Excerpt: While other camera manufacturers have been trying to fit more and more megapixels on a sensor, Fuji has been developing and improving its Super CCD, which promises to capture a wider dynamic range than other types of sensor. Daniel Lezano takes a close look at the S5 Pro to see if its performance really does set it apart HANDLING & EASE OF USE: While Fujifilm is not able to confirm it, there is little doubt that the FinePix S5 Pro is based on the Nikon D200.
Excerpt: Fujifilm's 12.5-megapixel S5 Pro digital SLR combines the extended dynamic range capabilities of Fujifilm's Super CCD SR sensor with a solid body and functions closely related to the Nikon D200.
Conclusion: Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro digital reflex camera The developments in digital photography, especially in the DSLR cameras, are still advancing quickly. At any given moment you have to choose whether or not you need a new camera. Fujifilm let us know just in time that the S3's successor was coming. The competition was busy getting ahead of Fujifilm, and taking its users with them. But with the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Fujifilm has caught up.
Excerpt: Conventional sensors have a limited dynamic range. This means that high-contrast scenes may have solid black shadows, blown highlights, or both, depending on the exposure compromises you and the camera make.
Summary: The S5 Pro is a major improvement over the S3 Pro in its handling and build quality, and it makes for an interesting comparison with the Nikon D200. Definition at a pixel level is certainly no better, but the S5 Pro's tonal rendition is often superior, especially with portraits. I have one, and I'm very satisfy!
Summary: The Fujifilm S5 Pro is a bit of an odd fish, and stands out from Fujifilm's range
as such, primarily because it's the only one of its cameras
aimed at the consumer market. Though a pro photographer can't
very well grumble about the price – its UK RRP of £1500 being
the average wedding photographer could earn in one Saturday
afternoon - street prices are such though that it's within
reach of the photo enthusiast too.
Conclusion: Ondanks de kleine kritiekpunten ben ik wel zeer tevreden met de Fujifilm FinePix S5Pro. Het is een fijne digitale SLR camera om mee te werken met een uitzonderlijke beeldkwaliteit. Eindelijk is de unieke Fujifilm technologie gecombineerd met een bijpassende behuizing. Een DSLR camera waar de meeste fotografen mee uit de voeten kunnen en die niet snel teleur zal stellen. Groot voordeel is bovendien de prijs, die ligt onder de D200.