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The Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro: an expert blend of image and handling

Fujifilm launches the FinePix S5 Pro dSLR camera, successor to the FinePix S3 Pro. The FinePix S5 Pro will stand apart from the crowd by combining the much sought-after picture quality of Fujifilm's Super CCD SR sensor with a fully digital and durable professional metal alloy body. With this superior combination of professional handling and image quality, Fujifilm expects the FinePix S5 Pro to appeal to an even broader range of professional photographers. Release of the Finepix S5 Pro is anticipated for early 2007...

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All about the new Fujifilm FinePix S5 ProConfirming the company's commitment to professional photographers, Fujifilm today announced the development of the much anticipated FinePix S5 Pro digital SLR camera. The new FinePix S5 Pro is further affirmation of Fujifilm's goal to achieve professional D-SLR image quality consistent with Fujifilm's professional film heritage.

The FinePix S5 Pro carries a number of features that made its predecessor, the FinePix S3 Pro, so popular with wedding, portrait and studio photographers. One is increased dynamic range from the Super CCD SR double pixel technology (6.17 million S-pixels and 6.17 million R-pixels). The new FinePix S5 Pro continues this tradition of expanded dynamic range and goes a step further by coupling the new Super CCD SR Pro sensor with Fujifilm's new RP (Real Photo) Processor Pro for even more outstanding, film-like results. Moreover, the FinePix S5 Pro will house the two technologies in a fully digital and durable metal alloy body frame. This opens the door for Fujifilm's digital imaging technologies to expand into other applications such as outdoor and high endurance commercial photography.

Highlight features of the FinePix S5 Pro include:

Image Processing and Quality

Real Photo Technology Pro, which combines the Super CCD SR Pro sensor and the RP Processor Pro, allows for the wide dynamic range with smoother tonality from brightest light to darkest shadow. The re-designed new Super CCD SR Pro features an optimized low-pass filter that will reduce the noise and minimize moiré. The newly developed RP Processor Pro features two cycles of noise reduction so photographers can snap pictures at light sensitivities as high as ISO 3200 with less noise than comparable cameras at similar ISOs.

Increased Color and Dynamic Range Control

Photographers can choose from six preset ranges for greater creative control over the FinePix S5 Pro's expanded dynamic range between 100% and 400%,
Three new variations of the original film simulation mode have been added (five modes in total) for improved reproduction of natural skin tones.
Face Detection Technology for post image verification

At the push of a button, the FinePix S5 Pro's Face Detection Technology detects up to ten faces in a scene immediately after each image is captured. Photographers can zoom in and confirm facial detail, whether eyes are open or closed, focus and exposure on the FinePix S5 Pro's LCD monitor.
Other camera functions and features

Nikon F-mount compatibility with all Nikkor AF-D/G and the latest AF-S optics
RAW+JPEG (4,256 x 2,848 pixels, 3,024 x 2,016 pixels, 2,304 x 1,536 pixels) dual-save mode
MAC and PC supported tethered shooting mode via USB 2.0 port and optional HyperUtility software
Robust, lightweight magnesium-alloy body
Durable shutter unit stands up to approximately 100,000 releases
Adoption of high-precision i-TTL flash control
11-point AF sensor for consistent, fast and precise focusing. This is an improvement from the FinePix S3 Pro's 5-point AF sensor
Supports 1/3, ½, and 1 stop lens aperture control
Shutter speed 30 sec. to 1/8000 sec., maximum flash sync speed of 1/250 sec.
Remark function enables addition of comments to an image file by connecting a special bar code reader to the camera body.
3 levels of custom Function Locking with password protection
2.5 inch LCD with 235,000 pixels with 100% frame coverage featuring color or monochromatic 30 seconds, live view function to check the focusing
Li-ion rechargeable battery
Compact Flash™ (CF) Card (Type I / II) and Microdrive™ compatible

Additional information: All about the new Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro
September 26, 2006
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