FujiFilm JX300 summary
FujiFilm JX300 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially introduced on January of 2011. The camera has got a 14MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4288 x 3216. It is known as "FinePix JX305" in certain markets.
The JX300 places at #165 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over-all #1059 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. You should try our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.
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FujiFilm JX300 history
The FujiFilm JX300 comes with a history of related digital cameras. Down below, you can look at all previous and brand new models alongside important specifications.
FujiFilm JX300 Gallery
You can check the JX300 from several angles in the gallery below.
FujiFilm JX300 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of positives and negatives of the FujiFilm JX300 based on things that are generally considered crucial in a digital camera.
FujiFilm JX300 Sensor specifications
The specification of the sensor on the FujiFilm JX300 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4288 x 3216 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and provides a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. This ISO can also be widened electronically to a high of 3200. Sadly, RAW photos are not saved therefore you have less margin for error.
The graphic below illustrates the JX300's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The JX300 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
FujiFilm JX300 dimensions
FujiFilm JX300 has a weight of 0.29 pounds (130 grams or 4.59 ounces) and features exterior proportions of 94mm x 56mm x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9"). The weight of typical Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams and the FujiFilm JX300 is less heavy in comparison with other rivals.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Listed below is a pic of the FujiFilm JX300 next to a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its scale.
The top view below will provide the button arrangement on the JX300.
FujiFilm JX300 Lens specifications
The JX300 includes an inbuilt lens and it has a focal range of 28-140mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which isn't really very good but it would certainly be valuable in certain conditions.
At the widest 28mm, it offers an aperture of f2.6 and that is kind of slow and not ideal in low light situations and you might find it hard to capture a shallow depth of field. You will probably also need to increase the ISO leading to noisy images. With the tele end, 140mm comes with f6.2 making it pretty sluggish and you may need to apply slower shutter speeds.
FujiFilm JX300 Connectivity
The JX300 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can send images and usually adjust settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Some applications even provide a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Most cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack with the USB port.
FujiFilm JX300 Video specifications
The max video quality on the FujiFilm JX300 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is terrible by today's requirements. You should aim for at least FUll HD quality for good video. The camera does not have a mic and / or headphone socket which means that you get little control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to get a different camera should you need decent sound in your videos.
FujiFilm JX300 Weather Sealing
FujiFilm JX300 does not include environment proofing so rainy conditions can easily ruin the camera.
FujiFilm JX300 Screen and Viewfinder
The FujiFilm JX300 has got a 2.7" fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230k dots.
Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The ViewFinder specifications regarding FujiFilm JX300 are as follows:
- ViewFinder None
In those bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders can be quite valuable.
FujiFilm JX300 Shutter specifications
FujiFilm JX300 continuous shooting speed is 1.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/1800s.
FujiFilm JX300 Flash and Hot shoe specifications
FujiFilm JX300 includes only integrated flash with missing external flash support.
FujiFilm JX300 Autofocus specifications
FujiFilm JX300 includes just Contrast Based AF and doesn't have Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster and exact in comparison with Contrast Based autofocusing.
It also comes with Tracking AF for things on the move. FujiFilm JX300 doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing can be useful in low light situations or you need to have more exact focusing control.
FujiFilm JX300 Battery life
The battery pack for the FujiFilm JX300 is designed to last for 180 images as per the CIPA standards which is lesser compared with its competition. The usual Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the maximum (470) battery life in this kind of cameras.
Following is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the highest battery life:
FujiFilm JX300 for different forms of photography
The following illustration indicates a rundown of the FujiFilm JX300 for different forms of photography. To look at more, browse to the specific section below.
FujiFilm JX300 Portrait photography features
The FujiFilm JX300 receives a score of 29 which is dreadful, and means the camera is not really acceptable for portraits. Shooting portraits leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support plus the potential to use off-camera lighting.
Street photography with FujiFilm JX300
With a average points tally of 55, the FujiFilm JX300 is fairly acceptable to use in street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Sports photography with FujiFilm JX300
A dreadful sports photography rating of 31 suggests the FujiFilm JX300 is not really acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera should have good focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
FujiFilm JX300 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is super crucial in selecting a camera for travel. Overall, the FujiFilm JX300 gets a above average 65 for a travel camera which makes it a fine choice to buy for your holidays.
FujiFilm JX300 Landscape photography features
When you are looking to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the most essential aspect is going to be image quality. The FujiFilm JX300 and it's dreadful grade of 33 as a landscape camera is not really acceptable amongst it's competitors.
FujiFilm JX300 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging ought to have a moving display screen, microphone port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the FujiFilm JX300 is not really acceptable for vlogging as it receives a dreadful rating of 28.
FujiFilm JX300 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the JX300, here is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall into the category of Small Sensor Compact.
The line graph just below provides you a summary of the JX300 versus it's top scoring rivals mentioned above.
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