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Fujifilm Finepix SL280 Samples

14 Megapixels14 MegapixelsUltra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Ultra-Zoom: At least 10X optical zoom.Electronic View FinderElectronic View FinderStabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.Stabilization: Compensates for tiny involuntary movements of the camera.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.720p HD Video: 1280 x 720 resolution or more but less than 1920 x 1080.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringAccepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Accepts Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), SDHC and SD memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Indoor Crops

Below are sample crops from an indoor photograph taken at each of the Fuji Finepix SL280's ISO. A crop from the Fujifilm Finepix S100FS
Fujifilm Finepix S100FS
at the same ISO setting is shown next to each one of the Fuji SL280. Images below are all unmodified 100% crops from their respective cameras taken at the highest quality setting. ISO was set on camera, everything else was left on automatic.

These crops help determine which ISO settings can be acceptably used. As noise increases, most cameras compensate with noise reduction that introduces softness. The result is that, while you can partly reduce noise at the expense of details, the maximum acceptable print size gets smaller as ISO is increased. When a print becomes unacceptably noisy is a matter of personal taste.

Fuji Finepix SL280

Fuji Finepix S100FS

Fuji Finepix SL280 ISO 64 Crop
ISO 64
Fuji Finepix SL280 ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 100 Crop
ISO 100
Fuji Finepix SL280 - ISO 200 Crops
ISO 200
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 200 Crops
ISO 200
Fuji Finepix SL280 - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 400 Crop
ISO 400
Fuji Finepix SL280 - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 800 Crop
ISO 800
Fuji Finepix SL280 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 1600
Fuji Finepix SL280 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 3200 (3 MP)
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 3200
Fuji Finepix SL280 - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 6400 (3 MP)
Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 6400 (6 MP)

Fuji clearly decided never to show image noise on the SL280 and applies strong noise reduction, producing softer images even at the base ISO of 64.

Softness increases at each additional ISO with a big increase at 800 when maximum print sizes shrink by about half.

In contrast, the much older Fujifilm Finepix S100FS
Fujifilm Finepix S100FS
keeps image details for about 2 stops more because of mild noise-reduction, making it usable for mid-size prints up to ISO 1600.

Fuji Finepix S100FS - ISO 1600 Crop
ISO 10000 (3 MP)
Fujifilm Finepix SL280
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By Neocamera on 2012-10-04

Fujifilm SL280 Highlights


Large digital camera

Sensor-Size: 6 x 5mm

1/2.3" Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

14 Megapixels Ultra ZoomISO 64-1600
28X Ultra-Wide Optical ZoomShutter 1/2000-8s
Built-in StabilizationFull manual controls
0.20" Built-in EVF 200K PixelsCustom white-balance
1.2 FPS Drive, 6 ImagesSpot-Metering
1280x720 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingHot-Shoe
3" LCD 460K PixelsLithium-Ion Battery
Secure Digital Extended Capacity
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