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Fujifilm FinePix S1500


Fujifilm FinePix S1500
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Category: Beginner Amateur

The Fujifilm FinePix S1500 features 10MP resolution on a 1/ 2.3-inch CCD, 12x optical ultra zoom (33-396mm equiv.) in a relatively compact body.

Set the camera to Scene Recognition Auto mode and the camera automatically recognizes the scene (selects the appropriate Scene Mode): Portrait, Landscape, Night, Macro, Night Portrait, and Backlit Portrait. PASM modes provide full exposure flexibility.

Face Detection technology detects up to 6 faces and adds automatic Red-Eye Removal. Face Detection Comple Timer waits until two faces are close together before snapping the picture. Face Detection Group Timer gives you time to get into position before snapping a shot; no need to rush back!

A high-performance Tracking Auto Focus tracks the subject automatically for as long as the shutter is half pressed and the subject is kept inside the frame. A new Panorama Shooting Mode makes it easy to create impressive panoramic photos. This mode captures and combines 3 consecutive shots as a single 3MP panoramic picture.

A large 2.7-in. LCD has a high 230K pixels resolution and makes composing and viewing images easy. Movie recording is 640 x 480 pixels at 30 frames/sec with monaural sound.

The combination of High Sensitivity and CCD shift image stabilization works to eliminate blurred photos by freezing action and minimizing blurs at maximum zoom range.

The Fujifilm FinePix S1500 provides beginner photographers an affordable, long zoom digital camera with the ability to realize the full benefits of their home theatre system.


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Fujifilm S1500
QuickFact™ Sheet
Fujifilm FinePix S1500US | CAN | UK
Number of Effective Pixels

10.0 million pixels

Image Sensor

1/ 2.3-inch CCD

Inage Stabilizer

CCD-shift type

Number of Recorded Pixels Still Image: 3,648 x 2,736 (10M) / 3,648 x 2,432 (3:2 format) / 2,592 x 1,944 / 2,048 x 1,536 / 1,600 x 1,200 / 640 x 480 pixels
Movie: 640 x 480 pixels (30 frames/sec.), 320 x 240 pixels (30 frames/sec.) with monaural sound
Storage Media

- Internal memory (approx. 23MB)
- SD memory card
- SDHC memory card *2

File format

Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2) *3
Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG) with sound
Audio: WAVE format, Monaural sound

(Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible)


Fujinon 12x optical zoom lens, F2.8 (Wide) - F5.0 (Telephoto)

Focal Length

f=5.9 - 70.8mm, equivalent to 33 - 396mm on a 35mm camera

Aperture Range

Wide: F2.8 - F6.4, Telephoto: F5.0 - F8.0, max 5 steps in 1/3 EV increment

Optical Zoom 12x
Digital Zoom Approx. 5.7x

Auto focus (Area, Multi, Center, Tracking) / Continuous AF

AF assist illuminator available

Focusing Range

- Wide: Approx. 40cm / 1.3ft. to infinity
- Telephoto: Approx. 1.5m / 4.9ft. to infinity

- Wide: Approx. 5cm - 3m / 2.0in. - 9.8ft.
- Telephoto: Approx. 80cm - 3m / 2.6ft. - 9.8ft.

Super Macro:
- Approx. 2cm - 1m / 0.8in. - 3.3ft.

Shutter Speed

(Auto mode) 1/4sec. to 1/2000sec., (All other modes) 8sec. to 1/2000sec.

Exposure Control

TTL 256-zones metering

Exposure Compensation (AEB) ±1/3EV, ±2/3EV, ±1EV
Exposure Mode

Programmed AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual

Shooting modes

Mode dial:
- Auto, SR Auto, SP, P, S, A, M, C, Panorama, Movie

- Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night (Tripod), Natural Light, Fireworks, Sunset, Snow, Beach, Museum, Party, Flower, Text

Continuous shooting

- Top-3 (max. 1.4 frames/sec.)
- Last-3 (max. 1.4 frames/sec.)
- Long-period (max. 1.4 frames/sec.)
- Top-6, High speed (max. 3.3 frames/sec., 5M pixels or lower)
- Top-15, Ultra high speed (max. 7.5 frames/sec., 2M pixels or lower)

Movie recording

- 640 x 480 pixels, 30 frames/sec
- 320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec

With monaural sound

* Optical or digital zoom function is selectable during movie recording


Approx. 10 sec./2 sec.delay

ISO Sensitivity

Auto / Auto(800) / Auto(400) / Equivalent to ISO 64 / 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 (Standard Output Sensitivity)

* ISO 3200/6400: 3M pixels or lower (Number of recorded pixels)

White Balance

Automatic scene recognition

Preset: (Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm white), Fluorescent light (Cool white), Incandescent light), Custom

Electronic Viewfinder

0.2-inch, Approx. 200,000 dots, FLCD monitor (R/G/B colors are displayed in a single dot), Approx. 97% coverage

LCD Monitor

2.7-inch, Approx. 230,000 dots, TFT color LCD monitor, Approx. 97% coverage


Auto flash

Effective range (ISO AUTO)
- Wide: Approx. 40cm - 8.7m / 1.3ft. - 28.5ft.
- Telephoto: Approx. 1.5m - 4.8m / 4.9ft. - 15.7ft.

- Wide: Approx. 30cm - 3.0m / 1.0ft. - 9.8ft.
- Telephoto: Approx. 80cm - 3.0m / 2.6ft. - 9.8ft.

Flash modes
- Red-eye removal OFF: Auto, Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Slow Synchro
- Red-eye removal ON: Red-eye Reduction Auto, Red-eye Reduction & Forced Flash, Suppressed Flash, Red-eye Reduction & Slow Synchro

Photography functions

SR Auto (Scene Recognition Auto), Instant Zoom, Panorama shooting mode, Face Detection (with Auto red-eye removal), High speed shooting, Framing guideline, Post shot assist windows, Frame No. memory, Histograms, Silent mode

Playback Functions

Slideshow, Face Detection (with Red-eye removal), Trimming, Single frame and Multi-frame playback (with Micro thumbnail), Sorting by date, Image rotate, Voice Memo, Histograms (Highlight warning)

Video Out

NTSC / PAL selectable

Digital interface USB 2.0 High-speed
Power Supply

4x AA type alkaline batteries (included), Ni-MH rechargeable batteries (sold separately) or Lithium batteries (sold separately)

DC Coupler CP-04 with AC power adapter AC-5VX(sold separately)

Included Accessories

(may vary by country)

- AA-type alkaline batteries x 4
- Shouder Strap
- Lens Cap
- Lens Cap Cord
- USB cable
- AV cable
- CD-ROM: FinePix Viewer
- Owner's Manual

Dimensions (WxHxD) 102.5 x 73.0 x 67.8 mm /
4.1 x 2.9 x 2.7 in.
(excluding accessories and attachments)

Approx. 324g/11.4oz.
(excluding accessories, batteries and memory card)


US $249.95 / CAD $279.99 / UK

* Specification subject to change.

*1 Number of effective pixels: The number of pixels on the image sensor which receive input light through the optical lens, and which are effectively reflected in the final output data of the still image.
*2 Please see the Fujifilm website to check memory card compatibility.
*3 Exif 2.2 is a digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.
*4 Manganese dry, nickel-cadmium and lithium cannot be used with this product.

- Image Samples

Product technical specifications (including MSRP and Included Accessories) are as represented by the manufacturer and subject to manufacturer's change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer. Product color availability and included accessories may also differ by country or area. Please verify the latest specs from the appropriate manufacturer's site.

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