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Canon ELPH 530 HS vs Fujifilm S1500

Portability
95
Imaging
34
Features
40
Overall
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Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27

Canon ELPH 530 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Key Specs

Canon ELPH 530 HS
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-336mm (F3.4-5.6) lens
  • 163g - 86 x 54 x 20mm
  • Announced February 2012
  • Alternate Name is IXUS 510 HS
Fujifilm S1500
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 33-396mm (F2.8-5.0) lens
  • 345g - 103 x 73 x 68mm
  • Released February 2009
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Canon ELPH 530 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Overview

Here, we will be matching up the Canon ELPH 530 HS and Fujifilm S1500, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by companies Canon and FujiFilm. The image resolution of the ELPH 530 HS (10MP) and the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) is relatively close and both cameras posses the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The ELPH 530 HS was revealed 3 years after the Fujifilm S1500 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras feature different body design with the Canon ELPH 530 HS being a Compact camera and the Fujifilm S1500 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before getting straight to a thorough comparison, here is a concise synopsis of how the ELPH 530 HS matches up vs the Fujifilm S1500 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon ELPH 530 HS over the Fujifilm S1500

 ELPH 530 HS Fujifilm S1500 
ReleasedFebruary 2012February 2009More modern by 37 months
Screen size3.2"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.5")
Screen resolution461k230kClearer screen (+231k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Canon ELPH 530 HS

 Fujifilm S1500 ELPH 530 HS 

Common features in the Canon ELPH 530 HS and Fujifilm S1500

 ELPH 530 HS Fujifilm S1500 
Manual focus No manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen No selfie screen

Canon ELPH 530 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to carry around your camera, you'll need to think about its weight and measurements. The Canon ELPH 530 HS provides physical measurements of 86mm x 54mm x 20mm (3.4" x 2.1" x 0.8") having a weight of 163 grams (0.36 lbs) while the Fujifilm S1500 has proportions of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") and a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs).

Examine the Canon ELPH 530 HS and Fujifilm S1500 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have attached during that time. Underneath is a front view over all size comparison of the ELPH 530 HS compared to the Fujifilm S1500.

Canon ELPH 530 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability rating of the ELPH 530 HS and Fujifilm S1500 is 95 and 82 respectively.

Canon ELPH 530 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 top view buttons comparison

Canon ELPH 530 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's hard to imagine the difference in sensor sizes purely by researching a spec sheet. The image below will give you a much better sense of the sensor measurements in the ELPH 530 HS and Fujifilm S1500.

Clearly, each of these cameras feature the identical sensor size and the exact same resolution and you can expect comparable quality of images although you have to consider the launch date of the cameras into account. The newer ELPH 530 HS should have an advantage in sensor tech.

Canon ELPH 530 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 sensor size comparison

Canon ELPH 530 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon ELPH 530 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon ELPH 530 HS Portrait photography info
Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography info
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supports face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
manual mode not possible
cannot use external flash
low MP (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
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no manual focus
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Canon ELPH 530 HS Street photography details
Fujifilm S1500 Street photography details
66
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers focus via touch
lighter than competitors in class (163 grams)
fixed screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
51
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Canon ELPH 530 HS Sports photography details
Fujifilm S1500 Sports photography details
29
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (3.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority mode
low MP (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
bad battery life (190 per charge)
has no phase detect AF
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low fps (1.0 frames/s)
megapixel count low (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon ELPH 530 HS Travel photography details
Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography details
64
lighter than competitors in class (163 grams)
offers focus via touch
built-in flash
rather wide (28mm)
great reach (336mm)
no Time Lapse mode
bad battery life (190 shots)
low MP (10 megapixels)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
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built-in flash
great zoom (396mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon ELPH 530 HS Landscape photography highlights
Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography highlights
35
rather wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3.2 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
manual mode not possible
low MP (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format
bad battery life (190 CIPA)
no Time Lapse mode
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
megapixel count low (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon ELPH 530 HS as a Vlogging camera
Fujifilm S1500 as a Vlogging camera
35
rather wide (28mm)
touchscreen enabled
built in image stabilization (Optical)
supports face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than competitors in class (163g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.4)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
no external mic jack
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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not good (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of external microphone port
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Canon ELPH 530 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon ELPH 530 HS and Fujifilm S1500
 Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HSFujifilm FinePix S1500
General Information
Brand Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon PowerShot ELPH 530 HS Fujifilm FinePix S1500
Also referred to as IXUS 510 HS -
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2012-02-07 2009-02-17
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by DIGIC 5 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 64
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-336mm (12.0x) 33-396mm (12.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.4-5.6 f/2.8-5.0
Macro focus range 1cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 3.2" 2.7"
Resolution of display 461 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Display tech PureColor II Touch TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic
Features
Min shutter speed 15 secs 8 secs
Max shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 3.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation - Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 2.50 m 8.70 m (Auto ISO)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video format H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 163 gr (0.36 pounds) 345 gr (0.76 pounds)
Physical dimensions 86 x 54 x 20mm (3.4" x 2.1" x 0.8") 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 190 pictures -
Form of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NB-9L 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC -
Storage slots One One
Pricing at release $250 $200