Summary: Bridge Room very interesting, the Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 offers photography enthusiasts everything they need to have a complete control on the photos and videos without having to spend a fortune to buy a DSLR, while remaining a compact and then to another level of quality. Tilting the display stand and the viewfinders both high resolution, 50x optical zoom. Particularly large amplitude, a fast AF, Full HD movies, HDMI port, and long battery life.
Pros: Optical Zoom, RAW Support, Advanced Filters, Stabilizer, size and display resolution, ultra-fast autofocus; tilting display; Full HD movies; Quality Sensor, Full Manual Controls.
Summary: We don’t see any reason to recommend the FinePix SL1000. If someone gifts it to you, regret that you didn’t get the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, which is a stellar performer that you can buy for the same price. The FinePix SL1000 absolutely isn’t worth Rs 29,999 considering its dismal performance and frustrating-to-use interface.
Conclusion: Detail is the sword by which this camera lives and dies. On paper the Fuji SL1000 is brilliant - so much so you might even question why you'd need an DSLR, if you're considering this as a backup. Both still image and video quality are fantastic. The 50x zoom is supreme. And the ability to shoot in raw format gives you more control over your images. This is a camera with a lot of manual controls that a beginner can grow with as you gain confidence.
Excerpt: The new breed of bridge cameras aim to give the consumer a D-SLR-like feel, but without having to spend as much. Also, these cameras don't have interchangeable lenses, so it is less of a hassle. That in mind, Fujifilm has the FinePix SL1000. Its main USP is a powerful 50x optical zoom. The 16 mp camera also offers RAW format support, which gives "pure" details, as compared to JPEGs riddled with compression losses. Let's see if this camera can live up to expectations.
Pros: Powerful 50x optical zoom; Captures in RAW; Good low-light photos; Supports 1080p capture; Pull-out LCD; EVF.
Cons: Soft focus; Chromatic aberration; Bulky; Noisy zoom motor in movie recording; No GPS; Expensive.
Excerpt: Not so long ago, the Fujifilm SL1000 would have been described as a bridge camera – a halfway house for people who want an enthusiast-oriented camera but can't stretch to the cost of an SLR. These days the options are much more varied and complex, with ultra-zoom cameras (as they're now more commonly known), premium compact cameras, compact system cameras (CSCs) and SLRs all overlapping each other in the £300-£400 price bracket.
Excerpt: Around a month ago, we published our review of the Fujifilm FinePix SL240 which we found to be an interesting camera because of the features it has for the price. The brand new SL1000 also has interesting features, but has a £200 price increase on its little brother. What do you get for the extra £200? Well, for a start, externally there's the flip out LCD screen. The articulation isn't fully manoeuvrable, it won't twist from side to side.
Summary: Fujifilm, the Japanese Multinational Photography and Imaging company recently launched the FinePix SL1000 in India. SL1000 is a bridge camera which is targeted at the audience looking for a camera which offers more features than a normal point and shoot camera and at the same don’t want to opt for a DSLR. Recently we did the Unboxing of the FinePix SL1000 so do check out the post if you want to know about the contents of the FinePix SL1000 retail package.
Pros: High quality 3 inch Tilting Screen, Good Picture Quality, 50X Zoom, Raw File Format, Optical image Stabilization, Fast boot & auto focus time, Value for money
Excerpt: and Sony CyberShot HX300. The biggest advantage the Fujifilm has is the price, it is cheaper than both the other models with 50x zoom and also packs other features such as RAW shooting, a tilting screen and EVF. It is available to purchase for £299.99.
Pros: Feature packed, Large optical zoom lens, Tilting screen, Full manual controls and RAW shooting, Decent electronic viewfinder, Good battery life, Solid SLR style body, Good image quality, Very good value for money
Cons: Images are noisy from ISO 1600 upwards, Purple fringing is common, No RAW continuous shooting