Summary: This item was bought to replace an S2 that was stolen from us in May. I up graded to this camera for the features it has to offer and picture quality. It is taking some time to get to know this camera to put to use all it has. Senice I bought this I have bought an S2 here on ebay, now the two will compete for my undivied attention. Over all the camera is just what I have hoped for and more, NOW I must keep it from being taken from us again.
Excerpt: I've owned this camera now for three years. It is my first one. I use it in different ways, landscape, architecture, portrets, my grandkids and family. Despite the negative articles and controverse, i have no regrets, because the great dynamic range, different film modus and color are very well. I am shooting only in the raw format, developed with fujifilm raw. In my opinion the best there is for the S5pro, futher on with Silky pix and CS4.
Excerpt: I've owned this camera for three years. It was my retirement gift to myself. I use it for mostly pix of my grandkids, and for landscape photos. I previously used a Nikon D200, so it was very easy to use. Must say I prefer Nikon's menus, though. The S5 is built like a Mac Truck, just like the D200. Works perfectly with all my Nikon lenses and gadgets. In terms of features, it includes some which don't interest me, such as film emulation.
Excerpt: Brilliant camera, which produces excellent images.....if the photographer is careful to try to get the best images straight from the camera. Very tough body, with all the features I require, plus some more which I have yet to investigate fully. I work at a semi-professional level, and it is easy to see that this camera has a professional heritage. The learning curve is not too steep, if the maual and other user's advice is heeded.
Excerpt: I brought this in Jan 09. i took more than 8000 pics.. most of them Industrial and pictorial.. very excellent mechine. basically i am Fuji lover.. of color, tone and sharpness.. I love my baby.. Problems: No problems... only i am little worried about why Fuji is not devoloping more better accesories like battery life, vertical grip and more important Fujinon lences for S5 pro. if Fuji is looking at this... we all S5pro owners feel happy.
Summary: Camera came Quick. Great price. But the box it was sent in was not padded well. Could have easily been damaged. Still checking for damage, so far so good. The camera did not have a sir. # or any other numbers on the bottom. That seemed kind of odd. Now I have no way to register my camera online with manufacturer.
Excerpt: Have had my S5 for a couple of months. Coming from Canon DSLRs. The S5 has exceeded my expecations! The DR is outstanding and image quality (sharpness, contrast) is great. It takes a while to get used to the menu but once you do, it is very logical. It also take some trial to figure out which camera settings give the desired IQ (we see this differently). Use it with the 50/1.8D and 18-70 Nikkor so far and the image quality from the 50 is outstanding.
Summary: I use my cameras to mainly photograph people. I do lots of PR and MARKETING work. Ilove being able to shoot at ISO'S OF 1600 TO 2000 and getting great results. BUT,slower than some other camera on focusing BUT,I don't shoot SPORTS and I dont shoot AIR SHOWS SO,I can live with it.
Pros: Comfortable Controls, Easy To Use, Fast Shutter Speed, Great Image Quality, Hi speed flash synch, Strong Construction