Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 – A 50x Optical Zoom Camera Review (Part 2)

6/1/2013 11:29:54 AM


Color pictures

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Sample pictures from Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Sample pictures from Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Portrait with skin color is good and there is not red-eye effect. Pictures are quite light, and color reproduction is good. SL1000 creates impressive HDR images.

Lens quality

Sample pictures experiment from lens

Sample pictures experiment from lens

The details are pretty good with wide angle and still perfect with zoom, even in its full 50x zoom, although there is a purple edge in contrasting region. Lens designed with the minimum focus distance of 1 cm allows taking major shooting angles very well and full of details.

ISO Sensitivity levels

ISO sample pictures from Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

ISO sample pictures from Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

The pictures are not dimmed in ISO 100, a little in ISO 200, with light increase but stableness in ISO 400 and 800. The sensitivity level makes pictures smooth in ISO 1,600, and be bad in ISO 3,200. In ISO 6,400 and ISO 12,800, the pictures are really dim with loss of details and decrease of resolutions in both modes.

White balance effects

Sample pictures of white balance from Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Sample pictures of white balance from Fujifilm FinePix SL1000

Automatic white balance (AWB) manages studio lighting well. Under bulb light, available mode also operates excellently, shooting is similar to in AWB mode. Under lights, all three samples established create light-color images.

Panorama shot

These pictures are full of details and combined together pretty well.

Digital filters

Digital filters

Digital filters

SL1000 integrates a variety of FinrPix colors, the same as advanced filters, it allows you to take creative pictures easily.


Here is a Full HD 1080p video. We uploaded a lot of videos in webpage ePHOTOzine Youtube. There is one video using optical zoom and high-speed videos at 120 fps, 240 fps, and 480 fps.


Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 is available in the market in price of $449.99. Another camera with 50x optical-zoom lens, Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, costs $538.5 and one which has just been launched is Sony Cybershot HX300 in price of $628.5. Nikon Coolpix P520 has 42x optical zoom, and plans to establish price at $598.5, and Olympus SP-820UZ 40x was available in the market about $299.99.

You also need to buy a memory card and a pocket to keep your camera safe and be protected – let’s base on our fully manual to buy camera cover.


Fujifilm has been considered as a main producer in small cameras with high zoom, sold in low prices at this time; the weak point is that picture quality is not always good. We are surprised when you could take pictures with full of details by SL1000, even impressive details in 50x optical zoom.

When you assess on large range of special features on camera, price of $449.99 is quite reasonable, that is cheaper than two other cameras with 50x optical zoom of Sony and Canon. If you want to own one with many zoom levels, SL1000 is worth to consider. Its specifications are equal to a DSLR camera, so if you want to find out a camera with DSLR without spending a big amount of money, once again, SL1000 is an ideal choice.


·         Integrative features

·         High optical zoom of lens

·         Tilting screen

·         Full manual controls and RAW recording

·         Elegant electronic viewfinder

·         Good battery life

·         Power design of SLR body

·         Good picture quality

·         Reasonable price


·         Images star to be dimmed from ISO 1,600

·         Purple edge appears

·         Not take RAW recording continuously

Specifications of Fujifilm FinePix SL1000


·         Maximum aperture: f/2.9 - f/6.5

·         35mm equivalent: 24mm - 1200mm

·         Optical zoom: 50x


Image sensors

·         CCD pixels: 16Mp (Megapixels)

·         Pixels (W): 4608

·         Pixels (H): 3456

·         Sensor: CMOS

·         Size: 1/2.3inch

·         Aspect Ratio: 4:3; 3:2; 16:9


LCD screen

·         LCD screen: 3in   

·         Resolutions: 920k dots

·         Screen touch: No 


Focus process

·         Min Focus: 1cm

·         Focus mode: Autofocus; AF Tracking; Multi; Centre


Lighting adjustment

·         Shortest shutter speed: 1/1700 giây

·         Longest shutter speed: 30 giây    

·         Lighting modes: Program; Aperture-Priority; Shutter-Priority; Manual; Scene modes   

·         Format: Multi Pattern; Spot; Centre-weighted - Average

·         ISO sensitivity: 100 - 12800

·         White balance: Automatic, Outdoors/ Days; Fluorescent light; Shade

·         Exposure Comp:   +/-2    


Shooting option

·         Continuous shooting 10fps          



·         Motion mode: Yes

·         Resolution: 1920x1080; 640x480 VGA; 320x240 QVGA

·         Video FPS: 1080i/60fps

·         Stereo: Yes

·         Close-up zoom video: Yes


Other features

·         Picture stable: Yes



·         HDMI: Yes

·         USB: USB 2

·         Wi-Fi: No



·         Memory cards: SD; SDHC; SDXC

·         Files: JP; RAW; RAW + JPG


Electric power

·         Battery: Li-ion battery NP-85

·         CIPA index: 350


Coming with box

·         Li-ion battery NP-85

·         Battery charger BC-85A

·         Plug adapter

·         Shoulder strap

·         USB cable

·         Lens cap and Lens cap cord

·         CD-ROM

·         Owner's manual



·         Weight: 659 g       

·         Width: 122.7 mm

·         Height: 88.6 mm

·         Depth: 122.6 mm




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