• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 24mm - 720mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 22mm - 896mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm SL300 advantages over Olympus SP-820UZ

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Olympus SP-820UZ advantages over Fujifilm SL300

  • More lens zoom
    40.0x vs 30.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Manual focus
    Neither provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S4000

Fujifilm SL300
Fujifilm S4000
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
Olympus SP-820UZ
Fujifilm S4000
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $205
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon P500

Fujifilm SL300
Nikon P500
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • More pixels
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More lens zoom
Olympus SP-820UZ
Nikon P500
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $400
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm S4500

Fujifilm SL300
Fujifilm S4500
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More dots on screen
  • Hot shoe
  • $260
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
Olympus SP-820UZ
Fujifilm S4500
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoots 60p video
  • $260
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm S6800

Fujifilm SL300
Fujifilm S6800
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Hot shoe
  • $168
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Manual focus
Olympus SP-820UZ
Fujifilm S6800
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Bulb shutter
  • $168
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Manual focus

Compared to Canon SX520 HS

Fujifilm SL300
Canon SX520 HS
  • $182
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Manual focus
Olympus SP-820UZ
Canon SX520 HS
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $197
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
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