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Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro - Sensor

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro 6.17MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

$211.46


Fujifilm S3 Pro digital camera - Well-organized housing

Like the before it, the new Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro is built on the Nikon N80 film SLR chassis—one of the most enjoyable cameras to hold. Because the N80 is a plastic-bodied camera, however, it's not as rugged as other pro cameras, such as the , which has a harder magnesium-alloy body. It's just one of the ways in which the S3 Pro seems to exhibit an identity problem: Is it an expensive consumer digital SLR or a cheaper alternative to the high-priced pro D-SLRs? That's a question that you may have to answer for yourself, depending on your needs.

Like the before it, the new Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro is built on the Nikon N80 film SLR chassis—one of the most enjoyable cameras to hold. Because the N80 is a plastic-bodied camera, however, it's not as rugged as other pro cameras, such as the , which has a harder magnesium-alloy body. It's just one of the ways in which the S3 Pro seems to exhibit an identity problem: Is it an expensive consumer digital SLR or a cheaper alternative to the high-priced pro D-SLRs? That's a question that you may have to answer for yourself, depending on your needs.

Fujifilm S3 Pro camera - Special characteristics

Digital camera review overview
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Introduction
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Camera
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Control
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Adjustments
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Storage and Energy
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Conclusion

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro - Excellent digital camera

Also keep in mind that body weight is not the only deciding factor when comparing two interchangeable camera bodies, you have to also take into account the lenses that you will be using with these bodies. Since Nikon D3S has a Full frame sensor and Fujifilm S3 Pro has a smaller APS-C sensor, Fujifilm S3 Pro's lenses for a similar focal length and aperture will generally be lighter and smaller than the Nikon D3S lenses.

The S3 Pro’s image quality is convincing. A fine signal/noise ratio and beautiful colours offer a huge range of possibilities. The brightness is excellent and the colour edges are no problem. The extended dynamic range is obviously more than just an advertising stunt. It offers a solution in certain circumstances. The Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro might not be that much better than for example the Canon EOS 20D or the Nikon D100 but it features its own special characteristics. It seems an exceptionally fine camera for portrait, wedding and nature photographers. Only, Fujifilm ought to change and improve the storage speed. That seems to be the one disappointment we found on this camera.