Updated (January 2012): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4500 vs Fujifilm FinePix SL300

Fujifilm FinePix SL300 vs Fujifilm FinePix S4500

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix SL300

External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

Items often bought with the SL300 or S4500

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S4500.
Explore our gallery of 6 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix SL300.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm S4500

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Size
Smaller
118×81×100 mm vs 122×93×100 mm
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Around 20% smaller
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Advantages of the Fujifilm SL300

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Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Weight
Slightly lighter
510 g vs 543 g
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Around 10% lighter
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent super zooms, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digicams

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder Both have digital viewfinders Help
              Digital
              Common Weaknesses
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              8 seconds
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.9"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4500543 g
              SL300510 g
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.2 fps
              Supports RAW No RAW support Help
              Less editing fidelity
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Size Large Help
              S4500118×81×100 mm
              SL300122×93×100 mm
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S4500$189.99
              SL300$177.35
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              9.7 MP
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4500230k dots
              SL300460k dots
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Nikon Coolpix L840

              Super zoom

              $220 - $227

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $180

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $254

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $218

              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $230

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Nikon Coolpix P530

              Super zoom

              $199 - $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Battery life Has a slightly shorter battery life
              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Nikon Coolpix L310

              Super zoom

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Battery life Has a significantly longer battery life
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $156

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Size Larger
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $263 body only

              $358 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

              Super zoom

              $220 - $228

              Zoom Much more zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Samsung WB100

              Samsung WB100

              Super zoom

              $187

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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