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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9900w

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Fujifilm S9900w front
Portability
61
Imaging
41
Features
51
Overall
45

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9900w 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
  • Revealed February 2009
Fujifilm S9900w
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • 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 S9900w Overview

Let's look more in depth at the Fujifilm S1500 versus Fujifilm S9900w, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras and both of them are designed by FujiFilm. There exists a noticeable gap among the image resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and Fujifilm S9900w (16MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was brought out 6 years before the Fujifilm S9900w which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before going into a full comparison, here is a simple summary of how the Fujifilm S1500 scores vs the Fujifilm S9900w when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Fujifilm S9900w

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S9900w 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S9900w over the Fujifilm S1500

 Fujifilm S9900w Fujifilm S1500 
ReleasedJanuary 2015February 2009Newer by 71 months
Focus manually Very accurate focusing
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9900w

 Fujifilm S1500 Fujifilm S9900w 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Touch friendly display Neither provides Touch friendly display

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9900w Physical Comparison

When you are going to travel with your camera often, you have to take into account its weight and volume. The Fujifilm S1500 provides exterior measurements of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") with a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs) while the Fujifilm S9900w has sizing of 123mm x 87mm x 116mm (4.8" x 3.4" x 4.6") accompanied by a weight of 670 grams (1.48 lbs).

Check out the Fujifilm S1500 versus Fujifilm S9900w in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary depending on the lens you have chosen at that moment. Underneath is a front view dimensions comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 against the Fujifilm S9900w.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9900w size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9900w is 82 and 61 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9900w top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9900w Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is difficult to visualise the difference in sensor dimensions just by seeing specs. The picture underneath may provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9900w.

All in all, each of these cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same MP. You can expect to see the Fujifilm S9900w to show extra detail having its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will also let you crop photos way more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm S1500 will be disadvantaged in sensor technology.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9900w sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9900w Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9900w Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography highlights
Fujifilm S9900w Portrait photography highlights
19
focusing manually not possible
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
44
focusing manually
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
offers face detection focus
can't use external flash
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
Photography Glossary

Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm S1500
Street photography with Fujifilm S9900w
51
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen does not articulate
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
41
image stabilization (Optical)
fixed screen
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
heavier than competition in class (670 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Sports photography camera
Fujifilm S9900w as a Sports photography camera
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
low megapixels (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
53
incredible zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
offers tracking autofocus
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography advice
Fujifilm S9900w Travel photography advice
50
flash built-in
very long reach (396mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
wide angle not the best (33mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
61
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
screen is selfie friendly
reasonably wide (24mm)
long zoom (1200mm)
heavier than competition in class (670 grams)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography highlights
Fujifilm S9900w Landscape photography highlights
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
focusing manually not possible
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not the best (33mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
low megapixels (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
no RAW files
lack of Timelapse recording
50
focusing manually
reasonably wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
very small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging advice
Fujifilm S9900w Vlogging advice
23
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not the best (33mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
low quality video (640 x 480 resolution)
lack of external microphone socket
57
reasonably wide (24mm)
screen is selfie friendly
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.9)
does not have external mic socket
heavier than competition in class (670g)
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Fujifilm S9900w Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Fujifilm S9900w
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Fujifilm S9900w
General Information
Make FujiFilm FujiFilm
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Fujifilm S9900w
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 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
Lowest native ISO 64 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 33-396mm (12.0x) 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/2.9-6.5
Macro focus range 2cm 7cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.7 inch 3 inch
Screen resolution 230 thousand dots 460 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 920 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage - 97%
Features
Slowest shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/1700 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 1.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
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 options Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction Auto, flash on, flash off, slow synchro
External flash
AE bracketing
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 (6oi), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
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 345g (0.76 lbs) 670g (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 pictures
Battery type - 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
Storage type - SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots Single Single
Launch pricing $200 $719