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Fujifilm S1500 vs Nikon B500

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Nikon Coolpix B500 front
Portability
68
Imaging
41
Features
50
Overall
44

Fujifilm S1500 vs Nikon B500 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
Nikon B500
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 23-900mm (F3.0-6.5) lens
  • 541g - 114 x 78 x 95mm
  • Launched February 2016
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Nikon B500 Overview

Below is a thorough analysis of the Fujifilm S1500 and Nikon B500, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by brands FujiFilm and Nikon. There exists a significant gap between the resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and B500 (16MP) but both cameras offer the identical sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was launched 8 years before the B500 and that is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. Both the cameras feature the same body design (SLR-like (bridge)).

Before getting into a in depth comparison, here is a concise overview of how the Fujifilm S1500 grades vs the B500 with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Nikon B500

 Fujifilm S1500 B500 

Reasons to pick Nikon B500 over the Fujifilm S1500

 B500 Fujifilm S1500 
LaunchedFebruary 2016February 2009More recent by 85 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display size3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution921k230kSharper display (+691k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Nikon B500

 Fujifilm S1500 B500 
Manual focus No manual focusing
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch display Neither comes with Touch display

Fujifilm S1500 vs Nikon B500 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to lug around your camera frequently, you're going to have to take into account its weight and size. The Fujifilm S1500 comes with outside dimensions of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") having a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs) while the Nikon B500 has specifications of 114mm x 78mm x 95mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7") accompanied by a weight of 541 grams (1.19 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have attached during that time. Following is a front view scale comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 vs the B500.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Nikon B500 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm S1500 and B500 is 82 and 68 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Nikon B500 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Nikon B500 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very tough to envision the difference between sensor measurements only by reading technical specs. The photograph here should provide you a stronger sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm S1500 and B500.

As you have seen, each of the cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same resolution. You should expect to see the Nikon B500 to deliver more detail utilizing its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will let you crop images way more aggressively. The older Fujifilm S1500 is going to be behind with regard to sensor tech.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Nikon B500 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Nikon B500 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Nikon B500 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography features
Nikon B500 Portrait photography features
19
lack of manual focus
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
37
MP count good (16MP)
comes with face detection focusing
lack of manual focus
no external flash support
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Street photography features
Nikon B500 Street photography features
51
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
52
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Optical)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
more heavy than competitors (541g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Sports photography info
Nikon B500 Sports photography info
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames per second)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect auto focus
51
long zoom range (23-900mm 39.1 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking autofocus
great battery pack (600 per charge)
no shutter priority
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Travel photography camera
Nikon B500 as a Travel photography camera
50
flash built-in
great zoom (396mm)
missing Timelapse function
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
wide angle not great (33mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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great battery pack (600 shots)
supports bluetooth
MP count good (16MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (23mm)
great zoom (900mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
more heavy than competitors (541 grams)
does not feature selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography factors
Nikon B500 Landscape photography factors
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
cannot swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (33mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7")
sensor resolution low (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
missing Timelapse function
45
fairly wide (23mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16MP)
great battery pack (600 per charge)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
no RAW format
lack of Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging advice
Nikon B500 Vlogging advice
23
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not great (33mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
video resolution low (640 x 480 resolution)
missing microphone socket
27
fairly wide (23mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
comes with face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
sluggish max aperture (f3.0)
does not feature selfie friendly display
lack of external microphone port
more heavy than competitors (541 grams)
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Nikon B500 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Nikon B500
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Nikon Coolpix B500
General Information
Company FujiFilm Nikon
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Nikon Coolpix B500
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2009-02-17 2016-02-23
Body design SLR-like (bridge) SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
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 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 4:3
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 6400 3200
Lowest native ISO 64 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 33-396mm (12.0x) 23-900mm (39.1x)
Largest aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/3.0-6.5
Macro focus range 2cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display diagonal 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dot 921k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Features
Min shutter speed 8 seconds 1 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 1.0 frames per sec 7.4 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 8.70 m (Auto ISO) 6.90 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction -
External flash
AEB
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) 1920 x 1080 (60i, 50i, 30p, 25p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p), 640 x 480 (30p, 25p)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 345 gr (0.76 lbs) 541 gr (1.19 lbs)
Physical dimensions 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") 114 x 78 x 95mm (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7")
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 - 600 photos
Battery form - AA
Battery model 4 x AA 4 x AA
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage - SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Pricing at release $200 $300