- 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
- Size Comparison
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 #1079 out of 1459 for cameras in our database. You can check out our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your custom factors.
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.
S1800 vs S295028-504mm
S1800 vs S320024-576mm
S1800 vs S400024-720mm
S1800 vs S2500HD28-504mm
S1800 vs S160028-420mm
S1800 vs S2800HD28-504mm
FujiFilm S1800 Gallery
You can check the S1800 from different angles in the gallery underneath.
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.
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
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.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
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.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Here is a shot of the FujiFilm S1800 alongside a soft drink so you're able to get a sense of its scale.
The top view under will show you the button layout on the S1800.
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.
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.
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.
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.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
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.
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.
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:
S1800 vs Fujifilm HS35EXR600 yesnono
S1800 vs B500600 nonoyes
S1800 vs L840590 noyesno
S1800 vs FZ200540 yesnono
S1800 vs V-Lux 4540 yesnono
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.