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Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro

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DP Review
24 August 2001
  • Conclusion: Look out boys, FujiFilm are in town and they mean business. When FujiFilm first announced their SuperCCD technology interest soon turned into skepticism as we learned that the output resolution of these CCDs was in fact being processed by a proprietary algorithm. And certainly people's opinion of the S1 Pro was affected by this and moderate to poor reviews of the 4700Z.
  • Pros: Excellent colour, Great resolution and detail definition (if you consider the 3 megapixel CCD), Good metering, good dynamic range, careful internal processing, Good white balance, custom preset white balance, Ability to control internal processing algorithms (colour, tone and sharpening settings), Fast operation (although not D1 or DCS territory it's still fast enough), Based on an F60 body with all the features and compatibility that brings (F-mount lenses etc.), Sho...
  • Cons: 6.1 megapixel label is confusing, should be seen as a very good 3 megapixel digtal SLR, No RAW CCD format (difficult because of the honeycomb pattern?), ISO 320 and maximum shutter speed of 1/2000s limits available apertures in bright light, Noise in images even at ISO 320 (again, crying out for a lower ISO), Two different types of battery to carry, No histogram on auto rec preview (next firmware update.. please), No grayscale bars when adjusting LCD brightness, Pagin...
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Overall 8

Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro

PC Magazine
24 August 2001
  • Excerpt: The Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro ($3,500 street) marries Fuji's SuperCCD 3.4-megapixel image sensor technology with a Nikon SLR camera body. The S1 takes excellent pictures, but the camera isn't as responsive or as easy to operate as the Canon and Olympus products we tested. Nikon SLR users will instantly recognize the casing of the Nikon N60 35-mm SLR in the S1.
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