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Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro


The FinePix S2 Pro is a heavyweight in every sense of the word. At 1 pound, 15 ounces for the body alone (with batteries), it is one of the heaviest cameras we've reviewed. It's also one of the biggest: The body is a bulky 5.5 inches wide by 2.75...

We also saw some evidence of moiré interference, where fine details (such as the etching on a paper bill used in our tests) produced a colored fringing pattern. This result is probably at least partly due to the interpolation that the camera performs...

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Fuji Finepix S2 Pro (6.17MP, 4256 x 2848) Camera Review - PCWorld


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Pro-Caliber FinePix Delivers


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Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro


The Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro was announced on January 30th 2002, almost three weeks before Nikon announced the D100 and Canon announced the EOS-D60. The S2 Pro replaces Fujifilm's first price breaking digital SLR the S1 Pro. Just like the S1 Pro the S2...

The new resolution leader for six megapixel D-SLR's (SuperCCD performs well) ; Good colour and tonal balance, good dynamic range ; Very low image noise even at high sensitivities (new noise reduction system) ; Superb Nikon 3D matrix metering ; More...

Still some slight moiré visible on diagonal detail, more so with 12 mp images ; 1/2 EV steps for exposure selection / compensation ; Adobe RGB color space not selectable for in-camera JPEG (only for RAW) ; Two different types of battery required,...

Once more Fujifilm's D-SLR turns out to be the dark horse of the D-SLR race. The S2 Pro goes a long way to satisfying Fujifilm's claims about SuperCCD, although it's my opinion that the SuperCCD design works far better in a D-SLR (large sensor size)...

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Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro SLR


The FinePix S2 Pro employs Fujifilm's third generation 6.17 million pixel Super CCD and is capable of producing an image file with 4,256 x 2,848 (12.1 million) recorded pixels. The S2 Pro can store its high resolution images in compressed JPEG, uncompress

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Fuji FinePix S2 Pro Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights


Fuji has long been a player in the digicam arena, creating a broad line of popular consumer-level models over the last couple of years. From the email I receive, it's apparent that they've been very successful in doing so, as I consistently note a...

Overall, the S2 turned in a superb performance, really surprising me with how well it did against the very stiff competition from Nikon's D100 and Canon's D60. The first thing I observed in studying its photos was that it sports the same beautiful...

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Fuji S2 Review Test © 2004


I work in the field so I'm obviously skipping this. For use in a studio where the ergonomics, power and handling are less important and resolution might be it could be perfect.

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Fuji S2 Diary


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Fuji S2 Pro - A Field ReportFujifilm's Second Generation DSLR


There's a lot to like about the Fuji S2 Pro. Image quality is at the top of the list. It takes a back seat to no other DSLR in its price range. I also liked the fact that the camera takes AA batteries, and appears to get a lot of life from them. The...

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Fuji S2 Review by Thom Hogan


Disclosure: My usual source for equipment is my checkbook. I buy equipmentjust like you do, and from the same sources (local dealers, B&H Photo, Adorama, etc.). However, in the case of the Fujifilm S2 Pro, both thepre-production and production bodies I...

State-of-the-art image quality, , .Yes, I'm sure there are cameras with more resolution headed our way. But until they arrive, the S2 Pro can give anything on the market a run for the money.If you shoot JPEGs and need to avoid post-production workflow,...

It's not a D1, . If you need fast flash sync, fast motor drive, brick-like durability, or a larger buffer size, a D1h or D1x is what you want., , , Battery madness, . The dual-battery nature of the S2 is a bit of a drag. Yes, you can operate the camera...

Product Specifications

The FinePix S2 Pro digital SLR builds upon its predecessor's reputation for outstanding picture color and detail while giving professional photographers even greater control over the taking, editing, storing and transferring of high-resolution images, both in the studio and on location. The FinePix S2 Pro boasts the 3rd Generation of Fujifilm's Super CCD sensor. The sensor, which has 6.17 million effective pixels and is capable of producing 12.1 million (4, 256 x 2, 848) recorded pixels for pictures with stunning color and detail that are designed to please even the most demanding professional photographer. The FinePix S2 Pro also features a CCD Raw mode, which delivers the image before it has been processed by the camera's internal algorithmic settings, thereby liberating professional photographers to experiment with their photographs as they see fit. Already renowned for its class-leading color reproduction, high sensitivity and low noise, the latest incarnation of Fujifilm's unique technology offers a wider range of sensitivity (from 100-1600 ISO) and, through Fujifilm's new Noise Reduction Technology, even lower levels of noise. From light location work to high-speed sports and action photography the ability to shoot at up to 1600 ISO without the worry of noise causing significant degradation to the image has profound benefits for all professionals. The FinePix S2 Pro features a host of cutting edge camera functions and has a Nikon F mount that is fully compatible with all Nikkor AF-D lenses, including the latest AF-S type professional optics. For total flexibility, the S2 Pro has a variety of high-end photographic controls, including four shooting modes (single frame, continuous, preview and multiple exposure), four exposure modes (multi-programmed AE, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE and manual exposure control. In addition, there are nine modes for white balance. The FinePix S2 Pro can record images at four resolutions (4, 256 x 2, 848, 3, 024 x 2, 016, 2, 304 x 1, 536 and 1, 440 x 960 pixels) and in three file formats (TIFF-RGB, CCD-Raw and JPEG). Captured images can be viewed on the camera's 1.8 inch low temperature polysilicon TFT monitor with 100% frame coverage. A special voice annotation feature allows the attachment of 30-second voice notes to each photo, which enables the busy photographer to track and describe a large portfolio of images. Despite the high specification and resolution the FinePix S2 Pro still offers superb value for money. High end features such as FireWire (IEEE1394) connectivity, IBM Microdrive compatibility, CCD-Raw and TIFF modes mean the FinePix S2 Pro offers similar levels of specification to competitive models costing thousands of pounds more. Add to this the stunning high resolution, low noise and class-leading color reproduction produced by the Super CCD sensor and results in a very compelling professional camera.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AA

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash / SmartMedia/CompactFlash / SmartMedia

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Model:S2 Pro
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Fujifilm FinePix

Lens System

Lens for SD:Body only
Type: None



Optical Sensor

Interpolated Resolution:12.1Megapixel
Optical Sensor Size:15.5 x 23.0mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):15.5 x 23.0 mm
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Resolution:6.2Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Fixed eye-level pentaprism

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 800 / ISO 400 / ISO 200 / ISO 160 / ISO 1600/ISO 100 / ISO 160 / ISO 1600 / ISO 200 / ISO 400 / ISO 800
Still Image Format:JPEG / TIFF / RAW/JPEG / RAW / TIFF
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical