Nic Rossmüller : December 7th 2006 - 11:31 CET
Fujifilm S5 Pro SLR
Fujifilm S5 Pro SLR : Confirming the company’s commitment to professional photographers, Fujifilm announced the much anticipated FinePix S5 Pro digital SLR camera. The new FinePix S5 Pro is further affirmation of Fujifilm’s goal to achieve professional D-SLR image quality consistent with Fujifilm’s professional film heritage. The FinePix S5 Pro carries attributes that made its predecessor, the FinePix S3 Pro, so popular with wedding, portrait and studio photographers. One of them is increased dynamic range from the new Super CCD SR. Using a unique layout of twelve million paired photodiodes (6.17 million larger ‘S’ photodiodes for main image information, combined with 6.17 million smaller ‘R’ photodiodes for bright area information).|
Fujifilm S5 - Super CCD SR Pro sensor|
The new FinePix S5 Pro continues the tradition of expanded dynamic range and goes a step further by coupling the new Super CCD SR Pro sensor with Fujifilm’s new RP (Real Photo) Processor Pro for even more outstanding, film-like results. A low noise to achieve high sensitivity ISO3200 by improving the device performance has been achieved. Moreover, the FinePix S5 Pro will house the two technologies in a fully digital and durable metal alloy body frame. This opens the door for Fujifilm’s digital imaging technologies to expand into other professional applications such as outdoor and high endurance commercial photography as well as photographers in any shooting situations.
Fujifilm S5 Pro digital SLR - ISO settings
Real Photo Technology Pro, which combines the Super CCD SR Pro sensor and the RP Processor Pro, allows for the wide dynamic range with smoother tonality from brightest light to darkest shadow. The re-designed new Super CCD SR Pro features an optimized low-pass filter that will reduce the noise and minimize moiré. The newly developed RP Processor Pro features two cycles of noise reduction so photographers can snap pictures at light sensitivities as high as ISO 3200 with less noise than comparable cameras at similar ISO settings. - Photographers can choose from AUTOMATIC and six preprogrammed ranges, 100%,STD, 130%, 170%, 230%,W1, 300% and 400%,W2, for greater creative control over the FinePix S5 Pro’s dynamic range.
Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro DSLR - Weatherproof
With its predecessor achieving recognition for its excellent ergonomics, the FinePix S5 Pro will take the system into a different league, using a tough, professional magnesium alloy shell. With weatherproof seals, and first-rate design, the S5 Pro will be a camera truly deserving of the term ‘workhorse’, equally at home in the studio as on a nature assignment in a humid rainforest. The camera’s shutter mechanism will be testament to its durability, as it has been tested to exceed the key benchmark of 100,000 cycles.
Fujifilm S5 Pro D-SLR - Fujichrome mode
Three new variations of the original film simulation mode have been added (five modes in total) for improved reproduction of natural skin tones to be optimized under various lighting conditions. - With ‘Fujichrome’ mode, it will be set to deliver the images with rich saturation as photographers have loved with Fujifilm’s reversal films for many years. At the push of a button, the FinePix S5 Pro’s Face Detection Technology detects up to ten faces in a scene immediately after each image is captured. Photographers can zoom in and confirm facial detail, whether eyes are open or closed, focus and exposure on the FinePix S5 Pro’s LCD monitor. This technology, developed for Image Intelligence over a number of years and adopted in the Frontier model, has been made available on a single chip that can be installed in digital cameras.
Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro digital SLR - Specifications
• Nikon F mount compatibility with all Nikkor AF-D/G and the latest AF-S optics
• RAW+JPEG dual-save mode
• Mac and PC supported tethered shooting mode via USB 2.0 port
• Robust, lightweight magnesium-alloy body
• Durable shutter unit tested up to approximately 100,000 releases
• Adoption of high-precision i-TTL flash control
• 11-point AF sensor for consistent, fast and precise focusing.
• Supports 1/3, 1/2, and 1 stop lens aperture control
• Shutter speed 30 sec. to 1/8000 sec. and bulb, maximum flash sync speed of 1/250 sec.
• Remark function enables addition of comments to an image file
• 3 levels of custom Function Locking with password protection
• 2.5 inch LCD with aprox. 230,000 pixels with 100% frame coverage
• Li-ion rechargeable battery
• Compact Flash (CF) Card (Type ) and Microdrive compatible
Fujifilm is a global leader in imaging technology, products and services including digital cameras, photofinishing, digital storage and recording media, consumer and professional film, motion picture film, professional video, printing systems, medical imaging, office technology, flat panel displays and graphic arts. The company employs more than 73,000 people worldwide, with 178 subsidiaries stretching across four continents. Uniquely placed to be a market leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm develops and manufactures its own sensors, lenses and processing technology. In addition to its production plants and R&D operations in Japan, the company has key manufacturing facilities in Europe and the USA for core products such as colour film, colour paper, single use cameras and CTP printing plates, and has further factories in Brazil and China.