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Fuji FinePix S5000 digital camera
FinePix S5000
at a glance
2816 x 2120 (i)
10x optical zoom
1.5" lcd viewer
xD card
4 AA batteries
Fuji FinePix S5000 review summary
camera date Sep 03  out of production
pixels / class 3.1M  SLR-like digital camera
overall rating above average overall camera rating  9 reviews
image quality average it its class image quality rating  
ease of use good usability rating  
camera body average it its class camera body rating  
digital features good digital features rating  
photogr. ctrls average it its class photographic controls rating  
user profile user profile: digital photography amateur
Fuji FinePix S5000 specifications
lens / zoom  37 mm - 370 mm (10x) (dig: max 4.4x)
focus / macro  auto | manual / 90cm / 10cm
metering mode  matrix, center weighted, spot
aperture  auto | manual / F2.8 - F8
white balance  auto | manual - 6 presets
shutter  auto | manual / 2s - 1/2000s
exposure  +/- 2EV in 1/3EV steps
flash / mode  pop-up / auto - 6 modes / 0.3m - 6m
viewfinder  ttl electronic (110000 px)
iso ratings  160 / 200 / 400 / 800
image size  2816 x 2120 (i) / 2048 x 1536 / 1280 x 960
image format  raw / jpeg (exif 2.2)
image compr.  
lag/cycle times  
remote control  
video options  QT motion jpeg 320x240 (30fps)
audio options  sound recording available
connectivity  usb 2.0 / video (NTSC/PAL)
storage  xD card
platform  Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, Mac OS 8.6 - 10.2
Fuji FinePix S5000 links
Reviews for novices and shutterbugs
16Jun04 Fuji FinePix S5000 review by PhotographyBLOG
03Nov03 Fuji FinePix S5000 review by Quesabesde (es)
19Oct03 Fuji FinePix S5000 review by
05Oct03 Fuji FinePix S5000 review by
03Sep03 Fuji FinePix S5000 review by Steves-digicams
Reviews for shutterbugs and professionals
17Sep03 Fuji FinePix S5000 review by Dpreview
22Aug03 Fuji FinePix S5000 review by Dcresource
Introductions, previews and other reviews
11Nov03 Fuji FinePix S5000 review by LetsGoDigital
News, guides, hints & tips
03Aug03 Fuji FinePix press release
Forum discussions Fuji SLR Talk Forum Fuji Talk Forum Fuji Forum
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Fuji FinePix S5000 announcement clippings


VALHALLA, NY, July 29, 2003 – Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. today announced the launch of the FinePix S5000, a consumer digital SLR camera model. The camera carries Fujifilm's proprietary Super CCD HR (High Resolution) sensor, offering 3.1 million effective pixels for crisp, vivid images. The FinePix S5000 also offers a 10x optical zoom and 2.2x digital zoom (at 1280 x 960 pixels), allowing photo enthusiasts to capture images of distant subjects. Its traditional styling, pre-programmed scenes, and optional full manual controls create a pleasurable experience for consumers who want to combine the artistry of photography with the convenience of digital.

The FinePix S5000 offers 3.1 million effective pixels, which can produce images of 2,816 x 2,120 (6 million) recorded pixels for high-quality prints up to 16 x 20 inches in size. In addition to powering the camera's resolution, the Super CCD HR sensor provides rich color reproduction and life-like detail in captured images.

"We're pleased to introduce the FinePix S5000, an outstanding addition to our digital camera product line," said Eric Thorng, Senior Marketing Manager, Consumer Digital Cameras, Photo Imaging Division, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. "Fujifilm understands the photo enthusiast's need for control and quality. That's why the FinePix S5000 offers fully manual controls combined with our leading-edge sensor technology and long zoom capacity. In this camera, we've leveraged our traditional film and film camera expertise to provide a high quality consumer digital camera."

Fujifilm's FinePix S5000 digital camera offers the following array of features:

Improved color saturation – The FinePix S5000's Super CCD HR sensor system enables the digital picture-taker to capture images with rich, vibrant colors that radiate in prints.

Increased resolution and reach – The camera's Super CCD sensor maximizes 3.1 million effective pixels to produce a true-to-life 2,816 x 2,120 (6.0 million) recorded pixel output file. The camera also offers an amazing 10x optical and 2.2x digital zoom and optional wide and telephoto lens adapters.

Traditional SLR styling – The FinePix S5000's traditional body and large lens provide a familiar feel to photo enthusiasts. The FinePix S5000 measures 4.4 (W) x 3.2 (H) x 3.1 (D) inches, and weighs 11.9 ounces without batteries and media.

Full manual controls – Consumers who want maximum image control will be pleased with the FinePix S5000's fully manual controls. The camera offers a range of focus systems including TTL contrast multi-zone auto, center point auto, focus lock, continuous auto focus (C-AF), manual focus, and AF-assist illuminator. In addition, shutter speed, aperture range and white balance can be manipulated.

Movie recording with sound – The camera can capture QVGA digital video at 30 frames per second, with sound, to create short clips that can be replayed for friends and family at later dates. Movies can be burned onto CD-ROMs for storage using the ImageMixer VCD for FinePix 2.0 software included with the camera. The FinePix S5000 can record 26-second 320 x 240 pixel movies with a 16MB xD-Picture Card.
The FinePix S5000 comes bundled with four AA alkaline batteries, a 16MB xD-Picture Card™, USB cable, AV cable, shoulder strap, FinePix Viewer, and ImageMixer VCD for FinePix. The camera will be available for purchase in August 2003 at the suggested list price of $499.95.

Fujifilm Makes Digital Photography Easy:

Now, consumers can get high-quality photos produced from their digital cameras just as easily as they get pictures from film cameras. It's as simple as bringing their media storage card to one of thousands of Fujifilm Digital Camera Developing services providers nationwide. Consumers are encouraged to visit to find a retailer in their area offering Fujifilm Digital Camera Developing services.

To help simplify digital camera technology and educate consumers about the choices available to them, Fujifilm is now traveling the country for a third year with its "Picture of America™" Tour featuring its FinePix Truck. The tour highlights Fujifilm's complete line of shoot, store, print and share digital photography solutions. Details about the truck, as well as information about where it will be next, can be found at

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