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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8100fd

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd front
Portability
75
Imaging
33
Features
26
Overall
30

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8100fd 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
  • Released February 2009
Fujifilm S8100fd
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 640 x 480 video
  • 27-486mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 405g - 111 x 78 x 79mm
  • Released January 2009
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8100fd Overview

Below is a extended comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 versus Fujifilm S8100fd, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both are designed by FujiFilm. The image resolution of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and the Fujifilm S8100fd (10MP) is fairly close and they possess the same exact sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was released 2 months later than the Fujifilm S8100fd and they are both of a similar age. Both of the cameras offer different body type with the Fujifilm S1500 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Fujifilm S8100fd being a Compact camera.

Before going in to a more detailed comparison, below is a concise view of how the Fujifilm S1500 grades versus the Fujifilm S8100fd when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm S8100fd

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S8100fd 
Display sizing2.7"2.5"Larger display (+0.2")

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8100fd over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm S8100fd Fujifilm S1500 
Manual focus Dial accurate focusing

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8100fd

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S8100fd 
ReleasedFebruary 2009January 2009Same age
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kExact same display resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither includes Touch friendly display

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8100fd Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to lug around your camera, you are going to need to consider its weight and size. The Fujifilm S1500 features physical 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) and the Fujifilm S8100fd has specifications of 111mm x 78mm x 79mm (4.4" x 3.1" x 3.1") along with a weight of 405 grams (0.89 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you choose at the time. Following is the front view dimensions comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 against the Fujifilm S8100fd.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8100fd size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8100fd is 82 and 75 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8100fd top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8100fd Sensor Comparison

More often than not, its tough to visualise the contrast in sensor measurements purely by viewing specs. The visual below should provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8100fd.

As you can plainly see, each of the cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing and the identical resolution and you can expect comparable quality of pictures though you have to factor the age of the cameras into account.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8100fd sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8100fd Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8100fd Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography advice
Fujifilm S8100fd Portrait photography advice
19
no manual focus
external flash not possible
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
27
has manual focus
can't use external flash
low MP (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Street photography camera
Fujifilm S8100fd as a Street photography camera
51
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
48
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Sports photography camera
Fujifilm S8100fd as a Sports photography camera
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
max fps low (1.0 fps)
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
33
long zoom range (27-486mm 18.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
low MP (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography features
Fujifilm S8100fd Travel photography features
50
has built in flash
very long zoom (396mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (33mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
53
built-in flash
quite wide (27mm)
long reach (486mm)
does not have Timelapse function
low MP (10MP)
does not feature selfie friendly display
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Landscape photography camera
Fujifilm S8100fd as a Landscape photography camera
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (33mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.7 inch)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
lack of Timelapse recording
35
has manual focus
quite wide (27mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.5 inches)
low MP (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging highlights
Fujifilm S8100fd Vlogging highlights
23
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not great (33mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of external microphone port
24
quite wide (27mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not feature selfie friendly display
video quality not great (640 x 480 pixels)
does not have external microphone port
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8100fd Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8100fd
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Fujifilm FinePix S8100fd
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 2009-02-17 2009-01-15
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
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 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 3:2
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Max native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 64 64
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 33-396mm (12.0x) 27-486mm (18.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/2.8-4.5
Macro focusing distance 2cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inch 2.5 inch
Resolution of display 230k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0fps 1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 8.70 m (Auto ISO) 8.80 m (Auto ISO (800))
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction
Hot shoe
AEB
WB 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) 640 x 480 30 fps, 320 x 240 30 fps
Max video resolution 640x480 640x480
Video format Motion JPEG -
Microphone 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
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 345 grams (0.76 pounds) 405 grams (0.89 pounds)
Dimensions 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") 111 x 78 x 79mm (4.4" x 3.1" x 3.1")
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 feature
Storage media - xD Picturecard/SD/SDHC/MMC
Storage slots One One
Pricing at release $200 $300