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Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon B500

Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
 
Nikon Coolpix B500 front
Portability
68
Imaging
41
Features
50
Overall
44

Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon B500 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
  • Released January 2012
Nikon B500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-900mm (F3.0-6.5) lens
  • 541g - 114 x 78 x 95mm
  • Released February 2016
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon B500 Overview

Here, we will be comparing the Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon B500, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by brands FujiFilm and Nikon. The image resolution of the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) and the B500 (16MP) is relatively comparable and both cameras offer the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm SL300 was released 5 years before the B500 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before diving right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a quick summation of how the Fujifilm SL300 matches up versus the B500 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Nikon B500

 Fujifilm SL300 B500 

Reasons to pick Nikon B500 over the Fujifilm SL300

 B500 Fujifilm SL300 
ReleasedFebruary 2016January 2012More modern by 50 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution921k460kCrisper screen (+461k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm SL300 and Nikon B500

 Fujifilm SL300 B500 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Screen size3"3"Same screen size
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon B500 Physical Comparison

If you're going to carry around your camera, you need to factor in its weight and size. The Fujifilm SL300 provides outside dimensions 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 Nikon B500 has specifications of 114mm x 78mm x 95mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7") with a weight of 541 grams (1.19 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon B500 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have attached at that time. Underneath is a front view measurement comparison of the Fujifilm SL300 compared to the B500.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon B500 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm SL300 and B500 is 67 and 68 respectively.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon B500 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon B500 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it's difficult to see the contrast in sensor sizes merely by checking out technical specs. The picture below may give you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm SL300 and B500.

As you have seen, the two cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit not the same MP. You can count on the Nikon B500 to provide more detail as a result of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will make it easier to crop photographs way more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm SL300 will be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon B500 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon B500 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon B500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Portrait photography highlights
Nikon B500 Portrait photography highlights
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resolution is good (14MP)
has face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
37
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
has face detect focusing
no manual focus
can't use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Street photography details
Nikon B500 Street photography details
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
more heavy than competition (510g)
52
tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
heavier than competitors (541g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography advice
Nikon B500 Sports photography advice
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amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (1.0 fps)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
51
long zoom range (23-900mm 39.1 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
has tracking focus
good battery (600 shots)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Travel photography info
Nikon B500 Travel photography info
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resolution is good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
quite wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than competition (510g)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
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good battery (600 CIPA)
connects via bluetooth
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
reasonably wide (23mm)
very long zoom (900mm)
no Time Lapse recording
heavier than competitors (541 grams)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon B500 as a Landscape photography camera
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quite wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
no Timelapse function
45
reasonably wide (23mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
good battery (600 per charge)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Vlogging factors
Nikon B500 Vlogging factors
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quite wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detection focusing
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
no external microphone jack
more heavy than competition (510g)
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reasonably wide (23mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect focusing
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no mic port
heavier than competitors (541 grams)
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon B500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm SL300 and Nikon B500
 Fujifilm FinePix SL300Nikon Coolpix B500
General Information
Company FujiFilm Nikon
Model Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Nikon Coolpix B500
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2012-01-05 2016-02-23
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Maximum resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 64 80
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
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 mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 23-900mm (39.1x)
Maximal aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/3.0-6.5
Macro focus range 2cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 3" 3"
Resolution of screen 460k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 97 percent -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 seconds 1 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps 7.4fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m) 6.90 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync -
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 510 gr (1.12 lbs) 541 gr (1.19 lbs)
Physical dimensions 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") 114 x 78 x 95mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7")
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 images 600 images
Form of battery Battery Pack AA
Battery model NP-85 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Launch price $280 $300