Suggestion for Fuji - *S3-S* -not that they're listening

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Evan Effa Veteran Member • Posts: 3,343
Suggestion for Fuji - *S3-S* -not that they're listening

I have a feeling that Fuji has a certain reluctance to admit it when they haven't quite got it right but don't you think it would make sense that they consider an updated S3? Call it what you will, but like the D70 or D2h why not give us an S3-S? This would allow them to save face, & would offer a fix for some of the deficiencies of the S3. Kodak did it with the 14N.

Leaving the sensor intact...Would it really be that difficult for Fuji to upgrade their "pro" camera to include a decent buffer/processor allowing reasonable shooting rates & sustained shooting for even that fast-paced wedding action?

Here's a list & some suggestions....

Better processor / buffer memory to allow better FPS, more sustained shooting, Faster chimping etc.

Higher flash sync speed...not rocket science either.

Fix the portrait mode shutter release....allow it to wake up the camera. Include controls to allow changes to Shutter speed, Aperture.

How about improved viewfinder...surely not a huge problem?

Assuming they won't be changing the N80 chassis anytime soon, Any other suggestions for the upgrade?

I don't mean this to be an over-the-top fantasy but realistic improvements that might allow the S3 to be a little more respectably competitive might help.

On the other hand, maybe the S4 is the only viable solution if Fuji is still even in the DSLR game 2 years from now.

-evan

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