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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8400W

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S8400W front
Portability
61
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8400W 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 S8400W
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1056mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Introduced March 2013
Photography Glossary

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8400W Overview

Here, we are contrasting the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8400W, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and they are both manufactured by FujiFilm. There exists a substantial gap among the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and Fujifilm S8400W (16MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was introduced 5 years prior to the Fujifilm S8400W which is a fairly big difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going straight to a thorough comparison, here is a concise highlight of how the Fujifilm S1500 grades against the Fujifilm S8400W when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm S8400W

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S8400W 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8400W over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm S8400W Fujifilm S1500 
IntroducedMarch 2013February 2009More modern by 49 months
Manual focus Very precise focus
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8400W

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S8400W 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither offers Touch friendly display

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8400W Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to carry around your camera often, you will have to consider its weight and size. The Fujifilm S1500 offers physical 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 S8400W has specifications of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") along with a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs).

Check the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8400W in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you are using at that moment. The following is a front view sizing comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 versus the Fujifilm S8400W.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8400W size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8400W is 82 and 61 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8400W top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8400W Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is hard to imagine the gap in sensor sizes just by researching a spec sheet. The pic underneath might offer you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8400W.

Clearly, both of those cameras come with the identical sensor size but different resolution. You can anticipate the Fujifilm S8400W to result in more detail using its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop photos a good deal more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm S1500 will be behind in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8400W sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8400W Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8400W Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography info
Fujifilm S8400W Portrait photography info
19
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
low MP (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
40
has manual focus
good MP (16MP)
no external flash support
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Street photography details
Fujifilm S8400W Street photography details
51
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
41
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
more heavy than average (670g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm S1500
Sports photography with Fujifilm S8400W
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
low MP (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
53
great zoom range (24-1056mm 44.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
supports tracking autofocus
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography information
Fujifilm S8400W Travel photography information
50
flash built-in
long zoom (396mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
low MP (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
52
good MP (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
decently wide (24mm)
very long reach (1056mm)
no Timelapse function
more heavy than average (670 grams)
does not posses selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography highlights
Fujifilm S8400W Landscape photography highlights
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inches)
low MP (10MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
47
has manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3")
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW support
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging highlights
Fujifilm S8400W Vlogging highlights
23
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not great (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have mic port
24
decently wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
does not posses selfie friendly display
no external microphone socket
more heavy than average (670g)
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8400W Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8400W
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Fujifilm FinePix S8400W
General Information
Company FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Fujifilm FinePix S8400W
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2009-02-17 2013-03-22
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 10MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 -
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 12800
Min native ISO 64 64
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 33-396mm (12.0x) 24-1056mm (44.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focusing range 2cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 201 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 97%
Features
Min shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1700 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 8.70 m (Auto ISO) 7.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
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) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 345 gr (0.76 lb) 670 gr (1.48 lb)
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 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 life - 300 photographs
Form of battery - AA
Battery ID 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) -
Time lapse shooting
Storage type - SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots Single Single
Retail pricing $200 $300