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Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro review

March 16, 2005 | Comments (0)
FujiFilm S3 Pro (8kb)

Phil’s review of the S3 pro has just been posted. The S3 Pro has Fujifilm’s SuperCCD SR sensor which should have much more dynamic range. Every pixel has two photosites. The camera is based on a Nikon F80 body. I don not like the design of the camera. It looks a bit fat. Especially the back looks quite busy.

This is the first DSLR with LivePreview. This feature shows a live picture on the LCD panel. Unfortunately it is only a black and white image and you also cannot take a picture as the mirror has swung up.

The interesting thing now is if the S3 has more dynamic range. In fact the tests show that an additional 2 stops are registered in the hilights. So it is fine if you overexpose a bit with this camera and it will still register detail in the hilights. This information is only available in RAW format. The Adobe Raw plugin is also better capable in restoring this information then Fiji’s own Hyper-Utility2. On the other hand, the Hyper Utility is better in getting detail out of the RAW files. Unfortunately this comes at a cost! It will take about 25MB per image to get all this information at 13 seconds storage per image.



This is not your camera Janco since some of your best photos are those overexposed! :)

(Well, maybe not your best photos, simply those I liked more: waiting, dutch tulips, reflection...)

Posted by: :) Fotografía digital at March 17, 2005 11:19 AM

true :), but some people like to make money with photography getting the additional digital information recorded by the fiji s3 pro might be a rescue to some some day!

Posted by: :) janco at March 17, 2005 8:00 PM

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