Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
The goal of this overview is to provide a detailed comparison of two popular camera models from Small Sensor Superzoom category, introduced by Fujifilm. We are going to take a closer look at the technical and physical characteristics, features, and performance. The models we are going to assess and compare in this review are FinePix S8500 and FinePix S1. The models we are going to compare in our review have different sensors. Fujifilm FinePix S8500 features a BSI-CMOS sensor that has a resolution of 16.0 MP. Fujifilm FinePix S1, on the contrary, has a different CMOS sensor with 16.0 MP resolution.
Now, before we can move on to our comparison, let's take a moment to look at the key characteristics of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 and Fujifilm FinePix S1.
Fujifilm FinePix S8500 Key Features:
Fujifilm FinePix S1 Key Features:
|Max Shutter Speed||1/7000 vs 1/2000||Faster shutter speed|
|Weight||670 g vs 680 g||10 g lighter|
|Wireless Connectivity||Built-In vs No||Better connectivity|
|Timelapse Recording||Yes vs No||Creative shooting|
|Raw Support||Yes vs No||Better image quality|
|Flash Range||8 vs No||8 better flash range|
|External Flash||Yes vs No||Connect off-camera flash|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes vs No||Very handy for portraits|
|Screen Type||Fully Articulated vs Fixed Type||Flexible shooting positions|
|Screen Resolution||920k dots vs 460k dots||50% higher resolution screen|
|Environmental Sealing||Yes vs No||Shoot at tough conditions|
|Viewfinder Resolution||920k dots vs 200k dots||78.3% higher resolution|
|Screen Size||3″ | 3″||Large display|
|Viewfinder||Electronic | Electronic||Better framing and control|
|Continuous Shooting||10.0 fps | 10.0 fps||Nice continuous shooting|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Image Stabilization||Yes | Yes||Built-in stabilization|
|Touch Screen||No | No||No touch screen|
|Screen Resolution||460k dots | 920k dots||Small screen resolution|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP | 16.0 MP||Small sensor resolution|
|Microphone Port||No | No||No microphone port|
|Headphone Port||No | No||No headphone port|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 and Fujifilm FinePix S1 from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Fujifilm FinePix S8500 is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 10g less than the Fujifilm FinePix S1. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Fujifilm FinePix S8500 and Fujifilm FinePix S1 any different in terms of sensor type?
Take a look below to find the comparison of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 and Fujifilm FinePix S1 by the size of their sensors.
Fujifilm FinePix S8500 and Fujifilm FinePix S1 are identical by this indicator, as each feature a sensor of the same size. Thus, both cameras will provide the same level of control in terms of the depth of field if you use them with the same focal length and aperture.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 and Fujifilm FinePix S1 in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Fujifilm FinePix S8500||Fujifilm FinePix S1|
No Significant Advantages
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Fujifilm FinePix S8500 or Fujifilm FinePix S1, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Fujifilm FinePix S8500 and Fujifilm FinePix S1 here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Fujifilm FinePix S1 deserves a higher Total Score than the Fujifilm FinePix S8500. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Fujifilm FinePix S8500||Fujifilm FinePix S1|
|Model||FinePix S8500||FinePix S1|
|Announced||Jan 07, 2013||Jan 06, 2014|
|Body Type||SLR-like (bridge)||SLR-like (bridge)|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.17 x 4.55 mm||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||28.07 mm2||28.07 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP||16.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4608 x 3456||4608 x 3456|
|Max Native ISO||12,800||12,800|
|Max Boosted ISO||n/a||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||64||100|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||0||1|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||0||0|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type||Fully Articulated|
|Screen Resolution||460k dots||920k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||200k dots||920k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||8 s||30 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/7000 s||1/2000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||10.0 fps||10.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, forced flash, suppressed flash, slow sync|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 320 x 120 (480 fps), 320 x 240 (240 fps), 640 x 480 (120 fps)||1920 x 1080 (60p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30p)|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||Motion JPEG||H.264|
|USB||USB 2.0||USB 2.0|
|Weight||670 g||680 g|
|Physical Dimensions||123 x 87 x 116 mm||133 x 91 x 110 mm|
|Battery Life||n/a||350 shots|
|Battery Type||n/a||Battery Pack|
|Battery Model||4 x AA||NP-85|
|Storage Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC||SC/SDHC/SDXC, Internal|