Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro SLR Review

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Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Playback Screens & Menus

The rear controls and LCD displays:

  • The "BACK" button lets you exit menu selections.
  • The 4-way selector is used to select images and magnify them.
  • The switch around the 4-way selector locks it against accidental changes.
  • The "MENU/OK" button is used to call up the menu and make selections.
  • The "FUNC" buttons changes the display screen and the function of the four buttons underneath.
  • The "PLAY" button turns the playback mode on or off.

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro SLR

Enter Playback mode by pressing the PLAY button. The last image captured is displayed full screen. Pressing the 4-way controller "right" or "left" takes you to the next or previous image.

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro SLR

The full screen image can be magnified in seven intermediate steps by pressing the 4-way controller "up." Pressing it "down" steps you back down in magnification.

At any enlarged step you can press the PLAY button and then scroll around inside the image using the 4-way controller.

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro SLR

Playback mode is controlled from the rear data LCD and its four buttons. The control screen has four options:

Histogram: Display the Histogram, press the button to cycle through all of them. The Master channel is shown first and then seperate displays for the red, green and blue channels and finally a full-screen image with blinking highlight areas.

Erase: Erase the currently displayed image

Protect: Protect/unprotect the current image from erasure.

Index: Multi-frame playback mode, displays nine thumbnail size images per screen

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro SLR

Here's an animated look at all of the histogram screens.

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro SLR

And the blinking highlight areas to warn of possible overexposure.

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro SLR

This is the multi-frame (index) playback mode. You can easily select a thumbnail for full screen playback.

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro SLR

Pressing the FUNC button cycles between the playback control screen and two image information screens when a picture is displayed full screen.

The first information screen has the Folder Name and Image Number, Date and Time of capture, White Balance setting, Image Quality, Image Size and Film Simulation mode.

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro SLR

The second screen has the Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO speed, Dynamic Range, Color, Tone and Sharpness settings.

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro SLR

Playback Menu

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro SLR

Erase: Format selected card or delete ALL frames

Protect: Protect or unprotect ALL frames

DPOF: Select images to be printed from card (can not be used on CCD-RAW images, these must be processed first.)

Playback: Automated slideshow playback on LCD or TV screen

Trimming: Crop image and save to new image file

LCD Brightness: Adjust the back light of the color LCD monitor

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro SLR

Embed DPOF printing info for automated printing later.

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro SLR

Crop (trim) your image and save it as a smaller size.

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