Fujifilm on Monday announced development of the
FinePix S5 Pro, a new digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera aimed at pro users. Fujifilm did not announce a price for the forthcoming camera, or a release date.
The FinePix S5 Pro will feature a “Real Photo” Processor Pro with light sensitivity as high as ISO 3200, housed in a magnesium alloy body frame. The camera will feature five film simulation modes, including three new variations (to help reproduce natural skin tones).
On its Web site, Fujifilm describes the FinePix S5 Pro as having a 12.3-megapixel sensor, but that’s using the company’s “Super CCD SR Pro double pixel” technology — only half of the sensor (6.17 million pixels) is used to capture actual image data — the other 6.17 million pixels are used to capture brightness, color and contrast data, to increase the sensor’s dynamic range by up to 400 percent, according to Fujifilm.
The FinePix S5 Pro will support all Nikkor AF-D/G and AF-S lenses, and shoots in RAW+JPEG mode. It connects to a Mac or PC using USB 2.0. It writes data to a CompactFlash Type I or Type II card or Microdrive. The FinePix S5 Pro features an 11-point auto-focus sensor, and supports 1/3, 1/2 and 1 stop lens aperture control, shutter speeds from 30 seconds to 1/8000th of a second, 2.5-inch LCD with 100 percent frame coverage, Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, battery charger and AC power adapter.