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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL240

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix SL240 front
Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
38

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL240 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 SL240
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Expand to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-576mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Introduced January 2012
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL240 Overview

Lets look closer at the Fujifilm S1500 versus Fujifilm SL240, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are produced by FujiFilm. There exists a considerable gap between the resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and Fujifilm SL240 (14MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor sizing (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was manufactured 3 years prior to the Fujifilm SL240 and that is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going through a detailed comparison, below is a concise synopsis of how the Fujifilm S1500 grades vs the Fujifilm SL240 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm SL240

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm SL240 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL240 over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm SL240 Fujifilm S1500 
IntroducedJanuary 2012February 2009More recent by 35 months
Screen dimension3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kClearer screen (+230k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm SL240

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm SL240 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Neither provides Touch friendly screen

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL240 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to lug around your camera frequently, you will need to factor its weight and size. The Fujifilm S1500 provides outside dimensions of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") accompanied by a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs) and the Fujifilm SL240 has specifications of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") with a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs).

Examine the Fujifilm S1500 versus Fujifilm SL240 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you are using at that moment. Underneath is the front view over all size comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 vs the Fujifilm SL240.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL240 size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm SL240 is 82 and 67 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL240 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL240 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very difficult to picture the gap between sensor measurements only by reading through specs. The graphic below might offer you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm SL240.

All in all, both of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements albeit different megapixels. You can expect the Fujifilm SL240 to resolve more detail due to its extra 4MP. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop pictures much more aggressively. The older Fujifilm S1500 is going to be disadvantaged with regard to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL240 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL240 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL240 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm S1500
Portrait photography with Fujifilm SL240
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focusing manually not possible
external flash not possible
MP count low (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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resolution is good (14 megapixels)
comes with face detect autofocus
lack of manual focus
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Street photography info
Fujifilm SL240 Street photography info
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
more heavy than competitors (510 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Sports photography advice
Fujifilm SL240 Sports photography advice
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames per second)
MP count low (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
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incredible zoom range (24-576mm 24.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14MP)
comes with tracking focus
max frames per second very slow (1.0 frames/s)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm S1500
Travel photography with Fujifilm SL240
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built-in flash
great zoom (396mm)
missing Timelapse function
MP count low (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not great (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
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resolution is good (14MP)
flash built-in
relatively wide (24mm)
long reach (576mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
more heavy than competitors (510g)
does not contain selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography advice
Fujifilm SL240 Landscape photography advice
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
cannot switch lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.7")
MP count low (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
missing Timelapse function
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relatively wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3")
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (14MP)
lack of manual focus
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Vlogging camera
Fujifilm SL240 as a Vlogging camera
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has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not great (33mm)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
missing external microphone port
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relatively wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detect autofocus
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)
does not contain selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of microphone jack
more heavy than competitors (510g)
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL240 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm SL240
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Fujifilm FinePix SL240
General Information
Make FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model type Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Fujifilm FinePix SL240
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Introduced 2009-02-17 2012-01-05
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
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 14 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4288 x 3216
Highest native ISO 6400 1600
Highest enhanced ISO - 6400
Min native ISO 64 64
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 33-396mm (12.0x) 24-576mm (24.0x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focusing range 2cm 2cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 97 percent
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames/s 1.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 8.70 m (Auto ISO) 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm�7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m�3.6 m)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AE bracketing
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) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
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 seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 345 grams (0.76 lb) 510 grams (1.12 lb)
Dimensions 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") 122 x 93 x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9")
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 - 300 images
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery ID 4 x AA NP-85
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage - SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots Single Single
Retail pricing $200 $280