FujiFilm T300

 
FujiFilm FinePix T300 front
 
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-280mm (F3.4-5.6) lens
  • 151g - 97 x 57 x 28mm
  • Released July 2011
  • Also referred to as FinePix T305
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
Portability
94
Imaging
39
Features
28
Overall
34

FujiFilm T300 overview

FujiFilm T300 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Compact digital camera first announced on July of 2011. It houses a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 4288 x 3216. The camera is referred to as "FinePix T305" in other countries.

The T300 is scored #122 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and all round #948 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. You can try our Smart camera finder to get camera listings based on your custom requirements.

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Here is a chart of various criteria used in the scoring system.

FujiFilm T300 history

The FujiFilm T300 comes with a history of related cameras. Here, you can discover all earlier and new models as well as key specs.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-FinePix-T500 front thumbnailFujifilm T500
T300 vs T500
24-288mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2013
Fujifilm-FinePix-T550 front thumbnailFujifilm T550
T300 vs T550
24-288mm
F
16MP1/2.3"2013
Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Fujifilm-FinePix-T400 front thumbnailFujifilm T400
T300 vs T400
28-280mm
F3.4-5.6
16MP1/2.3"2012
FujiFilm-FinePix-T300 front thumbnailFujiFilm T30028-280mm
F3.4-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2011
FujiFilm-FinePix-T200 front thumbnailFujiFilm T200
T300 vs T200
28-280mm
F3.4-5.6
14MP1/2.3"2011

FujiFilm T300 Pros and Cons

Here is a shortlist of upsides and downsides of the FujiFilm T300 based on criterias which are normally seen as important in a digital camera.

flash built-in
great zoom (280mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
in built lens has zoom (28-280mm 10.0 x zoom)
provides face detection focus
provides tracking autofocus
rather wide (28mm)
sensor resolution is decent (14 megapixels)
very good min ISO (100)
can't use external flash
lack of external microphone port
lack of HDMI port
lack of headphone port
lack of Timelapse function
lacks phase detect auto focus
lacks RAW format
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
low resolution screen (230 k dot)
manual focus not available
manual mode not available
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames per second)
max zoom aperture not good (f5.6)
no aperture priority mode
no shutter priority
screen does not articulate
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.4)
terrible battery power (180 CIPA)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
video res low (1280 x 720 resolution)
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FujiFilm T300 Sensor specs

The sensor size in the FujiFilm T300 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to resolve 4288 x 3216 pixels using aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter may lead to cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 14 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 - 1600. The ISO can also be extended digitally to a maximum of 3200. Sadly, RAW format is not supported which means that you have less room to maneuver in post.

The graphic underneath illustrates the T300's sensor size when compared to other popular sizes. The T300 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is presented in green.

FujiFilm FinePix T300 sensor size Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month

To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

FujiFilm T300 dimensions

FujiFilm T300 weighs in at 0.33 pounds (151g or 5.33 ounces) and features external size of 97mm x 57mm x 28mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.1"). The weight of general Small Sensor Compact camera is 174g so the FujiFilm T300 is lighter as compared with various rivals.

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Here is a picture of the FujiFilm T300 with a soft drink to help you have a feel for its size.

FujiFilm FinePix T300 dimensions scale

The top view just below will show you the button arrangement on the T300.

FujiFilm FinePix T300 topview buttons dials

FujiFilm T300 Lens details

The T300 features a fixed lens having a focal range of 28-280mm giving it a 10.0 x zoom which is definitely not significant however it might be valuable in a few cases.

At it's widest 28mm, the lens provides an aperture of f3.4 making it very sluggish and not good in low light occasions and you might struggle to capture good bokeh. You would also have to up your ISO setting producing noisy photos. With the long end, 280mm is phenomenal zoom and comes with f5.6 making it fairly sluggish and you will have to go with slower shutter speeds.

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FujiFilm T300 Connectivity

The T300 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that contain NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You will be able to transfer images and sometimes change settings without connecting directly with the camera.

Several apps also stream a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external screen. Many cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB port.

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FujiFilm T300 Video details

The highest video resolution in the FujiFilm T300 is 1280 x 720 and it can record in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is awful by today's standards. You really should try to get a minimum 1080p resolution for video recording. The body doesn't include a mic and / or headphone port which means you have absolutely no control over your audio. It is probably a better idea to look at an alternative model should you require better audio in your videos.

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FujiFilm T300 Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing for the FujiFilm T300 so you have to be cautious in wet or dusty situations.

FujiFilm T300 Screen and Viewfinder

The FujiFilm T300 is equipped with a 2.7" fixed display having a resolution of 230k dots.

Please note that the display screen offers no touch support.

FujiFilm FinePix T300 screen and viewfinder Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone

The View Finder specs regarding FujiFilm T300 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder None

In those sunny outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and tough to view, viewfinders will be particularly useful.

FujiFilm T300 Shutter details

FujiFilm T300 has the ability to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 seconds.

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FujiFilm T300 Flash and Hot shoe details

FujiFilm T300 has got just built in flash without external flash ability.

FujiFilm T300 Autofocusing details

FujiFilm T300 has got only Contrast Detect AF and is missing Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster and precise as compared with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera supports Face detection which can be helpful for portrait photography.

It also features Tracking AF for things on the move. FujiFilm T300 lacks manual focus. Manual focus ability is good in low light or you need to have more exact focus control.

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FujiFilm T300 Battery life

The battery power (NP-45A) for the FujiFilm T300 is fashioned to last for 180 photos according to the CIPA standards making it lower when compared with its rivals. The typical Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 offers the highest (470) battery life in this group of cameras.

Underneath is a list of Small Sensor Compact cameras having the highest battery life:

FujiFilm T300 for various categories of photography

The following chart gives a summation of the FujiFilm T300 for various categories of photography. To view more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.

FujiFilm T300 Portrait photography highlights

The FujiFilm T300 has a points tally of 34 which is really bad, meaning that it is not acceptable to use for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, RAW support and capability to use off-camera lighting.

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good megapixels (14 megapixels)
includes face detection focus
lack of manual focus
manual exposure not available
cannot use external flash
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format

FujiFilm T300 Street photography highlights

Coming in at a average score of 57, the FujiFilm T300 is reasonably suited for street photography. A very good street photography camera gives a fine balance of image quality plus portability.

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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support

FujiFilm T300 Sports photography features

A really bad sports photography rating of 38 suggests the FujiFilm T300 is not acceptable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs excellent focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14MP)
includes tracking autofocus
max fps low (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
bad battery life (180 shots)
doesn't have phase detect auto focus

FujiFilm T300 Travel photography details

Weight is really critical in selecting a camera for travel. All things considered, the FujiFilm T300 gets a very good 65 for a travelling camera which makes it a good choice for your vacations.

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MP count decent (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
great zoom (280mm)
does not have Timelapse recording
low battery (180 shots)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)

FujiFilm T300 Landscape photography highlights

When you are planning to pick a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most essential factor will be image quality. The FujiFilm T300 with it's really bad rating of 37 for a landscape camera is not acceptable in the current marketplace.

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reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14 megapixels)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inches)
manual exposure not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
low battery power (180 CIPA)
lack of Time Lapse mode

FujiFilm T300 Vlogging advice

A vlogging camera preferably should have a moving screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering all the details, the FujiFilm T300 is not acceptable for vlogging as it receives a really bad rating of 31.

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really wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
has face detect focus
slow maximum aperture (f3.4)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have microphone port

FujiFilm T300 Alternatives

If you are trying to find alternatives to the T300, here is a list of the top rated cameras which fall into the class of Small Sensor Compact.

The line graph down below offers you an overview of the T300 compared to it's top rated rivals listed previously.

There are a bunch of cameras you might look at as alternatives. To browse through a detailed comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Brand
FujiFilm
Model
FujiFilm FinePix T300
Also Known as
FinePix T305
Type
Small Sensor Compact
Released
2011-07-19
Body design
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
4288 x 3216
RAW files
Highest native ISO
1600
Highest boosted ISO
3200
Lowest native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points
0
Lens
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-280mm (10.0x)
Largest aperture
f/3.4-5.6
Macro focus range
5cm
Crop factor
5.8
Screen
Range of screen
Fixed Type
Screen size
2.7 inch
Resolution of screen
230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Lowest shutter speed
8 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting speed
1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
2.60 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution
1280x720
Video format
Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
151g (0.33 lb)
Dimensions
97 x 57 x 28mm (3.8" x 2.2" x 1.1")
Other
Battery life
180 shots
Battery form
Battery Pack
Battery model
NP-45A
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media
SD / SDHC
Storage slots
1
Launch pricing
$250