Fujifilm FinePix SL300

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Fujifilm FinePix SL300

The FUJIFILM FinePix SL300 Digital Camera is a 14.0Mp camera with a 1/2.3" CCD image sensor. It boasts a 24-720mm (35mm equivalent) lens with an impressive 30x optical zoom and an ISO sensitivity that stretches from 64 to 6400 (3200 and 6400 in image size S). In addition to its generous 3.0" LCD, the SL300 also houses a 0.2" electronic viewfinder with 97% coverage.

Of course, the SL300 doesn't just take still images; it also captures 1280 x 720 high def video with monaural sound. Other helpful highlights include the TTL hot shoe for attaching optional flash units that can go beyond the capabilities of the built-in flash. Additionally, the SL300 is powered by a lithium-ion battery that is capable of capturing up to 300 frames on one charge.

A number of auto modes also grace the SL300, taking the guesswork out of shooting - in almost any situation. Whether you're taking advantage of face detection or Tracking Auto Focus, you'll end up with great looking memories without frustration.

When you're done shooting, the post-production features help you share both stills and videos on social media with in-camera tagging, MyFinePix Studio, and Photobook Assist. Playback functions also abound, including Micro Thumbnail View, By Scene, and By Favorite Rank, among others. - Jan 5, 2012

Body type SLR-like (bridge)  
Max resolution 4288 x 3216  
Other resolutions 4288 x 2864, 4288 x 2416, 3072 x 2304, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 1728, 2048 x 1536, 2048 x 1360, 1920 x 1080  
Image ratio w:h 4:3, 3:2, 16:9  
Effective pixels 14.0 megapixels  
Sensor size 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm)  
Sensor type CCD  
ISO Auto, 64, 100, 200, 300, 400, 800, 1600, (3200, 6400 with boost)  
White balance presets 6  
Custom white balance Yes (1)  
Image stabilization Sensor-shift  
Uncompressed format No  
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal  
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24 720 mm  
Optical zoom 30  
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
Digital zoom Yes (6.7x)  
Manual focus No  
Normal focus range 40 cm (15.75")  
Macro focus range 2 cm (.79")  
Lens mount None  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3"  
Screen dots 460,000  
Touch screen No  
Screen type TFT color LCD monitor  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Electronic  
Viewfinder coverage 97 %  
Photography features
Maximum aperture F3.1 - F5.9  
Minimum shutter speed 8 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes Yes  
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)  
Flash range 7 m (Wide: 40 cm7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m3.6 m)  
External flash Yes (via Hot-shoe)  
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync  
Continuous drive Yes (1.2 fps)  
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing (at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)  
WB Bracketing No  
Videography features
  • H.264
  • Motion JPEG
Microphone Mono  
Speaker Mono  
Resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)  
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC  
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)  
HDMI Yes (mini)  
Remote control No  
Environmentally sealed No  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description Lithium-ion NP-85 rechargeable battery and charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 300  
Weight (inc. batteries) 510 g (1.12 lb / 17.99 oz)  
Dimensions 122 x 93 x 100 mm (4.8 x 3.66 x 3.94")  
Other features
GPS None


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