Nikon Coolpix 2500 vs. Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro

Comparison

change cameras »
Coolpix 2500 image
vs
FinePix S1 Pro image
Nikon Coolpix 2500 Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro
check price » check price »
Megapixels
1.90
3.10
Max. image resolution
1600 x 1200
3040 x 2016

Sensor

Sensor type
CCD
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.7" (~ 5.33 x 4 mm)
23 x 15.5 mm
Sensor resolution
1589 x 1195
2142 x 1447
Diagonal
6.66 mm
27.74 mm
Sensor size comparison
Sensor size is generally a good indicator of the quality of the camera. Sensors can vary greatly in size. As a general rule, the bigger the sensor, the better the image quality.

Bigger sensors are more effective because they have more surface area to capture light. An important factor when comparing digital cameras is also camera generation. Generally, newer sensors will outperform the older.

Learn more about sensor sizes »

Actual sensor size

Note: Actual size is set to screen → change »
vs
1 : 16.72
(ratio)
Nikon Coolpix 2500 Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro
Surface area:
21.32 mm² vs 356.50 mm²
Difference: 335.18 mm² (1572%)
S1 Pro sensor is approx. 16.72x bigger than 2500 sensor.
Note: You are comparing cameras of different generations. There is a 2 year gap between Nikon 2500 (2002) and Fujifilm S1 Pro (2000). All things being equal, newer sensor generations generally outperform the older.
Pixel pitch
3.35 µm
10.74 µm
Pixel pitch tells you the distance from the center of one pixel (photosite) to the center of the next. It tells you how close the pixels are to each other.

The bigger the pixel pitch, the further apart they are and the bigger each pixel is. Bigger pixels tend to have better signal to noise ratio and greater dynamic range.
Difference: 7.39 µm (221%)
Pixel pitch of S1 Pro is approx. 221% higher than pixel pitch of 2500.
Pixel area
11.22 µm²
115.35 µm²
Pixel or photosite area affects how much light per pixel can be gathered. The larger it is the more light can be collected by a single pixel.

Larger pixels have the potential to collect more photons, resulting in greater dynamic range, while smaller pixels provide higher resolutions (more detail) for a given sensor size.
Relative pixel sizes:
vs
Pixel area difference: 104.13 µm² (928%)
A pixel on Fujifilm S1 Pro sensor is approx. 928% bigger than a pixel on Nikon 2500.
Pixel density
8.89 MP/cm²
0.87 MP/cm²
Pixel density tells you how many million pixels fit or would fit in one square cm of the sensor.

Higher pixel density means smaller pixels and lower pixel density means larger pixels.
Difference: 8.02 µm (922%)
Nikon 2500 has approx. 922% higher pixel density than Fujifilm S1 Pro.
To learn about the accuracy of these numbers, click here.



Specs

Nikon 2500
Fujifilm S1 Pro
Crop factor
6.5
1.56
Total megapixels
2.10
3.40
Effective megapixels
1.90
3.10
Optical zoom
3x
Digital zoom
Yes
No
ISO sensitivity
Auto, (100-400)
320, 400, 800, 1600
RAW
Manual focus
Normal focus range
30 cm
Macro focus range
4 cm
Focal length (35mm equiv.)
37 - 111 mm
Aperture priority
No
Yes
Max. aperture
f2.7 - f4.7
Max. aperture (35mm equiv.)
f17.6 - f30.6
n/a
Metering
256-segment Matrix
3D Matrix, Centre weighted
Exposure compensation
±2 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
±3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Shutter priority
No
Yes
Min. shutter speed
2 sec
30 sec
Max. shutter speed
1/3000 sec
1/2000 sec
Built-in flash
External flash
Viewfinder
None
Optical (pentaprism)
White balance presets
6
7
Screen size
1.5"
2"
Screen resolution
110,000 dots
200,000 dots
Video capture
Max. video resolution
Storage types
CompactFlash type I
CompactFlash type I, CompactFlash type II, Microdrive, SmartMedia
USB
USB 1.0
USB 1.0
HDMI
Wireless
GPS
Battery
Nikon EN-EL2 Lithium-Ion included
AA (4) batteries (NiMH recommended) + 2 x CR123A lithium
Weight
205 g
820 g
Dimensions
60 x 114 x 32 mm
148 x 125 x 80 mm
Year
2002
2000




Choose cameras to compare

vs

Diagonal

Diagonal is calculated by the use of Pythagorean theorem:
Diagonal =  w² + h²
where w = sensor width and h = sensor height

Nikon 2500 diagonal

The diagonal of 2500 sensor is not 1/2.7 or 0.37" (9.4 mm) as you might expect, but approximately two thirds of that value - 6.66 mm. If you want to know why, see sensor sizes.

w = 5.33 mm
h = 4.00 mm
Diagonal =  5.33² + 4.00²   = 6.66 mm

Fujifilm S1 Pro diagonal

w = 23.00 mm
h = 15.50 mm
Diagonal =  23.00² + 15.50²   = 27.74 mm


Surface area

Surface area is calculated by multiplying the width and the height of a sensor.

2500 sensor area

Width = 5.33 mm
Height = 4.00 mm

Surface area = 5.33 × 4.00 = 21.32 mm²

S1 Pro sensor area

Width = 23.00 mm
Height = 15.50 mm

Surface area = 23.00 × 15.50 = 356.50 mm²


Pixel pitch

Pixel pitch is the distance from the center of one pixel to the center of the next measured in micrometers (µm). It can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel pitch =   sensor width in mm  × 1000
sensor resolution width in pixels

2500 pixel pitch

Sensor width = 5.33 mm
Sensor resolution width = 1589 pixels
Pixel pitch =   5.33  × 1000  = 3.35 µm
1589

S1 Pro pixel pitch

Sensor width = 23.00 mm
Sensor resolution width = 2142 pixels
Pixel pitch =   23.00  × 1000  = 10.74 µm
2142


Pixel area

The area of one pixel can be calculated by simply squaring the pixel pitch:
Pixel area = pixel pitch²

You could also divide sensor surface area with effective megapixels:
Pixel area =   sensor surface area in mm²
effective megapixels

2500 pixel area

Pixel pitch = 3.35 µm

Pixel area = 3.35² = 11.22 µm²

S1 Pro pixel area

Pixel pitch = 10.74 µm

Pixel area = 10.74² = 115.35 µm²


Pixel density

Pixel density can be calculated with the following formula:
Pixel density =  ( sensor resolution width in pixels )² / 1000000
sensor width in cm

One could also use this formula:
Pixel density =   effective megapixels × 1000000  / 10000
sensor surface area in mm²

2500 pixel density

Sensor resolution width = 1589 pixels
Sensor width = 0.533 cm

Pixel density = (1589 / 0.533)² / 1000000 = 8.89 MP/cm²

S1 Pro pixel density

Sensor resolution width = 2142 pixels
Sensor width = 2.3 cm

Pixel density = (2142 / 2.3)² / 1000000 = 0.87 MP/cm²


Sensor resolution

Sensor resolution is calculated from sensor size and effective megapixels. It's slightly higher than maximum (not interpolated) image resolution which is usually stated on camera specifications. Sensor resolution is used in pixel pitch, pixel area, and pixel density formula. For sake of simplicity, we're going to calculate it in 3 stages.

1. First we need to find the ratio between horizontal and vertical length by dividing the former with the latter (aspect ratio). It's usually 1.33 (4:3) or 1.5 (3:2), but not always.

2. With the ratio (r) known we can calculate the X from the formula below, where X is a vertical number of pixels:
(X × r) × X = effective megapixels × 1000000    →   
X =  effective megapixels × 1000000
r
3. To get sensor resolution we then multiply X with the corresponding ratio:

Resolution horizontal: X × r
Resolution vertical: X

2500 sensor resolution

Sensor width = 5.33 mm
Sensor height = 4.00 mm
Effective megapixels = 1.90
r = 5.33/4.00 = 1.33
X =  1.90 × 1000000  = 1195
1.33
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 1195 × 1.33 = 1589
Resolution vertical: X = 1195

Sensor resolution = 1589 x 1195

S1 Pro sensor resolution

Sensor width = 23.00 mm
Sensor height = 15.50 mm
Effective megapixels = 3.10
r = 23.00/15.50 = 1.48
X =  3.10 × 1000000  = 1447
1.48
Resolution horizontal: X × r = 1447 × 1.48 = 2142
Resolution vertical: X = 1447

Sensor resolution = 2142 x 1447


Crop factor

Crop factor or focal length multiplier is calculated by dividing the diagonal of 35 mm film (43.27 mm) with the diagonal of the sensor.
Crop factor =   43.27 mm
sensor diagonal in mm


2500 crop factor

Sensor diagonal in mm = 6.66 mm
Crop factor =   43.27  = 6.5
6.66

S1 Pro crop factor

Sensor diagonal in mm = 27.74 mm
Crop factor =   43.27  = 1.56
27.74

35 mm equivalent aperture

Equivalent aperture (in 135 film terms) is calculated by multiplying lens aperture with crop factor (a.k.a. focal length multiplier).

2500 equivalent aperture

Crop factor = 6.5
Aperture = f2.7 - f4.7

35-mm equivalent aperture = (f2.7 - f4.7) × 6.5 = f17.6 - f30.6

S1 Pro equivalent aperture

Aperture is a lens characteristic, so it's calculated only for fixed lens cameras. If you want to know the equivalent aperture for Fujifilm S1 Pro, take the aperture of the lens you're using and multiply it with crop factor.

Crop factor for Fujifilm S1 Pro is 1.56

Enter your screen size (diagonal)

My screen size is  inches



Actual size is currently adjusted to screen.

If your screen (phone, tablet, or monitor) is not in diagonal, then the actual size of a sensor won't be shown correctly.