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Kyocera Finecam SL400R

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Kyocera Finecam SL400R. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the image quality and size are generally positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably. The flash and low light performance get less positive opinions, and reviews are divided on the lens.

portability, usability, performance, size, image quality

battery, durability, screen, low-light, flash

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Kyocera Finecam SL400R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Kyocera Finecam SL400R


alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Kyocera Finecam SL400R from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The performance and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the lens. Many are negative about the low light performance and screen.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, size

battery, durability, screen, low-light

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : David D. Busch (

Kyocera Finecam SL400R - digital camera review


Kyocera Finecam SL400R With the Finecam SL400R, Kyocera has added 1 million pixels to its groundbreaking sequence shooter, the Finecam SL300R. Not a lot else has changed. There's still the blazing burst-mode performance that yields 188 full-resolution...

Continuous high-speed burst mode at 3fps to 4fps; easy automated operation; manual focus; small size.

Sometimes clumsy to use; average image quality; no tripod socket; no TIFF or raw options; limited exposure controls.

The astounding high-speed burst mode and ultracompact size are still the big news in this 4-megapixel upgrade from the SL300R for sequence shooters on the move.

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Sean Carroll (

Kyocera Finecam SL400R


This camera gets full marks for fun factor, style and performance, but has worse image quality than its 3.2 MP predecessor.

Stylish design. Speedy, with a great burst mode. Rich point-and-shoot feature set. Easy-to-understand menu system.

Lack of lens cap makes this shirt-pocket shooter not so pocketable. No optical viewfinder. Produces only mediocre sharpness with some exposure problems in both flash and daylight conditions.

While the SL400's transition pixel ratio is still better than the 5.0-percent limit we consider acceptable, the ratio, combined with subpar resolution, results in overall softness in pictures. In our daylight still life, the exposure was well balanced...

Sep, 2004

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (

Kyocera Finecam SL400R Digital Camera Camera


Smaller and thinner than a frugal man's wallet, the well-constructed Finecam SL400R is one among a class of ultrathin cameras that includes the Konica Minolta DiMage X and Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-T1. However, it parts company with its competitors in two...

The controls for the SL400R are pretty standard fare, including the usual four-way thumb button with only one shortcut function for changing the flash mode. Everything else is in fairly easy-to-navigate menus. Setting resolution, exposure value, and...

Jun, 2004

Expert review by : Tracey Capen (

Kyocera Mita Finecam SL400R Digital Camera


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Jun, 2004

Expert review by : David D. Busch (

Kyocera Finecam SL400R


This camera's lightning-quick continuous-shooting mode and stylish, compact design make it stand out.

Continuous high-speed burst mode at 3fps to 4fps ; Easy automated operation ; Manual focus ; Small size

Sometimes clumsy to use ; Average image quality ; No tripod socket ; No TIFF or raw options ; Limited exposure controls

Image quality, even with the upgraded 4-megapixel sensor, has not been Kyocera's strong suit. Our test shots had only average sharpness and lots of JPEG artifacts, although colours were vivid. If you shoot action with this camera, you'll want to try...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Dan Chiappini (

Kyocera Finecam SL400R


Kyocera's Finecam SL400R has the most innovative styling of any of the compact cameras here: it has a swivelled body which cuts the camera in two so you can swing the lens down giving it a cross-like form factor as seen from the side. It's a funky...

issue of PC Authority

Dec, 2004

Expert review by : Darren (digital photography blog)

Kyocera Finecam SL400R


The Kyocera Finecam SL400R is a 4MP version of the previously released SL300R. PC Mag reviews the Kyocera Finecam SL400R and writes - 'The SL400R scored a solid 2.77-second boot time and 2.34-seconds recycle time. We are less impressed, however, with...

and gives it a rating of 7.6 (good)

Feb, 2004

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Whats so special about the Finecam SL400R that we bring you a full review in Digital Camera Magazine? Plenty. If youre into tiny, ultra-light cameras that you can carry anywhere, this little beauty fits right in. The Finecam is about the size of a deck...

How does the US$399 Kyocera Finecam SL400R stack up against the competition? We like its small size, swivel body, indoor/outdoor display and speedy operation. However, the 5-megapixel Sony Cyber-shot T1 is even smaller and has a much larger 2.5-inch...

Consumer review (

Good camera with nice features


I bought this camera in 2003 after seeing someone with one and liking the split body style. The 4.0 megapixel is nice, but becoming outdated with today's technology. I like being able to select all the different features from the menu and arrow buttons...

Swivel body, features, changeable preferences

Small screen, availability, price

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (

Great camera, shame about the battery


Small, fun camera with good optical zoom & great video function.

Poor battery life, expensive batteries. Jack-of all trades, master of none. Not for serious photographer.

Jun, 2006

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