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Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS35

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35 front
Portability
89
Imaging
40
Features
50
Overall
44

Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS35 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
Panasonic ZS35
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200 (Bump to 6400)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-480mm (F3.3-6.4) lens
  • 305g - 107 x 62 x 32mm
  • Launched January 2014
  • Additionally referred to as Lumix DMC-TZ55
  • Succeeded the Panasonic ZS30
  • Replacement is Panasonic ZS40
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS35 Overview

Following is a thorough assessment of the Fujifilm S1500 and Panasonic ZS35, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by brands FujiFilm and Panasonic. There is a big difference between the image resolutions of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and ZS35 (16MP) but they use the same exact sensor size (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was released 5 years prior to the ZS35 which is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras offer different body type with the Fujifilm S1500 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Panasonic ZS35 being a Compact camera.

Before going through a more detailed comparison, below is a simple summation of how the Fujifilm S1500 scores versus the ZS35 for portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Panasonic ZS35

 Fujifilm S1500 ZS35 

Reasons to pick Panasonic ZS35 over the Fujifilm S1500

 ZS35 Fujifilm S1500 
LaunchedJanuary 2014February 2009More modern by 59 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display sizing3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution460k230kClearer display (+230k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Panasonic ZS35

 Fujifilm S1500 ZS35 
Focus manually No manual focus
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly display Absent Touch friendly display

Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS35 Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to carry around your camera regularly, you have to consider its weight and size. The Fujifilm S1500 has got outer dimensions of 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") accompanied by a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs) and the Panasonic ZS35 has specifications of 107mm x 62mm x 32mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.3") and a weight of 305 grams (0.67 lbs).

Check out the Fujifilm S1500 and Panasonic ZS35 in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you have chosen at the time. The following is the front view measurement comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 vs the ZS35.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS35 size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm S1500 and ZS35 is 82 and 89 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS35 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS35 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, its difficult to envision the gap between sensor sizes purely by reading a spec sheet. The image underneath will offer you a more clear sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm S1500 and ZS35.

Clearly, both of those cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same resolution. You should anticipate the Panasonic ZS35 to deliver extra detail as a result of its extra 6MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop pics far more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm S1500 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS35 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS35 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS35 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography info
Panasonic ZS35 Portrait photography info
19
lack of manual focus
no external flash support
sensor resolution low (10MP)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
37
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
features face detect autofocus
focusing manually not possible
external flash not possible
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm S1500
Street photography with Panasonic ZS35
51
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
68
tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than others in class (305g)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm S1500
Sports photography with Panasonic ZS35
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow fps (1.0 fps)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
53
incredible zoom range (24-480mm 20.0 x zoom)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
features tracking focus
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography features
Panasonic ZS35 Travel photography features
50
flash built-in
great zoom (396mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
wide angle not good (33mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
68
lighter than others in class (305g)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
quite wide (24mm)
long zoom (480mm)
no Timelapse recording
display isn't selfie friendly
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography info
Panasonic ZS35 Landscape photography info
26
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
cannot change lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (33mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inches)
sensor resolution low (10 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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quite wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
focusing manually not possible
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging features
Panasonic ZS35 Vlogging features
23
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not good (33mm)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
video resolution low (640 x 480 pxls)
doesn't have mic socket
34
quite wide (24mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
high video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
lighter than others in class (305 grams)
slow maximum aperture (f3.3)
display isn't selfie friendly
no microphone socket
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Panasonic ZS35 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Panasonic ZS35
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35
General Information
Company FujiFilm Panasonic
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS35
Otherwise known as - Lumix DMC-TZ55
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2009-02-17 2014-01-06
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 27.7mm²
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
Highest Possible resolution 3648 x 2736 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 6400 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO - 6400
Minimum native ISO 64 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points - 21
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 33-396mm (12.0x) 24-480mm (20.0x)
Maximal aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/3.3-6.4
Macro focus range 2cm 3cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.9
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 2.7 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 230k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech - TFT LCD (180 degree tilt) with AR coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 secs 4 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 secs 1/2000 secs
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 8.70 m (Auto ISO) 6.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction Auto, Auto/Red-eye Reduction, Forced On, Slow Sync./Red-eye Reduction, Forced Off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance 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 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1920x1080
Video file format Motion JPEG MPEG-4
Microphone 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 345 gr (0.76 lbs) 305 gr (0.67 lbs)
Dimensions 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") 107 x 62 x 32mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.3")
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 shooting
Type of storage - SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots One One
Retail cost $200 $300