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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm T550

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Fujifilm FinePix T550 front
Portability
95
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
40

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm T550 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
  • Launched February 2009
Fujifilm T550
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-288mm (F) lens
  • 136g - 99 x 57 x 26mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm T550 Overview

Below is a in depth comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm T550, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both of them are manufactured by FujiFilm. There exists a huge gap among the image resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and Fujifilm T550 (16MP) but both cameras posses the same sensor size (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was announced 4 years before the Fujifilm T550 and that is a fairly significant gap as far as camera technology is concerned. The two cameras have different body design with the Fujifilm S1500 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Fujifilm T550 being a Compact camera.

Before diving straight to a in-depth comparison, here is a short view of how the Fujifilm S1500 matches up versus the Fujifilm T550 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm T550

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm T550 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm T550 over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm T550 Fujifilm S1500 
RevealedJanuary 2013February 2009More recent by 47 months
Display dimensions3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm T550

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm T550 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display resolution230k230kExact same display resolution
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch display Neither offers Touch display

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm T550 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to lug around your camera, you should consider its weight and volume. The Fujifilm S1500 offers exterior measurements of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") along with a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm T550 has sizing of 99mm x 57mm x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0") having a weight of 136 grams (0.30 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you use during that time. Following is a front view size comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 compared to the Fujifilm T550.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm T550 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm T550 is 82 and 95 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm T550 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm T550 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it can be difficult to envision the gap in sensor measurements just by viewing specifications. The visual below will help provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm T550.

Plainly, both of these cameras provide the same sensor dimensions but not the same MP. You should anticipate the Fujifilm T550 to render greater detail with its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will let you crop photos more aggressively. The older Fujifilm S1500 will be behind in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm T550 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm T550 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm T550 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography features
Fujifilm T550 Portrait photography features
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no manual focus
can't use external flash
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
35
good MP (16 megapixels)
comes with face detection focusing
no manual focus
manual exposure not possible
can't use external flash
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm S1500
Street photography with Fujifilm T550
51
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
63
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition (136g)
screen does not articulate
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Sports photography camera
Fujifilm T550 as a Sports photography camera
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect autofocus
45
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
comes with tracking autofocus
no shutter priority
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm S1500
Travel photography with Fujifilm T550
50
built-in flash
great zoom (396mm)
does not have Time Lapse recording
low megapixels (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (33mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
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lighter than competition (136 grams)
good MP (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
decently wide (24mm)
long zoom (288mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
no Timelapse recording
does not offer selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography information
Fujifilm T550 Landscape photography information
26
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (33mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW support
does not have Time Lapse recording
48
decently wide (24mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
screen size is good (3")
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
no manual focus
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
manual exposure not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW files
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Vlogging camera
Fujifilm T550 as a Vlogging camera
23
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not good (33mm)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
low res video (640 x 480 pxls)
does not have external mic socket
35
decently wide (24mm)
fast maximum aperture (f)
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focusing
lighter than competition (136 grams)
does not offer selfie friendly display
video quality not great (1280 x 720 resolution)
no external microphone socket
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm T550 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm T550
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Fujifilm FinePix T550
General Information
Brand FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Fujifilm FinePix T550
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Launched 2009-02-17 2013-01-07
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
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 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3440
Highest native ISO 6400 3200
Min native ISO 64 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 33-396mm (12.0x) 24-288mm (12.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.0 -
Macro focus distance 2cm -
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7" 3"
Display resolution 230k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Features
Min shutter speed 8 secs 8 secs
Max shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 8.70 m (Auto ISO) -
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction -
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
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 format Motion JPEG H.264, Motion JPEG
Microphone port
Headphone port
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 proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 345 gr (0.76 pounds) 136 gr (0.30 pounds)
Physical dimensions 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") 99 x 57 x 26mm (3.9" x 2.2" x 1.0")
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 model 4 x AA -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at release $200 $160