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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm S1500

Portability
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Imaging
40
Features
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Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
Portability
82
Imaging
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Features
19
Overall
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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 Key Specs

Fujifilm HS35EXR
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Bump to 12800)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-720mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 687g - 131 x 97 x 126mm
  • Released January 2013
  • Old Model is Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • Replacement is Fujifilm HS50 EXR
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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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 Overview

The following is a in depth review of the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Fujifilm S1500, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are produced by FujiFilm. There exists a considerable gap between the image resolutions of the Fujifilm HS35EXR (16MP) and Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and the Fujifilm HS35EXR (1/2") and Fujifilm S1500 (1/2.3") possess totally different sensor measurements.

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The Fujifilm HS35EXR was revealed 3 years after the Fujifilm S1500 which is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go straight into a complete comparison, below is a short introduction of how the Fujifilm HS35EXR grades vs the Fujifilm S1500 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm HS35EXR over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm HS35EXR Fujifilm S1500 
AnnouncedJanuary 2013February 2009Newer by 48 months
Focus manually Very precise focus
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm HS35EXR

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm HS35EXR 

Common features in the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm HS35EXR Fujifilm S1500 
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch display Neither comes with Touch display

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to travel with your camera regularly, you are going to need to think about its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with outside dimensions of 131mm x 97mm x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") having a weight of 687 grams (1.51 lbs) and the Fujifilm S1500 has measurements of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") along with a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs).

Contrast the Fujifilm HS35EXR and 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 differ based on the lens you have chosen during that time. Following is the front view physical size comparison of the Fujifilm HS35EXR vs the Fujifilm S1500.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Fujifilm S1500 is 59 and 82 respectively.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is tough to see the gap between sensor dimensions purely by going over technical specs. The image below might provide you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm HS35EXR and Fujifilm S1500.

As you can tell, both of those cameras have got different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm HS35EXR using its larger sensor will make shooting shallower DOF less difficult and the Fujifilm HS35EXR will offer greater detail because of its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop pics much more aggressively. The younger Fujifilm HS35EXR will have an edge when it comes to sensor tech.

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR as a Portrait photography camera
Fujifilm S1500 as a Portrait photography camera
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you can focus manually
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
offers face detect focus
exports RAW formats
small sensor (1/2")
19
focusing manually not possible
can't use external flash
megapixel count low (10MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Street photography advice
Fujifilm S1500 Street photography advice
55
has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
exports RAW formats
small sensor (1/2")
more heavy than competitors (687 grams)
51
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Sports photography information
Fujifilm S1500 Sports photography information
55
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (16MP)
offers tracking focus
better than average battery power (600 shots)
small sensor (1/2")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
megapixel count low (10MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Travel photography details
Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography details
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better than average battery power (600 per charge)
decent megapixels (16MP)
has built in flash
really wide (24mm)
great reach (720mm)
lack of Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors (687 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
50
has built in flash
great zoom (396mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
megapixel count low (10MP)
does not offer selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Landscape photography details
Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography details
53
you can focus manually
really wide (24mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
exports RAW formats
better than average battery power (600 CIPA)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
small sensor (1/2")
lack of Timelapse function
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm HS35EXR Vlogging highlights
Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging highlights
25
really wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detect focus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of microphone socket
more heavy than competitors (687 grams)
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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not good (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not offer selfie friendly display
low video resolution (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of external mic socket
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Fujifilm HS35EXR vs Fujifilm S1500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm HS35EXR and Fujifilm S1500
 Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXRFujifilm FinePix S1500
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR Fujifilm FinePix S1500
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2013-01-07 2009-02-17
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Powered by 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 megapixels 10 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Max enhanced ISO 12800 -
Min native ISO 100 64
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-720mm (30.0x) 33-396mm (12.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/2.8-5.0
Macro focus range 1cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.6 5.8
Screen
Display type Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of display 460 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor with Sunny Day mode -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 8s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 11.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 7.10 m (Wide: 30cm - 7.1m / Tele: 2.0m - 3.8m ) 8.70 m (Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync 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 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)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 687 grams (1.51 pounds) 345 grams (0.76 pounds)
Dimensions 131 x 97 x 126mm (5.2" x 3.8" x 5.0") 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 600 photographs -
Type of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-W126 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Auto release, Auto shutter (Dog, Cat)) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC -
Card slots Single Single
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