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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9800

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Fujifilm S9800 front
Portability
61
Imaging
41
Features
46
Overall
43

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9800 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
  • Announced February 2009
Fujifilm S9800
(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
  • Released January 2015
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9800 Overview

Below is a complete review of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9800, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both of them are created by FujiFilm. There exists a sizeable gap among the resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and Fujifilm S9800 (16MP) but both cameras posses the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

Photography Glossary

The Fujifilm S1500 was brought out 6 years earlier than the Fujifilm S9800 and that is a fairly large gap as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before getting straight to a comprehensive comparison, here is a quick introduction of how the Fujifilm S1500 scores vs the Fujifilm S9800 with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm S9800

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S9800 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S9800 over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm S9800 Fujifilm S1500 
ReleasedJanuary 2015February 2009More recent by 71 months
Screen size3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution460k230kCrisper screen (+230k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9800

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S9800 
Manually focus Lack of manual focusing
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Touch screen Neither offers Touch screen

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9800 Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to lug around your camera frequently, you need to factor in its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm S1500 offers 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 S9800 has proportions of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") with a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs).

Analyze the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9800 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you choose during that time. Following is a front view dimensions comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 compared to the Fujifilm S9800.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9800 size comparison

Considering dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9800 is 82 and 61 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9800 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9800 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its difficult to imagine the contrast in sensor measurements simply by looking through specifications. The graphic underneath might offer you a more clear sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9800.

Plainly, both of those cameras feature the identical sensor size albeit different resolution. You should expect the Fujifilm S9800 to provide you with more detail having its extra 6 Megapixels. Higher resolution can also make it easier to crop photographs way more aggressively. The older Fujifilm S1500 will be behind in sensor tech.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9800 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9800 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9800 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography advice
Fujifilm S9800 Portrait photography advice
19
focusing manually not possible
no external flash support
low MP (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
37
good MP (16 megapixels)
has face detection focus
lack of manual focus
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Street photography features
Fujifilm S9800 Street photography features
51
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
41
has image stabilization (Optical)
no moving screen
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
heavier than others in class (670 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm S1500
Sports photography with Fujifilm S9800
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low fps (1.0 frames/s)
low MP (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
53
amazing zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
has tracking autofocus
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm S1500
Travel photography with Fujifilm S9800
50
built-in flash
great zoom (396mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
low MP (10 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (33mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
57
good MP (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
selfie friendly screen
quite wide (24mm)
long zoom (1200mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
heavier than others in class (670g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Landscape photography camera
Fujifilm S9800 as a Landscape photography camera
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (33mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7")
low MP (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
lack of RAW files
lack of Timelapse mode
42
quite wide (24mm)
nice screen size (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
lack of manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging highlights
Fujifilm S9800 Vlogging highlights
23
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not good (33mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (640 x 480 pxls)
lack of external microphone jack
57
quite wide (24mm)
selfie friendly screen
has image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
lack of external mic support
heavier than others in class (670 grams)
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9800 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9800
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Fujifilm S9800
General Information
Make FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Fujifilm S9800
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2009-02-17 2015-01-14
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 12800
Minimum native ISO 64 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens mounting type 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 7cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display sizing 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 920 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 97%
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8s 8s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/1700s
Continuous shooting rate 1.0fps 10.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 8.70 m (Auto ISO) 7.00 m (with Auto ISO)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (6oi), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG H.264
Mic 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
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 345 grams (0.76 lbs) 670 grams (1.48 lbs)
Physical 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 All around 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 shots
Type of battery - Battery Pack
Battery model 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage - SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Cost at launch $200 $299