Clicky

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4200

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S4200 front
Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
37
Overall
37

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4200 Key Specs

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
  • Introduced February 2009
Fujifilm S4200
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Boost to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-576mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 543g - 118 x 81 x 100mm
  • Released January 2012
Apple Innovates by Creating Next-Level Optical Stabilization for iPhone

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4200 Overview

Here is a extended comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4200, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are offered by FujiFilm. There is a large difference between the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and Fujifilm S4200 (14MP) but they use the same exact sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

Snapchat Adds Watermarks to AI-Created Images

The Fujifilm S1500 was released 3 years before the Fujifilm S4200 and that is quite a serious difference as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a concise summation of how the Fujifilm S1500 matches up versus the Fujifilm S4200 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

Sora from OpenAI releases its first ever music video
	
	

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm S4200

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S4200 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S4200 over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm S4200 Fujifilm S1500 
ReleasedJanuary 2012February 2009Fresher by 35 months
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S4200

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S4200 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kExact same display resolution
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch display No Touch display

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4200 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to carry your camera, you'll need to factor its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm S1500 offers external dimensions of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") with a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs) while the Fujifilm S4200 has proportions of 118mm x 81mm x 100mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.9") and a weight of 543 grams (1.20 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4200 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are utilizing at the time. Below is the front view measurements comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 and the Fujifilm S4200.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4200 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S4200 is 82 and 67 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4200 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4200 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is tough to see the contrast between sensor sizing purely by reading through specifications. The photograph here should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S4200.

To sum up, both of those cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but not the same megapixels. You can expect to see the Fujifilm S4200 to resolve extra detail as a result of its extra 4MP. Greater resolution can also let you crop images a little more aggressively. The older Fujifilm S1500 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4200 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4200 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Meta to Introduce 'AI-Generated' Labels for Media starting next month

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography highlights
Fujifilm S4200 Portrait photography highlights
19
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
low resolution sensor (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
36
good resolution (14MP)
supports face detect focus
no manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
Japan-exclusive Leica Leitz Phone 3 features big sensor and new modes

Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Street photography advice
Fujifilm S4200 Street photography advice
51
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
heavier than competition (543 grams)
Samsung Releases Faster Versions of EVO MicroSD Cards

Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Sports photography information
Fujifilm S4200 Sports photography information
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
max frames per second low (1.0 frames per second)
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
47
amazing zoom range (24-576mm 24.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14MP)
supports tracking focus
max frames per second very slow (1.0 fps)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
Body cameras now worn by bakery staff to deter stealing

Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography information
Fujifilm S4200 Travel photography information
50
flash built-in
great zoom (396mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
low resolution sensor (10MP)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
54
good resolution (14MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (24mm)
long zoom (576mm)
missing Time Lapse function
heavier than competition (543g)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f3.1)
Photography Glossary

Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography info
Fujifilm S4200 Landscape photography info
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
doesn't have Timelapse recording
41
fairly wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good resolution (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
no RAW format
missing Time Lapse function
Cutting-edge AI developed by Apple deciphers subtle nuances in pixels

Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm S1500
Vlogging with Fujifilm S4200
23
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not good (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have microphone support
24
fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detect focus
slow max aperture (f3.1)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing mic support
heavier than competition (543 grams)
Photobucket discusses licensing 13 billion images with AI firms

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S4200
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Fujifilm FinePix S4200
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Fujifilm FinePix S4200
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2009-02-17 2012-01-05
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD 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 10 megapixel 14 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 3648 x 2736 4288 x 3216
Highest native ISO 6400 1600
Highest boosted ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 64 64
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 33-396mm (12.0x) 24-576mm (24.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focus range 2cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7" 3"
Resolution of display 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display technology - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 97 percent
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 8.70 m (Auto ISO) 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m)
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG H.264, Motion JPEG
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 345g (0.76 lbs) 543g (1.20 lbs)
Dimensions 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") 118 x 81 x 100mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.9")
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
Other
Battery life - 300 shots
Battery style - AA
Battery model 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type - SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots One One
Pricing at launch $200 $200