Fujifilm Finepix S5 Pro Digital SLR Camera with Nikon Lens Mount, Body Only Kit, 12.3 Megapixels, Interchangeable Lenses - USA
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- 12.34 megapixels - Closes gap with professional film quality images
- Improved natural skin tones
- New Facial Detection Technology
- Accepts many Nikon AF lenses and flashguns!
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|Exposure Control Type|
|External Memory Included||No|
|Flash Type||Pop-up flash|
|Included Components||FinePix S5 Pro Body - Fujifilm One-year USA|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||12.3 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||Super CCD SR Pro|
|Package Height||6.8 x 7.2 x 8.4 inches|
|Shipping Weight||3.35 pounds|
|Viewfinder Type||Optical - fixed eye-level pentaprism|
Top Customer Reviews
However, since the obvious comparison is between the s5 and D200, the s5 is clearly superior to the D200 on image quality, particularly right out of the camera. In speed of operation however, the D200 leaves the s5 in the proverbial dust.
The Nikon D200 is sure and fast, very fast. Like all the latest digital Nikon's, they will keep shooting for extended periods. However, the images demand you tweak the camera and do copious amounts of post-processing. The Fuji is more deliberate. It is fast enough to get out of its own way and get the shot and as well as the next, but not fast enough to keep shooting under demanding conditions, at which the Nikon excels. It isnt that the s5 is sluggish, it is that the Nikon is just so fast.
However, once you understand the reason for this relative slowness, you can deal with it. Again, it's all about the images.
The Fuji will produce stunning images from RAW files. It will do beautiful images straight from the camera. If you are a JPEG shooter and hate processing images on the computer, this is the camera for you.
Although the metering is very, very accurate under all but the most backlit conditions, it has a tendency to underexpose the images in anything less than sunlight, so exposure compensation is a must. The good news there, is that unlike most other cameras Ive used, where exposure compensation can be hit or miss - or thoroughly ineffective, compensation is even and responsive.Read more ›
1. Fantastic color
2. The best Auto white balance I have seen
3. Very beautiful skin tones right out of the camera
4. Fantastic camera body based on the Nikon D200 and can use almost all of Nikon's lenses and accessories
1. Not high speed compared to the Nikon D200
2. Will NOT work with the Nikon D200 Batteries (The D200 battery grip WILL work with fuji batteries OR rechargeable AA's)
3. High Price
From "Lets go Digital" online review... "The additional price that you pay for the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro in comparison to the competition can be clarified at once and will definitely not form a barrier to photographers with high requirements. The FinePix S5 Pro has definitely put Fujifilm back at the head of the race!"
I've only touched the surface here... Buy this if you want more detail in your photos. Portrait and wedding photography comes to mind when I think of this camera
I've owned a Nikon D200 since they first appeared and absolutely enjoyed every minute of researching, learning, and shooting. I've been playing with SLR's and a few DSLR's since the mid 1980's. I've taken night classes in digital imaging and all the other related stuff so I'm somewhat familiar with photography. I've wanted to see what all the "5 stars," super reviews, etc. was going down with the Fuji S5 Pro. A neighbor of mine opted to for-go his purchase of a D300 and buy an S5 Pro....I told him "are you nuts!!" From 3 months of his S5 Pro he showed me a number of people, nature, and landscape shots. I asked how much PP he did to them and he assured me...."nothing, not a thing."
The portraits looked better than professional, the landscapes looked postcard ready, and the nature shots were stunning. Granted, every photographer does not use the same settings and techniques, and of course there are variables to everything you compare, but I couldn't figure how he shot such unrealistic, beautiful images right out of the camera. After much debate, I took the plunge and got one. I damned near became obsessed with learning as much as I could and practiced on almost everything I could. After about 2 months.....
NOW...IMO REAL WORLD REVIEW:
1. The dynamic range, color, low noise/high ISO and detail is really remarkable.
2. I like the familiar, solid D200 "feel" about the camera.
3. "Fast" (fps) is something one must determine based on applications;
Weddings, portraits, walkaround, etc.....yes, following child down a soccer field with finger held down on shutter release....no.
4. Big RAW files yes, but tolerable with a 4-8MB CF card.Read more ›
Dynamic range wise...i think the S5 is still better when set to 400%. If i had rated this camera back in Oct 2007, I would give it 5 stars. Since it is 2008 July, only 4 stars.
The good: High Dynamic Range, Very good low light capabilities, well built, incorporates Nikon excellent wireless flash system, auto-iso, film like grain/noise at higher iso
The bad: slow, very very bad menu (absolutely horrible!), LCD images of photo all look blurry...low resolution LCD screen?, can only use Fujifilm batteries...so your nikon ones won't be compatible!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
2015 and still kicking but! Outstanding camera! Color, dynamic range, and film simulation modes all add up to a powerful combination. Bright optical view finder. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Taps
The dynamic range is fantastic, this is the perfect camera for anyone who loves creative photography and portraiture. I wish fujifilm would get back into super sensor slr'sPublished on January 12, 2014 by Russell Warner
I have used a D300, owned a Nikon D200, D60, F5 and D7000. Oooh Fuji!! Where have you been all my life!! Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by am
The Fujifilm Finepix S 5 Pro is all I expected it to be and more. It is much more than a Nikon D200 camera with a Fujifilm sensor, working well with both Nikon and
Sigma... Read more
I have tested this camera for three weeks now. I can only compare this to Canon 40D. The primary reason I bought S5PRO was the dynamic range. Read morePublished on November 22, 2010 by Paik Y. Cook
I've been using DSLRs for 4 years now, but have primarily been an Olympus (four-thirds) user. I love the system for its lenses and feature packed bodies at lower price points. Read morePublished on January 27, 2010 by R. Sarma
I finally bought the S5 Pro after a long wait for the price to drop, i am the owner of Fuji S2, S3 pro for a long time and still.. Read morePublished on October 31, 2009 by Jeffery B. Vu
Much improved over the previous version S3 Pro in terms of ease of use.
The larger display screen is nice and the menu is much improved. Read more
I have owned the S-2 S-3 and have now owned the S-5 since it was released, I think in 2006. The colors,dynamic range and tonality were far Superior to any pro camera that would... Read morePublished on March 23, 2009 by Raymond A. Brown