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The FinePix S5 Pro is a digital single lens reflex camera introduced by Fujifilm on 25 September 2006 and since discontinued.[1] It replaces the previous FinePix S3 Pro and keeps the Nikon F mount compatibility, including DX size lenses. It is based on the Nikon D200 body,[2] and benefits from its improvements: 11-point autofocus, i-TTL flash, a bigger 2.5-inch (64 mm) LCD and a lithium-ion battery. It has a Super CCD 23×15.5 mm image sensor of the same configuration as its predecessor, with 6.17 million low sensitivity pixels and 6.17 million high sensitivity pixels to give a high dynamic range, and a boost to 3200 ISO.

FinePix S5 Pro
Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro.jpg
TypeSingle-lens reflex
LensInterchangeable, Nikon F-mount
Sensor23.0 mm × 15.5 mm Super CCD SR Pro
Maximum resolution4256 × 2848 (12.34M/12.1 M pixels sensor/effective)
ASA/ISO range100-3200
StorageCompactFlash (Type I or Type II) or Hitachi Microdrive
Focus modesInstant single-servo AF (S), continuous-servo AF (C), manual (M)
Focus areasNormal: 11 areas; Wide: focus area can be selected from 7 areas
Exposure modesProgrammed Auto [P] with flexible program; Shutter-Priority Auto [S]; Aperture Priority Auto [A]; Manual [M]
Exposure meteringThree-mode through-the-lens (TTL) exposure metering
Metering modes3D Colour Matrix Metering II, Centre-weighted and Spot
FlashManual pop-up with button release Guide number (ISO 100, m)
Flash bracketing3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
ShutterElectronically controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
Shutter speed range30 s – 1/8000 s, bulb
Continuous shooting3frame/s standard Dynamic Range 1.5 frame/s in extended ranges
Image processing
Custom WBAuto, Six presets, Manual preset (four), Kelvin temperature, Fine tunable
WB bracketing2 to 9 frames in increments of 1, 2 or 3
Rear LCD monitor2.5-inch (63.5 mm) TFT LCD, 230,000 pixels
BatteryFujifilm NP-150 Lithium-Ion battery
Optional battery packsMB-D200 battery pack with one or two Fujifilm NP-150 or six AA batteries
WeightAbout 830 g without battery, memory card, body cap, or monitor cover

It introduces also a face detection feature for reviewing those details faster and an improved iteration of the S3 Pro's "live view" function to help focusing, and to take pictures without using the viewfinder. It is possible to use it in tethered operation, to connect a barcode reader and a wired ethernet or wifi link.[3]

Compatibility with Nikon D200 battery systemsEdit

While the Finepix S5 Pro shares the same body design as the Nikon D200, it is not fully compatible with the Nikon D200's EN-EL3e battery system. The Finepix S5 Pro will not even work when using the Nikon MB-D200 battery pack and vertical battery grip; you must use either the Fujifilm NP-150 lithium batteries or 6 AA cells. Fuji only approves LR6 (AA Alkaline), HR6 (AA Ni-MH) and ZR6 (AA Ni-Mn). Fuji does not approve the use of Ni-CD, lithium or manganese AA Batteries.

UV/IR version of cameraEdit

On July 13, 2007, Fujifilm announced an ultraviolet and infrared sensitive version of the Finepix S5 Pro, the FinePix IS Pro. The camera is marketed towards the law-enforcement, medical and scientific communities.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Fujifilm Announces Development Plans for New FinePix S5 Pro" (Press release). Fuji Photo Film. 2006-09-25.
  2. ^ "Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro". Digital Photography Review. 2006-09-25.
  3. ^ "FinePix S5 pro leaflet" (PDF). Fujifilm Corporation. 2006.
  4. ^ "Fujifilm FinePix IS Pro Press Release". Digital Photography Review. 2007-07-13.

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