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Fujifilm SL300 vs Sony WX350

Portability
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Imaging
38
Features
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Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 front
Portability
94
Imaging
43
Features
43
Overall
43

Fujifilm SL300 vs Sony WX350 Key Specs

Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Boost to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Revealed January 2012
Sony WX350
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 25-500mm (F3.5-6.5) lens
  • 164g - 96 x 55 x 26mm
  • Launched February 2014
  • Earlier Model is Sony WX300
  • New Model is Sony WX500
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Sony WX350 Overview

In this write-up, we will be evaluating the Fujifilm SL300 and Sony WX350, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by brands FujiFilm and Sony. There exists a substantial gap between the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) and WX350 (18MP) but they feature the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm SL300 was brought out 3 years earlier than the WX350 and that is quite a big difference as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras offer different body type with the Fujifilm SL300 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Sony WX350 being a Compact camera.

Before delving through a more detailed comparison, below is a brief overview of how the Fujifilm SL300 matches up versus the WX350 for portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Sony WX350

 Fujifilm SL300 WX350 

Reasons to pick Sony WX350 over the Fujifilm SL300

 WX350 Fujifilm SL300 
LaunchedFebruary 2014January 2012More recent by 25 months

Common features in the Fujifilm SL300 and Sony WX350

 Fujifilm SL300 WX350 
Manual focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen size
Screen resolution460k460kEqual screen resolution
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch screen Absent Touch screen

Fujifilm SL300 vs Sony WX350 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to lug around your camera, you'll need to take into account its weight and size. The Fujifilm SL300 has got outer dimensions 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 Sony WX350 has specifications of 96mm x 55mm x 26mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0") accompanied by a weight of 164 grams (0.36 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm SL300 and Sony WX350 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have attached at that moment. Below is the front view measurements comparison of the Fujifilm SL300 versus the WX350.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Sony WX350 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm SL300 and WX350 is 67 and 94 respectively.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Sony WX350 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Sony WX350 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its hard to visualise the difference between sensor measurements simply by looking at specifications. The photograph below might give you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm SL300 and WX350.

To sum up, the 2 cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same MP. You can count on the Sony WX350 to resolve more detail having its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also help you crop pictures a little more aggressively. The older Fujifilm SL300 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm SL300 vs Sony WX350 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm SL300 vs Sony WX350 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm SL300 vs Sony WX350 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 as a Portrait photography camera
Sony WX350 as a Portrait photography camera
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megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
offers face detection focusing
no manual focus
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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good resolution (18MP)
comes with face detection autofocus
no manual focus
manual exposure not available
can't use external flash
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Street photography information
Sony WX350 Street photography information
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
heavier than average in class (510 grams)
63
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (164 grams)
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Sports photography highlights
Sony WX350 Sports photography highlights
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incredible zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
offers tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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excellent zoom range (25-500mm 20.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (18MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
better than average battery life (470 per charge)
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 as a Travel photography camera
Sony WX350 as a Travel photography camera
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megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
long reach (720mm)
missing Time Lapse function
heavier than average in class (510 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.1)
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better than average battery life (470 per charge)
lighter than competition (164 grams)
good resolution (18MP)
built-in flash
quite wide (25mm)
very long reach (500mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 as a Landscape photography camera
Sony WX350 as a Landscape photography camera
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really wide (24mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
missing Time Lapse function
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quite wide (25mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (18 megapixels)
better than average battery life (470 CIPA)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual exposure not available
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm SL300 Vlogging info
Sony WX350 Vlogging info
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really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focusing
slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external mic socket
heavier than average in class (510 grams)
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quite wide (25mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than competition (164 grams)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have external microphone port
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Fujifilm SL300 vs Sony WX350 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm SL300 and Sony WX350
 Fujifilm FinePix SL300Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
General Information
Company FujiFilm Sony
Model type Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2012-01-05 2014-02-13
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-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 18 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4288 x 3216 4896 x 3672
Max native ISO 1600 12800
Max enhanced ISO 6400 -
Lowest native ISO 64 80
RAW images
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-720mm (30.0x) 25-500mm (20.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.1-5.9 f/3.5-6.5
Macro focusing distance 2cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 460 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 97% -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m) 4.30 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync -
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) VCHD: 28M PS(1,920x1,080/60p) / 24M FX(1,920x1,080/60i) / 17M FH(1,920x1,080/60i),MP4: 12M(1,440x1,080/30fps) / 3M VGA(640x480/30fps)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video file format H.264, Motion JPEG AVCHD
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 510 gr (1.12 lbs) 164 gr (0.36 lbs)
Dimensions 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") 96 x 55 x 26mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.0")
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 photographs 470 photographs
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-85 NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (Off / 10sec. / 2sec. / portrait1 / portrait2)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Pricing at release $280 $270