Fujifilm FinePix SL300 vs. Fujifilm FinePix S4500

Comparison

FinePix SL300 image
vs.
FinePix S4500 image

 

Fujifilm FinePix SL300 Fujifilm FinePix S4500
Megapixels
14.00 14.00
Max. resolution
4288 x 3216 4288 x 3216
Price
Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama

Sensor

Sensor type
CCD CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3" (~ 6.16 x 4.62 mm) 1/2.3" (~ 6.16 x 4.62 mm)
Sensor resolution
4315 x 3244  4315 x 3244 
Diagonal
7.70 mm  7.70 mm 
Surface area
28.46 mm²  28.46 mm² 
Sensor size comparison
Sensor size is generally a good indicator of the quality of the camera. Sensors can vary greatly in size. As a general rule, the bigger the sensor, the better the image quality.

Bigger sensors are more effective, because they have more surface area to capture light. An important factor when comparing digital cameras is also camera generation. Generally, newer sensors will outperform the older.

Learn more about sensor sizes »
Actual sensor sizes:
Fujifilm FinePix SL300
vs.
Fujifilm FinePix S4500
 
Surface area:
Fujifilm FinePix SL300
Fujifilm FinePix S4500
Difference: 0 mm² (0%)
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 and Fujifilm FinePix S4500 have the same surface area.
Pixel pitch
1.43 µm  1.43 µm 
Pixel pitch tells you the distance from the center of one pixel (photosite) to the center of the next. It tells you how close the pixels are to each other.

The bigger the pixel pitch, the further apart they are and the bigger each pixel is. Bigger pixels tend to have better signal to noise ratio and greater dynamic range.
Pixel pitch
Fujifilm FinePix SL300
Fujifilm FinePix S4500
Difference: 0 µm (0%)
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 and Fujifilm FinePix S4500 have the same pixel pitch.
Pixel area
2.04 µm²  2.04 µm² 
Pixel or photosite area affects how much light per pixel can be gathered. The larger it is the more light can be collected by a single pixel.

Larger pixels have the potential to collect more photons, resulting in greater dynamic range, while smaller pixels provide higher resolutions (more detail) for a given sensor size.
Relative pixel sizes:
Fujifilm FinePix SL300
vs.
Fujifilm FinePix S4500
Pixel area difference: 0 µm² (0%)
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 and Fujifilm FinePix S4500 have the same pixel area.
Pixel density
49.07 MP/cm²  49.07 MP/cm² 
Pixel density tells you how many million pixels fit or would fit in one square cm of the sensor.

Higher pixel density means smaller pixels and lower pixel density means larger pixels.
Pixel density
Fujifilm FinePix SL300
Fujifilm FinePix S4500
Difference: 0 MP/cm² (0%)
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 and Fujifilm FinePix S4500 have the same pixel density.
To learn about the accuracy of these numbers, click here.

Other specifications

Crop factor
5.62  5.62 
Total megapixels
n/a n/a
Effective megapixels
14.00 14.00
Optical zoom
30x 30x
Digital zoom
Yes Yes
Iso
Auto, 64, 100, 200, 300, 400, 800, 1600, (3200, 6400 with boost) Auto, 64, 100, 200, 300, 400, 800, 1600, (3200, 6400 with boost)
Auto focus
Yes Yes
Manual focus
No No
Normal focus range
40 cm 40 cm
Macro focus range
2 cm 2 cm
Focal length (35mm equiv.)
24 - 720 mm 24 - 720 mm
Aperture priority
Yes Yes
Aperture
f3.1 - f5.9 f3.1 - f5.9
Aperture (35mm equiv.)
f17.4 - f33.2  f17.4 - f33.2 
Metering
Multi, Center-weighted, Spot Multi, Center-weighted, Spot
Exposure compensation
±2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps) ±2 EV (at 1/3 EV steps)
Shutter priority
Yes Yes
Min. shutter speed
8 sec 8 sec
Max. shutter speed
1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Built-in flash
Yes Yes
External flash
Yes No
Viewfinder
Electronic Electronic
White balance presets
6 6
LCD display
Yes Yes
LCD size
3" 3"
LCD resolution
460,000 230,000
Min. image resolution
1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Selftimer
Yes Yes
Storage types
SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Batteries
Lithium-ion NP-85 rechargeable battery and charger 4 x AA type alkaline batteries
Weight
510g 543g
Dimensions
122x93x100 mm 118x81x100 mm
Year
2012 2012



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Diagonal

Diagonal is calculated by the use of Pythagorean theorem:
Diagonal =  w² + h²
where w = sensor width and h = sensor height

Fujifilm FinePix SL300 diagonal

The diagonal of Fujifilm FinePix SL300 image sensor is not 1/2.3 inch as you might expect, but approximately two thirds of that value. If you want to know why, see sensor sizes.

w = 6.16 mm
h = 4.62 mm
Diagonal =  6.16² + 4.62²   = 7.70 mm

Fujifilm FinePix S4500 diagonal

The diagonal of Fujifilm FinePix S4500 image sensor is not 1/2.3 inch as you might expect, but approximately two thirds of that value. If you want to know why, see sensor sizes.

w = 6.16 mm
h = 4.62 mm
Diagonal =  6.16² + 4.62²   = 7.70 mm


Surface area

Surface area is calculated by multiplying the width and the height of a sensor.

Fujifilm FinePix SL300 surface area

Width = 6.16 mm
Height = 4.62 mm

Surface area = 6.16 × 4.62 = 28.46 mm²

Fujifilm FinePix S4500 surface area

Width = 6.16 mm
Height = 4.62 mm

Surface area = 6.16 × 4.62 = 28.46 mm²


Pixel pitch

Pixel pitch is the distance from the center of one pixel to the center of the next measured in micrometers (µm). It can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel pitch =   sensor width in mm  × 1000
sensor resolution width in pixels

Fujifilm FinePix SL300 pixel pitch

Sensor width = 6.16 mm
Sensor resolution width = 4315 pixels
Pixel pitch =   6.16  × 1000  = 1.43 µm
4315

Fujifilm FinePix S4500 pixel pitch

Sensor width = 6.16 mm
Sensor resolution width = 4315 pixels
Pixel pitch =   6.16  × 1000  = 1.43 µm
4315


Pixel area

The area of one pixel can be calculated by simply squaring the pixel pitch:
Pixel area = pixel pitch²

You could also divide sensor surface area with effective megapixels:
Pixel area =   sensor surface area in mm²
effective megapixels

Fujifilm FinePix SL300 pixel area

Pixel pitch = 1.43 µm

Pixel area = 1.43² = 2.04 µm²

Fujifilm FinePix S4500 pixel area

Pixel pitch = 1.43 µm

Pixel area = 1.43² = 2.04 µm²


Pixel density

Pixel density can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel density =  ( sensor resolution width in pixels )² / 1000000
sensor width in cm

You could also use this formula:
Pixel density =   effective megapixels × 1000000  / 10000
sensor surface area in mm²

Fujifilm FinePix SL300 pixel density

Sensor resolution width = 4315 pixels
Sensor width = 0.616 cm

Pixel density = (4315 / 0.616)² / 1000000 = 49.07 MP/cm²

Fujifilm FinePix S4500 pixel density

Sensor resolution width = 4315 pixels
Sensor width = 0.616 cm

Pixel density = (4315 / 0.616)² / 1000000 = 49.07 MP/cm²


Sensor resolution

Sensor resolution is calculated from sensor size and effective megapixels. It's slightly higher than maximum (not interpolated) image resolution which is usually stated on camera specifications. Sensor resolution is used in pixel pitch, pixel area, and pixel density formula. For sake of simplicity, we're going to calculate it in 3 stages.

1. First we need to find the ratio between horizontal and vertical length by dividing the former with the latter (aspect ratio). It's usually 1.33 (4:3) or 1.5 (3:2), but not always. 22.8 × 15.5 sensor for example has a ratio of 1.47.

2. With the ratio (r) known we can calculate the X from the formula below, where X is a vertical number of pixels:
(X × r) × X = effective megapixels × 1000000    →   
X =  effective megapixels × 1000000
r
3. To get sensor resolution we then multiply X with the corresponding ratio:

Resolution horizontal: X × r
Resolution vertical: X

Fujifilm FinePix SL300 sensor resolution

Sensor width = 6.16 mm
Sensor height = 4.62 mm
Effective megapixels = 14.00
r = 6.16/4.62 = 1.33
X =  14.00 × 1000000  = 3244
1.33
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 3244 × 1.33 = 4315
Resolution vertical: X = 3244

Sensor resolution = 4315 x 3244

Fujifilm FinePix S4500 sensor resolution

Sensor width = 6.16 mm
Sensor height = 4.62 mm
Effective megapixels = 14.00
r = 6.16/4.62 = 1.33
X =  14.00 × 1000000  = 3244
1.33
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 3244 × 1.33 = 4315
Resolution vertical: X = 3244

Sensor resolution = 4315 x 3244


Crop factor

Crop factor or focal length multiplier is calculated by dividing the diagonal of 35 mm film (43.27 mm) with the diagonal of the sensor.
Crop factor =   43.27 mm
sensor diagonal in mm


Fujifilm FinePix SL300 crop factor

Sensor diagonal in mm = 7.70 mm
Crop factor =   43.27  = 5.62
7.70

Fujifilm FinePix S4500 crop factor

Sensor diagonal in mm = 7.70 mm
Crop factor =   43.27  = 5.62
7.70

35 mm equivalent aperture

Equivalent aperture (in 135 film terms) is calculated by multiplying lens aperture with crop factor (a.k.a. focal length multiplier).

Fujifilm FinePix SL300 equivalent aperture

Crop factor = 5.62
Aperture = f3.1 - f5.9

35-mm equivalent aperture = (f3.1 - f5.9) × 5.62 = f17.4 - f33.2

Fujifilm FinePix S4500 equivalent aperture

Crop factor = 5.62
Aperture = f3.1 - f5.9

35-mm equivalent aperture = (f3.1 - f5.9) × 5.62 = f17.4 - f33.2


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