Summary: I have used a D300, owned a Nikon D200, D60, F5 and D7000. Oooh Fuji!! Where have you been all my life!! This camera is just amazing, i don't know how i didn't discovered it before! Let me just put it in one phrase, the skin tones are AMAZING, and the colors, dynamic range and highlight recovery power is just UN-BE-LI-VABLE!
Excerpt: Firstly, don't be put off by any review that was done on this camera when it was first released as it was more expensive than it's comparison, the D200. I got mine in Nov 2008 for £450 and I can't rate it high enough. Build like a tank and very intuitive, I strongly recommend this camera to anyone who thinks that build quality, accurate colour and dynamic range of images are important.
Conclusion: 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..
Pros: 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..
Cons: 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: The Fujifilm Finepix S 5 Pro is all I expected it to be and more. It is much more than a Nikon D200 camera with a Fujifilm sensor, working well with both Nikon and Sigma lenses. This camera provides at least 2 to 3 ways to accomplish most tasks and you can tailor controls and settings to suit your needs and preferences. I am also pleased with corp. product support from Fuji. The seller provided prompt delivery and satisfactory assistance.
Summary: I have had the S5 pro for a little over a year. I have seen side-by-side results compared with Nikon D200 and D300 and Canon 12.1's and the Olympus flagship. Shooting in RAW the Fuji is just as sharp as any 10 to 12 megapixel camera out there. I don't like the less sharp standard settings. But what makes the Fuji chip special is the color. It's dead on; rich, finely textured, true. The design which mimicks the rods and cones of the eye works. Period.
The best quality for the least money of any professional camera
Raymond A. Brown "Ray", Amazon
6 February 2008
Summary: I have owned the S-2 S-3 and have now owned the S-5 since it was released, I think in 2006. The colors,dynamic range and tonality were far Superior to any pro camera that would cost twice the money and still they lagged behind the quality curve( the S-5 is not a fast camera). I have since bought and sold a Nixon D200 that really disappointed me. When I have to take only one camera I leave the Canon D40 at home and take the Fuji S-5.
Summary: I got exactly what I was expecting with camera and have to agree with the reviewer above. The camera renders skin wonderfully. In fact, with the exception of the D3, I wouldn't trade it for any other F-mount camera. I've really enjoyed shooting with it and I'll be disappointed if Fuji gets out of the DSLR market.
Summary: I finally bought the S5 Pro after a long wait for the price to drop, i am the owner of Fuji S2, S3 pro for a long time and still..I have no doubt that S5 will exceed the previous models. Indeed it is a much better camera. The build is nicely solid, fast respond, heavy and feel great in my hands. I have read many reviews on this S5, people complained about its back focus issue!? I found no problem at all.