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Fujifilm F660EXR vs Fujifilm S1500

Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
46
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix F660EXR front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27

Fujifilm F660EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 Key Specs

Fujifilm F660EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Boost to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.5-5.3) lens
  • 217g - 104 x 59 x 33mm
  • Launched January 2012
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
  • Revealed February 2009
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Fujifilm F660EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 Overview

The following is a extended review of the Fujifilm F660EXR vs Fujifilm S1500, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are built by FujiFilm. There exists a sizable gap between the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm F660EXR (16MP) and Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and the Fujifilm F660EXR (1/2") and Fujifilm S1500 (1/2.3") provide totally different sensor measurements.

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The Fujifilm F660EXR was introduced 2 years after the Fujifilm S1500 which is quite a significant difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras have different body design with the Fujifilm F660EXR being a Compact camera and the Fujifilm S1500 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before delving into a step-by-step comparison, here is a brief view of how the Fujifilm F660EXR grades versus the Fujifilm S1500 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm F660EXR over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm F660EXR Fujifilm S1500 
RevealedJanuary 2012February 2009Newer by 36 months
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm F660EXR

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm F660EXR 

Common features in the Fujifilm F660EXR and Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm F660EXR Fujifilm S1500 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither comes with Touch friendly display

Fujifilm F660EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to travel with your camera, you'll need to take into account its weight and volume. The Fujifilm F660EXR comes with physical dimensions of 104mm x 59mm x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") with a weight of 217 grams (0.48 lbs) and the Fujifilm S1500 has sizing of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") and a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs).

See the Fujifilm F660EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 in our brand new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are using at that moment. Below is a front view measurements comparison of the Fujifilm F660EXR compared to the Fujifilm S1500.

Fujifilm F660EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm F660EXR and Fujifilm S1500 is 91 and 82 respectively.

Fujifilm F660EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm F660EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it's tough to visualise the difference between sensor dimensions purely by reviewing a spec sheet. The image below will offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm F660EXR and Fujifilm S1500.

As you can see, both of those cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm F660EXR having a larger sensor will make shooting shallower depth of field simpler and the Fujifilm F660EXR will offer extra detail using its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos more aggressively. The more recent Fujifilm F660EXR will have an advantage in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm F660EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm F660EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm F660EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm F660EXR Portrait photography factors
Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography factors
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megapixel count good (16MP)
provides face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
external flash not possible
small sensor size (1/2")
does not have RAW files
19
no manual focus
can't use external flash
low MP (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm F660EXR as a Street photography camera
Fujifilm S1500 as a Street photography camera
61
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (217g)
screen does not articulate
small sensor size (1/2")
does not have RAW files
51
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm F660EXR
Sports photography with Fujifilm S1500
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long zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16MP)
provides tracking autofocus
small sensor size (1/2")
does not have phase detect AF
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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
low MP (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm F660EXR Travel photography advice
Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography advice
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lighter than competition (217g)
megapixel count good (16MP)
flash built-in
decently wide (24mm)
great zoom (360mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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built-in flash
long reach (396mm)
missing Time Lapse function
low MP (10 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (33mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm F660EXR
Landscape photography with Fujifilm S1500
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decently wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
small sensor size (1/2")
does not have RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (33mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7")
low MP (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm F660EXR Vlogging advice
Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging advice
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decently wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detection focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
lighter than competition (217g)
slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
doesn't contain selfie friendly display
doesn't have external microphone jack
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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not the best (33mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not have selfie friendly display
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
missing mic jack
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Fujifilm F660EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm F660EXR and Fujifilm S1500
 Fujifilm FinePix F660EXRFujifilm FinePix S1500
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm FinePix F660EXR Fujifilm FinePix S1500
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2012-01-05 2009-02-17
Body design Compact SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Processor Chip EXR -
Sensor type EXRCMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.4 x 4.8mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 30.7mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 3200 6400
Highest enhanced ISO 12800 -
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-360mm (15.0x) 33-396mm (12.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.5-5.3 f/2.8-5.0
Macro focusing range 5cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.6 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of display 460k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type None Electronic
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 11.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 3.20 m (Wide: 3.2 m/5.9in / Tele: 90 cm�1.9 m) 8.70 m (Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Yes None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 217g (0.48 lbs) 345g (0.76 lbs)
Physical dimensions 104 x 59 x 33mm (4.1" x 2.3" x 1.3") 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 300 photos -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery ID NP-50A 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat)) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC -
Storage slots 1 1
Retail pricing $230 $200