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Fujifilm SL300 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
38
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
 
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 front
Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
60
Overall
48

Fujifilm SL300 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Key Specs

Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • 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
  • Announced January 2012
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 4.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-483mm (F2.8-5.9) lens
  • 283g - 133 x 71 x 19mm
  • Launched January 2014
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Overview

Below is a comprehensive overview of the Fujifilm SL300 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by competitors FujiFilm and Samsung. The resolution of the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) and the Galaxy Camera 2 (16MP) is relatively well matched and they come with the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm SL300 was revealed 24 months prior to the Galaxy Camera 2 which makes the cameras a generation apart from one another. Each of these cameras offer different body type with the Fujifilm SL300 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 being a Compact camera.

Before we go straight into a in depth comparison, below is a quick summary of how the Fujifilm SL300 scores vs the Galaxy Camera 2 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

 Fujifilm SL300 Galaxy Camera 2 

Reasons to pick Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 over the Fujifilm SL300

 Galaxy Camera 2 Fujifilm SL300 
LaunchedJanuary 2014January 2012More recent by 24 months
Manual focus More exact focus
Screen sizing4.8"3"Bigger screen (+1.8")
Screen resolution1037k460kCrisper screen (+577k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm SL300 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

 Fujifilm SL300 Galaxy Camera 2 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen

Fujifilm SL300 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to lug around your camera, you'll need to factor its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm SL300 features outside measurements of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") with a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs) whilst the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 has dimensions of 133mm x 71mm x 19mm (5.2" x 2.8" x 0.7") accompanied by a weight of 283 grams (0.62 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you use at that moment. Underneath is the front view physical size comparison of the Fujifilm SL300 against the Galaxy Camera 2.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm SL300 and Galaxy Camera 2 is 67 and 90 respectively.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be difficult to imagine the gap between sensor measurements merely by checking specifications. The graphic here will help offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm SL300 and Galaxy Camera 2.

To sum up, both of these cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit different resolution. You should count on the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 to give greater detail because of its extra 2 Megapixels. Higher resolution will let you crop photographs a little more aggressively. The older Fujifilm SL300 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm SL300 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Portrait photography highlights
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Portrait photography highlights
38
megapixel count decent (14MP)
provides face detect focus
lack of manual focus
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
44
you can focus manually
good resolution (16MP)
supports face detection focus
no external flash support
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Street photography features
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Street photography features
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
more heavy than competition (510 grams)
65
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports focus via touch
lighter than average in class (283g)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 as a Sports photography camera
47
amazing zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
provides tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
48
long zoom range (23-483mm 21.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
better than average battery pack (400 per charge)
max frames per second very slow (5.0 frames per second)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm SL300
Travel photography with Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
54
megapixel count decent (14MP)
flash built-in
pretty wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (510g)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
73
better than average battery pack (400 shots)
lighter than average in class (283 grams)
connects via bluetooth
supports focus via touch
good resolution (16MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (23mm)
long reach (483mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 as a Landscape photography camera
Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 as a Landscape photography camera
41
pretty wide (24mm)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
lack of manual focus
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording
52
you can focus manually
relatively wide (23mm)
very good size screen (4.8 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
better than average battery pack (400 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
does not have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm SL300
Vlogging with Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
24
pretty wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect focus
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of microphone support
more heavy than competition (510 grams)
37
relatively wide (23mm)
touch screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
comes with external mic jack
lighter than average in class (283g)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm SL300 and Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
 Fujifilm FinePix SL300Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Samsung
Model type Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Samsung Galaxy Camera 2
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2012-01-05 2014-01-02
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Chip - 1.6GHz Quad-Core Exynos
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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 14 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 4288 x 3216 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 1600 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO 6400 -
Minimum native ISO 64 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-720mm (30.0x) 23-483mm (21.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/2.8-5.9
Macro focusing range 2cm 10cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 4.8 inch
Display resolution 460 thousand dot 1,037 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor HD Super Clear Touch Display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 97% -
Features
Min shutter speed 8s 16s
Max shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per sec 5.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m) 3.80 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, fill-in, slow sync, flash off, redeye fix
Hot shoe
Auto exposure 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
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format H.264, Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 510 gr (1.12 lb) 283 gr (0.62 lb)
Dimensions 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") 133 x 71 x 19mm (5.2" x 2.8" x 0.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall 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 pictures 400 pictures
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-85 Built-in
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 5, or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at release $280 $400