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Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm S1500

Portability
60
Imaging
40
Features
67
Overall
50
Fujifilm FinePix S1 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27

Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm S1500 Key Specs

Fujifilm S1
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.8-5.6) lens
  • 680g - 133 x 91 x 110mm
  • Revealed January 2014
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 S1 vs Fujifilm S1500 Overview

Its time to look a little more closely at the Fujifilm S1 and Fujifilm S1500, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are created by FujiFilm. There is a large difference between the image resolutions of the Fujifilm S1 (16MP) and Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) but they come with the exact same sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1 was revealed 4 years after the Fujifilm S1500 which is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before diving straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a simple synopsis of how the Fujifilm S1 grades versus the Fujifilm S1500 in terms of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1 over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm S1 Fujifilm S1500 
AnnouncedJanuary 2014February 2009Newer by 60 months
Manual focus Dial accurate focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm S1

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S1 

Common features in the Fujifilm S1 and Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm S1 Fujifilm S1500 
Touch display Lacking Touch display

Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm S1500 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to travel with your camera regularly, you're going to have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm S1 provides external dimensions of 133mm x 91mm x 110mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 4.3") having a weight of 680 grams (1.50 lbs) while the Fujifilm S1500 has proportions of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") and a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are working with during that time. The following is the front view proportions comparison of the Fujifilm S1 vs the Fujifilm S1500.

Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm S1500 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S1 and Fujifilm S1500 is 60 and 82 respectively.

Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm S1500 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm S1500 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's tough to visualize the gap between sensor dimensions simply by reading specifications. The image underneath should offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm S1 and Fujifilm S1500.

To sum up, both the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different megapixels. You can expect to see the Fujifilm S1 to offer extra detail because of its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also let you crop images much more aggressively. The more recent Fujifilm S1 should have an edge with regard to sensor tech.

Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm S1500 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm S1500 Screen and ViewFinder

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

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1 Portrait photography factors
Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography factors
56
focusing manually
MP count good (16MP)
supports face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
19
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1 as a Street photography camera
Fujifilm S1500 as a Street photography camera
58
screen articulates fully
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
delivers RAW files
weather proofing
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
heavier than competition in class (680 grams)
51
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm S1
Sports photography with Fujifilm S1500
57
incredible zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
weather proofing
better than average battery life (350 CIPA)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1 Travel photography details
Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography details
63
better than average battery life (350 CIPA)
weather proofing
MP count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
display is selfie friendly
decently wide (24mm)
long zoom (1200mm)
heavier than competition in class (680g)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
50
flash built-in
very long zoom (396mm)
no Time Lapse recording
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
does not have selfie friendly screen
wide angle not great (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm S1
Landscape photography with Fujifilm S1500
58
focusing manually
decently wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
MP count good (16MP)
delivers RAW files
weather proofing
better than average battery life (350 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inch)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1 as a Vlogging camera
Fujifilm S1500 as a Vlogging camera
57
decently wide (24mm)
display is selfie friendly
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection focusing
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have external mic socket
heavier than competition in class (680g)
23
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not great (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
does not have selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (640 x 480 pixels)
no external mic jack
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Fujifilm S1 vs Fujifilm S1500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1 and Fujifilm S1500
 Fujifilm FinePix S1Fujifilm FinePix S1500
General Information
Make FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1 Fujifilm FinePix S1500
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2014-01-06 2009-02-17
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 4608 x 3456 3648 x 2736
Maximum native ISO 12800 6400
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 24-1200mm (50.0x) 33-396mm (12.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.6 f/2.8-5.0
Macro focus distance 1cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of screen 920 thousand dot 230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 920 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 97% -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 8 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 10.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 8.00 m 8.70 m (Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow sync Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p) 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 640x480
Video data format H.264 Motion JPEG
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 680 grams (1.50 lb) 345 grams (0.76 lb)
Dimensions 133 x 91 x 110mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 4.3") 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 350 images -
Style of battery Battery Pack -
Battery model NP-85 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SC/SDHC/SDXC, Internal -
Storage slots 1 1
Cost at release $400 $200