Fujifilm S1500 overview
Fujifilm S1500 is FujiFilm's Small Sensor Superzoom digital camera first announced on February of 2009. The camera has got a 10MP, CCD 1/2.3" size sensor with a peak resolution of 3648 x 2736.
The S1500 is placed #243 out of 243 in Small Sensor Superzoom cameras & all-around #1156 out of 1422 for cameras in our collection. You can try out our Advanced camera filter to see camera ratings based on your custom factors.
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Fujifilm S1500 history
The Fujifilm S1500 has a history of related cameras. Down below, you can check out all older and the latest models alongside key features.
Fujifilm S1500 Gallery
You can view the S1500 from different angles in the gallery below.
Fujifilm S1500 Pros and Cons
Here is a checklist of advantages and drawbacks of the Fujifilm S1500 based on factors that are typically seen as important in a digital camera.
Fujifilm S1500 Sensor information
The sensor measurement on the Fujifilm S1500 is 6.17mm x 4.55mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor can resolve 3648 x 2736 pixels with aspect ratios of 4:3 and 3:2. The camera comes with Image Stabilization (Sensor-shift). In body stabilization is better than digital stabilization since the latter might produce cropping.400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
The CCD sensor has 10MP and provides a standard ISO range of 64 to 6400. Unfortunately, RAW format is not saved which means that the user has less room to maneuver in post.
The picture below displays the S1500's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The S1500 sensor has a crop factor of 5.8 and is highlighted in green.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm S1500 dimensions
Fujifilm S1500 weighs in at 0.76 pounds (345 grams / 12.17 ounces) & the size of the camera is 103mm x 73mm x 68mm (4.1" x 2.9" x 2.7"). The weight of general Small Sensor Superzoom camera is 387 grams and the Fujifilm S1500 is lighter compared to various competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Listed below is a visual of the Fujifilm S1500 with a soft drink to help you to get a sense of its size.
The top view below will provide the button design on the S1500.
Fujifilm S1500 Lens information
The S1500 has an inbuilt lens giving a focal range of 33-396mm giving it a 12.0 x zoom which is definitely not huge nevertheless it could be handy in some scenarios.
At it's widest 33mm, it comes with an aperture of f2.8 and that's pretty sluggish and not good for low light events and you may struggle to get a shallow depth of field. You will probably also have to raise your ISO setting causing noisy images. Towards the long end, 396mm is brilliant zoom and comes at f5.0 which is fairly slow and you would have to choose slower shutter speeds.
Fujifilm S1500 Connectivity
The S1500 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Cameras that feature NFC and / or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to send images and usually adjust settings with no need to connect directly with the camera.
Some apps also stream a Liveview and press the shutter when you aren't near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be hooked up to an external screen. A lot of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery through the USB port.
Fujifilm S1500 Video information
The highest video quality on the Fujifilm S1500 is 640 x 480 and you can save in Motion JPEG file format. 480p is low for today's standards. You really should target at least FUll HD quality for video. The body doesn't include a microphone and / or headphone port which means you get zero control over the sound. It is perhaps best to shop for an alternative camera should you want good sound for your videos.
Fujifilm S1500 Weather Sealing
Fujifilm S1500 doesn't have weather sealing so rainy conditions might ruin the camera.
Fujifilm S1500 Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm S1500 has got a 2.7 inch fixed screen with a resolution of 230 thousand dots.
Unfortunately the screen isn't a touch screen.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder details for Fujifilm S1500 are below:
- ViewFinder Electronic
For bright outdoor conditions that make the camera screens washed out and hard to see, viewfinders will be particularly useful.
Fujifilm S1500 Shutter information
Fujifilm S1500 can shoot continuously at 1.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/2000s.
Fujifilm S1500 Flash and Hot shoe information
Fujifilm S1500 comes with just built in flash without external flash ability.
Fujifilm S1500 Autofocus information
Fujifilm S1500 comes with only Contrast Based AF & lacks Phase Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & precise compared to Contrast Based focusing.
Fujifilm S1500 doesn't have manual focusing. Manual focusing can be good for low light conditions or you want to have more exact focusing control.
Fujifilm S1500 Battery life
The typical Small Sensor Superzoom camera battery life is 316. Fujifilm HS35EXR comes with the highest (600) battery life for this type of cameras.
Following is a collection of Small Sensor Superzoom cameras having the best battery life:
Fujifilm S1500 for different forms of photography
The following chart provides a summation of the Fujifilm S1500 for different forms of photography. To find out more, check out the specific section below.
Fujifilm S1500 Portrait photography information
The Fujifilm S1500 has a points tally of 20 which is terrible, and means the camera is simply not appropriate for portraits. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor resolution, support for RAW files plus the capability to utilize external lighting.
Fujifilm S1500 as a Street photography camera
Having a reasonable points tally of 51, the Fujifilm S1500 is fairly suited to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.
Sports photography with Fujifilm S1500
A terrible sports photography points total of 27 indicates the Fujifilm S1500 is simply not appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera really should have excellent tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Fujifilm S1500 Travel photography information
Size is super critical when selecting a travel camera. On the whole, the Fujifilm S1500 gets a average 51 as a travel camera which is somewhat adequate to take on your journeys.
Fujifilm S1500 Landscape photography advice
For those who are planning to purchase a camera for landscape photos, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Fujifilm S1500 and it's terrible grade of 26 as a landscape camera is simply not appropriate among it's competition.
Fujifilm S1500 as a Vlogging camera
A vlogging camera should posses a articulating display, mic input and if possible IBIS. Taking everything in to account, the Fujifilm S1500 is simply not appropriate for vlogging as it delivers a terrible score of 23.
Fujifilm S1500 Alternatives
If you are trying to find alternatives to the S1500, below is a list of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the family of Small Sensor Superzoom.
The line graph listed below gives you an overview of the S1500 vs it's highest ranked rivals mentioned earlier.
Following are several cameras you may look into as alternate options. To read a thorough comparison, visit the "compare" link.