Fujifilm SL1000 summary
Fujifilm SL1000 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally announced on January of 2013. The camera has a 16MP, BSI-CMOS 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.
The SL1000 is placed #66 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over-all #509 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please try out our Advanced camera filter to find camera ratings based on your custom factors.
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Fujifilm SL1000 family
The Fujifilm SL1000 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can read the full range underneath.
Fujifilm SL1000 Gallery
You can see the SL1000 from several angles in the gallery here.
Fujifilm SL1000 Pros and Cons
Below is a checklist of upsides and downsides of the Fujifilm SL1000 based on things which are oftentimes regarded as essential in a camera.
Fujifilm SL1000 Sensor info
The spec of the sensor on the Fujifilm SL1000 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can capture 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization since the latter can easily produce cropping.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 16 megapixels and has a native ISO range of 64 to 12800. RAW files are saved so the user has wider margin for error.
The picture underneath illustrates the SL1000's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The SL1000 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is shown in green.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Fujifilm SL1000 dimensions
Fujifilm SL1000 is 1.45 lbs (659 gr / 23.25 oz) and features outer proportions of 123mm x 89mm x 123mm (4.8" x 3.5" x 4.8"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 gr and the Fujifilm SL1000 is weightier compared with other rivals.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
Here is a shot of the Fujifilm SL1000 besides a softdrink to help you to have a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will highlight the button layout on the SL1000.
Fujifilm SL1000 Lens info
The SL1000 comes with an inbuilt lens and a focal range of 24-1200mm making it a 50.0 x zoom which is huge and would make it easier to zoom all the way in.
At the widest 24mm, it will have an aperture of f2.9 making it really slow and not good in low light events and you might find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You would also need to raise the ISO leading to noisy photographs. With the tele end, 1200mm is amazing zoom and comes at f6.5 which is very slow and you may need to use slow shutter speeds.
Fujifilm SL1000 Connectivity
The SL1000 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can easily be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can send photos and at times adjust settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
A few applications even stream a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external display. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Fujifilm SL1000 Video info
The highest possible video quality on the Fujifilm SL1000 is 1920 x 1080 and it can capture in Motion JPEG format. 1080p quality offers a decent balance in quality vs file sizes but 1080p is not going to give you much room to crop. The camera does not offer a mic or headphone socket so you get no control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to take a look at an alternative model should you require decent audio in your video clips.
Fujifilm SL1000 Weather Sealing
There is no environment sealing in the Fujifilm SL1000 so you need to be careful in wet and dusty conditions.
Fujifilm SL1000 Display and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm SL1000 has a 3 inch tilting display screen boasting a resolution of 920 thousand dots.
Please note that the display offers no touch support.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder specs regarding Fujifilm SL1000 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- ViewFinder Resolution 920 thousand dots
In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to view, viewfinders can be very valuable.
Fujifilm SL1000 Shutter info
Fujifilm SL1000 can shoot continuously at 10.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1700 sec.
Fujifilm SL1000 Flash and Hot shoe info
Fujifilm SL1000 boasts both inbuilt flash and also external flash support.
Fujifilm SL1000 Autofocus info
Fujifilm SL1000 has no Auto focus. Phase Detection focusing is more faster & precise compared with Contrast Detect focusing.
Fujifilm SL1000 has no manual focus. Manual focus can be useful in low light conditions or you need to have more precise control on focusing.
Fujifilm SL1000 Battery life
The battery life in the Fujifilm SL1000 is built to last for 350 pictures according to the CIPA measurements which is higher than the usual in comparison to its class. The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the best (600) battery life in this category of cameras.
Underneath is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras that have the best battery life:
Fujifilm SL1000 for different types of photography
The following diagram gives a outline of the Fujifilm SL1000 for different types of photography. To read more, check out the specific section underneath.
Fujifilm SL1000 Portrait photography information
The Fujifilm SL1000 has a points tally of 44 which is lousy, meaning that it is not really acceptable for portraits. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW photos plus the capability to work with off-camera lighting.
Fujifilm SL1000 Street photography factors
Having a moderate points total of 56, the Fujifilm SL1000 is fairly acceptable for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Sports photography with Fujifilm SL1000
A modest sports photography score of 53 means the Fujifilm SL1000 is relatively acceptable for shooting sports. A camera needs to have very good autofocus and fast shutter speeds for sports photography.
Fujifilm SL1000 as a Travel photography camera
Portability is very critical when picking a camera for travel. In general, the Fujifilm SL1000 gets a decent 54 as a travelling camera which is somewhat appropriate for your holidays.
Fujifilm SL1000 Landscape photography details
If you're planning to pick a camera for landscape photographs, the most significant aspect is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm SL1000 with it's decent score of 49 as a landscape camera is reasonably suited compared to its rivals.
Fujifilm SL1000 Vlogging info
A camera for vlogging preferably should come with a moving screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Considering every thing, the Fujifilm SL1000 is not really acceptable as a vlog camera as it comes to a lousy rating of 24.
Fujifilm SL1000 Alternatives
If you want replacements to the SL1000, here is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall under the class of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line graph listed below provides you a summary of the SL1000 vs it's top ranking rivals listed above.
Here are a handful of other cameras you might take into account as alternatives. To check out a extensive comparison, go to the "compare" link.