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

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
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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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$169.00 vs $395.59
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The best price we've seen is $227 cheaper (2.3x less)
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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"
              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
              HDR Neither has in-camera HDR Help
              You could do HDR manually
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              1.2 fps
              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
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              1. Sensor shift

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              2.0 cm
              Sensor size Very small sensors Help
              1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
              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

              $110

              3D Captures 3D images
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $173

              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

              $160

              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
              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Fujifilm FinePix S8200

              Super zoom

              $293

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Nikon D3100

              Nikon D3100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $275 body only

              $484 with 18-55mm, 55-200mm lenses

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H300

              Super zoom

              $110 - $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 S4500 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $150

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

              Super zoom

              $154

              Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $389 body only

              $360 - $400 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Size Slightly larger

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Nikon Coolpix L330

              Super zoom

              $160

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              External flash No external flash support
              Samsung SL310

              Samsung SL310

              Compact

              Size Much smaller
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $159

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              External flash No external flash support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder
              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Nikon Coolpix S3000

              Compact

              $150

              Size Much smaller
              Thickness Much thinner
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Screen size Significantly smaller screen
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ60

              Super zoom

              $389

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Zoom Slightly less zoom
              External flash No external flash support

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