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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4500

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S4500 front
Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
37
Overall
37

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4500 Key Specs

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
  • Introduced February 2009
Fujifilm S4500
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 543g - 118 x 81 x 100mm
  • Revealed January 2012
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4500 Overview

Its time to take a more detailed look at the Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4500, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both are offered by FujiFilm. There exists a big gap among the image resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and Fujifilm S4500 (14MP) but both cameras have the identical sensor size (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was unveiled 3 years earlier than the Fujifilm S4500 and that is a fairly big gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before getting right into a full comparison, here is a simple summary of how the Fujifilm S1500 matches up versus the Fujifilm S4500 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm S4500

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S4500 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S4500 over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm S4500 Fujifilm S1500 
RevealedJanuary 2012February 2009Fresher by 35 months
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S4500

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S4500 
Focus manually No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen resolution230k230kExact same screen resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch screen Neither contains Touch screen

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4500 Physical Comparison

If you are planning to carry your camera, you will have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm S1500 has got exterior measurements of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") accompanied by a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm S4500 has dimensions of 118mm x 81mm x 100mm (4.6" x 3.2" x 3.9") having a weight of 543 grams (1.20 lbs).

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Don't forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ based on the lens you are utilising at that time. The following is a front view scale comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 versus the Fujifilm S4500.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4500 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S4500 is 82 and 67 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4500 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4500 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very hard to visualise the gap in sensor sizing just by researching technical specs. The visual below should offer you a greater sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S4500.

As you have seen, both of the cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit not the same resolution. You should expect the Fujifilm S4500 to provide you with extra detail having an extra 4MP. Higher resolution can also enable you to crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The older Fujifilm S1500 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor tech.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4500 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4500 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography information
Fujifilm S4500 Portrait photography information
19
focusing manually not possible
can't use external flash
low MP (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
36
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
supports face detection focusing
no manual focus
can't use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Street photography camera
Fujifilm S4500 as a Street photography camera
51
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
43
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
more heavy than average in class (543 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Sports photography factors
Fujifilm S4500 Sports photography factors
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
max frames per second low (1.0 fps)
low MP (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
47
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14MP)
supports tracking autofocus
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames per second)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm S1500
Travel photography with Fujifilm S4500
50
flash built-in
very long reach (396mm)
no Timelapse function
low MP (10 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
54
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
rather wide (24mm)
very long zoom (720mm)
no Timelapse mode
more heavy than average in class (543g)
screen isn't selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography information
Fujifilm S4500 Landscape photography information
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
low MP (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
no Timelapse function
41
rather wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging details
Fujifilm S4500 Vlogging details
23
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not the best (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (640 x 480 pixels)
no external microphone socket
24
rather wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
supports face detection focusing
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
no external microphone support
more heavy than average in class (543 grams)
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S4500
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Fujifilm FinePix S4500
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Fujifilm FinePix S4500
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 measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 14MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 4288 x 3216
Maximum native ISO 6400 1600
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 64 64
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 33-396mm (12.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focus range 2cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 97%
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8s 8s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 8.70 m (Auto ISO) 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
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) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone 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)
Physical 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 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 - 300 images
Form of battery - 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 Single Single
Launch pricing $200 $230