Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Review
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Specifications
|Price (Body only)||US: $ 2,499
UK: £ 1,599 (inc VAT)
|Body material||High-impact plastic / rubber, metal sub-structure|
|Sensor|| Fujifilm SuperCCD SR II
23.0 x 15.5 mm
6.45 million total photosites (2 photodiodes per photosite)
12.9 million total photodiodes
RGB color filter array
14 bit A/D converter
|Effective pixels||12.34 million (S-pixel: 6.17 million, R-pixel: 6.17 million) pixels|
|Image sizes||• 4256 x 2848 (12.1 million)
• 3024 x 2016 (6.1 million)
• 2304 x 1536 (3.5 million)
• 1440 x 960 (1.4 million)
• JPEG (EXIF 2.2) - 2 levels (Fine, Normal)
|Lens mount||Nikon F mount (with AF coupling & AF contacts)|
|Focusing||• 5-area AF
• TTL phase detection
• Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module
• Detection range: EV 1 to EV 19 (ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)
• Single / Dynamic Area AF (inc. Closest Subject Priority)
|AF assist||Yes, white LED lamp|
|Shooting modes||• Programmed AE Mode (with program shift)
• Shutter-Priority AE
• Aperture-Priority AE
• Metered Manual
|Metering||• 3D Matrix Metering with 10-segment SPD
• Center-Weighted Average
|Metering range||• Matrix: 0 - 21 EV
• Center-Weighted Average: 0 - 21 EV
• Spot: 3 - 21 EV
(Normal temperature with F1.4 lens)
|AE Lock||• Dedicated button
• Half-press shutter release
|Exposure compensation||• +/- 3 EV
• 0.5 EV steps
|Exposure steps||0.5 EV|
|AE Bracketing||• 2 or 3 frames
• 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 or 2.0 EV steps
|Sensitivity||• ISO 100
• ISO 160
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
|Shutter||Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter|
|Shutter speed||• 30 sec - 1/4000 sec
|Flash X-sync||1/180 sec|
|Aperture values||Depends on lens (0.5 EV steps)|
|DOF preview||Button, stops-down lens aperture|
|Drive modes||• Single frame
• Continuous shooting
• Self-timer mode (2, 5, 10 or 20 sec)
(our test results, not from official specs)
|Standard dynamic range
• JPEG 12 MP / Fine: 2.5 fps, up to 12 frames *
• JPEG 6 MP / Fine: 2.5 fps, up to 12 frames *
• RAW: 2.5 fps, up to 7 frames *
Wide dynamic range (Auto DR mode)
• JPEG 12 MP / Fine: 1.2 fps, up to 9 frames *
• JPEG 6 MP / Fine: 1.1 fps, up to 6 frames *
• RAW: 1.2 fps, up to 3 frames *
* Before slowing down significantly
|Built-in flash||• Pop-up (manual)
Guide no. 12 (ISO 100)
Max shutter speed: 1/180 sec
|Flash sync mode||• Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync)
• Red-Eye Reduction
• Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync
• Slow Sync
• Rear-Curtain Sync
|External flash||• X-contact hot-shoe (with D-TTL support)
• PC sync terminal
|Viewfinder|| Fixed eye-level pentaprism
Built-in diopter adjustment (-1.8 to +0.8)
Coverage: 95% horizontal, 93% vertical
|Focusing screen||Fixed Clear Matte screen II with focus brackets and On-demand Grid Lines able to display|
|Viewfinder information||• Focus indications
• Metering system
• AE lock
• Shutter speed
• Exposure mode
• Electronic analogue exposure display
• Exposure compensation display
• Frame counter/exposure compensation value
• Multiple exposure
• Focus area
• Flash exposure compensation
• Five sets of focus brackets (area)
• Spot metering area
• Centre-weighted metering
• On-demand grid lines
|White balance||• Auto
• Custom 1
• Custom 2
• Fluorescent 1 (Daylight)
• Fluorescent 2 (Warm White)
• Fluorescent 3 (Cool White)
|Color space||• sRGB
• Adobe RGB
|Dynamic range||• Standard mode (only uses S pixel)
• Wide (Auto, Wide 1, Wide 2)
|Image parameters|| Film simulation: Standard, F1 (portrait), F2 (Velvia like)
Color saturation: 3 levels, B&W
Contrast: 3 levels
Sharpening: 3 levels
|Storage||• xD-Picture Card (up to 512 MB)
• Compact Flash Type I/II
|LCD monitor|| 2.0" TFT LCD
100% frame coverage
|Custom functions||15 functions|
|Connectivity||• USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
• IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
• Video Out (NTSC / PAL)
• Wired remote
• PC Sync terminal
|Remote control||• Mechanical release socket on shutter button
• IEEE 1394 remote control using supplied software
|Power|| • 4 x AA batteries (2300 mAh NiMH supplied)
• AA battery charger supplied
|Dimensions||148 x 135 x 80 mm (5.9 x 5.3 x 3.2 in)|
|Weight (no batt / lens)||835 g (1.8 lb)|
|Weight (no lens)||935 g (2.1 lb)|
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