography advice
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long zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
offers tracking autofocus
max frames per second very slow (1.0 fps)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
45
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
comes with tracking focus
no shutter priority mode
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Travel photography factors
Fujifilm T500 Travel photography factors
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decent sensor resolution (14MP)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
more heavy than average in class (510 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.1)
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lighter than competition in class (136 grams)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (24mm)
very long reach (288mm)
great max aperture (f)
does not have Timelapse function
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 as a Landscape photography camera
Fujifilm T500 as a Landscape photography camera
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reasonably wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent sensor resolution (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW files
does not have Timelapse recording
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quite wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
lack of manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
small screen (2.7")
no manual control
very small sensor (1/2.3")
low max ISO (0)
lack of RAW support
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Vlogging factors
Fujifilm T500 Vlogging factors
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reasonably wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focus
slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have external microphone jack
more heavy than average in class (510 grams)
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quite wide (24mm)
great max aperture (f)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detect focus
lighter than competition in class (136g)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone support
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm T500
 Fujifilm FinePix SL300Fujifilm FinePix T500
General Information
Company FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Fujifilm FinePix T500
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2012-01-05 2013-01-07
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3440
Highest native ISO 1600 -
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-288mm (12.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.1-5.9 -
Macro focusing distance 2cm -
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 460k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 97 percent -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated 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
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1280x720
Video data format H.264, 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 510g (1.12 lb) 136g (0.30 lb)
Physical dimensions 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") 99 x 57 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0")
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 photos -
Battery style 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 -
Card slots 1 1
Cost at launch $280 $0