Fujifilm S5 Pro Review

Review Date: July 19th 2007
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Design
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Specifications
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Conclusion

Conclusion


Ratings (out of 5)
Design
4.5
Features
5
Ease-of-Use
4
Image Quality
4.5
Value for Money
5

The Fujifilm S5 Pro is a bit of an odd fish, and stands out from Fujifilm's range as such, primarily because it's the only one of its cameras that isn't really aimed at the consumer market. Though a pro photographer can't very well grumble about the price – its UK RRP of £1500 being what the average wedding photographer could earn in one Saturday afternoon - street prices are such though that it's within reach of the photo enthusiast too. And, since the Fujifilm S5 Pro is well suited to both portraiture and landscapes – with good dynamic range and exposure latitude – and those two subjects are the most common reasons for anyone picking up a camera, never mind a DSLR, it's got to be worthy of consideration by the serious amateur. Those switching over from a Nikon film SLR would be the most obvious candidates. Something stopped me from giving the Fujifilm S5 Pro the full five stars – always leave ‘em wanting more I say - but it comes as close as any DSLR I've tested. I found it a pleasure to shoot with, even if it is a little unwieldy compared with the Olympus E-410s and Nikon D40xs of this world, which would still be a better bet for the keen amateur trading up from a compact. Still, the Fujifilm S5 Pro is a very capable performer, Fujifilm has obviously listened well to the wants and needs of its chosen market and, being one of a kind, if that chosen market is yours, look no further.

Page 1
Introduction / Ease of Use
Page 2
Image Quality
Page 3
Sample Images
Page 4
Design
Page 5
Specifications
Page 6
Conclusion

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