FujiFilm S1800 vs Nikon B500

FujiFilm FinePix S1800 front
Nikon Coolpix B500 front

FujiFilm S1800 vs Nikon B500 Key Specs

FujiFilm S1800
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Raise to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Launched February 2010
  • Also referred to as FinePix S1880
Nikon B500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-900mm (F3.0-6.5) lens
  • 541g - 114 x 78 x 95mm
  • Released February 2016
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FujiFilm S1800 vs Nikon B500 Overview

Here, we will be evaluating the FujiFilm S1800 vs Nikon B500, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by companies FujiFilm and Nikon. There is a crucial difference between the resolutions of the S1800 (12MP) and B500 (16MP) but both cameras provide the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The S1800 was manufactured 7 years before the B500 which is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before getting right into a more detailed comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the S1800 matches up versus the B500 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick FujiFilm S1800 over the Nikon B500

 S1800 B500 

Reasons to pick Nikon B500 over the FujiFilm S1800

 B500 S1800 
ReleasedFebruary 2016February 2010Newer by 73 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution921k230kSharper screen (+691k dot)

Common features in the FujiFilm S1800 and Nikon B500

 S1800 B500 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Screen size3"3"Same screen sizing
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

FujiFilm S1800 vs Nikon B500 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to travel with your camera, you have to think about its weight and size. The FujiFilm S1800 comes with outside measurements of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") with a weight of 337 grams (0.74 lbs) whilst the Nikon B500 has specifications of 114mm x 78mm x 95mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7") and a weight of 541 grams (1.19 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you use at the time. Here is a front view dimension comparison of the S1800 versus the B500.

FujiFilm S1800 vs Nikon B500 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the S1800 and B500 is 78 and 68 respectively.

FujiFilm S1800 vs Nikon B500 top view buttons comparison

FujiFilm S1800 vs Nikon B500 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its hard to see the contrast between sensor dimensions only by checking specs. The pic here may provide you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the S1800 and B500.

All in all, the 2 cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same MP. You should count on the Nikon B500 to give you more detail due to its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also allow you to crop pictures a good deal more aggressively. The more aged S1800 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

FujiFilm S1800 vs Nikon B500 sensor size comparison

FujiFilm S1800 vs Nikon B500 Screen and ViewFinder

FujiFilm S1800 vs Nikon B500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

FujiFilm S1800 Portrait photography factors
Nikon B500 Portrait photography factors
no manual focus
can't use external flash
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
features face detect focus
no manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with FujiFilm S1800
Street photography with Nikon B500
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
more heavy than others (541g)
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Sports Comparison

FujiFilm S1800 Sports photography highlights
Nikon B500 Sports photography highlights
excellent zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
max frames per second low (1.0 fps)
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
excellent zoom range (23-900mm 39.1 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
features tracking focus
great battery power (600 shots)
no shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

FujiFilm S1800 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon B500 as a Travel photography camera
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
long reach (504mm)
does not have Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
great battery power (600 CIPA)
connects via bluetooth
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
relatively wide (23mm)
long zoom (900mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than others (541g)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

FujiFilm S1800 Landscape photography details
Nikon B500 Landscape photography details
reasonably wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
does not have Time Lapse mode
relatively wide (23mm)
nice screen size (3 inches)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
great battery power (600 CIPA)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with FujiFilm S1800
Vlogging with Nikon B500
reasonably wide (28mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
screen is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have mic socket
relatively wide (23mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
no microphone jack
more heavy than others (541g)
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FujiFilm S1800 vs Nikon B500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for FujiFilm S1800 and Nikon B500
 FujiFilm FinePix S1800Nikon Coolpix B500
General Information
Make FujiFilm Nikon
Model FujiFilm FinePix S1800 Nikon Coolpix B500
Otherwise known as FinePix S1880 -
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2010-02-02 2016-02-23
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3
Full resolution 4000 x 3000 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 1600 3200
Max boosted ISO 3200 -
Lowest native ISO 100 80
RAW support
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 28-504mm (18.0x) 23-900mm (39.1x)
Maximum aperture f/3.1-5.6 f/3.0-6.5
Macro focus distance 2cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display sizing 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder coverage 99 percent -
Lowest shutter speed 8 secs 1 secs
Highest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames per second 7.4 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.40 m 6.90 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro -
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Max video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone input
Headphone input
Wireless None Built-In
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 337 grams (0.74 pounds) 541 grams (1.19 pounds)
Physical dimensions 110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2") 114 x 78 x 95mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7")
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
Battery life - 600 shots
Battery format - AA
Battery model 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC, Internal SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots 1 1
Price at launch $180 $300