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Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro to ship in February 2007 for US$1999  
Thursday, December 7, 2006 | by Rob Galbraith

The FinePix S5 Pro, first announced by Fujifilm back in September, is now slated to ship in February 2007 at a price of US$1999 in the U.S. The announcement is for the U.S. market only, though it's likely that the camera will emerge in other regions at about the same time. More information is in the press release below.

Press Release

Fujifilm Introduces FinePix S5 Pro to Market
Full Specifications, Availability and Pricing Also Determined

VALHALLA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. today announced the full specifications, availability and retail price for the highly anticipated FinePix S5 Pro. Announced in development at Photokina 2006, the FinePix S5 Pro is scheduled for nationwide market availability February 2007 at a price of $1,999.

Confirming Fujifilm’s commitment to professional photographers, the FinePix S5 Pro carries a number of features that appeal to wedding, portrait and studio photographers. One is an expanded dynamic range from the double pixel technology (6.17 million S-pixels and 6.17 million R-pixels) of the camera’s Super CCD SR Pro sensor that is approximately 400% wider than that of a CCD working on a single-pixel design. In addition, the FinePix S5 Pro goes a step further by coupling the new Super CCD SR Pro sensor with Fujifilm’s new RP Processor Pro for smoother tonality from brightest light to the darkest shadows. An ISO equivalent sensitivity of 3200 is also available on the FinePix S5 Pro, thanks to the RP Processor Pro technology.

Additionally, the camera features Fujifilm’s Face Detection Technology. A post-capture function on the FinePix S5 Pro, the technology detects up to ten faces in a scene at the push of a button. Using the camera’s LCD monitor, FinePix S5 Pro users can zoom in to the faces of subjects, confirming focus, exposure and whether eyes are open or closed.

Additional highlighted features of the FinePix S5 Pro include: excellent ergonomics with weatherproof seals, a robust shutter mechanism tested to exceed 100,000 cycles, and advancements to the Film Simulation Mode with the addition of three new settings for varying skin tones.

About Fujifilm

Fujifilm brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries including medical, life sciences, consumer electronic, chemical, graphic arts, information systems, photography and office products based on its vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company provides products and services that contribute to the advancement of culture, science, technology and industry, as well as to improved health and environmental protection. It is the global leader in digital minilabs; Computed Radiography systems; ink dyes, pigments and UV inks for inkjet printers and materials used in the production of flat panel displays. It was ranked number 18 for U.S. patents granted in 2005, employs more than 75,000 people worldwide and in the year ended March 31, 2006, had global revenues of $22.8 billion.

FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc., Valhalla, NY, is a U.S. marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, providing digital and analog photographic Imaging Systems, Recording/Storage Media and Motion Picture Film products and services to consumers, professionals and businesses.

For more information on FUJIFILM U.S.A. products, customers can call 800-800-FUJI or access the FUJIFILM U.S.A. Web site at www.fujifilmusa.com.

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FinePix S5 Pro Digital Camera - Specifications*

 
Type of camera   Interchangeable-lens SLR-type digital camera
Number of effective pixels 1   12.34 million (S-pixel: 6.17million, R- pixel: 6.17million) pixels
CCD sensor   23.0mm x 15.5mm Super CCD SR Pro
Number of recorded pixels   L: 4,256x2,848 / M:3,024x2,016 / S:2,304x1,536 pixels
Storage media   Compact Flash (CF) Card (Type I/II) and Microdrive
File format Image quality mode   Exif-JPEG (Exif2.21 2 compatible) FINE / NORMAL

[Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 compliant / DPOF-compatible] / CCD-RAW(14bit) / CCD-RAW + Exif-JPEG

Lens mount   Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Usable lenses  
  • Type DX AF Nikkor: All functions supported
  • Type G or D AF Nikkor (IX Nikkor lenses can not be used): All functions supported
  • Micro Nikkor 85 mm f/2.8D:All functions supported except auto-focus and some exposure modes
  • Other AF Nikkor(excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II and 3D multi-sensor balanced fill-flash for digital SLR
  • AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II,3D multi-sensor balanced fill-flash for digital SLR, and auto-focus
  • Non-CPU: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; color matrix metering, multi-sensor balanced fill-flash for digital SLR, and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data
Lens servo   Single Servo AF(S) / Continuous Servo AF(C) / Manual focus(M)
Picture angle   Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm format equivalent
Sensitivity  

AUTO, ISO100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/

1600/2000/2500/3200 (Standard Output Sensitivity)

Auto focus   TTL phase detection. AF assist illuminator.
Focus areas   Normal: 11 areas; single area or group can be selected; Wide: focus area can be selected from 7 areas
AF Area mode   1) Single Area AF 2) Dynamic AF 3) Group Dynamic AF 4) Dynamic AF with closest subject priority
Shutter speed   30 sec. to 1/8000 sec. Bulb.
Continuous shooting   CH: Up to max. 3 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to [100%(STD)])
/ Up to 1.5 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to WIDE (other than [100%(STD)]))
CL: Up to max. 2 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to [100%(STD)])
/ Up to 1.5 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to WIDE (other than [100%(STD)])), and 1 frames/sec.
Auto bracketing   Number of shots 2-9 compensated EV value 1/3 1/2 2/3 1 EV step.
Exposure metering system   Three-mode through-the-lens (TTL) exposure metering.
3D Color Matrix Metering II (metering performed by 1,005-segment RGB sensor) / Center-weighted / Spot
Exposure compensation   -5.0EV to +5.0EV Step can be selected from 1/3, 1/2, 1EV step.
Exposure modes   Programmed Auto with flexible program [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], and Manual [M]
White balance   Automatic / Incandescent light / Fluorescent lamp(1-5) / Fine / Flash / Shade / Color temperature / Preset Custom(1-5)

Fine tuning can be set.

Film Simulation   (STANDARD) / F1 / F1a / F1b / F1c / F2
Color Space   sRGB / Adobe RGB (1998)
Dynamic Range   AUTO / 100%(STD) / 130% / 170% / 230%(W1) / 300% / 400%(W2)
Viewfinder   Fixed-eyelevel pentaprism, built-in diopter adjustment,
Frame coverage: Approx. 95%, Magnification: Approx. x 0.94
LCD back monitor   2.5-inch approx. 230,000 pixels low temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD (approx. 100% frame coverage for playback)
Built-in flash   Manual pop-up with button release. Guide No. 12(ISO 100, m).
i-TTL balanced fill-flash or standard i-TTL flash.
Flash synchronization up to 1/250 sec.
Accessory shoe   Standard ISO-type with hot-shoe contact (Safety lock provided)
Flash control   1) TTL: TTL flash control by 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
Built-in flash: i-TTL balanced fill-flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering or mode dial set to [M])
SB-800, 600 or SB-R200: i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
2) Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 with CPU lens
3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with flash such as SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22s
4) Range-priority manual; available with SB-800
Remote release   Electronic shutter release
Video output   NTSC / PAL selectable 3
Digital interface   USB 2.0 (High-Speed)
Sync contact   X-contact only: flash synchronization up to 1/250 sec.
Synchronization terminal   Equipped with ISO 519 synchronization terminal as standard, lock screw provided
DC input   AC Power Adapter AC-135VN (Optional)
Power source   Rechargeable Li-ion battery (included) or AC Power Adapter AC-135VN (Optional)
Dimensions   5.8in. (W) x 4.4in. (H) x 2.9in. (D) (not including accessories and attachments)
Camera mass (weight)   29.3 oz. (not including accessories, battery and memory card)
Guide to the number of available frames for battery operation   Approx. 400 frames 4
Accessories included   Rechargeable Li-ion battery NP-150, Battery charger BC-150, Shoulder strap, Camera body cap, Eyepiece cap, LCD cover, USB cable(mini-B), Video cable, Accessory shoe cover, Synchronizing terminal cap, Remote release socket cap, CD-ROM [ image browser with CCD-RAW converting function ]
Optional accessories   Rechargeable Battery NP-150, Battery Charger BC-150, AC Power Adapter AC-135VN, Hyper-Utility Software HS-V3, Hyper-Utility Software HS-V3UP 5

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