As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S1500 is also often compared to pro digicams, travel zooms, compacts, mirrorless and digicams. The Fujifilm FinePix S1500's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S1800 and the FinePix S2500HD) and Casio (such as the Exilim EX-S12)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S1500 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.1) and has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 28 mm), is older (february 2009 vs february 2010) and doesn't support an external flash.

Fujifilm FinePix S1800

Fujifilm FinePix S1800
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S1800 (vs the S1500)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 33 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S1800 (vs the S1500)

  • None found

common strengths of the S1800 and S1500

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Standard size (103×73×68 mm)
  • Very light: 337 g vs 345 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD

Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the S2500HD (vs the S1500)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 33 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S2500HD (vs the S1500)

  • None found

common strengths of the S2500HD and S1500

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Standard size (103×73×68 mm)
  • Very light: 337 g vs 345 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Fujifilm FinePix SL300

Fujifilm FinePix SL300
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the SL300 (vs the S1500)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 33 mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the SL300 (vs the S1500)

  • None found

common strengths of the SL300 and S1500

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Standard size (103×73×68 mm)
  • Light weight: 510 g vs 345 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 2.7"

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the S1500)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the S1500)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 33 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the S5700 Zoom and S1500

  • Very small: Prosumer size (106×76×81 mm) vs Standard size (103×73×68 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 345 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 2.7"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H7
2 years older
$640

Significant advantages of the DSC-H7 (vs the S1500)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H7 (vs the S1500)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-H7 and S1500

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (110×83×86 mm) vs Standard size (103×73×68 mm)
  • Very light: 405 g vs 345 g
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 2.7"

Fujifilm FinePix S2950

Fujifilm FinePix S2950
2 years newer
$237

Significant advantages of the S2950 (vs the S1500)

  • Much better wide angle: 28 mm vs 33 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S2950 (vs the S1500)

  • None found

common strengths of the S2950 and S1500

  • Very small: Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs Standard size (103×73×68 mm)
  • Very light: 437 g vs 345 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 2.7"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S1500 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (33 mm vs 35 mm), has a much larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), is slightly smaller (standard size (103×73×68 mm) vs prosumer size (121×82×97 mm)), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is newer (february 2009 vs july 2003).

However, on average it takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 12.3 MP), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/10000 of a second).

Fujifilm FinePix S7000 Zoom

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5 years older

Significant advantages of the S7000 Zoom (vs the S1500)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/10000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S7000 Zoom (vs the S1500)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"

common strengths of the S7000 Zoom and S1500

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S1500 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider wide angle lens (33 mm vs 39 mm), has a significantly wider aperture (f/2.8 vs f/3.5), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 1.8"), is newer (february 2009 vs february 2007) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), is thicker (2.7" vs 1.1") and slightly shorter exposures (8 seconds vs 30 seconds).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20
similar age
$599

Significant advantages of the DSC-H20 (vs the S1500)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H20 (vs the S1500)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 33 mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the DSC-H20 and S1500

  • None found

Canon PowerShot TX1

Canon PowerShot TX1
2 years older

Significant advantages of the TX1 (vs the S1500)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the TX1 (vs the S1500)

  • Much worse wide angle: 39 mm vs 33 mm
  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 2.7"
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/2.8

common strengths of the TX1 and S1500

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S1500 compared to compact competitors include: it has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (33 mm vs 26 mm), is much larger (standard size (103×73×68 mm) vs compact (95×60×23 mm)), is older (february 2009 vs february 2012), is thicker (2.7" vs 0.9") and is much heavier (345 g vs 111 g).

Casio Exilim EX-S12

Casio Exilim EX-S12
similar age
$299

Significant advantages of the EX-S12 (vs the S1500)

  • Much smaller: Compact (95×60×23 mm) vs Standard size (103×73×68 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.9" vs 2.7"
  • Much lighter: 111 g vs 345 g

Significant disadvantages of the EX-S12 (vs the S1500)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 33 mm
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the EX-S12 and S1500

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix L26

Nikon Coolpix L26
2 years newer
$2,808

Significant advantages of the L26 (vs the S1500)

  • Much smaller: Compact (96×60×29 mm) vs Standard size (103×73×68 mm)
  • Much better wide angle: 26 mm vs 33 mm
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 2.7"

Significant disadvantages of the L26 (vs the S1500)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the L26 and S1500

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors the Fujifilm S1500 records lower quality movies (480p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2.7" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 920k dots), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 16 MP) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 51,000 ISO).

Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10
6 years newer
$522 (body only)
$400 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T10 (vs the S1500)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.7"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 230k dots
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the X-T10 (vs the S1500)

  • None found

common strengths of the X-T10 and S1500

  • Light weight: 381 g vs 345 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toDigicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S1500 compared to digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (33 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly larger screen (2.7" vs 2.5"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (230k dots vs 115k dots), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none) and is newer (february 2009 vs august 2006).

However, on average it doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second).

Canon PowerShot A630

Canon PowerShot A630
2 years older

Significant advantages of the A630 (vs the S1500)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the A630 (vs the S1500)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift

common strengths of the A630 and S1500

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/2.8
  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Digital