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Fujifilm S1 Pro vs Fujifilm S1500

Portability
56
Imaging
39
Features
33
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27

Fujifilm S1 Pro vs Fujifilm S1500 Key Specs

Fujifilm S1 Pro
(Full Review)
  • 3MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 320 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 820g - 148 x 125 x 80mm
  • Announced August 2000
  • New Model is Fujifilm S2 Pro
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
  • Revealed February 2009
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Fujifilm S1 Pro vs Fujifilm S1500 Overview

The following is a detailed review of the Fujifilm S1 Pro vs Fujifilm S1500, former is a Pro DSLR while the latter is a Small Sensor Superzoom and both are created by FujiFilm. There is a considerable difference among the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm S1 Pro (3MP) and Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and the Fujifilm S1 Pro (APS-C) and Fujifilm S1500 (1/2.3") have different sensor sizes.

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The Fujifilm S1 Pro was brought out 9 years prior to the Fujifilm S1500 which is a fairly large difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras feature different body design with the Fujifilm S1 Pro being a Large SLR camera and the Fujifilm S1500 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before getting into a full comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the Fujifilm S1 Pro scores against the Fujifilm S1500 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1 Pro over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm S1 Pro Fujifilm S1500 
Manually focus Dial accurate focusing

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm S1 Pro

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S1 Pro 
RevealedFebruary 2009August 2000Newer by 103 months
Screen size2.7"2"Bigger screen (+0.7")
Screen resolution230k200kSharper screen (+30k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S1 Pro and Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm S1 Pro Fujifilm S1500 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lack of Touch friendly screen

Fujifilm S1 Pro vs Fujifilm S1500 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is intending to travel with your camera, you're going to have to factor its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm S1 Pro has outer measurements of 148mm x 125mm x 80mm (5.8" x 4.9" x 3.1") accompanied by a weight of 820 grams (1.81 lbs) whilst 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).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are using at that time. The following is a front view sizing comparison of the Fujifilm S1 Pro versus the Fujifilm S1500.

Fujifilm S1 Pro vs Fujifilm S1500 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm S1 Pro and Fujifilm S1500 is 56 and 82 respectively.

Fujifilm S1 Pro vs Fujifilm S1500 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1 Pro vs Fujifilm S1500 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its hard to visualize the gap in sensor dimensions just by looking through specs. The picture underneath will provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm S1 Pro and Fujifilm S1500.

All in all, the 2 cameras come with different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm S1 Pro featuring a bigger sensor is going to make getting shallower DOF easier and the Fujifilm S1500 will render greater detail having its extra 7MP. Higher resolution will help you crop photographs a good deal more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm S1 Pro will be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Fujifilm S1 Pro vs Fujifilm S1500 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1 Pro vs Fujifilm S1500 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1 Pro vs Fujifilm S1500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1 Pro Portrait photography factors
Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography factors
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has manual focus
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
no liveview feature
sensor resolution low (3MP)
19
no manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1 Pro Street photography information
Fujifilm S1500 Street photography information
54
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
lighter than competition in class (820 grams)
no moving screen
lack of image stabilization
51
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1 Pro as a Sports photography camera
Fujifilm S1500 as a Sports photography camera
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decent sensor size (APS-C)
has phase detect auto focus
no liveview feature
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution low (3 megapixels)
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
max frames per second low (1.0 fps)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1 Pro Travel photography features
Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography features
46
lighter than competition in class (820g)
has built in flash
missing Timelapse mode
sensor resolution low (3 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
50
built-in flash
long reach (396mm)
missing Timelapse mode
sensor resolution low (10MP)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (33mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm S1 Pro
Landscape photography with Fujifilm S1500
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has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
small screen (2 inch)
no liveview feature
lack of image stabilization
sensor resolution low (3MP)
missing Timelapse mode
26
has 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")
sensor resolution low (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1 Pro Vlogging information
Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging information
9
no video recording
23
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not the best (33mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
missing microphone support
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Fujifilm S1 Pro vs Fujifilm S1500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1 Pro and Fujifilm S1500
 Fujifilm FinePix S1 ProFujifilm FinePix S1500
General Information
Company FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro Fujifilm FinePix S1500
Type Pro DSLR Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2000-08-08 2009-02-17
Physical type Large SLR SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
Sensor size APS-C 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 23 x 15.5mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 356.5mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 3 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution 3040 x 2016 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 1600 6400
Minimum native ISO 320 64
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Lens
Lens support Nikon F fixed lens
Lens zoom range - 33-396mm (12.0x)
Highest aperture - f/2.8-5.0
Macro focusing distance - 2cm
Total lenses 309 -
Crop factor 1.6 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2" 2.7"
Resolution of display 200 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 90% -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 8 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 2.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 15.00 m 8.70 m (Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/125 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions - 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution None 640x480
Video data format - Motion JPEG
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 820g (1.81 lbs) 345g (0.76 lbs)
Physical dimensions 148 x 125 x 80mm (5.8" x 4.9" x 3.1") 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 ID 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SmartMedia, Compact Flash Type I or II -
Card slots One One
Pricing at release $2,000 $200