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Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T550

Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix T550 front
Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
40

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T550 Key Specs

Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • 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
  • Announced January 2012
Fujifilm T550
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F) lens
  • 136g - 99 x 57 x 26mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T550 Overview

Below, we are contrasting the Fujifilm SL300 versus Fujifilm T550, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both produced by FujiFilm. The resolution of the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) and the Fujifilm T550 (16MP) is fairly comparable and they possess the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm SL300 was revealed 12 months prior to the Fujifilm T550 which means that they are both of a similar age. Both cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm SL300 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Fujifilm T550 being a Compact camera.

Before we go in to a more detailed comparison, below is a quick summary of how the Fujifilm SL300 scores versus the Fujifilm T550 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Fujifilm T550

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm T550 
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Fujifilm T550 over the Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm T550 Fujifilm SL300 
RevealedJanuary 2013January 2012More recent by 12 months

Common features in the Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm T550

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm T550 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurements
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither provides Touch friendly display

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T550 Physical Comparison

If you are intending to lug around your camera frequently, you will need to think about its weight and size. The Fujifilm SL300 provides physical dimensions of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") having a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm T550 has specifications of 99mm x 57mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0") along with a weight of 136 grams (0.30 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you choose during that time. Underneath is the front view proportions comparison of the Fujifilm SL300 against the Fujifilm T550.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T550 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm T550 is 67 and 95 respectively.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T550 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T550 Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be hard to see the difference in sensor measurements merely by checking out specs. The graphic underneath should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm T550.

As you can plainly see, both of the cameras posses the exact same sensor measurements but not the same MP. You can anticipate the Fujifilm T550 to produce greater detail because of its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop pics somewhat more aggressively. The older Fujifilm SL300 will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T550 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T550 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T550 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 as a Portrait photography camera
Fujifilm T550 as a Portrait photography camera
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megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
has face detection focus
manual focus not available
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
35
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
offers face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
lack of manual exposure
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm SL300
Street photography with Fujifilm T550
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
more heavy than competition (510 grams)
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others (136 grams)
no articulating screen
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm SL300
Sports photography with Fujifilm T550
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incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
has tracking autofocus
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames/s)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
45
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Travel photography highlights
Fujifilm T550 Travel photography highlights
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megapixel count decent (14MP)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
great zoom (720mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
more heavy than competition (510g)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.1)
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lighter than others (136 grams)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (24mm)
long zoom (288mm)
very good max aperture (f)
doesn't have Timelapse function
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Landscape photography advice
Fujifilm T550 Landscape photography advice
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really wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
does not have Timelapse mode
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pretty wide (24mm)
very good max aperture (f)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
lack of manual exposure
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Vlogging information
Fujifilm T550 Vlogging information
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really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detection focus
slow max aperture (f3.1)
does not offer selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have external microphone socket
more heavy than competition (510 grams)
35
pretty wide (24mm)
very good max aperture (f)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
lighter than others (136g)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone port
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm T550 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm T550
 Fujifilm FinePix SL300Fujifilm FinePix T550
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Fujifilm FinePix T550
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2012-01-05 2013-01-07
Body design 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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing 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 3200
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-288mm (12.0x)
Max aperture f/3.1-5.9 -
Macro focus distance 2cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 460k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 97 percent -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 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
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 file format H.264, Motion JPEG H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 510g (1.12 lb) 136g (0.30 lb)
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 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 photos -
Battery form Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-85 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC -
Storage slots One One
Price at launch $280 $160