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
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/2000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Digital
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/2000 of a second

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
118x81x100 mm vs 122x93x100 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"
              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
              S4500118x81x100 mm
              SL300122x93x100 mm
              Image stabilization Poor image stabilization Help
              Sensor shift
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              720p @ 30fps

              Compared to recent super zooms

              Common Strengths
              Lowest price Inexpensive Help
              S4500$179.00
              SL300$181.00
              Common Weaknesses
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              30x
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              S4500230k dots
              SL300460k dots

              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 L320

              Nikon Coolpix L320

              Super zoom

              $140

              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
              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Nikon Coolpix L810

              Super zoom

              $310

              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Is slightly smaller
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              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
              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Nikon Coolpix L830

              Super zoom

              $179 - $207

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4200

              Super zoom

              $200

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Fujifilm FinePix S4000

              Super zoom

              $399

              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
              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Canon PowerShot SX400 IS

              Super zoom

              $149 - $286

              Size Smaller
              Image stabilization Better image stabilization
              Aperture Narrower aperture
              Battery life Significantly shorter battery life

              Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Samsung SL310

              Samsung SL310

              Compact

              Size Much smaller
              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR

              Super zoom

              $342

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Size Significantly larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Fujifilm FinePix S6800

              Super zoom

              $164

              Battery life Much longer battery life
              3D Takes 3D photos
              External flash No external flash support
              Viewfinder No viewfinder

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