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Fujifilm S1500 vs Samsung HZ35W

Portability
82
Imaging
33
Features
19
Overall
27
Fujifilm FinePix S1500 front
 
Samsung HZ35W front
Portability
91
Imaging
35
Features
42
Overall
37

Fujifilm S1500 vs Samsung HZ35W 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
  • Revealed February 2009
Samsung HZ35W
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 24-360mm (F3.2-5.8) lens
  • 245g - 107 x 61 x 28mm
  • Revealed June 2010
  • Additionally Known as WB650
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Samsung HZ35W Overview

Let's look a little more closely at the Fujifilm S1500 versus Samsung HZ35W, both Small Sensor Superzoom digital cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Samsung. The resolution of the Fujifilm S1500 (10MP) and the HZ35W (12MP) is fairly well matched and they use the exact same sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The Fujifilm S1500 was unveiled 16 months before the HZ35W making the cameras a generation apart from each other. Both the cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm S1500 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera and the Samsung HZ35W being a Compact camera.

Before delving straight into a step-by-step comparison, below is a short summation of how the Fujifilm S1500 scores against the HZ35W in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm S1500 over the Samsung HZ35W

 Fujifilm S1500 HZ35W 

Reasons to pick Samsung HZ35W over the Fujifilm S1500

 HZ35W Fujifilm S1500 
RevealedJune 2010February 2009More recent by 16 months
Manual focus Dial precise focus
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution614k230kClearer display (+384k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm S1500 and Samsung HZ35W

 Fujifilm S1500 HZ35W 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen
Touch friendly display No Touch friendly display

Fujifilm S1500 vs Samsung HZ35W Physical Comparison

If you're looking to lug around your camera regularly, you have to factor in its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm S1500 offers exterior 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 Samsung HZ35W has proportions of 107mm x 61mm x 28mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.1") having a weight of 245 grams (0.54 lbs).

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Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you select at that time. Following is the front view dimension comparison of the Fujifilm S1500 vs the HZ35W.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Samsung HZ35W size comparison

Factoring in size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm S1500 and HZ35W is 82 and 91 respectively.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Samsung HZ35W top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Samsung HZ35W Sensor Comparison

Often, it's hard to visualize the difference between sensor measurements purely by looking at specs. The photograph here will help provide you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm S1500 and HZ35W.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras have got the exact same sensor measurements but different resolution. You can anticipate the Samsung HZ35W to resolve greater detail having an extra 2MP. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop pics much more aggressively. The older Fujifilm S1500 is going to be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm S1500 vs Samsung HZ35W sensor size comparison

Fujifilm S1500 vs Samsung HZ35W Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm S1500 vs Samsung HZ35W Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography information
Samsung HZ35W Portrait photography information
19
manual focus not available
cannot use external flash
low megapixels (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
34
manual focus
offers face detection focusing
cannot use external flash
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Street photography info
Samsung HZ35W Street photography info
51
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
screen is fixed
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
60
image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competitors in class (245g)
fixed screen
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 as a Sports photography camera
Samsung HZ35W as a Sports photography camera
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low frames per second (1.0 frames per second)
low megapixels (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no phase detect auto focus
42
incredible zoom range (24-360mm 15.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
offers tracking autofocus
resolution not great (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm S1500
Travel photography with Samsung HZ35W
50
has built in flash
long zoom (396mm)
lack of Time Lapse recording
low megapixels (10 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
wide angle not great (33mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
63
lighter than competitors in class (245g)
has built in flash
decently wide (24mm)
very long zoom (360mm)
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
resolution not great (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography highlights
Samsung HZ35W Landscape photography highlights
26
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
manual focus not available
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
wide angle not great (33mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7")
low megapixels (10MP)
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW support
lack of Time Lapse recording
43
manual focus
decently wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
resolution not great (12MP)
very small sensor size (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't have Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm S1500 Vlogging details
Samsung HZ35W Vlogging details
23
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
wide angle not great (33mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
low video resolution (640 x 480 pixels)
lack of external mic port
31
decently wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
lighter than competitors in class (245 grams)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.2)
display isn't selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
doesn't have external mic port
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Fujifilm S1500 vs Samsung HZ35W Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm S1500 and Samsung HZ35W
 Fujifilm FinePix S1500Samsung HZ35W
General Information
Company FujiFilm Samsung
Model Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Samsung HZ35W
Also referred to as - WB650
Category Small Sensor Superzoom Small Sensor Superzoom
Revealed 2009-02-17 2010-06-16
Body design SLR-like (bridge) Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CCD
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 10 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 3:2 4:3 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 3648 x 2736 4000 x 3000
Maximum native ISO 6400 3200
Lowest native ISO 64 80
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 33-396mm (12.0x) 24-360mm (15.0x)
Max aperture f/2.8-5.0 f/3.2-5.8
Macro focus distance 2cm 3cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7" 3"
Resolution of display 230k dot 614k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Features
Lowest shutter speed 8s 16s
Highest shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Continuous shooting speed 1.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 8.70 m (Auto ISO) 5.00 m
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Slow sync, Red-eye reduction Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps) 1280 x 720 (30, 15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 15 fps), 320 x 240 (60, 30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 640x480 1280x720
Video data format Motion JPEG Motion JPEG
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 345 grams (0.76 lbs) 245 grams (0.54 lbs)
Dimensions 103 x 73 x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7") 107 x 61 x 28mm (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.1")
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 model 4 x AA SLB-11A
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Double, Motion)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage - SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Storage slots One One
Cost at launch $200 $300