Fujifilm S5 Pro Review

Review Date: July 19th 2007
Author: Gavin Stoker

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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Type of camera Interchangeable-lens SLR-type digital camera
Number of effective pixels [2] 12.34 million (S-pixel: 6.17million, R- pixel: 6.17million) pixels
CCD sensor 23.0mmx 15.5mm Super CCD SR Pro
Number of recorded pixels L: 4,256x2,848 / M: 3,024x2,016 / S: 2,304x1,536 pixels
Storage media Compact Flash™ (CF) Card (Type I/II) and Microdrive™
File format•Image quality mode Exif-JPEG (Exif2.21 [3] compatible) • FINE/ NORMAL
[Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 compliant /DPOF-compatible] / CCD-RAW(14bit) / CCD-RAW + Exif-JPEG
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Usable lenses Type DX AF Nikkor: All functions supported
Type G or D AF Nikkor (IX Nikkor lenses can not be used): All functions supported
Micro Nikkor 85 mm f/2.8D: All functions supported except autofocus and some exposure modes
Other AF Nikkor (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions supported expect 3D color matrix metering II and 3D multi-sensor balancedfill-flash for digital SLR
AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II,3D multi-sensor balanced fill-flash for digital SLR, and autofocus
Non-CPU: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic rangefinder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; color matrix metering, multi-sensor balanced fill-flash for digital SLR, and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data
Lens servo Single Servo AF(S) / Continuous Servo AF(C) / Manual focus(M)
Picture angle Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm format equivalent
Sensitivity AUTOISO 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto focus TTL. AF assist illuminator.
Focus areas Normal: 11 areas; single area or group can be selected; Wide: focus area can be selected from 7 areas
AF Area mode 1) Single Area AF 2) Dynamic AF 3) Group Dynamic AF 4) Dynamic AF with closest subject priority
Shutter speed 30 sec. to 1/8000 sec.  Bulb.
Continuous shooting CH : Up to max. 3 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to[100%(STD)]) / Up to 1.5 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE]set to WIDE (other than [100%(STD)])
CL : Up to max. 2 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to[100%(STD)]) / Up to 1.5 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE]set to WIDE (other than [100%(STD)]), and 1 frames/sec.
Auto bracketing Number of shots 2-9 compensated EV value 1/3 1/2 2/3 1 EV step.
Exposure metering system Three-mode through-the-lens (TTL) exposure metering.
3D Color Matrix Metering II (metering performed by 1,005-segment RGB sensor) / Center-weighted / Spot
Exposure compensation -5.0EV to +5.0EV Step can be selected from 1/3, 1/2, 1EV step.
Exposure modes Programmed Auto with flexible program [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], and Manual [M]
White balance Automatic / Incandescent light / Fluorescent lamp (1-5) / Fine / Flash / Shade / Colour temperature / Preset Custom (1-5)
Fine tuning can be set.
Film Simulation (STANDARD) / F1 / F1a / F1b / F1c / F2
Colour Space sRGB / Adobe RGB (1998)
Dynamic Range AUTO / 100%(STD) / 130% / 170% / 230% (W1) / 300% / 400% (W2)
Viewfinder Fixed-eye level pentaprism, built-in diopter adjustment
Frame coverage: Approx. 95%, Magnification: Approx. x 0.94
LCD back monitor 2.5-inch approx. 230,000 pixels low temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD (approx. 100% frame coverage for playback)
Built-in flash Manual pop-up with button release. Guide No. 12 (ISO 100, m). 
i-TTL balanced fill-flash or standard i-TTL flash.
Flash synchronisation up to 1/250 sec.
Accessory shoe Standard ISO-type with hot-shoe contact (Safety lock provided)
Flash control 1) TTL: TTL flash control by 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
Built-in flash: i-TTL balanced fill-flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering or mode dial setto [M])
SB-800, 600 or SB-R200: i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
2) Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 with CPU lens
3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with flash such as SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22s
4) Range-priority manual; available with SB-800
Remote release Electronic shutter release
Video output NTSC / PAL selectable [3]
Digital interface USB 2.0 (High-Speed)
Sync contact X-contact only: flash synchronisation up to 1/250 sec.
Synchronisation terminal Equipped with ISO 519 synchronisation terminal as standard, lock screw provided
DC input AC Power Adapter AC-135VN (Optional)
Power source Rechargeable Li-ion battery (included) or AC Power Adapter AC-135VN (Optional)
Dimensions 147mm(W) x 113mm(H) x 74mm(D) / 5.8in. (W) x 4.4in. (H) x 2.9in. (D) (not including accessories and attachments)
Camera mass (weight) Approx. 830 g/29.3 oz. (not including accessories, battery and memory card)
Guide to the number of available frames for battery operation Approx. 400 frames [4]
Accessories included Rechargeable Li-ion battery NP-150, Battery charger BC-150, Shoulder strap, Camera body cap, Eyepiece cap, LCD cover, USB cable(mini-B), Videocable, Accessory shoe cover, Synchronizing terminal cap, Remote release socket cap, CD-ROM [ image browser with CCD-RAW converting function ]
Optional accessories Rechargeable Battery NP-150, Battery Charger BC-150, AC Power Adapter AC-135VN, Hyper-Utility Software HS-V3, Hyper-Utility Software HS-V3UP [5]

*Subject to change

[2] The number of pixels on the image sensor which receive input light through the optical lens, and effectively reflected in the final output data of the still image.

[3] Exif2.21 is a newly revised digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.

[4] When connecting the Video cable (included) to TV, the camera's screen is turned off.

[5] "CIPA DC-002-2003 Standard Procedure for Measuring Digital Still Camera Battery Consumption" (extract); Using included rechargeable Li-ion battery NP-150, AF50mm F1.4D lens, Compact Flash™ (CF) Card. Pictures shall be taken at a temperature of 23°C(73.4F) every 30 seconds, the flash used at full power every second shot and the camera turned off and then on again once every 10 shots.

[6] HS-V3UP is an upgrade package for HS-S2 and HS-V2.

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Introduction / Ease of Use
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Image Quality
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Sample Images
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