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Fujifilm FinePix S1500 10MP Digital Camera with 12x Wide Angle Dual Image Stabilized Optical Zoom

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  • 10.0-megapixel resolution for large, photo quality prints
  • 12x wide-angle optical zoom; dual image stabilization
  • Face Detection with Auto Red-Eye Removal; ISO 6400
  • 2.7-inch LCD screen with Micro Thumbnail View
  • 23 MB built-in memory; capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 2.7 x 2.9 inches ; 12.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001QENO7A
  • Item model number: FinePix S1500fd
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,160 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 16, 2009

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

In the tradition of the popular and well-received FinePix S1000, Fujifilm presents its successor, the FinePix S1500. This 10-megapixel long zoom digital camera offers great range and flexibility with a Fujinon 12x optical zoom (33mm-396mm equivalent) and like all FinePix S-series digital cameras, includes Fujifilm's Dual Image Stabilization and SR AUTO Automatic Scene Recognition mode to easily provide the best quality picture with increased clarity and sharpness, even in low light conditions. The FinePix S1500 also sports enhanced features like Panoramic mode, a Zoom Bracketing feature and full manual controls insuring the S1500 will keep up as your photographic skills develop.

Automatic Scene Recognition
SR Auto (Automatic Scene Recognition) enables the FinePix S1500 to intelligently recognize six types of scenes automatically. For each picture taken in this mode, the S1500 will optimize the ideal exposure, focus, white balance and ISO for the scene to ensure the best quality picture is captured with ease.

Dual Image Stabilization
Dual Image Stabilization is a marriage of mechanical sensor shift stabilization, to steady the photographer's hand, and Fujifilm's Picture Stabilization Technology, which uses fast shutter speeds with ISO high sensitivity, to prevent virtually all types of image blur. As a result, an increase in clarity and sharpness is achieved, even in low lighting conditions.

Rounding out the FinePix S1500's powerful feature set is a large 2.7-inch high-resolution (230k dots) LCD, electronic viewfinder (EVF) and ISO levels of up to ISO 1600 at full resolution.

Fujifilm's FinePix S1500 also offers the following useful features:

  • Full Manual Photographic Control: Photo enthusiasts and advanced photographers have total control with manual adjustment options for various camera settings including resolution, ISO, aperture, shutter speed and more.
  • Face Detection with Automatic Red Eye Removal: Face Detection operates by identifying and prioritizing faces in a framed scene, and then adjusting the focus and exposure accordingly to ensure the sharpness and clarity of human subjects in the picture, regardless of background. After a shot is captured, each detected face is instantly checked for red eye. If it is found, it is corrected automatically, saving the time-consuming process of fixing it later.
  • Instant Zoom: Instant Zoom makes it easy to frame and compose shots with moving subjects at high zoom settings. A selectable frame on the LCD screen lets you bracket and track the subject in standard wide view. When the shutter is released, Instant Zoom boosts the zoom ratio and captures only the enlarged area as a full-sized image, keeping the subject in the frame.
  • Continuous High Speed Shooting mode: This mode allows moving subjects to be captured by shooting high-speed shots of up to 15 frames at 7.5 fps at 2MP and six frames at 3.3 fps at 5MP.
  • Panoramic Shooting mode: Users can capture, combine and save a maximum of three consecutive shots at 3MP resolution each as a panoramic picture.
  • Movie Recording: VGA quality at 30 frames per second with sound.
  • 14 Pre-programmed Scene Modes: The FinePix S1500 features 14 pre-programmed scene modes that offer a one-touch setting for almost any situation.
  • SD / SD-HC Compatible slot: A single media slot that accepts SD/SD-HC media cards.
  • Operates on 4xAA Batteries: The ultimate in convenience and accessibility, using AA batteries means in a pinch, more batteries are just moments away. Four x AA alkaline battery power delivers 300 shots and up to 700 shots using lithium AA battery.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Camera is easy to use and takes great pictures.
Fortunately, with the versatile manual modes, you'll find yourself using automatic modes less and less as you become more comfortable with the settings.
Gregory Wood
I would recommend this camera for anyone that is looking for feathers above a point and shoot camera.
D. Proctor

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

305 of 321 people found the following review helpful By oldpink on May 31, 2009
First, I did not buy mine from Amazon, instead electing to get it instantly at Wal-Mart.
I am also far from a camera expert.
With that said, I was quite pleased with this camera, which was a huge upgrade over my old Kodak DC340.
First, I REALLY like the generous 12x zoom with this camera, which enabled me to get excellent quality photos with good detail of two particular wary birds, a Bob White quail, and an Eastern Bluebird.
I also found the imagine stabilization feature useful for my less than completely still hands, and I need to reiterate that image stabilization has NOTHING to do with capturing a fast moving object, as Spacejockey seemed to believe.
Also, far from being annoyed by the flash having a button to pop it up, I really like being able to manually disable flash by leaving the flash physically latched down instead of having to mess around with menu controls to do it.
I fail to see how this is a negative, Spacejockey.
Likewise, I quite liked the intelligent face detection feature, which seemed to be particularly useful for the excellent automatic red eye removal feature.
Again, Spacejockey, why the grumbling about this feature?
Another point of contention is the gripe about the "double clicking" when taking photos.
Well, you can override that by pressing the shutter button completely without pause, but the first click is to allow you ensure your lens is fully focused on your target before committing to taking the shot.
You can press halfway, see if the focus indicator is on your target, then squeeze the rest of the way to take the shot.
Again, why the complaint about that?
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131 of 135 people found the following review helpful By M. Heintz on July 23, 2009
I have been a serious amateur photographer for more than 20 years and have a large collection of cameras for my photography needs. I recently purchased my S1500 while traveling in Asia over the past couple of weeks. I decided to leave my DSLR behind on this trip and had only packed my point-and-shoot. After a few days, I realized that I needed more camera to capture the sights of Singapore, Indonesia and Australia. The Fuji S1500 seemed to fit the bill and was a comparable price in Singapore to purchasing it here in the USA and had the zoom capabilities and other features I wanted in a compact camera.

First use:
I took the camera out for a walking tour in Singapore and captured some great shots in both SR Auto and P mode. Focus is sharp and the colors are great. OK, so with outdoor daytime shots working, I thought I would try some night shots.

I went to the top of the Swissotel in Singapore at night for some night landscape shots. I placed the camera on the ledge against the window (to avoid the reflections), set it to SR Auto and used the 2 second self-timer, then pressed the button and stepped back. I got some stunning photos of the Singapore skyline at night (including the Singapore Flyer).

Full test:
I put the camera to full use in Sydney where I took nearly 400 photos. I took some great handheld photos of the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge during the morning. I also tried the in camera panorama. I got a great shot that includes the bridge, opera house and botanical gardens. I could have done the same thing in Photoshop, but hey, why not let the camera do it for me.

We then hopped onto one of the open top bus tours (a bit cold as it is winter in Sydney), but still fun.
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82 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Wood on August 21, 2009
As an overall package, this camera is simply astounding. Besides a few minor flaws, you get a nearly perfect, highly versatile camera with a fairly expansive feature set and good image quality for less than $200. What more can you ask for? Well, there are a few things, but let me first start with the pros...

+ Excellent price. Obviously, getting this kind of technology for less than $200 is a rare find. Fuji somehow keeps prices at the low end of the spectrum, while managing to maintain quality.

+ Good construction. This thing feels solid, and fits nicely in the hands. I don't have any qualms about apparent quality or cheapness; for $200, you'd be hard-pressed to find something with comparable materials and build quality.

+ Large feature set. The feature set really is as expansive as the description says. As mentioned before, some of them aren't quite as good as they sound, but that will be discussed next. I'm not a even nearly a professional photographer, and I'm certainly still learning, but the upgrade from a 'normal' point-and-shoot is significant. Shutter and aperture priority modes are excellent, as is the full-manual mode. Automatic modes are just your normal automatic modes, with the exception of the SP 'scene selection' mode, which offers some nice settings if you find yourself in a hurry to get a shot or are unsure of how to compose a picture yourself. Fortunately, with the versatile manual modes, you'll find yourself using automatic modes less and less as you become more comfortable with the settings.

+ The zoom is great, as is the stabilization system. 12x zoom is more than enough for most realistic applications- if you need any more than that on a regular basis, you should really be looking at an SLR system anyways.
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