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Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon L840

Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
38
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
 
Nikon Coolpix L840 front
Portability
67
Imaging
41
Features
48
Overall
43

Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon L840 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 L840
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-855mm (F3.0-6.5) lens
  • 538g - 114 x 89 x 96mm
  • Introduced February 2015
  • Replaced the Nikon L830
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon L840 Overview

The following is a detailed overview of the Fujifilm SL300 and Nikon L840, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Nikon. The sensor resolution of the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) and the L840 (16MP) is pretty well matched and both cameras boast the same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm SL300 was unveiled 4 years before the L840 which is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going into a more detailed comparison, here is a short highlight of how the Fujifilm SL300 grades vs the L840 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Nikon L840

 Fujifilm SL300 L840 

Reasons to pick Nikon L840 over the Fujifilm SL300

 L840 Fujifilm SL300 
IntroducedFebruary 2015January 2012Newer by 37 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution921k460kClearer screen (+461k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm SL300 and Nikon L840

 Fujifilm SL300 L840 
Manually focus Lack of manual focus
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen measurement
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen
Touch friendly screen No Touch friendly screen

Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon L840 Physical Comparison

If you're planning to travel with your camera, you'll have to consider its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm SL300 provides physical measurements of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") accompanied by a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs) while the Nikon L840 has measurements of 114mm x 89mm x 96mm (4.5" x 3.5" x 3.8") along with a weight of 538 grams (1.19 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you use at that time. Following is a front view proportions comparison of the Fujifilm SL300 against the L840.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon L840 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm SL300 and L840 is 67 and 67 respectively.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon L840 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon L840 Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very difficult to picture the difference between sensor dimensions purely by reading through specs. The picture here will provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm SL300 and L840.

All in all, both of those cameras provide the same sensor dimensions albeit different megapixels. You should expect the Nikon L840 to give you greater detail having an extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also let you crop pictures more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm SL300 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon L840 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon L840 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon L840 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Portrait photography factors
Nikon L840 Portrait photography factors
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resolution is good (14 megapixels)
offers face detection focus
lack of manual focus
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
36
decent sensor resolution (16 megapixels)
supports face detect focusing
no manual focus
manual mode not available
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm SL300
Street photography with Nikon L840
43
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
heavier than average (510g)
51
tilting screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
more heavy than competitors (538g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm SL300
Sports photography with Nikon L840
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incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14MP)
offers tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
51
great zoom range (23-855mm 37.2 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
supports tracking focus
great battery (590 per charge)
lack of shutter priority mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm SL300
Travel photography with Nikon L840
54
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
no Time Lapse recording
heavier than average (510 grams)
does not have selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
57
great battery (590 CIPA)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
flash built-in
really wide (23mm)
great zoom (855mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competitors (538g)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Landscape photography features
Nikon L840 Landscape photography features
41
decently wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
no Time Lapse recording
43
really wide (23mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
decent sensor resolution (16MP)
great battery (590 per charge)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
manual mode not available
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Vlogging factors
Nikon L840 Vlogging factors
24
decently wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focus
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
does not have selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external mic jack
heavier than average (510g)
27
really wide (23mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.0)
screen isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have microphone port
more heavy than competitors (538 grams)
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Nikon L840 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm SL300 and Nikon L840
 Fujifilm FinePix SL300Nikon Coolpix L840
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Nikon
Model Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Nikon Coolpix L840
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2012-01-05 2015-02-10
Body design 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 4:3
Maximum resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 6400
Maximum boosted ISO 6400 -
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
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) 23-855mm (37.2x)
Largest 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 diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dot 921 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 97% -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 secs 4 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0fps 7.4fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom 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 modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync -
External flash
AEB
WB 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 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone 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 grams (1.12 lb) 538 grams (1.19 lb)
Physical dimensions 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") 114 x 89 x 96mm (4.5" x 3.5" x 3.8")
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 590 images
Battery form Battery Pack AA
Battery model NP-85 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SC/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Launch pricing $280 $400