Excerpt: I have over 40 years experience with film cameras ranging from most 35's to Speed Graphics by way of Mamiya and Rollei etc., and got into digitals in the early 2000's using Sony and Olympus products to photograph geological sites and samples for publication.
Excerpt: This was my first DSLR. I have now upgraded to an S2. I would not recommend upgrading unless you need more resolution. This is a great camera. It is very easy to use and produces images that are better than more recent DSLR's such as the Nikon D70 (I have one, so I know).
Excerpt: Well, after shooting several thousand images with this camera, I am impressed. The image quality is marevelous. Even at the 1.3 megapixel setting I can generate a 10" print with no pixelation. Noise is well within tolerances, even at ISO 1600. The camera was easy to use..
Excerpt: As a critical Professional, I bought the S1 with some aprehension. I needn't have worried, it lived up to its promises and has become a constant companion. I can forgive all the minor quibbles because from new, it has delivered the goods without fail.
Excerpt: Great camera for the money. Have used S1 intensely for over four months in formal studio settings and on locations. Very versatile. Problems: #1 issue is dust on CCD which is impossible to prevent no matter how careful one is ... especially when shooting on white backgrounds and/or humid conditions.
Excerpt: excellent color ,clean images , easy to handle , feels a little cheap compared to the nikon d1 series but just as solid as a canon d30 , unless action shots are planned the frame rate on the s1 should not be a problem,and the s1 can be currently had at a good price overall a very good to excellent...
Excerpt: I bought my Fuji S1 Pro for 2000$ at an online store after waiting for prices to come down i just couldn't wait anymore. IMO i got a great deal with the 1 gigabyte microdrive package. I have shot Indy Summer Stages a 3 day concert with it and got very impressive results.
Excerpt: Almost replaced film for me since it's purchase (8/01). Most of my critique - praise is with the digital medium, rather than the S1-Pro Camera itself. Regarding this Computerised SLR, it's great! As a camera, it's metering modes are ok. Uses most any Nikon dedicated flash.
Excerpt: Definitely a fine machine! I have been using it even under rough conditions and it works to great satisfaction. There are some flaws, though (see problems). Problems: 1.) Does not manage well external flashlights 2.) Dust on the CCD is quite a problem 3.) AF is quite slow