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Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9800

Portability
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Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
 
Fujifilm S9800 front
Portability
61
Imaging
41
Features
46
Overall
43

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9800 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 S9800
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Introduced January 2015
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9800 Overview

Its time to examine more closely at the Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm S9800, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are offered by FujiFilm. The image resolution of the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) and the Fujifilm S9800 (16MP) is very well matched and they possess the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm SL300 was brought out 4 years earlier than the Fujifilm S9800 which is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before delving in to a more detailed comparison, below is a concise view of how the Fujifilm SL300 matches up vs the Fujifilm S9800 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Fujifilm S9800

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm S9800 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S9800 over the Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S9800 Fujifilm SL300 
IntroducedJanuary 2015January 2012More modern by 36 months
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm S9800

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm S9800 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display measurements
Display resolution460k460kEqual display resolution
Touch display Neither includes Touch display

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9800 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to carry around your camera regularly, you need to factor its weight and volume. The Fujifilm SL300 features external dimensions of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") and a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm S9800 has sizing of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") along with a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you select at that moment. The following is the front view proportions comparison of the Fujifilm SL300 vs the Fujifilm S9800.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9800 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm S9800 is 67 and 61 respectively.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9800 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9800 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's hard to envision the difference between sensor sizes simply by reading through technical specs. The image here should give you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm S9800.

As you can tell, each of the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same megapixels. You should expect to see the Fujifilm S9800 to give more detail having its extra 2 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop images far more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm SL300 is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9800 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9800 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9800 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 as a Portrait photography camera
Fujifilm S9800 as a Portrait photography camera
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sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
provides face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has face detection autofocus
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm SL300
Street photography with Fujifilm S9800
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
heavier than competitors (510g)
41
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
more heavy than competition in class (670 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm SL300
Sports photography with Fujifilm S9800
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excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
provides tracking autofocus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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incredible zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
has tracking autofocus
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Travel photography features
Fujifilm S9800 Travel photography features
54
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
heavier than competitors (510g)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
57
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
pretty wide (24mm)
great zoom (1200mm)
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (670g)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Landscape photography details
Fujifilm S9800 Landscape photography details
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reasonably wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
sensor resolution is decent (14MP)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
does not have Time Lapse recording
42
pretty wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
lack of Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Vlogging advice
Fujifilm S9800 Vlogging advice
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reasonably wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection autofocus
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external mic support
heavier than competitors (510 grams)
57
pretty wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
lack of external microphone support
more heavy than competition in class (670 grams)
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9800 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm S9800
 Fujifilm FinePix SL300Fujifilm S9800
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Fujifilm S9800
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2012-01-05 2015-01-14
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
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 14 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 1600 12800
Highest boosted ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focus range 2cm 7cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 460k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 920k dots
Viewfinder coverage 97 percent 97 percent
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1700 secs
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m) 7.00 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro
External flash
AEB
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) 1920 x 1080 (6oi), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format H.264, Motion JPEG H.264
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
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 510g (1.12 lb) 670g (1.48 lb)
Dimensions 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") 123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6")
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 300 photos
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-85 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Launch pricing $280 $299