The Fujifilm Finepix 1500 is mostly gets compared to pro digicams and entry-level DSLRs. The Fujifilm Finepix 1500's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the Finepix X10) and Nikon (such as the D5200)

Competitor classes

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm 1500 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly smaller (compact (104×70×31 mm) vs professional size (114×80×115 mm)), is thinner (1.2" vs 4.5") and is slightly lighter (250 g vs 579 g).

However, on average it has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2" 6.4x4.8mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), has a much narrower wide angle lens (38 mm vs 28 mm), has a significantly smaller screen (1.8" vs 2.8"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 460k dots) and doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens).

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10
12 years newer
$750

Significant advantages of the X10 (vs the 1500)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 2.8" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the X10 (vs the 1500)

  • None found

common strengths of the X10 and 1500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have tunnel viewfinders: Tunnel vs Tunnel

Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200

Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200
5 years newer

Significant advantages of the A200 (vs the 1500)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 38 mm
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 8 MP vs 1.3 MP

Significant disadvantages of the A200 (vs the 1500)

  • Larger: Professional size (114×80×115 mm) vs Compact (104×70×31 mm)
  • Much thicker: 4.5" vs 1.2"
  • Heavier: 579 g vs 250 g

common strengths of the A200 and 1500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Viewfinders: Digital vs Tunnel

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm 1500 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (compact (104×70×31 mm) vs prosumer size (129×98×78 mm)), is thinner (1.2" vs 3.1") and is significantly lighter (250 g vs 555 g).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (1.8" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (110k dots vs 921k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (1.3 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
13 years newer
$600 (body only)
$567 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the 1500)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 1.3 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 110k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 1.8"

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the 1500)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Compact (104×70×31 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.2"
  • Significantly heavier: 555 g vs 250 g

common strengths of the D5200 and 1500

  • None found