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Press Releases - July 28, 2004
Fujifilm Announces Availability and New Features For Finepix S3 Pro Professional Digital CameraAdjustable Dynamic Range, Film Simulation Modes Raise the Bar for Digital SLRs
The FinePix S3 Pro represents the culmination of Fujifilm’s unmatched professional photography heritage and continuous commitment to technology innovation. Special features that will set the FinePix S3 Pro apart from competitors will be Fujifilm’s proprietary Super CCD SR II sensor, new and advanced image processing technology and a number of professional controls developed exclusively for the FinePix S3 Pro. With knowledge culled from years of dedication to the professional photography community, Fujifilm understands that a quality image is about more than just resolution, and thus created the FinePix S3 Pro to bring the digital picture closer to the film standard than ever before. Photographers shooting with the FinePix S3 Pro will experience greater dynamic range, improved tonal capabilities, exceptional color balancing and accuracy and better signal-to-noise ratios, all factors that contribute to a colorful, clear and detail-laden picture.
Feature highlights of the FinePix S3 Pro include:
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. is a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. and delivers technology solutions to meet the imaging and information needs of retailers, consumers, professionals and business customers. As a global leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm pioneered the development of digital medical systems, and today is the leader in digital minilab systems. The company was ranked in the top ten for U.S. patents granted during the last decade, employs 73,100 people worldwide and in the year ending March 31, 2004, had global revenues of more than billion.
In the U.S., Fujifilm is a leader in delivering high quality, easy-to-use imaging and information solutions in the following categories: Digital Imaging Systems, Recording/Storage Media, Film and Imaging Systems, Motion Picture Film, Graphic Arts and Printing Systems and Medical Imaging and Diagnostics Systems. Fujifilm is committed to being an environmentally friendly, humane enterprise and an exemplary corporate citizen.
For more information on Fujifilm products, consumers can call 800-800-FUJI or access the Fujifilm U.S.A. Web site at www.fujifilm.com.
S3 Pro Specifications
|Number of Effective Pixels**||12.3 million (S-pixel: 6.17 million, R-pixel: 6.17 million) pixels|
|CCD Sensor||23.0 × 15.5mm Super CCD SR with Primary Color Filter|
Number of total pixels: 12.9 million (S-pixel: 6.45 million, R-pixel: 6.45 million) pixels
|Number of Recorded Pixels||4256 × 2848 pixels (12.1 million)|
3024 × 2016 pixels
2304 × 1536 pixels
1440 × 960 pixels
|File formats||JPEG FINE/NORMAL (Exif Ver. 2.2), DPOF-compatible|
[Design rule for Camera File system compliant/DPOF-compatible]
|Storage media||Slot No.1: xD-Picture Card™ (16MB to 512MB) |
Slot No.2: CF type II (Microdrive™)
(Some CompactFlash™ cards may not work properly)
(4256 x 2848 pixels)
|JPEG (FINE) Approx. 107|
JPEG (NORMAL) Approx. 214
CCD-RAW To be determined
(The number of images will vary slightly depending on the type of subject.)
|Usable lenses||D-type AF Nikkor lenses: All functions possible |
AF Nikkor other than D type: All function except 3D Matrix Metering possible
Non-CPU: Usable in Manual exposure mode (exposure meter cannot be used)
|Picture angle||Approx. 1.5X focal length in 35mm format equivalent|
|Exposure modes||P: Auto-Multi Program (Flexible program possible) |
S: Shutter-Priority Auto
A: Aperture-Priority Auto
|Shutter speed||30 sec. to 1/4000 sec, Bulb, Max. 1/180 sec. X-contact|
|Advance Function Modes||White Balance: Auto, Custom 1, Custom 2, Sunny, Shade, Fluorescent 1, 2, 3, Incandescent |
Film Simulation:F1, F2
Dynamic Range: Auto, Wide 1, Wide 2, Standard
Color, Tone, Sharpness
|Lens servo||Single Servo AF (S), Continuous Servo AF (C), Manual focus (M) Focus Tracking automatically activated in subject's status in Single Servo AF (S) or Continuous Servo AF (C)|
|Sensitivity||Equivalent to ISO 100/160/200/400/800/1600|
|Accessory shoe||Hot-shoe contact (Sync contact, Ready-light contact, D-TTL auto flash contact, Monitor contact, GND), Safety lock provided|
|Shutter Release||Dual; horizontal and vertical positions|
|LCD monitor||2.0-inch, Low-temperature polysilicon TFT (235,000 pixels, wide-type LCD, approx. 100% frame coverage)|
|Video output||NTSC/PAL selectable|
|Interfaces||USB 2.0 for data storage, IEEE1394 for data storage and shooting|
|Power source||4 AA Ni-MH batteries (sharing power with camera body), AC power adapter|
|Dimensions||147.8 (W) × 135.3 (H) × 80.0 (D) mm/5.9 (W) × 5.3 (H) × 3.2 (D) in.|
|Weight||Approx. 835g/29.5 oz. (excluding batteries and lens)|
* Specifications subject to change without notice.
** Number of effective pixels: The number of pixels on the image sensor which receive input light
through the optical lens, and which are effectively reflected in the final output data of the still image.
Note: The FinePix S3 Pro is compatible with the PictBridge standard.
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