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Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm S1500

Portability
63
Imaging
48
Features
67
Overall
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Canon PowerShot SX70 HS front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27

Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Key Specs

Canon SX70 HS
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 21-1365mm (F3.4-6.5) lens
  • 608g - 127 x 91 x 117mm
  • Released September 2018
Fujifilm S1500
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 33-396mm (F2.8-5.0) lens
  • 345g - 103 x 73 x 68mm
  • Announced February 2009
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Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Overview

Here is a comprehensive review of the Canon SX70 HS and Fujifilm S1500, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by rivals Canon and FujiFilm. There exists a huge gap between the sensor resolutions of the SX70 HS (20MP) and Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) but they use the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The SX70 HS was revealed 9 years later than the Fujifilm S1500 and that is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. The two cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before diving in to a thorough comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the SX70 HS grades versus the Fujifilm S1500 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Canon SX70 HS over the Fujifilm S1500

 SX70 HS Fujifilm S1500 
AnnouncedSeptember 2018February 2009Fresher by 117 months
Focus manually More exact focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution922k230kSharper display (+692k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Canon SX70 HS

 Fujifilm S1500 SX70 HS 

Common features in the Canon SX70 HS and Fujifilm S1500

 SX70 HS Fujifilm S1500 
Touch display Absent Touch display

Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to carry your camera regularly, you will want to think about its weight and measurements. The Canon SX70 HS has got physical dimensions of 127mm x 91mm x 117mm (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6") having a weight of 608 grams (1.34 lbs) and the Fujifilm S1500 has proportions of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") with a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs).

Examine the Canon SX70 HS and Fujifilm S1500 in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Here is the front view size comparison of the SX70 HS against the Fujifilm S1500.

Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability score of the SX70 HS and Fujifilm S1500 is 63 and 82 respectively.

Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 top view buttons comparison

Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is tough to imagine the contrast between sensor sizing just by looking at specifications. The photograph underneath might provide you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the SX70 HS and Fujifilm S1500.

Plainly, both of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but different megapixels. You should anticipate the Canon SX70 HS to give greater detail because of its extra 10 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop pics far more aggressively. The newer SX70 HS provides a benefit with regard to sensor technology.

Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 sensor size comparison

Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Portrait photography advice
Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography advice
55
focusing manually
good megapixels (20MP)
offers face detection focus
delivers RAW formats
no external flash support
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
19
focusing manually not possible
can't use external flash
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Canon SX70 HS
Street photography with Fujifilm S1500
58
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
heavier than others in class (608 grams)
51
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Sports photography advice
Fujifilm S1500 Sports photography advice
57
great zoom range (21-1365mm 65.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20MP)
offers tracking autofocus
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
max fps low (1.0 frames/s)
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Travel photography info
Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography info
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connects via bluetooth
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
quite wide (21mm)
great reach (1365mm)
heavier than others in class (608g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
50
has built in flash
long zoom (396mm)
missing Timelapse recording
low MP (10MP)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
wide angle not great (33mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Landscape photography advice
Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography advice
58
focusing manually
quite wide (21mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (20 megapixels)
delivers RAW formats
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (33mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inch)
low MP (10MP)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon SX70 HS Vlogging advice
Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging advice
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quite wide (21mm)
display is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
high video quality (3840 x 2160 resolution)
has external mic jack
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.4)
heavier than others in class (608 grams)
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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not great (33mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
missing external microphone support
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Canon SX70 HS vs Fujifilm S1500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon SX70 HS and Fujifilm S1500
 Canon PowerShot SX70 HSFujifilm FinePix S1500
General Information
Brand Name Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Fujifilm FinePix S1500
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2018-09-20 2009-02-17
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Chip Digic 8 -
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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 3:2
Maximum resolution 5184 x 3888 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 3200 6400
Minimum native ISO 100 64
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 9 -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 21-1365mm (65.0x) 33-396mm (12.0x)
Largest aperture f/3.4-6.5 f/2.8-5.0
Macro focus distance 0cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Display size 3 inches 2.7 inches
Display resolution 922 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 15 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 10.0 frames per second 1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 5.00 m (at Auto ISO) 8.70 m (Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, on, slow sync, off Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, AAC 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 3840x2160 640x480
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
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 sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 608g (1.34 pounds) 345g (0.76 pounds)
Dimensions 127 x 91 x 117mm (5.0" x 3.6" x 4.6") 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around 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 325 images -
Type of battery Built-in -
Battery model - 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs, custom) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I supported) -
Card slots Single Single
Cost at launch $550 $200