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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8500

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S8500 front
Portability
61
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
40

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8500 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
  • Introduced February 2009
Fujifilm S8500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1/7000s Maximum Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1104mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Launched January 2013
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8500 Overview

Let's look much closer at the Fujifilm S1500 versus Fujifilm S8500, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and they are both sold by FujiFilm. There is a noticeable difference between the resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and Fujifilm S8500 (16MP) but they possess the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The Fujifilm S1500 was released 4 years earlier than the Fujifilm S8500 and that is quite a sizable difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go through a complete comparison, below is a brief view of how the Fujifilm S1500 grades versus the Fujifilm S8500 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm S8500

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S8500 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8500 over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm S8500 Fujifilm S1500 
LaunchedJanuary 2013February 2009Fresher by 47 months
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8500

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S8500 
Focus manually No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen
Touch screen Missing Touch screen

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8500 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is looking to carry your camera often, you will need to factor in its weight and volume. The Fujifilm S1500 enjoys external dimensions of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") and a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm S8500 has sizing of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") accompanied by a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs).

Compare the Fujifilm S1500 versus Fujifilm S8500 in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have chosen at the time. The following is the front view overall size comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 vs the Fujifilm S8500.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8500 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8500 is 82 and 61 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8500 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8500 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its tough to visualize the contrast between sensor sizing only by looking at technical specs. The visual here will provide you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8500.

As you have seen, each of these cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different resolution. You can count on the Fujifilm S8500 to resolve more detail as a result of its extra 6MP. Higher resolution can also help you crop shots far more aggressively. The older Fujifilm S1500 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8500 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8500 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography advice
Fujifilm S8500 Portrait photography advice
19
no manual focus
cannot use external flash
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
32
resolution is good (16MP)
manual focus not available
external flash not possible
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Street photography details
Fujifilm S8500 Street photography details
51
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
41
image stabilization (Optical)
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
heavier than average (670g)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm S1500
Sports photography with Fujifilm S8500
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
megapixel count low (10MP)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
53
great zoom range (24-1104mm 46.0 x zoom)
maximum shutter speed is high (1/7,000s)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm S1500
Travel photography with Fujifilm S8500
50
built-in flash
long reach (396mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
megapixel count low (10MP)
does not contain selfie friendly display
wide angle not the best (33mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
52
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
decently wide (24mm)
great zoom (1104mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
heavier than average (670g)
does not have a selfie friendly display
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm S1500
Landscape photography with Fujifilm S8500
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (33mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7")
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW support
lack of Time Lapse recording
42
decently wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
resolution is good (16 megapixels)
manual focus not available
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging advice
Fujifilm S8500 Vlogging advice
23
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not the best (33mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
does not contain selfie friendly display
low quality video (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of mic jack
24
decently wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
does not have a selfie friendly display
doesn't have mic support
heavier than average (670g)
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8500
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Fujifilm FinePix S8500
General Information
Make FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Fujifilm FinePix S8500
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 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 dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 -
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 12800
Minimum native ISO 64 64
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 33-396mm (12.0x) 24-1104mm (46.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focus distance 2cm 0cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display technology - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 200k dots
Features
Min shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/7000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 8.70 m (Auto ISO) -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction -
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
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) 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 Motion JPEG
Mic 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 pounds) 670g (1.48 pounds)
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 feature
Storage type - SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail pricing $200 $500