Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Among the FinePix S3 Pro's list of enhanced features is its one-of-a-kind Super CCD SR sensor technology designed specifically for professional photography. This proprietary technology creates a wider dynamic range to produce images that approach true photographic quality. As a result, the FinePix S3 Pro will capture highlight and shadow detail often lost by digital cameras in high contrast scenes. In addition, Super CCD SR sensor technology provides a higher level of sensitivity, improved signal-to-noise ratio and more natural color reproduction.

Fujifilm understands that professional photographers demand and expect a finer level of detail, regardless of lighting conditions, and pro photographers will truly appreciate the FinePix S3 Pro for the overall image quality it provides.

With 12.3 million (S-pixel: 6.17 million, R-pixel: 6.17 million) effective pixels, the APS size (23x15.5mm), professional Super CCD SR sensor of the FinePix S3 Pro offers wider dynamic range plus overall improved quality for beautiful digital images, capturing more detail across a range of brightness in the same image.

The FinePix S3 Pro has a unique body designed and crafted to Fujifilm specifications. The solid, one-piece body is made from a durable polycarbonate and has a F-mount lens fitting for Nikon lens compatibility.

Dual shutter release buttons facilitate both horizontal and vertical shooting. Newly developed two-inch, 235,000 pixel horizontal display delivers crisp, clear images and approximately 100% frame coverage. The FinePix S3 Pro is extremely efficient power-wise, running solely on four AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries.

The PC-Sync connection allows strobes or other external flash systems to be connected to the FinePix S3 Pro. Flash sync speed is 1/180th of a second.

The FinePix S3 Pro offers Intelligent Flash with the D-TTL full-aperture exposure metering system providing outstanding results with all Nikon compatible speed lights. A first-time offering in a Fujifilm digital camera, this allows a new level of creative lighting options for FinePix S3 Pro users.

The FinePix S3 Pro provides IEEE 1394 (FireWire) and USB 2.0 interfaces for camera control (IEEE1394 only) and high-speed image transfer. And FinePix S3 Pro provides Dual Media Slots for xD-Picture Card and Microdrive storage.

Features
12.3 million effective pixels
True professional quality
Wide dynamic range
Nikon F-mount lens compatibility
D-TTL exposure metering system
Dual shutter release buttons
Dual media slots
Dual LCD monitors
Dual digital interfaces
Powered by 4 AA Ni-MH batteries

 
Specifications
Image Sensor 23.0 × 15.5mm Super CCD SR Number of total pixels: 12.9 million (S-pixel: 6.45 million, R-pixel: 6.45 million) pixels
Number of Effective Pixels ** 12.3 million (S-pixel: 6.17 million, R-pixel: 6.17million) pixels
Lens Mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling, AF contacts)
Usable lenses D-type AF Nikkor lenses: All functions possible AF Nikkor other than D type: All function except 3D Matrix Metering possible Non-CPU: Usable in Manual exposure mode (exposure meter cannot be used)
LCD monitor/LCD Info 2.0-inch, Low-temperature polysilicon TFT (235,000 pixels, wide-type LCD, approx. 100% frame coverage)
Viewfinder Fixed-eyelevel pentaprism, built-in diopter adjustment(-2.0-1 to +1.0m-1)Frame coverage:Aprox.93% vertical,Aprox.95% horizontal
Viewfinder information Focus indications, Metering system, AE lock, Shutter speed, Aperture, Exposure mode, Electronic analog exposure display/exposure compensation display, Frame counter/exposure compensation value, Ready-light, Multi expos, Focus area, Flash exp compensation, Five sets of focus brackets (area)/Spot metering area Center-Weighted metering, On-Demand Grid lines
Focusing Type Auto focus TTL phase detection Detection range: EV -1 to EV 19 (ISO 100 equivalent at normal temperature)
Focus areas One of five focus areas can be selected
Focus Modes Single Servo AF (S), Continuous Servo AF (C), Manual focus (M) Focus Tracking automatically activated in subject's status in Single Servo AF (S) or Continuous Servo AF (C)
Sensitivity (ISO equiv film speed) Equivalent to ISO 100/160/200/400/800/1600
White balance Automatic. Manual: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Custom1,Custom2
Exposure Modes P: Auto-Multi Program (Flexible program possible) - S: Shutter-priority Auto - A: Aperture-priority Auto - M: Manual
Exposure Metering Exposure metering system: TTL full-aperture exposure metering system Three metering systems selectable (limitations with lens used) 3D 10 Matrix Metering: EV 0-21 Center-Weighted metering: EV 0-21 Spot Metering: EV 3-21
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV range, in 1/2 steps
Auto exposure lock; Detected exposure value locked by pressing AE/AF lock button
Shutter Speed 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec, Bulb, Max. 1/180 sec. X-contact
Mirror Lock-Up No
Built-In Flash Guide No.12 (ISO 100, m), flash coverage: 20mm or longer lens
Flash sync. mode: Front-curtain sync (normal sync), Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync, Rear curtain sync
Ready light Lights up when flash fully charged with built in flash Blinks for 3 sec.
External Flash Sync Accessory shoe Hot-shoe contact (Sync contact, Ready-light contact, D-TTL auto flash contact, Monitor contact, GND), Safety lock provided
Video Out NTSC/PAL selectable
Interface USB 2.0 for data storage, IEEE1394 for data storage and shooting
Internal Memory/Memory card Slot No.1: xD-Picture Card (16MB to 512MB)
Slot No.2: CF type II (Microdrive)
Images per memory card 512MB : JPEG (FINE) Approx. 107 JPEG (NORMAL) Approx. 227 CCD-RAW Approx. 20 Storage Media (4256 x 2848 pixels)
Image modes File formats JPEG FINE/NORMAL/BASIC (Exif Ver. 2.2), DPOF-compatible CCD-RAW (14bit) [Design rule for Camera File system compliant/DPOF-compatible]
Self Timer Electronically controlled: timer duration: 20sec./10sec./5sec./2sec.
Power Source 4 AA Ni-MH batteries (sharing power with camera body), AC power adapter
Dimensions 147.8 (W) × 135.3 (H) × 80.0 (D) mm/5.9 (W) × 5.3 (H) × 3.2 (D) in.
Weight Approx. 835g/29.5 oz. (excluding batteries and lens)