Fujifilm FinePix S1500 Review

4.0
June 1, 2009 | Gavin Stoker |

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Fujifilm FinePix S1500.

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS

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The Canon PowerShot SX200 IS is a new 12 megapixel, 12x compact digital camera. Offering a versatile focal range of 28-336mm, 3 inch LCD screen, 720p HD movies, and full range of shooting modes for both beginners and pros alike, the SX200 IS wants to be your do-it-all, take-everywhere pocket companion. But can the Canon PowerShot SX200 IS beat the current travel zoom king, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7? Read our in-depth review to find out which one deserves a place in your camera bag...

Nikon Coolpix L100

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The Nikon Coolpix L100 super-zoom camera has a 15x, 28-420mm zoom lens and is designed to be easy to use for beginners. Scene Auto Selector and Easy modes take the guesswork out of capturing the moment, Sensor-shift Vibration Reduction should keep your shots sharp, and the L100's large 3 inch screen is great for sharing with friends and family. The Nikon L100's is available now in black for a wallet-friendly price-tag of £239.99 / €269.00 / $279.95. Read our expert review to discover if this is the right digital camera for you.

Nikon Coolpix P90

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The Nikon Coolpix P90 is the latest entry in the competitive super-zoom camera market, offering a 24x optical lens with a 26-624mm focal length. Nikon's Vibration Reduction image stabilisation system helps to avoid the inevitable effects of camera-shake when using the longer focal lengths or in low-light, while the P90's new 3 inch tilting LCD screen makes image composition more versatile. Other key features include a 1cm macro mode, electronic viewfinder, PASM shooting modes, and an extensive ISO range of 64-6400. With an official price of £379.99 / €449.00 / $399.95, can the Nikon Coolpix P90 challenge the likes of the Panasonic DMC-FZ28, Olympus SP-590UZ, and Canon PowerShot SX1/10 IS?

Olympus SP-590UZ

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The Olympus SP-590UZ is officially the World's most far-reaching ultra-zoom, featuring an incredible 26x zoom lens that provides a focal range of 26-676mm. Everything from wide-angle landscapes up to close up nature and action shots is within easy reach of the 12 megapixel SP590 UZ, all within a compact body that can easily fit into a small camera bag. Other key features offered by the SP-590 UZ include Dual Image Stabilisation, 2.7 inch LCD screen, macro mode of 1cm, 10fps shooting (at 3 megapixels), and PASM creative shooting modes. Priced at $449.99 / £360 and available in black, we find out if the Olympus SP-590UZ is all the camera you'll ever need...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ6

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ6 is a new entry in the travel-zoom camera market. Offering a 12x, 25-300mm lens with optical image stabilisation, 2.7 inch LCD screen, WVGA (848x480) movies and 10 megapixel sensor, the Panasonic TZ6 is the well-appointed cheaper sibling of the TZ7 model that we recently raved about. Available in silver and black for £269 / $299, is the TZ6 a worthy alternative? Find out by reading out latest expert review...

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7 is a brand new entry in the travel-zoom camera category. Sporting a 12x, 25-300mm lens with optical image stabilisation, 3 inch LCD screen, 720p HD movies and 10 megapixels, the Panasonic TZ7 promises to be the ultimate do-it-all pocket camera. Available in silver, black, brown, blue and red for £349 / $399, does the TZ7 succeed? Read our in-depth, real-world review complete with image samples, videos, test shots and more...

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compact, beginner, 2.7 inch LCD, super-zoom, fujifilm, 10 megapixel, finepix, bridge, 12x zoom, s1500

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