- 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
- 2.7" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 1600 (Boost to 3200)
- Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
- 1280 x 720 video
- 28-280mm (F3.3-5.6) lens
- 168g - 97 x 57 x 29mm
- Released February 2010
- Alternate Name is FinePix JZ305
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- Size Comparison
FujiFilm JZ300 overview
FujiFilm JZ300 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact camera originally revealed on February of 2010. It houses a 12 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000. The camera is known as "FinePix JZ305" in other countries.
The JZ300 ranks at #177 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras & all round #1110 out of 1459 for cameras in our collection. Remember to test our Advanced camera filter to find camera results based on your custom criteria.
Below is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.
FujiFilm JZ300 family
The FujiFilm JZ300 has a history of related cameras. Underneath, you can find all older and latest models alongside key features.
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FujiFilm JZ300 Gallery
You can look at the JZ300 from various angles in the gallery here.
FujiFilm JZ300 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and disadvantages of the FujiFilm JZ300 based on aspects that are normally viewed as crucial in a camera.
FujiFilm JZ300 Sensor features
The sensor spec in the FujiFilm JZ300 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Optical stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter can cause cropping.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The CCD sensor has 12MP and delivers a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. The ISO can be expanded digitally to a maximum of 3200. Unfortunately, RAW format is not supported therefore the user has less margin for error.
The image below displays the JZ300's sensor size when compared to other common sizes. The JZ300 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
FujiFilm JZ300 dimensions
FujiFilm JZ300 weighs about 0.37 lbs (168 grams or 5.93 oz) & the physical size of the camera is 97mm x 57mm x 29mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.1"). The weight of normal Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the FujiFilm JZ300 is on par as compared to its competitors.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Below is a photo of the FujiFilm JZ300 next to a softdrink to help you get a sense of its size.
The top view here will highlight the button design on the JZ300.
FujiFilm JZ300 Lens features
The JZ300 comes with a fixed lens having a focal range of 28-280mm making it a 10.0 x zoom which won't be perfect nevertheless it may be helpful in a few conditions.
At it's widest 28mm, the lens comes with an aperture of f3.3 and that is rather sluggish and not the best for low light conditions and you will probably find it hard to get good bokeh. You will probably also have to boost your ISO setting resulting in noisy pictures. On the long end, 280mm is terrific zoom and comes to f5.6 which is really slow and you might have to set slow shutter speeds.
FujiFilm JZ300 Connectivity
The JZ300 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly through smartphones. You are able to copy photos and at times change camera settings with no need to connect straight with the camera.
Certain apps also give a Liveview and click the shutter whenever you aren't near the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external screen. Many cameras will allow you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.
FujiFilm JZ300 Video features
The maximum video resolution in the FujiFilm JZ300 is 1280 x 720 and you can record in Motion JPEG format. 720p is low for today's standards. You should really target a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The body doesn't feature a microphone and headphone jack which means that you have absolutely no control over the sound. It is perhaps best to look into another camera if you need better sound for your video clips.
FujiFilm JZ300 Weather Sealing
There is no weather sealing on the FujiFilm JZ300 so you have to be cautious in rainy or dusty situations.
FujiFilm JZ300 Display and Viewfinder
The FujiFilm JZ300 is equipped with a 2.7" fixed screen having a resolution of 230k dots.
Please be aware that the screen has no touch support.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder details for FujiFilm JZ300 are the following:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are pretty useful during bright outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and hard to see.
FujiFilm JZ300 Shutter features
The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.
FujiFilm JZ300 Flash and Hot shoe features
FujiFilm JZ300 comes with just in-built flash without external flash ability.
FujiFilm JZ300 Autofocusing features
FujiFilm JZ300 comes with only Contrast Based Auto Focus & lacks Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot quicker and exact as compared with Contrast Based focusing.
It also boasts Tracking Auto Focus for objects that move. FujiFilm JZ300 has not got manual focusing. Manual focusing option is good during low light scenarios or you need to have more exact control on focusing.
FujiFilm JZ300 Battery life
The general Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 comes with the highest possible (470) battery life within this category of cameras.
Here is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras with the best battery life:
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FujiFilm JZ300 for varying styles of photography
The following illustration provides a summation of the FujiFilm JZ300 for varying styles of photography. To view more, go to the specific paragraph below.
Portrait photography with FujiFilm JZ300
The FujiFilm JZ300 receives a points tally of 21 which is bad, meaning that it is just not suitable to use for portrait images. Taking portraits favors heavily to sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the flexibility to work with external flash.
FujiFilm JZ300 Street photography details
With a decent points total of 56, the FujiFilm JZ300 is relatively adequate to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
FujiFilm JZ300 Sports photography highlights
A bad sports photography rating of 34 suggests the FujiFilm JZ300 is just not suitable for shooting sports. A camera really should have very good focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
FujiFilm JZ300 Travel photography highlights
Portability is very critical in buying a travel camera. All round, the FujiFilm JZ300 gets a nice 61 for a travelling camera which makes it a respectable option for your vacations.
FujiFilm JZ300 Landscape photography factors
If you find yourself looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The FujiFilm JZ300 and it's bad score of 32 as a landscape camera is just not suitable in the current marketplace.
FujiFilm JZ300 Vlogging factors
A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a moving screen, mic input and ideally IBIS. Considering all the details, the FujiFilm JZ300 is just not suitable for vlogging as it delivers a bad rating of 28.
FujiFilm JZ300 Alternatives
If you are searching for alternatives to the JZ300, below is a number of the top scored cameras which fall within the family of Small Sensor Compact.
The line chart below provides you a bird's eye view of the JZ300 compared to it's highest rated rivals mentioned above.
Following are additional cameras you might check out as alternative options. To read through a thorough comparison, go to the "compare" link.