Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro

Announced Jan 31, 2000 •
3 megapixels | 2 screen | APS-C sensor
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I have over 40 years experience with film cameras ranging from most 35's to Speed Graphics by way of Mamiya and Rollei etc., and got into digitals in the early 2000's using Sony and Olympus products to photograph geological sites and samples for publication. I bought an S1 Pro in literal mint condition online recently for less than $150.00 US and have been very well impressed with the color fidelity and general image quality. When used for web publication the images are comparable to ...

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This was my first DSLR. I have now upgraded to an S2. I would not recommend upgrading unless you need more resolution. This is a great camera. It is very easy to use and produces images that are better than more recent DSLR's such as the Nikon D70 (I have one, so I know). I have nothing but praise for this camera. If you cannot afford a true 6 megapixel DSLR, then pick up one of these cheap off eBay and you will not find a better way into the world of DSLR photography. Problems: Lack of a ...

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Well, after shooting several thousand images with this camera, I am impressed. The image quality is marevelous. Even at the 1.3 megapixel setting I can generate a 10" print with no pixelation. Noise is well within tolerances, even at ISO 1600. The camera was easy to use...even the digital functions were easy to figure out without having to look at the manual. Nice fleshtones with this camera. Has a nice feel to it, even with the extra weight from the image processing part of the camera. ...

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Had it for about 2 years now and used it many different environments from landscapes to sports to product brochure shots. It's one of the most user-firendly cameras I have ever used. The image quality is fantastic and I usually print at A3 or large panaromic settings with any loss of quality or any pixelation. Problems: Biggest problem ---- Dust on CCD and the wildly varying solutions avaliable. Wish the download time on the Raw Tiff settings was a little quicker. Not all lenses are work on ...

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As a critical Professional, I bought the S1 with some aprehension. I needn't have worried, it lived up to its promises and has become a constant companion. I can forgive all the minor quibbles because from new, it has delivered the goods without fail. I look forward to buying the S2, but will keep the S1 and run them side by side. Problems: The inevitable dust on the sensor from time to time, easily removed using air jet or PhotoShop. If you have removable lenses, you have to accept this.

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Great camera for the money. Have used S1 intensely for over four months in formal studio settings and on locations. Very versatile. Problems: #1 issue is dust on CCD which is impossible to prevent no matter how careful one is ... especially when shooting on white backgrounds and/or humid conditions. Three week turnaround to have Fuji correct this issue which will return without fail. If any batteries are introduced incorrectly and camera is turned on, the power circuit board is guaranteed ...

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excellent color ,clean images , easy to handle , feels a little cheap compared to the nikon d1 series but just as solid as a canon d30 , unless action shots are planned the frame rate on the s1 should not be a problem,and the s1 can be currently had at a good price overall a very good to excellent camera the s2 should [hopefully ] be even better Problems: problems with nicads , the camera suddenly gives 'err 'message when batteries are low without warning to change them ,focus is ...

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I bought my Fuji S1 Pro for 2000$ at an online store after waiting for prices to come down i just couldn't wait anymore. IMO i got a great deal with the 1 gigabyte microdrive package. I have shot Indy Summer Stages a 3 day concert with it and got very impressive results. http://www.pbase.com/cowsgomoo/indy_summer_stages_2002 700 images over 3 days and the card holds around 1600+ images at normal quality and size. The camera has a few quirks (listed below) but overall im happy with my order. S ...

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Gianni
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Almost replaced film for me since it's purchase (8/01). Most of my critique - praise is with the digital medium, rather than the S1-Pro Camera itself. Regarding this Computerised SLR, it's great! As a camera, it's metering modes are ok. Uses most any Nikon dedicated flash. It's easy to change "film" types and settings during a hectic shoot. The video output is ok. +/- re: Digital Film Media: I find myself lusting for a Polaoid Pallette 6x7 film recorder because my favorite art directors, ...

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Definitely a fine machine! I have been using it even under rough conditions and it works to great satisfaction. There are some flaws, though (see problems). Problems: 1.) Does not manage well external flashlights 2.) Dust on the CCD is quite a problem 3.) AF is quite slow

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