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Fujifilm S3 Pro Update

Jul 28, 2004 at 05:05 GMT

Fujifilm has today issued a Press Release adding more meat to what we already know about the upcomgin S3 Pro digital SLR. New details include the ability to change the 'mix' between the S-pixel and R-pixel data and hence the captured dynamic range. Fujifilm will also provide a number of 'film simulation modes' which we assume to mean a way to reproduce the look of some of Fujifilm's well known films.

Phil: It's nice to see some interesting new features, especially the ability to change the mix between S- and R-pixels as well as selectable film simulation modes. I'd like to meet the person that came up with these ideas!

UPDATE: New product shots added (see bottom of page)

Click here for our previous article on the S3 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro - what we know so far (updated)

Press Release:

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro: the vital statistics unveiled

Adjustable dynamic range and film simulation modes raise the standard for digital SLRs

28 July 2004 - With excitement building towards the retail availability of the FinePix S3 Pro digital SLR, Fujifilm today announced that the camera of choice for many enthusiast and professional photographers will be available in late October 2004, with a number of previously unannounced features, including adjustable dynamic range and film simulation modes.

The FinePix S3 Pro is the culmination of Fujifilm’s professional photography heritage and imaging know-how. The FinePix S3 Pro sets itself apart from its competitors by using Fujifilm’s proprietary Super CCD SR II sensor – a new and advanced image processor – and a number of professional controls developed exclusively for this camera. The combination of Nikon lens mount and Fujifilm image capture is one that has been highly regarded by photographers for years.

With knowledge gained from years of dedication to the professional photography community, Fujifilm understands that a quality image is about more than just resolution, and therefore created the FinePix S3 Pro to bring the digital picture closer to film standards than ever before. Photographers shooting with the FinePix S3 Pro will experience greater dynamic range, improved tonal capabilities, exceptional colour balance, and better signal-to-noise ratios: all factors that contribute to a colourful, clear and detail-rich picture.

Highlights of the FinePix S3 Pro include:

Availability & pricing

The FinePix S3 Pro will be available in the UK from retailers in the fourth quarter of 2004. Pricing will be announced nearer to the date of retail launch.*

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