FujiFilm JX300

 
FujiFilm FinePix JX300 front
 
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Boost to 3200)
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.6-6.2) lens
  • 130g - 94 x 56 x 24mm
  • Launched January 2011
  • Additionally Known as FinePix JX305
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  • Alternatives
Portability
95
Imaging
39
Features
22
Overall
32

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 #152 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over-all #1014 out of 1422 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.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-JZ200 front thumbnailFujifilm JZ200
JX300 vs JZ200
25-200mm
F2.9-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-JX550 front thumbnailFujifilm JX550
JX300 vs JX550
26-130mm
F3.5-6.3
16MP1/2.3"2012
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Fujifilm-FinePix-JZ100 front thumbnailFujifilm JZ100
JX300 vs JZ100
25-200mm
F2.9-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-JX500 front thumbnailFujifilm JX500
JX300 vs JX500
26-130mm
F3.5-6.3
14MP1/2.3"2012
Fujifilm-FinePix-JX370 front thumbnailFujifilm JX370
JX300 vs JX370
28-140mm
F2.6-6.2
14MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-JV200 front thumbnailFujiFilm JV200
JX300 vs JV200
36-108mm
F3.1-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2011
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FujiFilm-FinePix-JX300 front thumbnailFujiFilm JX30028-140mm
F2.6-6.2
14MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-JX350 front thumbnailFujiFilm JX350
JX300 vs JX350
28-140mm
F2.6-6.2
16MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-JZ500 front thumbnailFujiFilm JZ500
JX300 vs JZ500
28-280mm
F3.3-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2010
FujiFilm-FinePix-JZ300 front thumbnailFujiFilm JZ300
JX300 vs JZ300
28-280mm
F3.3-5.6
12MP1/2.3"2010
FujiFilm-FinePix-JV100 front thumbnailFujiFilm JV100
JX300 vs JV100
37-111mm
F3.2-4.3
12MP1/2.3"2010
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Fujifilm-FinePix-JV150 front thumbnailFujifilm JV150
JX300 vs JV150
37-111mm
F3.2-4.3
14MP1/2.3"2010

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.

above average minimum ISO (100)
flash built-in
good zoom range (28-140mm 5.0 x zoom)
lighter than competition (130 grams)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
pretty wide (28mm)
bad battery pack (180 shots)
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
doesn't have phase detect AF
doesn't have RAW files
does not have image stabilization
lack of aperture priority mode
low frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
low resolution screen (230 k dots)
manual mode not possible
no external flash support
no HDMI socket
no headphone socket
no manual focus
no mic socket
no moving screen
no shutter priority
no Time Lapse recording
screen is not selfie friendly
screen is small (2.7 inch)
slow at tele end (f6.2)
slow max aperture (f2.6)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
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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.

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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.

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To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Listed below is a pic of the FujiFilm JX300 next to a softdrink to help you to have a feel for its scale.

FujiFilm FinePix JX300 dimensions scale

The top view below will provide the button arrangement on the JX300.

FujiFilm FinePix JX300 topview buttons dials

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 30 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.

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good MP (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format

Street photography with FujiFilm JX300

With a average points tally of 56, 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.

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lighter than competition (130 grams)
fixed screen
no image stabilization
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support

Sports photography with FujiFilm JX300

A dreadful sports photography rating of 32 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.

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megapixel count good (14MP)
has tracking autofocus
low frames per second (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery life (180 per charge)
no phase detect AF

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.

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lighter than competitors (130g)
MP count decent (14MP)
built-in flash
really wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse function
not so great battery life (180 CIPA)
screen isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.6)

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.

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fairly wide (28mm)
good MP (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
no manual control
lack of image stabilization
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
terrible battery pack (180 CIPA)
does not have Time Lapse function

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.

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reasonably wide (28mm)
lighter than average (130g)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.6)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
doesn't have microphone port

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.

There are a bunch of cameras you may consider as alternatives. To browse through a full comparison, click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Make
FujiFilm
Model type
FujiFilm FinePix JX300
Also Known as
FinePix JX305
Category
Small Sensor Compact
Launched
2011-01-05
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
14MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
4288 x 3216
RAW files
Max native ISO
1600
Max enhanced ISO
3200
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Cross type focus points
0
Lens
Lens mount type
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
28-140mm (5.0x)
Largest aperture
f/2.6-6.2
Macro focusing range
10cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Type of screen
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
2.7 inch
Resolution of screen
230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Min shutter speed
8s
Max shutter speed
1/1800s
Continuous shutter rate
1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
3.00 m
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB 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)
Max video resolution
1280x720
Video format
Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
130 gr (0.29 pounds)
Physical dimensions
94 x 56 x 24mm (3.7" x 2.2" x 0.9")
Other
Battery life
180 photographs
Style of battery
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type
SD / SDHC
Card slots
Single
Cost at release
$110