Fujifilm Z300 overview
Fujifilm Z300 is FujiFilm's Ultracompact camera first revealed on June of 2009. It has a 10 MegaPixel, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The Z300 is ranked #122 out of 151 in Ultracompact cameras and all-around #1152 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. You can check our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your custom requirements.
The following is a graph of different criteria used in the scoring system.
Fujifilm Z300 family
The Fujifilm Z300 is part of a family of products. You can see the complete list below.
Fujifilm Z300 Gallery
You can view the Z300 from various angles in the gallery below.
Fujifilm Z300 Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Fujifilm Z300 based on things that are oftentimes seen as important in a camera.
Fujifilm Z300 Sensor features
The sensor spec in the Fujifilm Z300 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor is able to resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can easily lead to cropping.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor boasts 10MP and has a native ISO range of 100 - 1600. Sadly, RAW files are not saved therefore you have less room to maneuver in post.
The graphic below displays the Z300's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The Z300 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.8 and is pointed out in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Fujifilm Z300 dimensions
Fujifilm Z300 weighs about 0.34 lb (155g / 5.47 oz) and features exterior measurements of 92mm x 57mm x 19mm (3.6" x 2.2" x 0.7"). The weight of general Ultracompact camera is 121g so the Fujifilm Z300 is more heavy than other competitors.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The following is a pic of the Fujifilm Z300 besides a soda so you can have a feel for its size.
The top view below will show you the button layout on the Z300.
Fujifilm Z300 Lens features
The Z300 has got a built-in lens with a focal range of 36-180mm making it a 5.0 x zoom which may not be perfect however it will surely be very helpful in some conditions.
At it's widest 36mm, the lens offers an aperture of f3.9 which is rather sluggish and not the best in low light events and you may struggle to capture good bokeh. You will also have to increase your ISO setting which results in noisy pictures. For the long end, 180mm comes to f6.4 making it quite sluggish and you may have to go with slow shutter speeds.
Fujifilm Z300 Connectivity
The Z300 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras which include NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily send pictures and usually change camera settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Some apps also stream a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. A good number of cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB socket.
Fujifilm Z300 Video features
The highest video resolution in the Fujifilm Z300 is 640 x 480 and it can save in Motion JPEG format. 480p is terrible by today's standards. You should target at least FUll HD resolution for video. The body doesn't include a mic and / or headphone port which means that you have got zero control over your sound. It is probably a better idea to find a different camera should you require good sound in your video clips.
Fujifilm Z300 Weather Sealing
There is no weather proofing for the Fujifilm Z300 so you have to be cautious in rainy or dusty situations.
Fujifilm Z300 Display and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm Z300 has a 3 inch fixed display screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Additionally the display screen is touch friendly which means you can easily adjust focus point as well as adjust settings by using your finger.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
The View Finder details regarding Fujifilm Z300 are below:
- ViewFinder None
Viewfinders are really handy in bright outdoor situations which might make the camera display washed out and hard to view.
Fujifilm Z300 Shutter features
Fujifilm Z300 is able to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/1000s.
Fujifilm Z300 Flash and Hot shoe features
Fujifilm Z300 includes just integrated flash with no external flash ability.
Fujifilm Z300 Autofocus features
Fujifilm Z300 includes only Contrast Based AF and lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier & exact than Contrast Based autofocusing.
Fujifilm Z300 has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to adjust focus points. Fujifilm Z300 does not have manual focusing. Manual focusing option is good in low light conditions or you need more exact focusing control.
Fujifilm Z300 Battery life
The typical Ultracompact camera battery life is 214. Nikon L32 comes with the highest (320) battery life in this group of cameras.
Underneath is a collection of Ultracompact cameras which have the best battery life:
Fujifilm Z300 for different kinds of photography
The following chart provides a analysis of the Fujifilm Z300 for different kinds of photography. To see more, have a look at the specific section below.
Fujifilm Z300 Portrait photography information
The Fujifilm Z300 gets a points tally of 20 which is terrible, meaning that it is not really suitable to use for portraits. Photographing portrait photos leans heavily to sensor size, RAW support plus the potential to work with off-camera lighting.
Fujifilm Z300 Street photography highlights
With a modest rating of 59, the Fujifilm Z300 is relatively acceptable for street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.
Fujifilm Z300 Sports photography info
A terrible sports photography rating of 24 indicates the Fujifilm Z300 is not really suitable for taking photos of sports. A camera should have great autofocus plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Fujifilm Z300 Travel photography info
Size is really important when picking a travel camera. On the whole, the Fujifilm Z300 gets a reasonable 54 as a travel camera which is fairly acceptable for your journeys.
Landscape photography with Fujifilm Z300
If you are looking to purchase a camera for landscape pictures, the most critical aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm Z300 with it's terrible rating of 32 for a landscape camera is not really suitable within the current market.
Fujifilm Z300 Vlogging advice
A vlogging camera really should have a articulating display, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Fujifilm Z300 is not really suitable as a vlog camera as it receives a terrible score of 27.
Fujifilm Z300 Alternatives
If you are trying to find replacements to the Z300, here is a collection of the highest placed cameras that fall into the class of Ultracompact.
The diagram underneath provides you a summary of the Z300 vs it's highest rated competitors mentioned earlier.
There are more cameras you may take into account as alternative options. To go through a full comparison, visit the "compare" link.