Introducing the Fujifilm FinePix SL240: Combining flexibility, creative control and outstanding optics.
Take the next step towards fantastic pictures with the FinePix SL240 high-powered premium bridge camera from Fujifilm. Following in the tradition of the hugely popular S-series cameras, this model offers the image quality and versatility of a DSLR combined with the convenience and portability of a compact camera.
24mm Wide Angle > 24x Optical Zoom
The super-long Fujinon 24 optical zoom lens delivers versatile imaging performance ranging from wide-angle 24mm to a truly impressive 24x telephoto. Click here for a larger image
The highlight of the FinePix SL240 is the Fujinon lens featuring a high-quality 24x zoom (24-576mm equivalent to a 35mm camera). This zoom range is ideal for travellers looking to record their adventures, sports fans keen to capture their teams on camera or any photographer looking for a step-up from their current compact camera. Plus, with a close-focusing distance of 2cm, users can capture close-up details for stunning macro photography. With smooth 45 step zooming and precise framing of scenes, and an additional zoom lever on the barrel of the lens that gives users the ability to zoom in and out without taking their hands from the camera - guaranteeing precision accuracy so you'll never miss the desired shot.
Conventional Digital Camera > FinePix SL240
Capture crisp, clear photos without camera shake or subject motion with the FinePix SL240's advanced Dual Image stabilisation. Click here for a larger image
Remarkable image quality
The FinePix SL240 features a 1/2.3-inch 14 megapixel CCD sensor, which represents the very latest in Fujifilm's award-winning imaging technology. This powerful sensor is optimised to work perfectly with the zoom lens, ensuring all the detail in a scene is captured with exceptional clarity. To assist in low-light situations or when shooting handheld, the FinePix SL240 offers a maximum ISO rating of ISO 6400* for maximising available light and ensuring that shutter speeds are fast enough to capture action without blurring. Sensor-shift digital image stabilisation is offered and applies the latest in image enhancing processes to bring out detail and preserve the finer points of a picture. For additional illumination, a powerful internal flash is capable of reaching subjects up to 7m away, plus the built-in hot-shoe can connect a separate external flash to add professional lighting capabilities to an already impressive list of features.
* ISO3200/6400 is effective in S mode.
The FinePix SL240 offers the flexibility of framing your shots through the crisp, clear electronic viewfinder.
See the whole picture
The FinePix SL240 boasts a 3-inch LCD screen that offers 460,000 dots and an ultra-wide 160 degree viewing angle. This means it's not only clearer to see when composing pictures - the super-bright screens make playback and reviewing movies and stills easier and more enjoyable. To further aid composition, the electronic viewfinder (EVF) offers a 200,000 dots screen, so users can be assured that they're seeing a good representation of what the camera will capture as a still image or movie. The EVF also now benefits from the addition of a diopter adjustment, making it much easier for spectacle wearers to compose the scene through the viewfinder.
In addition to new technological features, further optimisations have been made for faster start-up, improved speed of Auto Focus and an upgraded response time. All this combines to ensure that users won't miss a shot. Even the power supply of the SL240 has been re-engineered - it runs on Lithium-ion batteries that can capture up to 300 frames on a single charge.
For times when users want to go beyond the still image, the FinePix SL240 is capable of capturing 720p HD movies at 30 fps. A mini HDMI output port enables easy connection to an HD ready TV so users can enjoy watching their movies back on the big screen. Still images can also be reviewed in this way, showcasing captured photos in high definition.
Professional look and feel
The cosmetic features and design flourishes of the FinePix SL240 are strongly reminiscent of DSLRs and other pro-level cameras. The design features a rubberised coating for comfort in the hands allowing for extended shooting sessions, but also offers the reassuring build quality expected from a premium camera. The camera's buttons are ergonomically located and the metal-like finish completes the overall appeal - delighting both the beginner and the enthusiast photographer.