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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8600

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S8600 front
Portability
76
Imaging
40
Features
41
Overall
40

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8600 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 S8600
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-900mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 450g - 121 x 81 x 65mm
  • Announced January 2014
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8600 Overview

Here is a detailed assessment of the Fujifilm S1500 versus Fujifilm S8600, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both of them are designed by FujiFilm. There exists a sizeable gap among the image resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and Fujifilm S8600 (16MP) but they come with the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was revealed 5 years earlier than the Fujifilm S8600 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going in to a thorough comparison, below is a simple summary of how the Fujifilm S1500 matches up vs the Fujifilm S8600 for portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm S8600

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S8600 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S8600 over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm S8600 Fujifilm S1500 
AnnouncedJanuary 2014February 2009Fresher by 59 months
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8600

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S8600 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8600 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to carry your camera frequently, you will need to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm S1500 has got external 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 S8600 has dimensions of 121mm x 81mm x 65mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 2.6") accompanied by a weight of 450 grams (0.99 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you have attached at that moment. Below is the front view scale comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 against the Fujifilm S8600.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8600 size comparison

Looking at dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8600 is 82 and 76 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8600 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8600 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it is very hard to imagine the difference in sensor sizing just by going through specs. The visual underneath will offer you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8600.

All in all, both of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but different MP. You should anticipate the Fujifilm S8600 to show more detail because of its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos a little more aggressively. The older Fujifilm S1500 will be behind in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8600 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8600 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8600 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography details
Fujifilm S8600 Portrait photography details
19
manual focus not available
can't use external flash
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
37
megapixel count good (16MP)
offers face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
can't use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Street photography information
Fujifilm S8600 Street photography information
51
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
49
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Sports photography details
Fujifilm S8600 Sports photography details
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
max frames per second very slow (1.0 fps)
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
55
incredible zoom range (25-900mm 36.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16MP)
offers tracking autofocus
good battery pack (410 per charge)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography information
Fujifilm S8600 Travel photography information
50
has built in flash
very long zoom (396mm)
no Time Lapse recording
low resolution sensor (10 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
wide angle not great (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
63
good battery pack (410 shots)
megapixel count good (16MP)
flash built-in
relatively wide (25mm)
long reach (900mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography info
Fujifilm S8600 Landscape photography info
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inch)
low resolution sensor (10MP)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
no Time Lapse recording
46
relatively wide (25mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (16MP)
good battery pack (410 per charge)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
lack of Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging details
Fujifilm S8600 Vlogging details
23
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not great (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
no mic support
27
relatively wide (25mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
offers face detection focusing
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
display is not selfie friendly
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
lack of external mic port
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S8600 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S8600
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Fujifilm FinePix S8600
General Information
Make FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Fujifilm FinePix S8600
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2009-02-17 2014-01-06
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 area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 16MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 33-396mm (12.0x) 25-900mm (36.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focusing distance 2cm 7cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display technology - TFT LCD
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 8.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 8.70 m (Auto ISO) 6.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow synchro
External flash
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 345 gr (0.76 pounds) 450 gr (0.99 pounds)
Dimensions 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") 121 x 81 x 65mm (4.8" x 3.2" x 2.6")
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 - 410 images
Type of battery - AA
Battery ID 4 x AA 3 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage - SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Retail cost $200 $200