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Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9900w

Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
38
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
 
Fujifilm S9900w front
Portability
61
Imaging
41
Features
51
Overall
45

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9900w Key Specs

Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Launched January 2012
Fujifilm S9900w
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Released January 2015
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9900w Overview

Below, we will be looking at the Fujifilm SL300 versus Fujifilm S9900w, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both are manufactured by FujiFilm. The resolution of the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) and the Fujifilm S9900w (16MP) is relatively comparable and they enjoy the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm SL300 was unveiled 4 years prior to the Fujifilm S9900w and that is a fairly sizable gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before getting in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the Fujifilm SL300 scores against the Fujifilm S9900w when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Fujifilm S9900w

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm S9900w 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S9900w over the Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S9900w Fujifilm SL300 
ReleasedJanuary 2015January 2012Fresher by 36 months
Manual focus More accurate focus
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm S9900w

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm S9900w 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen dimension3"3"Identical screen measurements
Screen resolution460k460kIdentical screen resolution
Touch friendly screen Absent Touch friendly screen

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9900w Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to carry your camera, you need to think about its weight and size. The Fujifilm SL300 has got physical measurements of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") with a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs) while the Fujifilm S9900w has specifications of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") with a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm SL300 versus Fujifilm S9900w in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you are using at that moment. Following is the front view over all size comparison of the Fujifilm SL300 and the Fujifilm S9900w.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9900w size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm S9900w is 67 and 61 respectively.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9900w top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9900w Sensor Comparison

Often, it is tough to picture the gap in sensor sizing merely by going through a spec sheet. The photograph here will help offer you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm S9900w.

As you can see, each of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different resolution. You should count on the Fujifilm S9900w to show extra detail having an extra 2MP. Higher resolution will allow you to crop pictures much more aggressively. The older Fujifilm SL300 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9900w sensor size comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9900w Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9900w Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Portrait photography factors
Fujifilm S9900w Portrait photography factors
38
decent megapixels (14MP)
offers face detect focus
lack of manual focus
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
44
focusing manually
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
provides face detect focus
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Street photography highlights
Fujifilm S9900w Street photography highlights
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
more heavy than average in class (510 grams)
41
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
more heavy than competition (670 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography information
Fujifilm S9900w Sports photography information
47
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
53
amazing zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm SL300
Travel photography with Fujifilm S9900w
54
decent megapixels (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
reasonably wide (24mm)
great reach (720mm)
missing Timelapse function
more heavy than average in class (510g)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
61
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
screen is selfie friendly
reasonably wide (24mm)
great reach (1200mm)
more heavy than competition (670 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm SL300
Landscape photography with Fujifilm S9900w
41
reasonably wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (14MP)
lack of manual focus
can't change lenses (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
missing Timelapse function
50
focusing manually
reasonably wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
MP count decent (16 megapixels)
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Vlogging factors
Fujifilm S9900w Vlogging factors
24
reasonably wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detect focus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing microphone port
more heavy than average in class (510 grams)
57
reasonably wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
provides face detect focus
good video quality (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish max aperture (f2.9)
missing microphone socket
more heavy than competition (670 grams)
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Fujifilm S9900w Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm SL300 and Fujifilm S9900w
 Fujifilm FinePix SL300Fujifilm S9900w
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Fujifilm S9900w
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 12800
Max boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-720mm (30.0x) 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Maximal aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focusing range 2cm 7cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3" 3"
Screen resolution 460 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 920 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 97% 97%
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8s 8s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1700s
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m) 7.00 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (6oi), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format H.264, Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
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 lbs) 670g (1.48 lbs)
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 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 images 300 images
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-85 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Launch cost $280 $719