Fujifilm SL240

 
Fujifilm FinePix SL240 front
 
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-576mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Launched January 2012
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Portability
67
Imaging
39
Features
39
Overall
39

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 Fujifilm SL240 ranks at #158 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and over-all #734 out of 1428 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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Below is a diagram of specific factors used in the rating system.

Fujifilm SL240 family

The Fujifilm SL240 is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed range below.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Fujifilm-S9800 front thumbnailFujifilm S9800
Fujifilm SL240 vs Fujifilm S9800
24-1200mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2015
Fujifilm-S9900w front thumbnailFujifilm S9900w
Fujifilm SL240 vs Fujifilm S9900w
24-1200mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2015
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Fujifilm-FinePix-S8600 front thumbnailFujifilm S8600
Fujifilm SL240 vs Fujifilm S8600
25-900mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2014
Fujifilm-FinePix-S1 front thumbnailFujifilm S1
Fujifilm SL240 vs Fujifilm S1
24-1200mm
F2.8-5.6
16MP1/2.3"2014
Fujifilm-FinePix-S9200 front thumbnailFujifilm S9200
Fujifilm SL240 vs Fujifilm S9200
24-1200mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2014
Fujifilm-FinePix-S9400W front thumbnailFujifilm S9400W
Fujifilm SL240 vs Fujifilm S9400W
24-1200mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2014
Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
Fujifilm-FinePix-S8400W front thumbnailFujifilm S8400W
Fujifilm SL240 vs Fujifilm S8400W
24-1056mm
F2.9-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2013

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.

built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detection focus
comes with HDMI out
comes with tracking autofocus
flash built-in
good sized screen (3 inches)
great minimum ISO (64)
great zoom range (24-576mm 24.0 x zoom)
long reach (576mm)
megapixel count good (14MP)
relatively wide (24mm)
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
display is not selfie friendly
fixed screen
has no phase detect auto focus
has no RAW support
lack of external microphone support
lack of headphone support
lack of Timelapse function
low resolution screen (460 k dots)
manual focus not available
more heavy than competition (510 grams)
slow at tele end (f5.9)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
small sensor (1/2.3")
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
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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.

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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 Fujifilm SL240's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The Fujifilm SL240 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 visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

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.

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Below is a visual of the Fujifilm SL240 with a soft drink to help you have a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm FinePix SL240 dimensions scale

The top view here will highlight the button design on the Fujifilm SL240.

Fujifilm FinePix SL240 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm SL240 Lens info

The Fujifilm 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.

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Fujifilm SL240 Connectivity

The Fujifilm 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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good megapixels (14MP)
has face detect focusing
focusing manually not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW support

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.

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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
more heavy than others in class (510 grams)

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.

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excellent zoom range (24-576mm 24.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (14 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus

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.

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decent MP (14 megapixels)
flash built-in
really wide (24mm)
great zoom (576mm)
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (510g)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)

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.

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rather wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count decent (14MP)
lack of manual focus
can't switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
no Timelapse function

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.

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decently wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect autofocus
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have mic support
heavier than competitors in class (510g)

Fujifilm SL240 Alternatives

If you are interested in alternatives to the Fujifilm 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 Fujifilm 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.

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Specifications

General Information
Company
FujiFilm
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix SL240
Type
Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched
2012-01-05
Physical type
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor measurements
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area
28.1mm²
Sensor resolution
14 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution
4288 x 3216
RAW support
Max native ISO
1600
Max enhanced ISO
6400
Lowest native ISO
64
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross type focus points
0
Lens
Lens support
fixed lens
Lens zoom range
24-576mm (24.0x)
Largest aperture
f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing range
2cm
Focal length multiplier
5.8
Screen
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display sizing
3 inches
Resolution of display
460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech
TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
Electronic
Viewfinder coverage
97 percent
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
Minimum shutter speed
8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate
1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm�7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m�3.6 m)
Flash settings
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
Auto exposure 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
H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
510g (1.12 lb)
Physical dimensions
122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9")
Other
Battery life
300 shots
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Battery ID
NP-85
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots
Single
Retail price
$280