As well as being compared against other super zooms, the Fujifilm FinePix S1800 is also often compared to travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and compacts. The Fujifilm FinePix S1800's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix S1500 and the FinePix S5700 Zoom) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX170 IS and the EOS Digital Rebel XS)

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S1800 compared to other super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has better image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is slightly lighter (337 g vs 508 g), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/1500 of a second).

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 460k dots), has a CCD-family sensor (CCD vs CMOS) and is older (february 2010 vs january 2013).

Fujifilm FinePix S1500

Fujifilm FinePix S1500
1 year older

Significant advantages of the S1500 (vs the S1800)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S1500 (vs the S1800)

  • Much worse wide angle: 33 mm vs 28 mm

common strengths of the S1500 and S1800

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

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom

Fujifilm FinePix S5700 Zoom
2 years older

Significant advantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the S1800)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S5700 Zoom (vs the S1800)

  • Much worse wide angle: 38 mm vs 28 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"

common strengths of the S5700 Zoom and S1800

  • Very small: Prosumer size (106×76×81 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Very light: 406 g vs 337 g
  • Thin: 3.2" vs 3.2"

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200
2 years newer
$316

Significant advantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the S1800)

  • Much better wide angle: 22 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 230k dots
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the S1800)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-H200 and S1800

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (123×83×87 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Light weight: 530 g vs 337 g
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 3.2"

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd

Fujifilm FinePix S6000fd
3 years older

Significant advantages of the S6000fd (vs the S1800)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S6000fd (vs the S1800)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • Significantly larger: Large (131×98×128 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)

common strengths of the S6000fd and S1800

  • Light weight: 700 g vs 337 g

Nikon Coolpix L830

Nikon Coolpix L830
3 years newer
$244

Significant advantages of the L830 (vs the S1800)

  • Much better wide angle: 22 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Has a CMOS-family sensor: CMOS vs CCD

Significant disadvantages of the L830 (vs the S1800)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Slower max shutter speed: 1/1500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the L830 and S1800

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (111×76×91 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Light weight: 508 g vs 337 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.2"

Fujifilm FinePix S4800

Fujifilm FinePix S4800
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the S4800 (vs the S1800)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the S4800 (vs the S1800)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the S4800 and S1800

  • Fairly small: Professional size (122×93×100 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Light weight: 518 g vs 337 g
  • Thin: 3.9" vs 3.2"

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S1800 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 36 mm) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it is slightly larger (prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs compact (99×59×22 mm)), has worse image stabilization (sensor shift vs lens), is older (february 2010 vs august 2013), is thicker (3.2" vs 0.9") and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/2500 of a second).

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS

Canon PowerShot SX170 IS
3 years newer
$384

Significant advantages of the SX170 IS (vs the S1800)

  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX170 IS (vs the S1800)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SX170 IS and S1800

  • None found

Samsung WB700

Samsung WB700
10 months newer

Significant advantages of the WB700 (vs the S1800)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly thinner: 0.9" vs 3.2"

Significant disadvantages of the WB700 (vs the S1800)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the WB700 and S1800

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS

Canon PowerShot SX120 IS
5 months older

Significant advantages of the SX120 IS (vs the S1800)

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

Significant disadvantages of the SX120 IS (vs the S1800)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 28 mm
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the SX120 IS and S1800

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S1800 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records lower quality movies (720p @ 30fps vs none), has a much larger screen (3" vs 2.5"), has image stabilization (sensor shift vs none), is newer (february 2010 vs june 2008) and is significantly smaller (prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs prosumer size (126×98×65 mm)).

However, on average it takes much lower resolution photos (9.8 MP vs 10.1 MP), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (1.3 fps vs 3 fps), has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.16x4.62mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.8mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror) and has much more shutter lag (430 ms vs 164 ms).

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Rebel XS (vs the S1800)

  • Much higher true resolution: 10.1 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel XS (vs the S1800)

  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3"
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)

common strengths of the Rebel XS and S1800

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (126×98×65 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)

Nikon D3000

Nikon D3000
6 months older
$637 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3000 (vs the S1800)

  • Much higher true resolution: 10 MP vs 9.8 MP
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the D3000 (vs the S1800)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Sensor shift
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)

common strengths of the D3000 and S1800

  • Very small: Prosumer size (126×97×64 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Fujifilm S1800 compared to compact competitors include: it has slightly more zoom (18x vs 5x), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7") and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it is much larger (prosumer size (110×73×81 mm) vs super compact (98×56×21 mm)), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (1,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO), is older (february 2010 vs january 2013), is thicker (3.2" vs 0.8") and is much heavier (337 g vs 125 g).

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the S1800)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 3.2"
  • Much lighter: 125 g vs 337 g

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the S1800)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the A2500 and S1800

  • Each has a built-in flash

Pentax Optio I-10

Pentax Optio I-10
similar age

Significant advantages of the I-10 (vs the S1800)

  • Much smaller: Compact (101×65×28 mm) vs Prosumer size (110×73×81 mm)
  • Much thinner: 1.1" vs 3.2"
  • Much lighter: 153 g vs 337 g

Significant disadvantages of the I-10 (vs the S1800)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the I-10 and S1800

  • Each has a built-in flash