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Fuji FinePix S3 Pro

Fuji updates their digital SLR with a 12.34-megapixel Super CCD SR II, for amazing tonal range.

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Reference: Datasheet

Review First Posted: 9/7/2005

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro


Model Name:

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro 
Model Number: S3 Pro 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price:  
Street Price:  
Price Update Date: 2007-02-05
Date Available: 2004-10-31
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Wired 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material: Metal 
Operating System: Windows, Mac OS 
Weight: 29.5 oz (835 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 5.8 x 5.3 x 3.1 in.
(148 x 135 x 80 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4256x2848, 3024x2016, 2304x1536, 1440x960
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 6.17
CCD Size (inches): APS-C 
CCD Filter Type:  
CCD Manufacturer: FujiFilm SuperCCD SR II 
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.53
Movie Audio:  
Quality Levels: 3
Focal Length (35mm equivalent):  
Zoom Ratio:  
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Phase Detect 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.0625
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range:  
Macro Focus Range:  
Min Macro Area:  
Min Aperture:  
Max Aperture:  
Aperture Range Description:  
Aperture Step Size:  
Lens Thread:  
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: SLR type, eye-level pentaprism 
Optical VF Accuracy: 94%
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD VF Accuracy: 100%
LCD Size (inches): 2.0
LCD Resolution: 235,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom:  
ISO Settings: 100, 160, 200, 400, 800, 1600
ISO Rating Max: 1600
Number of White Balance Settings: 9
White Balance Settings: Auto, Custom 1, Custom 2, Sunny, Shade, Fluorescent 1, 2, 3, Incandescent 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 30 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/4000 
Exp Adj Range: 3.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.50 EV
Metering Modes: Matrix, Center-Weighted, Spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 2,5,10,20
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes: 7
Flash Modes: Auto, On, Off, Anti Red-Eye, Slow Synchronization with Anti Redeye, Slow Synchronization, Rear-Curtain Sync 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): 12
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description:  
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: ISO hot shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CompactFlash Type 1, CompactFlash Type 2, SmartMedia, xD Picture Card 
Other Memory Types: Microdrives 
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: CCD-RAW 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG (Exif v2.2) 
Movie File Format: None 
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: No 
Video Usable as Viewfinder:  
External Connections: Serial, USB 1.1, USB 2.0 Full (LOW) Speed, Firewire
Other Connection: DC In 
Included Software:  
OS Compatibility:  
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 0.200 seconds
Shutdown Time: 0.001 seconds
Play -> Record: 0.100 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 8.000 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.210 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.210 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.143 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.143 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 0.690 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 0.940 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 0.940 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 9
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.020
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 1761.00
Battery Form Factor: 4 x AA 
Usable Battery Types: NiMH rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 4 x AA NiMH rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features: Uses a SuperCCD SR II sensor, which has two photosensors for each pixel, increasing potential dynamic range. 128MB to 256MB Buffer upgrade available. 
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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