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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4800

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S4800 front
Portability
66
Imaging
40
Features
37
Overall
38

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4800 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
  • Announced February 2009
Fujifilm S4800
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Push to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 518g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Released January 2013
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4800 Overview

Following is a complete comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S4800, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both manufactured by FujiFilm. There is a large difference among the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and Fujifilm S4800 (16MP) but they come with the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was introduced 5 years earlier than the Fujifilm S4800 which is a fairly serious difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go through a complete comparison, below is a quick introduction of how the Fujifilm S1500 grades versus the Fujifilm S4800 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm S4800

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S4800 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S4800 over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm S4800 Fujifilm S1500 
ReleasedJanuary 2013February 2009More modern by 48 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S4800

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S4800 
Manual focus No manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kExact same display resolution
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly display Lack of Touch friendly display

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4800 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to carry around your camera often, you will want to take into account its weight and volume. The Fujifilm S1500 provides 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 S4800 has sizing of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") and a weight of 518 grams (1.14 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are utilizing at that time. The following is the front view dimensions comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 vs the Fujifilm S4800.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4800 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S4800 is 82 and 66 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4800 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4800 Sensor Comparison

Often, its tough to picture the gap in sensor sizes only by looking through specs. The pic underneath will help provide you a greater sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S4800.

As you can plainly see, both of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different resolution. You can anticipate the Fujifilm S4800 to render more detail using its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop images much more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm S1500 will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4800 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4800 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4800 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography highlights
Fujifilm S4800 Portrait photography highlights
19
no manual focus
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
37
good MP (16 megapixels)
includes face detect focusing
manual focus not available
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Street photography features
Fujifilm S4800 Street photography features
51
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
heavier than average in class (518 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Sports photography highlights
Fujifilm S4800 Sports photography highlights
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
48
excellent zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
max frames per second low (1.0 frames/s)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm S1500
Travel photography with Fujifilm S4800
50
built-in flash
great zoom (396mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
megapixel count low (10MP)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
wide angle not good (33mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
54
good MP (16MP)
has built in flash
decently wide (24mm)
long zoom (720mm)
missing Time Lapse recording
heavier than average in class (518g)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography highlights
Fujifilm S4800 Landscape photography highlights
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (33mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
megapixel count low (10MP)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse mode
42
decently wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
good MP (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
missing Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm S1500
Vlogging with Fujifilm S4800
23
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not good (33mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't posses selfie friendly screen
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have external microphone socket
24
decently wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect focusing
slow max aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 resolution)
missing mic port
heavier than average in class (518 grams)
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S4800 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S4800
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Fujifilm FinePix S4800
General Information
Company FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Fujifilm FinePix S4800
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2009-02-17 2013-01-30
Body design 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 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 6400 1600
Highest enhanced ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 64 64
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 33-396mm (12.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focus distance 2cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 3"
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Features
Min shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set 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 modes Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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 file format Motion JPEG H.264, Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 345 grams (0.76 pounds) 518 grams (1.14 pounds)
Dimensions 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" 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 model 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage media - SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Price at release $200 $229