'Performance from the S1500 is mixed, but leans heavily toward slow.'
'The S1500 isn't quite identical to last year's model though, because it has one very important feature that its predecessor lacked; the sensor-shift image stabilisation system previously seen on the FinePix S2000HD.'
'The Fuji Finepix S1500 is a compact digital camera offering extra zoom.'
'At full resolution, the Fuji S1500's shooting speed is a rather more pedestrian 1.4 frames per second.'
'Packing in the features and keeping the price down it is understandable that picture quality is a shade below the best digital cameras in this category.'
'Shutter-lag is a bit disappointing at about 0.1 second when pre-focused and 0.5 seconds including focusing time.'
'Image quality not up to par with competition; Weak flash; Poor HD video results; Excessive noise above ISO 400 makes the higher options almost useless; Tiny EVF eye piece; LCD is reflective; Sporadic white balance results when using Auto setting; Lack of Aperture value control in the specified A position on the mode dial makes it difficult to control DOF (either wide open or closed down, nothing in between).'
'The Fuji S1800 will be available in February 2010 at a retail price of $229.95.'
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