FujiFilm S1800

FujiFilm FinePix S1800 front
  • 12MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600 (Push to 3200)
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-504mm (F3.1-5.6) lens
  • 337g - 110 x 73 x 81mm
  • Announced February 2010
  • Other Name is FinePix S1880
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

FujiFilm S1800 overview

FujiFilm S1800 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom camera initially introduced on February of 2010. The camera has got a 12MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 4000 x 3000. It is also known as "FinePix S1880" in certain markets.

The S1800 is ranked #235 out of 244 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all around #1082 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can check out our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your custom factors.

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Here is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.

FujiFilm S1800 family

The FujiFilm S1800 is part of a family of cameras. You can view the detailed range underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
FujiFilm-FinePix-S2950 front thumbnailFujiFilm S2950
S1800 vs S2950
FujiFilm-FinePix-S3200 front thumbnailFujiFilm S3200
S1800 vs S3200
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FujiFilm-FinePix-S4000 front thumbnailFujiFilm S4000
S1800 vs S4000
FujiFilm-FinePix-S2500HD front thumbnailFujiFilm S2500HD
S1800 vs S2500HD
FujiFilm-FinePix-S1600 front thumbnailFujiFilm S1600
S1800 vs S1600
FujiFilm-FinePix-S1800 front thumbnailFujiFilm S180028-504mm
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FujiFilm-FinePix-S2800HD front thumbnailFujiFilm S2800HD
S1800 vs S2800HD

FujiFilm S1800 Pros and Cons

Below is a list of advantages and drawbacks of the FujiFilm S1800 based on criterias which are oftentimes seen as useful in a camera.

above average min ISO (100)
fairly wide (28mm)
flash built-in
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
incredible zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
long zoom (504mm)
screen size is good (3 inches)
can't use external flash
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
doesn't have RAW support
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
manual focus not available
max fps low (1.0 frames per second)
missing HDMI socket
missing headphone socket
missing mic socket
missing Time Lapse mode
MP count low (12MP)
pixelated screen (230 k dots)
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
slow at full zoom (f5.6)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
video resolution low (1280 x 720 resolution)
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FujiFilm S1800 Sensor info

The size of the sensor on the FujiFilm S1800 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 4000 x 3000 pixels and aspect ratios of 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is more desirable than digital stabilization since the latter can cause cropping.

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The CCD sensor has 12MP and provides a native ISO range of 100 to 1600. This ISO can be expanded electronically to a high of 3200. Unfortunately, RAW files are not saved therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath displays the S1800's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The S1800 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is displayed in green.

FujiFilm FinePix S1800 sensor size Photography Glossary

To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

FujiFilm S1800 dimensions

FujiFilm S1800 weighs about 0.74 lbs (337 grams or 11.89 oz) & has outside dimensions of 110mm x 73mm x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the FujiFilm S1800 is lighter in comparison with various competitors.

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Here is a shot of the FujiFilm S1800 alongside a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.

FujiFilm FinePix S1800 dimensions scale

The top view under will show you the button layout on the S1800.

FujiFilm FinePix S1800 topview buttons dials

FujiFilm S1800 Lens info

The S1800 features a built in lens and it has a focal range of 28-504mm making it a 18.0 x zoom which is great and does make it easier to zoom all the way in.

At the widest 28mm, it comes with an aperture of f3.1 which is somewhat slow and not very good for low light circumstances and you might struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You might also have to boost the ISO setting leading to noisy pictures. With the tele end, 504mm is phenomenal zoom and comes to f5.6 which is quite slow and you might need to choose slow shutter speeds.

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FujiFilm S1800 Connectivity

The S1800 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send photos and in some cases adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting directly to the camera.

Some applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.

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FujiFilm S1800 Video info

The highest video quality on the FujiFilm S1800 is 1280 x 720 and you can shoot in Motion JPEG format. 720p is awful for today's standards. You should really go for at least 1080p quality for video recording. The camera doesn't include a microphone or headphone socket which means that you get little control over the audio. It is perhaps best to get a different model in case you want good audio for your video clips.

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FujiFilm S1800 Weather Sealing

FujiFilm S1800 doesn't include weather sealing so wet conditions might damage the camera.

FujiFilm S1800 Display and Viewfinder

The FujiFilm S1800 has got a 3" fixed display supporting a resolution of 230k dots.

Please be aware that the display screen has no touch support.

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The ViewFinder details for FujiFilm S1800 are the following:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Coverage 99 percent

For sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders can be rather valuable.

FujiFilm S1800 Shutter info

FujiFilm S1800 has the capability to shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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FujiFilm S1800 Flash and Hot shoe info

FujiFilm S1800 comes with only in-built flash without external flash ability.

FujiFilm S1800 Autofocus info

FujiFilm S1800 comes with just Contrast Detect Auto Focus & is missing Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier and accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.

FujiFilm S1800 has no manual focus. Manual focus option can be useful in low light occasions or you want more precise focus control.

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FujiFilm S1800 Battery life

The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR offers the highest (600) battery life in this category of cameras.

Here is a listing of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the strongest battery life:

FujiFilm S1800 for different types of photography

The following graph displays a summation of the FujiFilm S1800 for different types of photography. To look at more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

FujiFilm S1800 as a Portrait photography camera

The FujiFilm S1800 receives a points tally of 21 which is horrible, and means the camera is just not acceptable for portrait images. Taking portrait images favors greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW files and flexibility to use off-camera lighting.

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no manual focus
external flash not possible
low resolution sensor (12MP)
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files

FujiFilm S1800 as a Street photography camera

Getting a moderate rating of 49, the FujiFilm S1800 is relatively adequate for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of picture quality plus portability.

Photography Glossary
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
fixed screen
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
lack of RAW format

FujiFilm S1800 as a Sports photography camera

A horrible sports photography points total of 34 means the FujiFilm S1800 is just not acceptable for taking photos of sports. A camera needs excellent autofocus plus fast shutter speeds for sports photography.

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excellent zoom range (28-504mm 18.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
low fps (1.0 frames per second)
MP count low (12MP)
sensor size is very small (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF

FujiFilm S1800 Travel photography info

Portability is really critical when choosing a camera for travel. On the whole, the FujiFilm S1800 gets a decent 55 as a travelling camera which is reasonably suited to purchase for your travels.

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flash built-in
rather wide (28mm)
long reach (504mm)
does not have Timelapse mode
low resolution sensor (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
sluggish max aperture (f3.1)

FujiFilm S1800 Landscape photography advice

When you are planning to buy a digital camera for landscape photographs, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The FujiFilm S1800 and it's horrible rating of 36 as a landscape camera is just not acceptable amongst its competition.

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rather wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.1)
sensor resolution low (12 megapixels)
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files
doesn't have Time Lapse function

FujiFilm S1800 Vlogging features

A camera for vlogging should come with a articulating display screen, microphone port and ideally IBIS. Taking everything into account, the FujiFilm S1800 is just not acceptable as a vlog camera as it comes to a horrible score of 25.

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decently wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
slow maximum aperture (f3.1)
display is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
lack of mic jack

FujiFilm S1800 Alternatives

If you want replacements to the S1800, here is a range of the top placed cameras that fall under the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.

The diagram below gives you a summary of the S1800 compared to it's top scoring rivals listed earlier.

Here are a few more cameras you may look at as alternate options. To see a detailed comparison, click the "compare" link.

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General Information
FujiFilm FinePix S1800
Other name
FinePix S1880
Small Sensor Superzoom
Physical type
SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution
4000 x 3000
RAW photos
Maximum native ISO
Maximum boosted ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Lens mounting type
fixed lens
Lens focal range
28-504mm (18.0x)
Highest aperture
Macro focus distance
Focal length multiplier
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display size
3 inches
Resolution of display
230k dots
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder coverage
99 percent
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
8 seconds
Highest shutter speed
1/2000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate
1.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
4.40 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 240 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution
Video data format
Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
337 gr (0.74 pounds)
Physical dimensions
110 x 73 x 81mm (4.3" x 2.9" x 3.2")
Battery model
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type
SD/SDHC, Internal
Card slots
Pricing at launch