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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9400W

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S9400W front
Portability
61
Imaging
40
Features
44
Overall
41

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9400W Key Specs

Fujifilm S1500
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • 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 S9400W
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 670g - 123 x 87 x 116mm
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9400W Overview

Let's look a bit more in depth at the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9400W, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both are offered by FujiFilm. There is a noticeable difference among the resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and Fujifilm S9400W (16MP) but they come with the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was introduced 5 years before the Fujifilm S9400W which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of these cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before we go in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a short summary of how the Fujifilm S1500 scores vs the Fujifilm S9400W when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm S9400W

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S9400W 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S9400W over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm S9400W Fujifilm S1500 
RevealedJanuary 2014February 2009Newer by 59 months
Screen sizing3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kClearer screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9400W

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S9400W 
Focus manually Lack of manual focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch screen Lack of Touch screen

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9400W Physical Comparison

For anybody who is intending to travel with your camera regularly, you'll have to factor in its weight and volume. The Fujifilm S1500 features outer measurements of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") accompanied by a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm S9400W has sizing of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") with a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs).

Contrast the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9400W in our newest Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Don't forget, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you have chosen at the time. Here is the front view overall size comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 vs the Fujifilm S9400W.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9400W size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9400W is 82 and 61 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9400W top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9400W Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its tough to visualise the difference in sensor dimensions merely by seeing technical specs. The image here may provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9400W.

As you have seen, both cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same megapixels. You can count on the Fujifilm S9400W to provide greater detail using its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also allow you to crop shots far more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm S1500 will be disadvantaged in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9400W sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9400W Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9400W Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm S1500
Portrait photography with Fujifilm S9400W
19
lack of manual focus
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
37
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
features face detection focusing
focusing manually not possible
external flash not possible
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Street photography camera
Fujifilm S9400W as a Street photography camera
51
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no articulating screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
41
image stabilization (Optical)
screen is fixed
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
more heavy than competitors in class (670 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Sports photography information
Fujifilm S9400W Sports photography information
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
low megapixels (10MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
55
incredible zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
features tracking autofocus
good battery pack (500 per charge)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Travel photography camera
Fujifilm S9400W as a Travel photography camera
50
has built in flash
very long zoom (396mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
low megapixels (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
54
good battery pack (500 shots)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
rather wide (24mm)
long zoom (1200mm)
doesn't have Timelapse function
more heavy than competitors in class (670g)
screen isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm S1500
Landscape photography with Fujifilm S9400W
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse function
44
rather wide (24mm)
decent sized screen (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
good battery pack (500 per charge)
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
no RAW support
doesn't have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging info
Fujifilm S9400W Vlogging info
23
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not good (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
video quality not great (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have mic support
26
rather wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
slow maximum aperture (f2.9)
screen isn't selfie friendly
doesn't have external microphone port
more heavy than competitors in class (670 grams)
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9400W Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9400W
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Fujifilm FinePix S9400W
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Fujifilm FinePix S9400W
Class 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 CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 16MP
Anti aliasing 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 data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 33-396mm (12.0x) 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focus range 2cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7" 3"
Resolution of screen 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen tech - TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 201k dot
Viewfinder coverage - 97 percent
Features
Min shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/1700 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 8.70 m (Auto ISO) 7.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow synchro
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
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 file format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 345 grams (0.76 lb) 670 grams (1.48 lb)
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 life - 500 photos
Battery form - AA
Battery model 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
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at release $200 $330