• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 14.0 megapixels
  • 30.0x zoom 24mm - 720mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $328 Average Retail $300 MSRP
  • 1/2.33 inch 28.2mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 26.0x zoom 22mm - 580mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $263 Average Retail $280 MSRP

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Advantages

Fujifilm SL300 over Pentax X-5

  • Lens zoom ratio
    30.0x vs 26.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer shutter
    8 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Pentax X-5 over Fujifilm SL300

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Longer battery life
    500 vs 300 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 60p
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video

Review Excerpt

  • Impressive 26x optical zoom lens delivers crisp images, even when at full tele; Comfortable, ergonomic camera build feels higher-end than its low price point suggests; Lots of effective, automated features make picture-taking a fun experience for the beginner.

  • DSLR-style camera body might attract enthusiasts who will be disappointed in the X-5's consumer focus; Frustratingly slow to use all around; AA batteries can fall out when retrieving the SD card; Some design quirks are off-putting.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon P510

Fujifilm SL300
Nikon P510
  • $328
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Pentax X-5
Nikon P510
  • $263
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • 60p
  • $319
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon P520

Fujifilm SL300
Nikon P520
  • $328
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio
Pentax X-5
Nikon P520
  • $263
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • $427
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wi-Fi

Compared to Fujifilm S6800

Fujifilm SL300
Fujifilm S6800
  • $328
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Hot shoe
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Manual focus
Pentax X-5
Fujifilm S6800
  • $263
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Fujifilm S4800

Fujifilm SL300
Fujifilm S4800
  • $328
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • High-res screen
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Manual focus
  • Newer
Pentax X-5
Fujifilm S4800
  • $263
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $215
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Longer shutter

Compared to Nikon P530

Fujifilm SL300
Nikon P530
  • $328
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • $351
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p
Pentax X-5
Nikon P530
  • $263
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer battery life
  • $351
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Newer
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