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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL300

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix SL300 front
Portability
67
Imaging
38
Features
39
Overall
38

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL300 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
  • Released February 2009
Fujifilm SL300
(Full Review)
  • 14MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 1600 (Bump to 6400)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-720mm (F3.1-5.9) lens
  • 510g - 122 x 93 x 100mm
  • Announced January 2012
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Overview

Below, we are looking at the Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL300, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras and both are built by FujiFilm. There exists a sizable gap between the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and Fujifilm SL300 (14MP) but they enjoy the exact same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was announced 3 years earlier than the Fujifilm SL300 which is quite a significant difference as far as technology is concerned. Both cameras come with the identical body type (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going in to a in depth comparison, below is a quick overview of how the Fujifilm S1500 matches up against the Fujifilm SL300 in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm SL300 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm SL300 over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm SL300 Fujifilm S1500 
AnnouncedJanuary 2012February 2009Newer by 35 months
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kCrisper display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm SL300

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm SL300 
Manual focus Lack of manual focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is going to travel with your camera, you need to factor in its weight and volume. The Fujifilm S1500 has outer dimensions of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") with a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm SL300 has sizing of 122mm x 93mm x 100mm (4.8" x 3.7" x 3.9") having a weight of 510 grams (1.12 lbs).

Contrast the Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL300 in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ depending on the lens you are using at that time. Underneath is the front view scale comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 and the Fujifilm SL300.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL300 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm SL300 is 82 and 67 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL300 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it can be hard to picture the gap between sensor dimensions just by reviewing a spec sheet. The picture below will give you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm SL300.

Clearly, both of the cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different MP. You can anticipate the Fujifilm SL300 to offer greater detail with its extra 4 Megapixels. Greater resolution will allow you to crop images much more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm S1500 is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL300 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Portrait photography camera
Fujifilm SL300 as a Portrait photography camera
19
lack of manual focus
external flash not possible
sensor resolution low (10MP)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
38
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
includes face detect focusing
no manual focus
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Street photography details
Fujifilm SL300 Street photography details
51
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
43
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
more heavy than competition (510g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Sports photography camera
Fujifilm SL300 as a Sports photography camera
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
continuous shooting slow (1.0 frames/s)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
47
great zoom range (24-720mm 30.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
includes tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography features
Fujifilm SL300 Travel photography features
50
flash built-in
very long reach (396mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
wide angle not fantastic (33mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
54
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
has built in flash
decently wide (24mm)
great zoom (720mm)
no Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (510g)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm S1500
Landscape photography with Fujifilm SL300
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
can't change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not fantastic (33mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
sensor size is small (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse mode
41
decently wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count good (14 megapixels)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
does not have RAW files
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm S1500
Vlogging with Fujifilm SL300
23
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not fantastic (33mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display is not selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have microphone jack
24
decently wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
includes face detect focusing
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.1)
display isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pixels)
no microphone jack
more heavy than competition (510g)
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm SL300 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm SL300
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Fujifilm FinePix SL300
General Information
Brand FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Fujifilm FinePix SL300
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Released 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 surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 14MP
Anti aliasing 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
Lowest native ISO 64 64
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 33-396mm (12.0x) 24-720mm (30.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/3.1-5.9
Macro focus range 2cm 2cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Resolution of display 230k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Display tech - TFT color LCD monitor
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder coverage - 97 percent
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 8.70 m (Auto ISO) 7.00 m (Wide: 40 cm–7.0 m / Tele: 2.5m–3.6 m)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
White balance 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) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data 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
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 345 gr (0.76 lb) 510 gr (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 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 - 300 images
Battery format - Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA NP-85
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media - SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Retail pricing $200 $280