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Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 229 reviews of Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and sensor. The usability and image quality also get good views. Opinions about the low light performance and shutter are different. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and software.

color, image quality, usability, sensor, design

performance, price, size, software, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the software and performance. The color and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, color, performance, software

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fujifilm S3 Pro Digital SLR Camera Body Only (12MP) 2 inch LCDFujifilm S3 Pro Digital SLR Camera Body Only (12MP) 2 inch LCD

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Opinions about the battery and sensor are generally positive. The durability and design also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the performance. The portability and image quality get mixed reviews.

usability, design, durability, sensor, battery

performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro 6.17MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro 6.17MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Barb Dybwad (engadget.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro reviewed

 

Digitalcamerainfo.com had a look at the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro, the 12.3 megapixel DSLR touted for an extended dynamic range that aims to rival the tonal range of 35mm film. They found the unit does indeed impress in its 9-stop expanded dynamic range,...

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : PCMag Staff (pcmag.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR

 

Preview of the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR.

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Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Alan Stafford (pcworld.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

 

Photograph: Rick Rizner

Accepts Nikon lenses ; Unique wide dynamic range feature

Pricier than competitive models

This massive SLR offers very high resolution and accepts Nikon lenses, and it can be controlled via FireWire or USB 2.0.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Terry Sullivan (pcmag.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

 

Some professional portrait photographers may enjoy the quality, but it's too expensive to have such a slow burst rate.

Excellent picture quality. Wide dynamic range. Lots of control over settings.

Slow burst mode. Menus and displays on LCD are a little confusing. Very expensive.

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Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Paul Jasper (pcworld.com)

Pricey Fujifilm S3 Pro Offers Fine Photos

 

The FinePix S3 Pro digital camera takes high-quality images and accepts Nikon lenses.

The FinePix S3 Pro digital camera takes high-quality images and accepts Nikon lenses.

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Phil Askey (dpreview.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Review

 

The S3 Pro was first announced on 5th February 2004, in the run up to the PMA show in Las Vegas. At that time the announcement was strictly the 'development of' type with very brief specifications and an expected completion date of 'second half of...

Good resolution, better than the average six megapixel Good color and tonal balance, vibrant 'pleasing' color response, can be toned down Unique extended dynamic range SuperCCD, although crippled by in-camera algorithms Low noise throughout the...

Almost $1,000 more than the competition SuperCCD artifacts still visible, more so at the 12 mp size (which delivers the best res) Disappointing continuous shooting capability, especially in wide dyn. range mode Crippled extended dynamic range feature,...

There's plenty to like about the S3 Pro, there's a new body design which is comfortable, includes a portrait grip and feels robust. There's the image quality, resolution which for a six megapixel is really fairly impressive (if you can ignore some of...

Mar, 2005

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro SLR

 

Go to Page Two S3 Pro Specifications Number of Effective Pixels** 12.3 million (S-pixel: 6.17 million, R-pixel: 6.17 million) pixels CCD Sensor 23.0 � 15.5mm Super CCD SR with Primary Color Filter Number of total pixels: 12.9 million (S-pixel: 6.45...

Jan, 2005

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro review

 

The Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro was already announced in February 2004, right before the PMA in Las Vegas kicked off. However it took until September before the Fujifilm S3 Pro was actually finished. So finally during the last Photokina show the FinePix S3...

Compared with the FinePix S2 Pro Fujifilm improved an awful lot and added some useful functions to the S3 Pro. It is obvious right away that the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro is a camera for the professional photographer. Speed is not the strongest side of...

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Fuji FinePix S3 Pro Digital Camera Review: Intro and Highlights

 

Fuji has long been a player in the digital camera 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...

Exceptional (!) dynamic range, thanks to "SR" sensor technology, Ability to select dynamic range in-camera, Extensive control over dynamic range and tonality via RAW-file conversion software, Excellent color accuracy, Better resolution than typical 6...

Adobe Photoshop/Camera Raw 2 is needed to take full advantage of the extraordinary dynamic range. (It's still excellent, straight from the camera though.), Sluggish shot to shot cycle times by current standards, Mediocre battery life when compared to...

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Michael J. Mcnamara (popphoto.com)

Preview: Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR

 

Fujifilm changed just one feature on its FinePix S3 Pro digital SLR of 2004. But that change makes the new, slightly renamed, FinePix S3 Pro UVIR ($1,800, body only) a whole new camera -- with spectacular niche applications in infrared and ultraviolet...

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:4 AA type Ni-MH

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2
Display resolution (numeric):235.000

Flash

Flash modes:Red-eye reduction

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):1.5

Memory

Compatible memory cards:cf, microdrive, xd

Other Features

Built-in flash: Yes
Camera CCD sensor:23.0 x 15.5
Camera shutter speed:30 - 1/4000, 1/180
Data compression:JPEG-DCF
Dimensions (WxDxH):5.82 x 5.33 x 3.09
Interface:NTSC/PAL, USB 2.0, IEEE1394
Lens system:Nikon F mount
Light exposure type:AE/AF
Metering:TTL
Power Source:AC Power Adapter AV-5VX

Picture Quality

Megapixel:12.34
Sensor Type:CCD

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:USB

Video

Motion JPEG frame rate:2.5
Video Frame Rate:2.5

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.31
Height:3.09
Weight:28.7
Width:5.83