Compared to the Nikon D100 (contd.)
Outdoor scene comparison (S2 Pro at 6.1 mp) - JPEG
The following shot is of Tower Bridge, London. I had to shoot the D100 first and then walk backwards a step or two before taking the S2 Pro shot to compensate in a slight difference between the D100's 1.5x multiplier and the S2 Pro's 1.5x. Crops magnified 200%.
- Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro: Color/Tone/Sharpness: Standard, White
Manual Exposure, Auto Focus, Nikkor 50 mm F1.4 lens, 6.1 mp/Fine JPEG
- Nikon D100: Sharpening: Auto, Tone: Auto, Color Mode: I, White
Manual Exposure, Auto Focus, Nikkor 50 mm F1.4 lens, Large/Fine JPEG
Note that this comparison was made at the S2 Pro resolution of 6.1 mp. This is to enable a fair comparison to the D100, to make the crops easier to compare and also because I believe the S2 Pro's 6.1 mp resolution will be the most commonly used. You can download a 12 mp version of this scene from a link at the bottom of this page. Note also that the S2 Pro was set to ISO 200 for fair comparison to the D100.
|Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro (JPEG)||Nikon D100 (JPEG)|
|ISO 200, F8, 1/350 sec||ISO 200, F8, 1/350 sec|
|2,472 KB JPEG||2,436 KB JPEG|
Again we see sharper out-of-the-camera JPEG's from the S2 Pro, there may also be slightly more detail resolved by the S2 Pro, though it's marginal. The S2 Pro image exhibited a different handling of the colour green (I preferred it). There were only a couple of places on the entire S2 Pro image where I could identify some moiré.
You may also download:
- Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro Outdoor, 12 mp (4,722 KB)
Fujifilm Fuji FinePix S2 Pro Professional Digital Camera [6.1MP] - Body
+ Battery Kit
FujiFilm Fuji FinePix S2 Pro Professional Digital Camera [6.1MP] - Body Only
Fujifilm Finepix S 3 PRO Digital Camera