As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix SL240 is also often compared to pro DSLRs, pro digicams and travel zooms. The Fujifilm FinePix SL240's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the X30 and the FinePix S4000) and Nikon (such as the D200 and the Coolpix L310)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm SL240 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3" vs 1.8"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (january 2012 vs july 2005) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.2 fps vs 10 fps), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS), has a slightly shorter battery life (300 shots vs 420 shots), has fewer storage slots (1 vs 2) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix S4000

Fujifilm FinePix S4000
10 months older
$467

Significant advantages of the S4000 (vs the SL240)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S4000 (vs the SL240)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S4000 and SL240

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Professional size (122×93×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 540 g vs 510 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.9"

Nikon Coolpix L310

Nikon Coolpix L310
similar age
$270

Significant advantages of the L310 (vs the SL240)

  • Much longer battery life: 420 shots vs 300 shots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the L310 (vs the SL240)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L310 and SL240

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×77×78 mm) vs Professional size (122×93×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 435 g vs 510 g
  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.9"

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the SL1000 (vs the SL240)

  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 460k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the SL1000 (vs the SL240)

  • None found

common strengths of the SL1000 and SL240

  • Fairly small: Professional size (123×89×123 mm) vs Professional size (122×93×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 659 g vs 510 g
  • Each supports an external flash

Fujifilm FinePix S4200

Fujifilm FinePix S4200
similar age

Significant advantages of the S4200 (vs the SL240)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S4200 (vs the SL240)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the S4200 and SL240

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (118×81×100 mm) vs Professional size (122×93×100 mm)
  • Light weight: 543 g vs 510 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.9"

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S9000 Zoom
6 years older

Significant advantages of the S9000 Zoom (vs the SL240)

  • Has more storage slots: 2 vs 1
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second
  • Longer exposures: 30 seconds vs 8 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the S9000 Zoom (vs the SL240)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the S9000 Zoom and SL240

  • Each supports an external flash

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Nikon D200

Nikon D200
6 years older
$332 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D200 (vs the SL240)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D200 (vs the SL240)

  • None found

common strengths of the D200 and SL240

  • None found

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm SL240 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.1 vs f/2), has a significantly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 920k dots), is slightly larger (professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs standard size (119×72×60 mm)) and has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens).

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30
2 years newer
$974

Significant advantages of the X30 (vs the SL240)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the X30 (vs the SL240)

  • None found

common strengths of the X30 and SL240

  • None found

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm SL240 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a viewfinder (digital vs none) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (460k dots vs 1,040k dots), is much larger (professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs compact (114×65×25 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Samsung WB350F

Samsung WB350F
2 years newer
$499

Significant advantages of the WB350F (vs the SL240)

  • Much smaller: Compact (114×65×25 mm) vs Professional size (122×93×100 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1" vs 3.9"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the WB350F (vs the SL240)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the WB350F and SL240

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS45
3 years newer
$552

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the SL240)

  • Much smaller: Compact (108×60×32 mm) vs Professional size (122×93×100 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.3" vs 3.9"
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS45 (vs the SL240)

  • No external flash support
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DMC-ZS45 and SL240

  • None found