Updated (January 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix S4800 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
Digital
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital

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
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.9"
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Weight Heavy Help
              S4500543 g
              SL300510 g
              Sensor type Lower-end sensor types Help
              CCD
              Light sensitivity (boost) Poor boost ISO Help
              6,400 ISO
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.2 fps
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              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$169.00
              SL300$188.10
              Common Weaknesses
              Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
              1/2000 of a second
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              2.0 cm
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4500230k dots
              SL300460k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Fujifilm FinePix S4800

              Super zoom

              $158

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Fujifilm FinePix S8600

              Super zoom

              $85 - $199

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $536

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Image stabilization Has better image stabilization
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $374

              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $275

              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
              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Nikon Coolpix L820

              Super zoom

              $210

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $249

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder

              Fujifilm FinePix S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Fujifilm FinePix S4600

              Super zoom

              $190

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Continuous shooting Shoots significantly faster
              Size Larger
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $160

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung SL310

              Samsung SL310

              Compact

              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35

              Super zoom

              $1,016

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              HDR Has in-camera HDR
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

              Super zoom

              $239

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

              Super zoom

              $549

              3D Takes 3D photos
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Larger
              Weight Heavier

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