Fuji rattle the sabre in the Professional Digital Camera market (and pro-sumer too) with this blockbusting 6.13 megapixel (3040 x 2016 - oh yes) professional SLR with a D1-killing street price of US$4,000. Kodak DCS560 / 660 anyone? Best of all that CCD is HUGE.. 1.1" (APS size).

Vitals: 6.13 Megapixels, accepts Nikon F-mount lenses, ISO: 320-1600, CF Type II & SmartMedia, Est. Street Price: US$4000, on-sale: June, 2000 (Japan).

Fujifilm S1 Pro (click for larger image)

UPDATED: Impress PC Watch post coverage of the Fujifilm Japan Launch of these cameras

UPDATED: Camera is based on Nikon N60 / F60D (so let me get this straight, Nikon are supplying Fuji with camera bodies to build a digital camera which undercuts the D1... ummm) Even the N60 specifications read back to back.

Bullet points:

  • 6.13 megapixel, 1.1" (APS sized) Fuji SuperCCD (3040 x 2016)
  • Accepts Nikon F-mount lenses (1.5x focal length multiplier) supports AF, AI-P, IX cannot be used
  • ISO range 320 - 1600
  • Built-in Flash
  • Burst rate: 1.5fps
  • Storage: CompactFlash Type II, SmartMedia (up to 64MB)
  • Weight: 820g

Fujifilm S1 Pro specifications

CCD 1.1" 6.13 megapixels (Fuji SuperCCD - RGBG filter)
Image sizes 3040 x 2016, 2340 x 1536, 1440 x 960 pixels
Image modes TIFF-RGB, TIFF-YC, JPEG Fine, JPEG Normal, JPEG Basic
ISO (sensitivity) 320, 400, 800, 1600
Lens Accepts Nikon F-mount lenses (1.5x focal length multiplier) supports AF, AI-P, IX cannot be used
Autofocus TTL phase detection (1-19 EV)
Optical viewfinder TTL (90% view)
LCD monitor 2" 200,000 pixel low temperature TFT
Timing 3 second startup time, 0.2 second recycle time
Storage Slot1 : SmartMedia (2MB/4MB/8MB/16MB/32MB/64MB)
Slot2 : CompactFlash Type II (supports 340MB MicroDrive)
Shooting modes Auto, Multiprogram Auto, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual Exposure
Image programs: portrait mode, scenery mode, close-up mode, sports mode, night view mode.
Metering modes 3D Matrix with Type-D lens, Center-Weighted, Spot
Shutter speed range 30 seconds - 1/2,000 second
Continuous mode 1.5 fps (up to 5 frames)
Exposure compensation +/-3EV in 1/3EV steps
White balance Full Auto, Preset, 6 settings
Self-timer 10 or 2 secs
Flash Built-in & Hotshoe
Flash range Guide no. 15 (ISO 100/m)
Flash modes Normal, Slow sync, External, Anti-Red-Eye, Forced
Playback Single (zoomable), 2 x 2 thumbnails, 3 x 3 thumbnails, histogram
Remote control Mechanical
Interface USB
Video output Varies by region
Misc Voice recording function, "Best Of Image" automatic
Power requirements 4 x NiMH AA + 2 x CR123A lithium batteries
Dimensions 148.5 x 125 x 79.5 mm (body only)
Weight (no batteries) 820 g
MSRP Price ~US$ 4000 (body only)
Release date June 2000