Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro SLR Review
By Movable Type Admin
Features & Controls (cont.)
The Mode dial has controls for "QUAL" (image quality/size), WB (white balance), ISO (ISO sensitivity) and the Release mode dial.
The selector underneath of the Mode dial is for changing the drive mode; Selects "S" (Single-frame), "CL" (Low speed
continuous), "CH" (High speed continuous), (Self-timer), or "MUP" (Mirror up) as the shutter release mode. The Lock button prevents
accidental changes of the drive mode selector.
Looking down on the grip side we see the monochrome data LCD (Control Panel LCD) which lets you
see the most important camera settings at a glance. Around the shutter release is the power
on/off switch. In front are the MODE (Exposure mode) button and Flash Exposure Compensation
The monochrome Control Panel LCD displays: color temperature, shutter speed, exposure compensation value,
flash compensation value, ISO sensitivity, color temperature or preset number, number of shots in bracketing sequence,
focal length (non-CPU lens), flash sync indicator, flexible program indicator, exposure mode, image size, image quality,
focus area, AF-area mode, white balance mode, number of available frames, number of shots remaining before memory
buffer fills, PC mode indicator, preset white balance recording indicator, "K" (appears when memory remains for over 1000
exposures), battery level indicator, flash sync mode, "Beep" indicator, aperture (f/-number), aperture (number of stops),
bracketing increment, maximum aperture (non-CPU lens), PC connection indicator and aperture stop indicator.
The Main Command dial is easily activated with your thumb
and works in conjunction with many of the other control buttons to quickly
change camera options. The AE-L/AF-L button lock the exposure and focus
settings when desired. Around it is the metering selection dial with positions
for center-weighted (meters entire frame but assigns greatest weight to the center
12mm), 3D matrix (ten-segment matrix sensor sets exposure based on all areas of the
frame) and spot (only the center 4mm of the frame is metered.) Also notice the AF-ON button
that functions the same as pressing the shutter button halfway.
The rear controls starting with the upper left, next to the LCD:
Located on the camera front below the shutter release, is the Sub Command dial, it's used to select various camera options.
As previously mentioned also visible here is the AF illuminator (aka focus assist lamp) and, in the lower right, the DOF (depth of field)
The two buttons underneath of the Mode dial on the back are used in conjunction with the Main Command Dial to enable Bracketing (BKT) and Erase/Format (trash can icon).
On the side is where you'll find the I/O ports. Under the terminal covers you'll notice the
Video Out (Video output) socket, the DC IN (power input) socket and a USB 2 connector
The Video Out signal format is NTSC or PAL (user selectable) and allows for
connection to a TV set or video monitor.
The S5 Pro supports up to 4 gigabyte Compact Flash (CF) Card (Type I/II) memory cards. It's also IBM/Hitachi Microdrive
Approximate Storage Capacity
The S5 Pro uses a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (NP-150 with the Battery Charger BC-150, both included) or AA batteries with the Nikon MS-D200 AA Battery Holder accessory. The NP-150 enables the battery charge state to be shown in Control Panel.
An AC Power Adapter AC-135VN (sold separately) can be used to power the camera also.
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