AF Assist Lamp
The AF assist lamp on the S3 Pro will automatically illuminate the subject if light levels are too low for the AF system to make a good focus. The lamp can be enabled or disabled via a custom function.
The S3 Pro has a Nikon F lens mount, it can accept almost any Nikkor F mount lens. Full camera features are only available when you use G or D type AF Nikkor CPU lenses. Note that because of the smaller size of the S3 Pro's sensor it effectively crops the field of view provided by a 35 mm lens. Thus a 17 mm lens on the S3 Pro will provide approximately the same FOV as a 25.5 mm lens would on a 35 mm SLR (with 35 mm film).
Shutter Release Sound / Continuous drive
In some of our digital SLR reviews we are providing a sound recording of a continuous burst of shots. Below you can see waveforms of a recording made of the Fujifilm S3 Pro, Nikon D70 and Fujifilm S2 Pro shooting continuously for 30 seconds each. The cameras were set to manual focus, shutter speed 1/250 sec and aimed at our standard resolution chart. Image quality was set to six megapixels JPEG Fine on both cameras. The CF card used was a SanDisk Ultra II 1 GB (Type I).
As you can see the S3 Pro improves on the S2 Pro with both a faster initial shutter speed and a larger buffer, once the buffer is full the camera manages to process and flush images more quickly and allows a total of 29 frames to be shot in 30 seconds. While good it's still not a patch on the excellent Nikon D70.
|30 seconds, total 29 frames (JPEG)|
|30 seconds, total 69 frames (JPEG)|
|30 seconds, total 16 frames (JPEG)|
- Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro digital SLR body
- Neck strap
- Body cap
- LCD cover
- Eyepiece cover
- Accessory shoe cover
- 4 x AA NiMH batteries (2300 mAh)
- AA Battery charger BCH-NH2
- Video cable
- USB cable (mini-B)
- IEEE 1394 (Firewire) cable (4-pin to 6-pin)
- Cable holder
- CD-ROM: FinePix AX (FinePix Viewer etc.)
- CD-ROM: FinePix Hyper-Utility2 Version 3.0 *
- User Manual, Quick Start Guide
* Included in UK, optional in other regions