This review is devoted to FinePix SL1000 that Fujifilm has first introduced to the public in Jan 07, 2013. This model is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera with a resolution of 16.0 MP and a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.
In Small Sensor Superzoom cameras (Top 10 SuperZoom Cameras) this model has taken rank #123 out of 249. Its Overall Score has reached 41/100 and it takes a rank of #899 out of 1174 in all Cameras.
Now let's delve into more details of our Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 review by assessing its features and specs, as well as checking what pros and cons it has compared to other average products in this category.
In this part of our review, we are going to take a closer look at the technical specs and features presented in Fujifilm FinePix SL1000. In addition, we are going to define the main pros and cons of this model and, based on this info, compare it to other average Small Sensor Superzoom cameras.
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 has the following external dimensions 123 x 123 x 123 mm (48.43 x 35.04 x 48.43″) with the weight of 659 g.
The typical weight for average Small Sensor Superzoom type cameras is 387g. If we compare the average indicator to the weight of Fujifilm FinePix SL1000, we can conclude that this model is heavier than many other similar products.
Talking about the camera’s thickness, it is worth saying that Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 is wider than other average cameras from this class. Its thickness is 123mm.
Look at the pictures below to see the front and top view of Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 with the indication of this model’s dimensions:
If you want to have a better idea of how big the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 is, look at the pictures below to see how big it is compared to a credit card and a AA type battery.
Finally, let's check how different are the weight and thickness of the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 compared to other models from this class of cameras presented by the brand’s competitors:
Unfortunately, Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 comes without a waterproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and avoid water.
Unfortunately, Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 comes without a dustproof feature, so if you want it to serve well and last longer, you will have to use it very carefully and protect your camera from external threats such as dust.
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 boasts of a resolution of 16.0 MP and is equipped with a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.
The base of Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 has the following ISO range 64 - 12800 .
Also, this model comes with the support of the RAW file. This gives you more opportunities in terms of further processing of your files as you can pick to save them in a RAW format.
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 features a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sensor, which is not a good pick for high-quality and detailed pictures. However, we have an alternative option for you if you were looking for higher resolution.
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 is known for the lack of anti-alias (Low-pass) filter. It is one of its essential features of the sensor built in this model. The absence of this filter contributes to a higher level of details and sharpness in the pictures you take. Yet, the lack of an anti-alias filter also enhances the possibility of more occurring in certain conditions.
Now let’s check how we can compare the size of 1/2.3" sensor featured in Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 with other standard sensor sizes.
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 is equipped with a Tilting 3" LCD screen. The resolution of this model’s screen reaches 920k dots.
In addition, this model comes with a built-in Electronic ViewFinder.The Fujifilm FinePix SL1000’s embedded viewfinder comes with a resolution of 920k dots.
% coverage ensures that that the resulting photo will capture the scene a bit differently from what you could see in the viewfinder while shooting.
Some of the other highlights of Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 are its 10.0 fps max speed and 1/1700 sec max shutter speed, which allow you to shoot continuously.
Besides, FinePix SL1000 comes with an electronic shutter, which has a max speed of 1/1700 sec. It also means that you can take shots without any noise. However, there is one thing to keep in mind. While electronic shutter is great for continuous and noiseless shooting, in some cases, it may result in rolling shutter effects on your images.
FinePix SL1000 features both an embedded flash and a flash shoe, which means that you can use both built-in and external flashes depending on your needs.
As for the video quality characteristics of Fujifilm FinePix SL1000, it gives you a possibility to shoot videos at the highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 You also have enough flexibility in terms of how you can save your files. Namely, Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 allows you to save files in Motion JPEG formats.
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 provides full HD resolution, which means that this model shows decent performance in most situations.
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 is not equipped with any ports that would allow you to connect external headphones and microphones to it.
You can connect FinePix SL1000 to compatible devices via its USB 2.0 or HDMI ports.
In concordance with generally accepted CIPA standards, the battery featured in Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 provides a shooting life of 350, while the average battery life of cameras in this class is 316 shots.
Compared to all models in the Small Sensor Superzoom category, Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 offers the highest battery life that reaches 350 shots.
In this part of our review, we are going to focus on Fujifilm FinePix SL1000’s performance in various fields of photography. Each sub-section stands for a specific photography area. In every part, we will review Fujifilm FinePix SL1000’s name performance and give it an overall score. This first spider web graph indicates how we can compare the FinePix SL1000 to the average SuperZoom camera.
Hover your mouse over the points to see the score details for each photography type.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 performs Portrait Photography, we gave it a score of 18. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 can be called a Underclass model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Portrait Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Portrait Photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 performs Street Photography, we gave it a score of 69. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 can be called a Strong model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 performs Sports Photography, we gave it a score of 79. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 can be called a 79 model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 performs Daily Photography, we gave it a score of 92. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 can be called a Great model for this type of photography.
After carefully reviewing how well Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 performs Landscape Photography, we gave it a score of 53. Compared to scores of other cameras from the same class, Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 can be called a 53 model for this type of photography.
If the score of this model doesn’t impress you and you are still looking for a model that is better suited for Landscape Photography, we recommend you to check out our Top 10 Cameras for Landscape Photography.
|Announced||Jan 07, 2013|
|Body Type||SLR-like (bridge)|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||0|
|Screen Resolution||920k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||920k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/1700 s|
|Continuous Shooting||10.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28.07 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4608 x 3456|
|Max Native ISO||12,800|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||64|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||0|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 30fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||Motion JPEG|
|Physical Dimensions||123 x 89 x 123 mm|
|Battery Life||350 shots|
|Battery Type||350 shots|