Fujifilm FinePix SL240 Review

4.0
January 29, 2013 | Matt Grayson |

Specifications

Model name FinePix SL300 / SL305, SL280, SL260, SL240
Number of effective pixels *1 14.0 million pixels
Image sensor 1/2.3-inch CCD with primary color filter
Storage media
  • Internal memory (none)
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card *2
File format
still image
JPEG (Exif Ver 2.3)*3
(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)
movie
AVI (Motion JPEG)
Number of recorded pixels
still image
L : (4:3) 4288 x 3216 / (3:2) 4288 x 2864 / (16:9) 4288 x 2416
M : (4:3) 3072 x 2304 / (3:2) 3072 x 2048 / (16:9) 3072 x 1728
S : (4:3) 2048 x 1536 / (3:2) 2048 x 1360 / (16:9) 1920 x 1080
Lens
name
SL240 : Fujinon 24 x optical zoom lens
SL260 : Fujinon 26 x optical zoom lens
SL280 : Fujinon 28 x optical zoom lens
SL300 : Fujinon 30 x optical zoom lens
focal length
SL240 : f=4.3mm - 103.2mm, equivalent to 24 - 576mm on a 35 mm camera
SL260 : f=4.3mm - 111.8mm, equivalent to 24 - 624mm on a 35 mm camera
SL280 : f=4.3mm - 120.4mm, equivalent to 24 - 672mm on a 35 mm camera
SL300 : f=4.3mm - 129.0mm, equivalent to 24 - 720mm on a 35 mm camera
full-aperture
F3.1 (Wide) - F5.9 (Telephoto)
constitution
11 groups 15 lenses
Digital zoom
SL240 : approx. 6.7 x (up to approx. 160.8 x, with 24x optical zoom)
SL260 : approx. 6.7 x (up to approx. 174.2 x, with 26x optical zoom)
SL280 : approx. 6.7 x (up to approx. 187.6 x, with 28x optical zoom)
SL300 : approx. 6.7 x (up to approx. 201.0 x, with 30x optical zoom)
Aperture F3.1 / F8 (Wide)
F5.9 / F8 / F20 (Telephoto)  with ND filter
Focus distance
(from lens surface)
Normal
  • Wide : Approx. 40 cm to infinity / 1.3 ft. to infinity
  • Telephoto : Approx. 2.8 m to infinity / 9.1 ft. to infinity
Macro
  • Wide : Approx. 7 cm - 3.0 m / 2.7 in. - 9.8 ft.
  • Telephoto : Approx. 2.0 m - 3.0 m / 6.5 ft. - 9.8 ft.
Super Macro
  • Wide : Approx. 2 cm - 1.0 m / 0.8 in. - 3.3 ft.
Sensitivity Auto,Equivalent to ISO 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200* / 6400* (Standard Output Sensitivity)
  • * ISO3200 / 6400 is effective in image size S.
Exposure control TTL 256-zones metering, Multi / Spot / Average
Exposure mode Programmed AE, Shutter Priority AE, Aperture Priority AE, Manual exposure
Shooting modes
SP
Zoom Bracketing, Natural Light & with Flash, Natural Light, Portrait, Baby, Smile, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Party, Flower, Text
MODE DIAL
SR AUTO, AUTO, P, S, A, M, Custom, Movie, Panorama, SP
Image stabilizer CCD shift type
Face detection Yes
Exposure compensation -2.0EV - +2.0EV 1/3EV step
Shutter speed (Auto mode) 1/4sec. to 1/2000sec., (All other modes) 8sec. to 1/2000sec.
(with mechanical shutter)
Continuous shooting
TOP
TOP-6 max. 1.2 fps;
TOP-20 max. 3.3fps; size (M,S)
TOP-40 max. 8fps; size (S)
LAST
LAST6 max. 1.2 fps; last 6 frames recorded
LONG PERIOD
max. 1.2 fps; maximum number of frames varies with image size and available memory
Auto bracketing AE Bracketing : ±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV
Focus
mode
Single AF / Continuous AF (SR AUTO, Movie)
type
TTL contrast AF, AF assist illuminator available
AF frame selection
Center, Multi, Area, Tracking
White balance Automatic scene recognition
Preset
Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom
Self-timer Approx. 10 sec. / 2 sec. delay
Flash Auto flash (i-flash)
Effective range : (ISO AUTO)
Normal
  • Wide : Approx. 40cm - 8.0m / 1.3ft. - 26.2ft.
  • Telephoto : Approx. 2.5m - 4.1m / 8.2ft. - 13.4ft.
Macro
  • Wide : Approx. 30cm - 3.0m / 1.0ft. - 9.8ft.
  • Telephoto : Approx. 2.0m - 3.0m / 6.5ft. - 9.8ft.
Flash modes
Red-eye removal OFF
Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro.
Red-eye removal ON
Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro.
Hot shoe YES
Electronic Viewfinder 0.2-inch, approx. 200,000 dots, color LCD viewfinder, approx. 97% coverage
LCD monitor 3.0-inch, approx. 460,000 dots, TFT color LCD monitor, approx. 97% coverage
Movie recording 1280 x 720 pixels / 640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) with monaural sound.
  • * Optical zoom function can be used.
Photography functions SR AUTO, Instant zoom, Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Framing guideline, blink detection, Frame No. memory, Histogram display, motion panorama, Face recognition, Date stamp
Playback functions Face Detection, Auto red-eye removal, Multi-frame playback (with micro thumbnail), Protect, Crop, Resize, Slide show, Image rotate, voice memo, histogram display, exposure warning, Photobook assist, image search, Favorites, Mark for upload, Panorama, Erase selected frames
Other functions PictBridge, Exif Print, 35 Languages, Time difference, Silent mode
Terminal
Video output
NTSC / PAL selectable with monaural sound
Digital interface
USB 2.0 High-Speed
HDMI output
HDMI Mini connector
Power supply Li-ion battery NP-85 (included)
Dimensions 122.0 (W) x 93.0 (H) x 100.0 (D) mm / 4.8 (W) x 3.6 (H) x 3.9 (D) in.
Weight Approx. 510 g / 17.9 oz. (including batteries and memory card)
Approx. 470 g / 16.5 oz. (excluding batteries and memory card)
Operating Temperature 0°C - 40°C
Operating Humidity 10% - 80% (no condensation)
Guide to the number of available frames for battery operation Approx. 300 frames (AUTO mode)
Accessories included Li-ion battery NP-85
Battery charger BC-85
Plug adapter
Shoulder strap
USB-A/V cable
Lens cap and Lens cap cord
CD-ROM
Owner's manual
Optional accessories Battery charger BC-85
Shoe Mount Fash EF-20

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