Summary: I own 4 S3s & would love to give them up as I have 3 Nikon bodies that are probably better cameras. But I have used Fuji's my entire digital career & feel they have been a true extension of my arm. I love my S3s & feel they deliver what I need with no fluff, just the guts of what digital images need. I have bought many of these for advanced amateur photographers & they love them.
Summary: I've had the Fuji FinePix S3 Pro for several years, and just bought my second one. It's a great camera for someone who knows photography. It uses the Nikon F-Mount for lenses, which opens up worlds of possibilities. A little weak in low light, but it's a great bargain for someone who wants to pursue photography. It doesn't have all the latest bells and whistles, but let's be honest: rarely does a still-photographer need to shoot video on his DSLR.
great camera for pro or amateur or budding pro, for $ nothing beats Fuji
28 December 2012
Summary: I had an s2 for years (is was stolen) and an s3. For the money, there is absolutely no reason not to buy this camera. And it's interface is easier to use than Nikon, which I have been shooting for years. It writes a bit slow and the screen is a tad small, but you can live with that, mostly you get amazing photos with awesome detail in the highlights and shadows because of the patented S pixels. Plus you can mount the great line of nikon lenses on these.
Slightly old camera but no problem to use. I could save money.
7 December 2012
Summary: I was a Fujifilm Finepix S2 pro user. I purchased S3 pro for replacement. There are no problem now. I like Fuji's CCD and I can use my Nikon lens. And I prefer AA battery operation. So S3 pro is the best choice.
Summary: These Fuji DSLRs shine in the IQ department. Its sensor technology was ahead of their time. I bought this in 2009 for less than $400, and it's still kicking now. I use it mostly for landscapes, which I don't need the speed. Camera interface is so simple, it is based on the Nikon's F80 body, and thankfully the F-lens mount which can take any nikon F-lenses from the 1957s to date. Somehow, Fuji has got their "magic" in their images.
Summary: The Fuji company is a piece of crap. Once Mac went to their new operating system, Fuji NEVER upgraded their shooting program for tethered shooting. All that customer service said - "Sorry." Will NEVER buy a Fuji product again.