Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro SLR Review

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Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro




Record Mode Features & Screens



Shooting Menu

Shooting Menu settings are accessed by pressing the MENU/OK button and using the Multi-selector control to navigate the menus. I'll step through the menus and explain them below.

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro SLR

FILM SIMULATION: Standard (STANDARD), Studio portrait (F1, F1a, F1b, F1c), or Fujichrome (F2). D-RANGE: Sets the dynamic range of images COLOR: Sets the density of the color of images TONE: Sets the contrast of images

SHARPNESS: Softens or sharpens the outlines in an image and to adjust the quality of the images

COLOR SPACE: Sets the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB

ISO: 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200

WHITE BALANCE: Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent lamp (1-5), Fine, Flash, Shade, Choose color temp, Preset custom (1-5)

WB FINE TUNE: Fine tunes white balance -3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 , +3

QUALITY: Raw, Fine, Normal JPG, Raw+Fine JPG, Raw+Normal JPG

RECORDING PIXELS: Small = 2304x1536, Medium = 3024x2016, Large = 4256x2848

MULTIPLE EXPOSURE: Enables shooting multiple exposures in the same frame

LIVE VIEW DISPLAY: Enables monitoring an image on the LCD monitor while adjusting the focus

SHOOTING MENU RESET: Resets the Shooting Menu to the factory default settings.

NOISE REDUCTION: Sets the noise reduction effect.




Setup Menu

Setup Menu settings are accessed by pressing the SETUP button and using the Multi-selector control to navigate the menus. There are 11 submenus.



Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro SLR

Shooting Setup Submenu:

IMAGE COMMENT: User comment of up to 45 characters (EXIF) can be entered

BARCODE READER/GPS: Stores the information of a barcode reader or a GPS device

SHOOTING SPEED: Sets the rate at which pictures can be taken in continuous low speed mode

EXPOSURE DELAY MODE: Reduces camera shake due to mirror movement by delaying the shutter release

SELF-TIMER: Self timer on or off

QUICK PREVIEW DATA: Sets the speed to display images on the LCD monitor


Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro SLR

Display Setup Submenu:

IMAGE DISPLAY: Specifies how long to display shot images on the LCD

ILLUMINATION: Keeps the LCD backlight active until the auto power save function is triggered

GRID DISPLAY: Displays grid lines in the viewfinder to aid composition

VIEWFINDER WARNING: Displays the warning icons in the viewfinder when the battery is low or no memory card is inserted


Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro SLR

Rotate Image Setup Submenu:

AUTO ROTATE PLAYBACK: On or Off

AUTO IMAGE ROTATION: On or Off


Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro SLR

Auto Focus Setup Submenu:

AF-C MODE PRIORITY: FPS Rate, FPS Rate+AF, Focus

AF-S MODE PRIORITY: R:Release, F:Focus

FOCUS AREA FRAME: Sets focus frame to Normal Frame (11 Areas) or Wide Frame (7 Areas)

GROUP DYNAMIC AF: Sets the type of focus area group

AF LOCK-ON: Long, Normal, Short, Off

AF ACTIVATION: Specifies whether autofocus activates when the shutter button is pressed halfway

AF AREA ILLUMINATION: Controls whether or not the active focus area is highlighted in the viewfinder

FOCUS AREA SELECTION: Specifies using the "wrap around" function when pressing the Multi-selector in order to select the focus area

BUILT-IN AF-ASSIST: AF-assist illuminator On or Off


Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro SLR

Exposure Setup Submenu:

AE LOCK: Specifies how to lock exposure

ISO AUTO CONTROL: Activates the ISO auto control function

EV CONTROL STEPS: Specifies the EV steps for exposure setting

EXP COMP/FINE TUNE: Specifies the increment for exposure compensation

EASY EXPOSURE COMP: Sets the exposure compensation adjustment by rotating the command dial

CENTER-WEIGHT AREA: Sets the size of diameter for metering in the center-weighted metering

FINE TUNE EXPOSURE: Optimizes exposure by choosing a standardized level for each metering


Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro SLR

Flash Setup Submenu:

FLASH SYNC SPEED: Sets the flash sync speed in the range of 1/250 to 1/60 sec

FLASH Tv SPEED: Sets the slowest shutter speed when using the flash in exposure mode

BUILT-IN FLASH: Sets the flash control mode for the built-in flash

MODELING FLASH: Specifies whether CLS (Creative Lighting System) compatible Speedlights emit a modeling flash

AUTO BRACKETING SET: Sets the auto bracketing setting

AUTO BKT IN M EXP. MODE: Specifies whether the camera varies shutter speed, aperture, and/or flash level when bracketing is activated in exposure mode M

AUTO BKT ORDER: Sets the order in which pictures are recorded in auto bracketing mode

AUTO BKT SELECTION: Select the number of exposures and exposure increment separately, or to use a preset combination


Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro SLR

Button Assignment Setup Submenu:

AE-L/AF-L BUTTON: Specifies the function performed by the AE-L/AF-L button

CENTER BUTTON: Specifies the function performed by the center of the Multi-selector

MULTI-SELECTOR: Multi-selector readies the camera (wake up) from standby status, or initiates autofocus

FUNC. BUTTON: Specifies the function performed by the FUNC button

FUNCTION LOCK: Disables the Command Dial and Setup menu

COMMAND DIALS Specifies the function performed by the command dials

BUTTON AND DIAL: Enables using the buttons and command dials together for operations

TEST-SHOOTING (NOCARD): Disables shooting an image without a memory card


Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro SLR

Miscellaneous Setup Submenu:

NON-CPU LENS DATA: Registers non-CPU lens data

MB D200 BATTERY TYPE: Specifies the type of batteries for the MB-D200 battery pack

AF-ON FOR MB-D200: Controls the function of the AF-ON button of the MB-D200 battery pack

FILE TAG OPTIONS: Specifies the aspect ratio and resolution (DPI) for an image when the image is cropped and saved


Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro SLR

Maintenance Setup Submenu:

BATTERY INFO: Displays the status of the rechargeable battery NP-150

FIRMWARE VERSION: Displays the current camera firmware version

MAINTENANCE COUNTER: Displays the number of pictures taken and the number of times the shutter unit was replaced

MIRROR LOCK-UP (CLEANING): Raises the mirror to allow cleaning of the low-pass filter


Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro SLR

Time/Language Setup Submenu:

DATE/TIME: Corrects the date or time

TIME DIFFERENCE: Specifies time difference settings, Home vs Local

LANG.: Specifies the language used for screen display, 9 choices


Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro SLR

System Setup Submenu:

FORMAT: Initializes the memory card

USB MODE: Sets the USB interface when connecting the camera to PC

FRAME NO: Continuous or Renew

AUTO POWER SAVE: Sets the time to delay until the auto power save

BEEP: Controls the pitch of beep sounds

VIDEO SYSTEM: NTSC or PAL

SET-UP RESET: Resets all camera settings to the factory default




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