FujiFilm FinePix S1 Pro Specifications Review

Back again on Jan Thirty first FujiFilm FinePix the S1 Pro, individuals ooh-ed and ahh-ed at the requirements, 6.13 mega pixels, allows Nikon F-mount contacts, ISO from 320 to 1600 assistance for CF Kind II and SmartMedia with an approximated road cost of just US$3,500.

FujiFilm FinePix S1 Pro Review
FujiFilm FinePix S1 Pro Review

A considerable the approved since then, in that period we’ve discovered that the CCD in the S1 Pro is usually 3.4 mega pixels (3.07 thousand effective) but because it’s of the SuperCCD structure it generates a 6.13 mega-pixel outcome picture (in the same way FujiFilm’s 4700Z generates a 4.3 mega-pixel picture from a 2.4 mega-pixel sensor). Also that the S1 Pro is dependant on Nikon’s F60 (known as the N60 in the US) with about another inches included to the platform to contain the battery power for the “digital portion” of you and (we assume) electronic handling electronic devices. It’s also become obvious that lens interface could matter, because you is in accordance with the F60 it does not assistance certain contacts (full record of reinforced contacts is available further into this review).

FujiFilm FinePix S1 Pro Body And Design

Based on the F60 the S1 Pro is made of powerful high-impact plastic material, the large side hold suits completely into your side, on the back your thumbs sets completely against the 45 degree tilted advantage (or on the control rim or 4-way operator if necessary). On top is the pop-up display unit. The bottom, making you further than the F60 is where FujiFilm’s electronic devices and the four battery power pack live, as they’re on the remaining part of you it does seem to experience a a little left-side calculated. With a reasonable Nikkor lens you has a large but not “heavy” experience.. I’d like to have seen FujiFilm along with a hand band (as there’s obviously an connection for one) which always makes holding an SLR easier.

FujiFilm FinePix S1 Pro Body And Design
FujiFilm FinePix S1 Pro Body And Design


As you’d expect of an SLR the viewfinder is excellent, big and clear, dioptric modification of -1.5 to +1.0 dpt. The view through the viewfinder reveals the concentrate supports and center-weighted metering area (photo above has the top popped off.. Difficult taken to take).

Battery compartment

Thus the first battery power section located on the remaining part of the digital camera’s platform contains 4 x AA battery power pack (NiMH rechargeables supplied) which generate the digital part of you (and the operate & main LCD). The second battery power section is in the bottom of the handgrip and contains two (pricey) CR123A Lithium battery power pack which generate you engine (top LCD, concentrating, shutter launch, display, AF assist light).

The position of each set of battery power pack also appear in different places. The Lithium battery power pack position is proven on the top details LCD. The AA’s battery power pack position is proven on the back details LCD. Oh, and there’s actually a third battery power, a small CR2025 key style battery power for keeping digital camera storage and date & time.

FujiFilm FinePix S1 Pro Features

Picture Dimension / Computer file Quality

The FujiFilm S1 Pro provides a complete of 12 different image / great quality mixtures. It’s standard great quality is 3040 x 2016 which is a “processed output” from the 3.07 mega-pixel of effective outcome from the SuperCCD. The nearest great quality to the local pixel depend would be the 2304 x 1536 size which ends up at 3.5 mega p (which of course would not map straight to the SuperCCD because the p on a SuperCCD are in a honeycomb design, not square).

ISO (Sensitivity) Adjustment

The S1 Pro has four different ISO breathing difficulties 320, 400, 800 and 1600 (it was said there would be an ISO 160 for manufacturing electronic cameras, though our newest information and material of the instructions specify otherwise).

When introducing their SuperCCD receptors FujiFilm made an issue about their style generating greater breathing difficulties than the conventional CCD style, thus when the first electronic cameras based on the SuperCCD technological innovation were declared they had great primary ISO (in the case of the 4700Z, ISO 200) and a variety of breathing difficulties which would be out of variety of an average high end compact digicam.

Pushed ISO

Pushing ISO is a strategy used by some expert photographers to get more understanding out of you, by purposely underexposing the taken (by 1 or 2 stops) you are successfully capturing at twice the understanding (ISO) afterwards you must appropriate the picture in a picture program to come back the best overall tone / color stages… It’s a fairly excessive strategy but performs relatively well with more advanced expert electronic cameras. It tends to operate best with a CCD RAW outcome so the examples below were taken at 2304 x 1536 in the S1 Pro’s closest-to-RAW structure (TIFF-RGB) and turned and re-saved in Photoshop at great quality 10.

Colour adjustment

The S1 Pro allows control over the inner image handling methods, the first establishing being Colour outcome (it’s got a “u” in it because I’m British). The four color configurations are: Standard (applies a conventional color improvement to the picture as it’s processed), High (applies a powerful color enhancement), Unique (almost like a raw color without any enhancement) and B&W (converts colors to dark and white). Other electronic camera configurations for these examples were: Tone: Standard, Sharpening: Standard, Resolution: 2304 x 1536 FINE (3.5 mega-pixel ~ 1.4 MB).

Overall tone adjustment

As with Color modification the S1 Pro also allows for three stages of tone modification (something all electronic cameras do but we hardly ever have total management over). The three stages are described as: Conventional (default comparison level), Difficult (enhanced contrast), Unique (lower comparison, almost a raw tone level). Other electronic camera configurations for these examples were: Colour: Conventional, Sharpening: Conventional, Resolution: 2304 x 1536 FINE (3.5 mega-pixel ~ 1.4 MB).

Sharpness adjustment

Again, additional management over inner methods, now improving. Three different levels: Conventional (applies a mild sharpness for regular shots), Difficult (applies a powerful improving to images), Off (doesn’t implement any improving to the image), Resolution: 3040 x 2016 FINE (6.1 mega-pixel ~ 2.4 MB).

Internal Flash

The pop-up display designed into the S1 Pro signifies that you don’t have to lug a individual display program around with you, just pop it up and capture.. Great information, it conducted really well.. Epidermis color are especially organic, protection is excellent and powerful colors don’t reduce any of their flair. Samples resolution: 1440 x 960 FINE (1.3 mega-pixel ~ 620 KB).

FujiFilm FinePix S1 Pro Images Quality


The S1 Pro created some of the most attractive, precise, organic without being boring colors straight-out-of-the-camera I’ve ever seen from a digicam (professional or otherwise). FujiFilm definitely have their color methods categorized. Best of all you have total management over these methods, if you find huge a little powerful then you can catch with color set to “Original” which will produce slimmer colors ideal for post-processing. White-colored stability is also very outstanding, in common Automatic white stability did well in sunlight (sunny or shady) with a great extensive range of predetermined white levels out for other circumstances and white stability customized predetermined for more complicated illumination.

FujiFilm FinePix S1 Pro Images Qualiy Photo By Azis Photography
FujiFilm FinePix S1 Pro Images Qualiy Photo By Azis Photography

Dynamic Range

Dynamic variety basically describes the variety of mild the electronic camera is able to catch before it either drops details in evening (shadows for example) or strikes out a emphasize (edges of chromed materials are cases of this). Most customer digital cameras only have a 8-bit analogue to electronic converters, plus their CCD’s are not designed to have a particularly huge powerful variety. FujiFilm clearly mentioned when they declared the SuperCCD that its style particularly increases powerful variety.

Metering was outstanding, on many events I recently indicated and taken, only later analyzing the picture and understanding how well the S1 Pro had metered the field, precise as not to reduce darkness details but also not to blow-out features.. It looks to me as though there are two metering techniques at work, the first being the conventional Nikon gauge which determines the shutter rate and aperture, the second being the handling methods which take the information off the CCD and produce the ultimate picture which are always able to make sure the finish powerful variety of the CCD is completely expoloited.

Resolution & Sharpness

Here’s the controversial place… The S1 Pro has a 3.4 mega-pixel CCD which results 3.07 mega p of information. Appears to the easy if you say it easily enough, however it results a 6.1 mega-pixel picture. This indicates that it’s using a unique proecssing criteria to produce p which were not taken in the very first structure. So what of it? Well, if you look at a picture from the S1 Pro at 100% (1 picture pixel = 1 display pixel) you’ll probably not be that satisfied, although specific, the picture won’t look as distinct as anticipate but then it won’t because you’re actually looking at the prepared picture (pixels which were not captured). Slow up the picture down to about 3.5 mega p 2316 x 1536, or catch at the built-in reduced quality of 2304 x 1536 and pictures are much clearer, better and completely better.

FujiFilm FinePix S1 Pro Images
FujiFilm FinePix S1 Pro Images

Long Exposures

The S1 Pro allows for exposures of up to 30 a few moments, as we all know electric camera’s are not very outstanding with lengthy exposures, after a second or two noticeable disturbance will normally become a issue.. The only remedy so far has been either post-processing loud pictures (subtracting the noise) or chilling the CCD (not for the weak hearted). Here we took the S1 Pro out at evening particularly to get some lengthy visibility photos.

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FujiFilm FinePix S1 Pro Specifications

Type Digital SLR (body only)
Street Price US$3,500 (RRP US$3,995)
Body Based on Nikon F60 (N60)
Image size 3,040 x 2,016
Lower resolutions 2,304 x 1,536
1,440 x 960
Image modes JPEG: Basic, Normal, Fine
Image ratio w:h 3:2 (ish)
CCD pixels 3.4 megapixels
CCD effective pixels 3.07 megapixels (processed to 6.13 megapixels)
CCD size 23.3 x 15.6 mm (APS sized SuperCCD)
CCD manufacturer FujiFilm
Sensitivities ISO 320, 400, 800, 1600
(rumoured 160 for production models)
Lens mount Nikon F mount
Lens compatibility See chart on this page
Focal length multiplier 1.5 x (eg. 28 mm lens is equiv. of 42 mm on S1 Pro)
Auto Focus TTL Phase detection with automatic AF assist lamp
AF Servo modes AF: Single or continuous Auto Focus servo
M: Manual
Manual Focus Yes, on lens
Metering modes 1. 3D 6-zone multi-pattern metering
2. 6-zone multi-pattern metering
3. Center-weighted average
White balance modes Auto, Sunny, Shade, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Fluorescent 3, Incandescent and Custom
Sharpening control Original, Normal, Hard
Colour control Original, Standard, High, Black & White
Tone control Original, Standard, Hard (controls contrast)
Min shutter 30 seconds
Max shutter 1/2000 sec
Accessory shoe Hot shoe
(flash contacts, TTL auto flash and ready light contacts)
Flash modes Normal, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction slow sync, Slow sync
Exposure adjustment -3EV to +3EV in 1/3EV steps
Aperture priority Yes, full range
Shutter priority Yes, full range
Full manual Yes, full range
Continuous / Burst Yes, Sports mode ~1.5 fps
Tripod mount Yes
Self-timer Yes, 2 or 10 seconds
Time-lapse recording No
Video out Yes, differs by region
Storage types (two) 1. Compact Flash Type I or II
2. SmartMedia (up to 64MB)
Viewfinder Optical, 90% vertical coverage, 93% horizontal
LCD 2.0″ 200,000 pixel
Playback zoom Yes, up to 19.0 x
Operating system Proprietary
Connectivity USB (download or shooting control)
Battery / Charger Yes, 4 x AA NiMH batteries and charger
plus 2 x CR123A Lithium batteries
Weight (no lens) 800 g (28.2 oz)
Dimensions – body only 149 x 125 x 80 mm (5.8 x 4.9 x 3.1 “)