Fujifilm SL240 summary
Fujifilm SL240 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera originally announced on January of 2012. It features a 14 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4288 x 3216.
The SL240 ranks at #158 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over-all #734 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our list. Please test our Smart camera search to get camera listings based on your personal criteria.
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Fujifilm SL240 family
The Fujifilm SL240 is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed range below.
Fujifilm SL240 Gallery
You can see the SL240 from several angles in the gallery here.
Fujifilm SL240 Pros and Cons
Below is a list of benefits and drawbacks of the Fujifilm SL240 based on factors that are normally regarded as useful in a camera.
Fujifilm SL240 Sensor info
The spec of the sensor on the Fujifilm SL240 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4288 x 3216 pixels at aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter can easily lead to cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CCD sensor boasts 14MP and includes a native ISO range of 64 to 1600. This ISO can also be extended digitally to a high of 6400. Sadly, RAW format is not supported which means that you have less margin for error.
The picture below illustrates the SL240's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The SL240 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Fujifilm SL240 dimensions
Fujifilm SL240 weighs around 1.12 lb (510g or 17.99 oz) and the sizing of the camera is 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9"). The weight of average Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387g and the Fujifilm SL240 is more heavy when compared with various competitors.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
Below is a visual of the Fujifilm SL240 with a soft drink to help you have a feel for its scale.
The top view here will highlight the button design on the SL240.
Fujifilm SL240 Lens info
The SL240 has got a fixed lens providing a focal range of 24-576mm making it a 24.0 x zoom which is great and would let you zoom right in.
At the widest 24mm, it offers an aperture of f3.1 making it pretty slow and not great in low light situations and you might find it difficult to capture good bokeh. You will also need to up the ISO producing noisy photographs. At the tele end, 576mm is phenomenal zoom and comes at f5.9 making it pretty sluggish and you may need to apply slow shutter speeds.
Fujifilm SL240 Connectivity
The SL240 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and in some cases change settings without connecting straight to the camera.
A few applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external display. Almost all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Fujifilm SL240 Video info
The highest possible video resolution on the Fujifilm SL240 is 1280 x 720 and it can capture in H.264 and Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful by today's requirements. You should shoot for a minimum FUll HD resolution for video. The camera does not offer a mic or headphone socket which means you have no control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to look at a different camera if you require good sound in your video clips.
Fujifilm SL240 Weather Sealing
Fujifilm SL240 does not include environment proofing so wet conditions can damage the camera.
Fujifilm SL240 Display and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm SL240 features a 3" fixed display boasting a resolution of 460k dots.
Sadly the display is not a touch screen.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The View Finder specifications regarding Fujifilm SL240 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Coverage 97 percent
In those bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders are quite valuable.
Fujifilm SL240 Shutter info
Fujifilm SL240 has the ability to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.
Fujifilm SL240 Flash and Hot shoe info
Fujifilm SL240 includes both built in flash plus external flash support.
Fujifilm SL240 Autofocusing info
Fujifilm SL240 includes just Contrast Based Autofocus and lacks Phase Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot quicker and accurate when compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera features Face detect which can be valuable for taking photos of people.
It also features Tracking Autofocus for subjects that move. Fujifilm SL240 doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing can be useful for low light situations or you need more exact control on focus.
Fujifilm SL240 Battery life
The battery life (NP-85) for the Fujifilm SL240 is fashioned to last for 300 pictures based on the CIPA benchmarks making it about average when compared to its competitors. The average Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the best (600) battery life for this class of cameras.
Below is a number of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the highest battery life:
Fujifilm SL240 for varying categories of photography
The following bar chart indicates a rundown of the Fujifilm SL240 for varying categories of photography. To check out more, visit the specific paragraph below.
Fujifilm SL240 Portrait photography information
The Fujifilm SL240 receives a points total of 39 which is horrible, meaning that it is not really suitable to use for portrait photos. Photographing portraits leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos together with the capability to utilize off-camera lighting.
Fujifilm SL240 Street photography features
Having a horrible rating of 44, the Fujifilm SL240 is not really suitable for street photography. A good street photography camera has a good balance of picture quality plus portability.
Fujifilm SL240 Sports photography advice
A average sports photography rating of 48 indicates the Fujifilm SL240 is reasonably suitable for taking pictures of sports. A camera needs excellent autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Fujifilm SL240
Portability is very crucial in selecting a travel camera. Over-all, the Fujifilm SL240 gets a modest 54 for a travelling camera which makes it reasonably adequate to buy for your travels.
Fujifilm SL240 Landscape photography details
If you find yourself planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm SL240 and it's horrible grade of 42 for a landscape camera is not really suitable amongst its competitors.
Fujifilm SL240 as a Vlogging camera
A camera for vlogging preferably should posses a articulating screen, mic input and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Fujifilm SL240 is not really suitable for vlogging as it delivers a horrible score of 24.
Fujifilm SL240 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the SL240, below is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall within the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line chart down below offers you a summary of the SL240 vs it's highest ranked competitors listed earlier.
Following are several cameras you might take a look at as alternative options. To read a thorough comparison, go to the "compare" link.