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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9200

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S9200 front
Portability
61
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9200 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 S9200
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
  • Revealed January 2014
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9200 Overview

Its time to take a deeper look at the Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9200, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and they are both manufactured by FujiFilm. There is a crucial difference between the image resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and Fujifilm S9200 (16MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was introduced 5 years earlier than the Fujifilm S9200 which is quite a serious gap as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before diving right into a thorough comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the Fujifilm S1500 matches up versus the Fujifilm S9200 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm S9200

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S9200 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S9200 over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm S9200 Fujifilm S1500 
RevealedJanuary 2014February 2009More modern by 59 months
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9200

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S9200 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Missing Touch friendly display

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9200 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to carry around your camera frequently, you're going to have to take into account its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm S1500 has outside measurements of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") with a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs) and the Fujifilm S9200 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).

See the Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9200 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you select at that moment. Here is a front view proportions comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 compared to the Fujifilm S9200.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9200 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9200 is 82 and 61 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9200 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9200 Sensor Comparison

Usually, its hard to imagine the difference between sensor sizes just by reviewing a spec sheet. The pic below will help offer you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9200.

Clearly, both the cameras feature the identical sensor size but different MP. You should expect to see the Fujifilm S9200 to offer you more detail using its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also enable you to crop photos way more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm S1500 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9200 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9200 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9200 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography highlights
Fujifilm S9200 Portrait photography highlights
19
no manual focus
can't use external flash
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
37
MP count good (16MP)
offers face detection autofocus
lack of manual focus
cannot use external flash
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm S1500
Street photography with Fujifilm S9200
51
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
41
built in image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
more heavy than average in class (670g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Sports photography camera
Fujifilm S9200 as a Sports photography camera
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
55
incredible zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
better than average battery life (500 per charge)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm S1500
Travel photography with Fujifilm S9200
50
flash built-in
long reach (396mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (33mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
54
better than average battery life (500 shots)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
quite wide (24mm)
very long reach (1200mm)
missing Timelapse mode
more heavy than average in class (670g)
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Landscape photography camera
Fujifilm S9200 as a Landscape photography camera
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (33mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
44
quite wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
better than average battery life (500 CIPA)
lack of manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
sensor is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging details
Fujifilm S9200 Vlogging details
23
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not fantastic (33mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is not selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 pixels)
doesn't have mic jack
26
quite wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection autofocus
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
display is not selfie friendly
missing external microphone support
more heavy than average in class (670g)
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9200 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9200
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Fujifilm FinePix S9200
General Information
Company FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Fujifilm FinePix S9200
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2009-02-17 2014-01-06
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD 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 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 6400 12800
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 33-396mm (12.0x) 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Highest aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focusing distance 2cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 201k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 97 percent
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8s 8s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1700s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 8.70 m (Auto ISO) 7.00 m
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow synchro
Hot shoe
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) 1920 x 1080 (60i), 1280 x 960 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone 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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 345 grams (0.76 lbs) 670 grams (1.48 lbs)
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 - 500 pictures
Battery style - AA
Battery ID 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage - SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Price at release $200 $300