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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL1000

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix SL1000 front
Portability
61
Imaging
40
Features
53
Overall
45

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL1000 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
  • Introduced February 2009
Fujifilm SL1000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 659g - 123 x 89 x 123mm
  • Released January 2013
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL1000 Overview

On this page, we are contrasting the Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL1000, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both of them are designed by FujiFilm. There is a substantial difference between the image resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and Fujifilm SL1000 (16MP) but both cameras have the same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was introduced 4 years earlier than the Fujifilm SL1000 and that is quite a big difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of the cameras have the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before diving straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a brief synopsis of how the Fujifilm S1500 grades vs the Fujifilm SL1000 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

Photography Glossary
	
	

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm SL1000

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm SL1000 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL1000 over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm SL1000 Fujifilm S1500 
ReleasedJanuary 2013February 2009More recent by 47 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution920k230kCrisper display (+690k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm SL1000

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm SL1000 
Focus manually Lack of manual focusing
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch display Missing Touch display

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL1000 Physical Comparison

For those who are planning to lug around your camera often, you'll need to think about its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm S1500 has got physical 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 SL1000 has proportions of 123mm x 89mm x 123mm (4.8" x 3.5" x 4.8") with a weight of 659 grams (1.45 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you select at the time. The following is a front view measurements comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 vs the Fujifilm SL1000.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL1000 size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm SL1000 is 82 and 61 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL1000 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL1000 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is hard to visualise the gap between sensor measurements simply by going over specifications. The graphic here will help give you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm SL1000.

To sum up, both cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same megapixels. You can anticipate the Fujifilm SL1000 to offer extra detail using its extra 6 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also let you crop pics more aggressively. The older Fujifilm S1500 is going to be behind with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL1000 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL1000 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL1000 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography details
Fujifilm SL1000 Portrait photography details
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manual focus not available
external flash not possible
low resolution (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
44
megapixel count decent (16MP)
delivers RAW formats
manual focus not available
small sensor (1/2.3")
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Street photography information
Fujifilm SL1000 Street photography information
51
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
56
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Optical)
delivers RAW formats
small sensor (1/2.3")
more heavy than competition in class (659 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm S1500
Sports photography with Fujifilm SL1000
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
max fps low (1.0 fps)
low resolution (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no phase detect autofocus
53
incredible zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
good battery life (350 per charge)
small sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography highlights
Fujifilm SL1000 Travel photography highlights
50
flash built-in
long reach (396mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
low resolution (10MP)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not the best (33mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
54
good battery life (350 per charge)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
really wide (24mm)
very long reach (1200mm)
does not have Timelapse function
more heavy than competition in class (659g)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm S1500
Landscape photography with Fujifilm SL1000
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
can't swap lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (33mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7")
low resolution (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
does not have Timelapse mode
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really wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
delivers RAW formats
good battery life (350 shots)
manual focus not available
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging advice
Fujifilm SL1000 Vlogging advice
23
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not the best (33mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 pixels)
does not have microphone port
24
really wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f2.9)
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have external microphone support
more heavy than competition in class (659 grams)
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL1000 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm SL1000
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Fujifilm FinePix SL1000
Class 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 measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias 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 photos
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support 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 0cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen size 2.7 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 230k dots 920k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen tech - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 920k dots
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1700s
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per sec 10.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 8.70 m (Auto ISO) -
Flash options Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction -
Hot shoe
AEB
WB 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), 1280 x 720 (30fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 640 x 480 (120, 30fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
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 gr (0.76 lb) 659 gr (1.45 lb)
Physical dimensions 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") 123 x 89 x 123mm (4.8" x 3.5" x 4.8")
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 - 350 images
Form of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID 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 One One
Price at release $200 $600