Steve's Digicams - Breaking News - Fujifilm 09/25/2006 Press Releases
Press Releases - September 25, 2006
Fujifilm Announces Development Plans For New FinePix S5 Pro
DSLR slated for early 2007 introduction
See LetsGoDigital's S5 Pro preview
The FinePix S5 Pro carries a number of features that made its predecessor, the FinePix S3 Pro, so popular with wedding, portrait and studio photographers. One is increased dynamic range from the Super CCD SR double pixel technology (6.17 million S-pixels and 6.17 million R-pixels). The new FinePix S5 Pro continues this tradition of expanded dynamic range and goes a step further by coupling the new Super CCD SR Pro sensor with Fujifilm’s new RP (Real Photo) Processor Pro for even more outstanding, film-like results. Moreover, the FinePix S5 Pro will house the two technologies in a fully digital and durable metal alloy body frame. This opens the door for Fujifilm’s digital imaging technologies to expand into other applications such as outdoor and high endurance commercial photography.
Highlight features of the FinePix S5 Pro include:
Image Processing and Quality
Increased Color and Dynamic Range Control
Face Detection Technology for post image verification
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 number 18 for U.S. patents granted during 2005, employs more than 75,000 people worldwide and in the year ending March 31, 2006, had global revenues of .8 billion.
In the United States, Fujifilm is a leader in delivering high quality, easy-to-use imaging and information solutions in the following categories: Digital Imaging Systems, Film and Imaging Systems, Recording/Storage Media, Motion Picture Film, Graphic Arts and Printing Systems and Medical Imaging and Diagnostics Systems. Fujifilm is an environmentally friendly, humane enterprise and an exemplary corporate citizen.
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FinePix S5 Pro Specifications
|Type of camera||Interchangeable-lens SLR-type digital camera|
|Number of Effective Pixels(*1)||12.34 million (S-pixel: 6.17million, R- pixel: 6.17million) pixels|
23.0mmx 15.5mm Super CCD SR Pro
|Number of recorded pixels||L: 4,256x2,848 / M:3,024x2,016 / S:2,304x1,536 pixels|
|Storage media||Compact Flash™ (CF) Card (Type I/II) and Microdrive™|
|File format´ Image quality mode|
Exif-JPEG (Exif2.21(*2) compatible)´ FINE / NORMAL [Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 compliant / DPOF-compatible]/ CCD-RAW(14bit) / CCD-RAW + Exif-JPEG
|Lens mount||Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)|
|Lens servo||Single Servo AF(S) / Continuous Servo AF(C) / Manual focus(M)|
|Picture angle||Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm format equivalent|
AUTO, ISO100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500 /3200 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
|TTL phase detection. AF assist illuminator.|
|Focus areas||Normal: 11 areas; single area or group can be selected; Wide: focus area can be selected from 7 areas|
|AF Area mode|
1) Single Area AF 2) Dynamic AF 3) Group Dynamic AF 4) Dynamic AF with closest subject priority
30 sec. to 1/8000 sec. Bulb.
C H: Up to max. 3 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to [100%(STD)]) / Up to 1.5 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to WIDE (other than [100%(STD)]))
C L: Up to max. 2 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to [100%(STD)])/ Up to 1.5 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to WIDE (other than [100%(STD)])), and 1 frames/sec.
Number of shots 2-9 compensated EV value 1/3 1/2 2/3 1 EV step.
|Exposure metering system|
Three-mode through-the-lens (TTL) exposure metering. 3D Color Matrix Metering II (metering performed by 1,005-segment RGB sensor) / Center-weighted / Spot
-5.0EV to +5.0EV Step can be selected from 1/3, 1/2, 1EV step.
Programmed Auto with flexible program [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], and Manual [M]
Automatic / Incandescent light / Fluorescent lamp(1-5) / Fine / Flash / Shade / Color temperature / Preset Custom(1-5) Fine tuning can be set.
(STANDARD) / F1 / F1a / F1b / F1c / F2
sRGB / Adobe RGB (1998)
AUTO / 100%(STD) / 130% / 170% / 230%(W1) / 300% / 400%(W2)
Fixed-eyelevel pentaprism, built-in diopter adjustment, Frame coverage: Approx. 95%, Magnification: Approx. x 0.94
|LCD back monitor|
2.5-inch approx. 230,000 pixels low temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD (approx. 100% frame coverage for playback)
Manual pop-up with button release. Guide No. 12(ISO 100, m).
Standard ISO-type with hot-shoe contact (Safety lock provided)
1) TTL: TTL flash control by 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
2) Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 with CPU lens
3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with flash such as SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22s
4)Range-priority manual; available with SB-800
Electronic shutter release
NTSC / PAL selectable(*3)
USB 2.0 (High-Speed)
X-contact only: flash synchronization up to 1/250 sec.
Equipped with ISO 519 synchronization terminal as standard, lock screw provided
AC Power Adapter AC-135VN (Optional)
Rechargeable Li-ion battery (included) or AC Power Adapter AC-135VN (Optional)
5.8in. (W) x 4.4in. (H) x 2.9in. (D) (not including accessories and attachments)
|Camera mass (weight)|
29.3 oz. (not including accessories, battery and memory card)
|Guide to the number of available frames for battery operation|
Approx. 400 frames(*4)
Rechargeable Li-ion battery NP-150, Battery charger BC-150, Shoulder strap, Camera body cap, Eyepiece cap, LCD cover, USB cable(mini-B), Video cable, Accessory shoe cover, Synchronizing terminal cap, Remote release socket cap, CD-ROM [ image browser with CCD-RAW converting function ]
Rechargeable Battery NP-150, Battery Charger BC-150, AC Power Adapter AC-135VN, Hyper-Utility Software HS-V3, Hyper-Utility Software HS-V3UP(*5)