Fuji S2 Pro Digital SLR review posted|
(Friday, July 26, 2002 - 11:48 EDT)
Dave gets hands-on with the latest digital SLR from FujiFilm...
I've had a ton of email on this one, so wanted to get it onto the site before I took off on a 3-day business trip. There's a couple of minor holes in the review that I'll plug when I get back (a few of the performance figures, and my "digest" of test results, plus some "gallery" photos of subjects other than test targets), but other than that, this is a FULL-length review of a production model, with all test photos and detailed analysis thereof on the sample-pictures page.
A lot of people have been wondering how Fuji will compete, now that they no longer have the price advantage they had with the original S1 Pro two years back. I confess I approached this camera with a little skepticism, having just spent a goodly amount of time with Nikon's excellent D100. All the more surprising then, how impressed I was with the S2 Pro.
It has genuinely beautiful color, and does a particularly nice job with skin tones, as did its predecessor. Other image-quality attributes are very good as well, but what really knocked my socks off was its resolution. - I was downright amazed at the level of fine detail it delivered, and how finely-rendered it was to boot. Overall, a surprisingly impressive entry into the D-SLR derby. No doubt about it, Fuji's still in the game! Check it out!