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Fujifilm S1500 vs Ricoh CX3

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
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Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Ricoh CX3 front
Portability
92
Imaging
34
Features
35
Overall
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Ricoh CX3 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
Ricoh CX3
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-300mm (F3.5-5.6) lens
  • 206g - 102 x 58 x 29mm
  • Launched June 2010
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Ricoh CX3 Overview

On this page, we will be evaluating the Fujifilm S1500 and Ricoh CX3, both Small Sensor Superzoom cameras by companies FujiFilm and Ricoh. The image resolution of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and the CX3 (10MP) is relatively comparable and both cameras posses the same sensor dimensions (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was brought out 16 months prior to the CX3 which makes them a generation away from each other. Each of these cameras have different body design with the Fujifilm S1500 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Ricoh CX3 being a Compact camera.

Before getting straight to a in depth comparison, here is a short view of how the Fujifilm S1500 grades against the CX3 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Ricoh CX3

 Fujifilm S1500 CX3 

Reasons to pick Ricoh CX3 over the Fujifilm S1500

 CX3 Fujifilm S1500 
LaunchedJune 2010February 2009Newer by 16 months
Manually focus Very precise focusing
Screen dimensions3"2.7"Bigger screen (+0.3")
Screen resolution920k230kClearer screen (+690k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Ricoh CX3

 Fujifilm S1500 CX3 
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Lacking Touch friendly screen

Fujifilm S1500 vs Ricoh CX3 Physical Comparison

If you are looking to travel with your camera, you're going to have to take into account its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm S1500 offers outside dimensions 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 Ricoh CX3 has proportions of 102mm x 58mm x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1") and a weight of 206 grams (0.45 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary dependant on the lens you are utilising at that moment. Following is a front view over all size comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 against the CX3.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Ricoh CX3 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm S1500 and CX3 is 82 and 92 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Ricoh CX3 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Ricoh CX3 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it's difficult to imagine the difference in sensor dimensions just by checking out a spec sheet. The pic here will help give you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm S1500 and CX3.

As you can see, each of these cameras have the same sensor dimensions and the exact same megapixels so you should expect comparable quality of files however you have to factor the production date of the cameras into account. The more aged Fujifilm S1500 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Ricoh CX3 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Ricoh CX3 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Ricoh CX3 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Portrait photography camera
Ricoh CX3 as a Portrait photography camera
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no manual focus
no external flash support
low MP (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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focusing manually
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
megapixel count low (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Street photography features
Ricoh CX3 Street photography features
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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no moving screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
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built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (206 grams)
fixed screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Sports photography advice
Ricoh CX3 Sports photography advice
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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
max frames per second low (1.0 fps)
low MP (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have phase detect auto focus
27
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no shutter priority
megapixel count low (10MP)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Travel photography camera
Ricoh CX3 as a Travel photography camera
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has built in flash
long zoom (396mm)
doesn't have Timelapse mode
low MP (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
wide angle not good (33mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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lighter than competition (206g)
flash built-in
fairly wide (28mm)
very long reach (300mm)
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm S1500
Landscape photography with Ricoh CX3
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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
no manual focus
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not good (33mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inches)
low MP (10MP)
small sensor size (1/2.3")
does not have RAW format
doesn't have Timelapse mode
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focusing manually
fairly wide (28mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
no manual exposure
megapixel count low (10 megapixels)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging information
Ricoh CX3 Vlogging information
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image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not good (33mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
video res low (640 x 480 resolution)
doesn't have external microphone port
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fairly wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than competition (206g)
sluggish max aperture (f3.5)
display is not selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of mic socket
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Ricoh CX3 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Ricoh CX3
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Ricoh CX3
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Ricoh
Model type Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Ricoh CX3
Type Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2009-02-17 2010-06-16
Physical type SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - Smooth Imaging Engine IV
Sensor type CCD BSI-CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 10MP 10MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution 3648 x 2736 3648 x 2736
Highest native ISO 6400 3200
Lowest native ISO 64 80
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 33-396mm (12.0x) 28-300mm (10.7x)
Maximum aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/3.5-5.6
Macro focusing distance 2cm 1cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 5.8
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 2.7" 3"
Display resolution 230 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 8 seconds 8 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0fps -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 8.70 m (Auto ISO) 4.00 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance 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) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video file format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic 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
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 345 grams (0.76 lb) 206 grams (0.45 lb)
Physical dimensions 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") 102 x 58 x 29mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery ID 4 x AA DB-100
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 10 or Custom)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type - SD/SDHC card, Internal
Card slots One One
Cost at release $200 $329