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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8300

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S8300 front
Portability
61
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8300 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
  • Launched February 2009
Fujifilm S8300
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/7000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1008mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8300 Overview

Here is a extensive comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 versus Fujifilm S8300, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both built by FujiFilm. There exists a sizable gap among the resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and Fujifilm S8300 (16MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor measurements (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was manufactured 4 years before the Fujifilm S8300 and that is a fairly significant difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going right into a detailed comparison, here is a short overview of how the Fujifilm S1500 scores versus the Fujifilm S8300 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm S8300

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S8300 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8300 over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm S8300 Fujifilm S1500 
RevealedJanuary 2013February 2009Fresher by 47 months
Focus manually Very accurate focusing
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8300

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S8300 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Missing Touch friendly screen

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8300 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to carry your camera, you will want to factor in its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm S1500 offers exterior dimensions of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") having a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs) while the Fujifilm S8300 has dimensions of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") along with a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you are working with at the time. The following is a front view scale comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 compared to the Fujifilm S8300.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8300 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8300 is 82 and 61 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8300 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8300 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is hard to picture the difference in sensor sizing merely by seeing specs. The visual here will offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8300.

As you can plainly see, both of those cameras come with the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You can expect the Fujifilm S8300 to produce extra detail due to its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will help you crop shots a good deal more aggressively. The older Fujifilm S1500 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8300 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8300 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography advice
Fujifilm S8300 Portrait photography advice
19
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
40
you can focus manually
good resolution (16MP)
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm S1500
Street photography with Fujifilm S8300
51
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
41
has image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
more heavy than competitors in class (670g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm S1500
Sports photography with Fujifilm S8300
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect auto focus
53
great zoom range (24-1008mm 42.0 x zoom)
max shutter speed is good (1/7,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16 megapixels)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Travel photography camera
Fujifilm S8300 as a Travel photography camera
50
has built in flash
long zoom (396mm)
lack of Timelapse function
sensor resolution low (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
52
good resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
fairly wide (24mm)
great zoom (1008mm)
missing Timelapse mode
more heavy than competitors in class (670 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography advice
Fujifilm S8300 Landscape photography advice
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
lack of Timelapse function
47
you can focus manually
fairly wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good resolution (16MP)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm S1500
Vlogging with Fujifilm S8300
23
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not great (33mm)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of microphone port
24
fairly wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
missing external microphone socket
more heavy than competitors in class (670g)
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8300
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Fujifilm FinePix S8300
General Information
Company FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Fujifilm FinePix S8300
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2009-02-17 2013-01-07
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 -
Max resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 6400 12800
Min native ISO 64 64
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
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) 24-1008mm (42.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focus range 2cm 0cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 200 thousand dots
Features
Min shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/7000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 8.70 m (Auto ISO) -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction -
External flash
AE bracketing
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) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
Max video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 345 grams (0.76 pounds) 670 grams (1.48 pounds)
Physical dimensions 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") 123 x 87 x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6")
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 type - SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $200 $200