Fujifilm has announced details of its FinePix S5 Pro digital SLR camera, which is slated for release in early 2007.
According to Fujifilm, the FinePix S5 Pro retains a number of features that made its predecessor, the FinePix S3 Pro, popular with professional studio and portrait photographers. These include an increased dynamic range from the Super CCD SR double pixel technology (6.17 million S-pixels and 6.17 million R-pixels), which the new FinePix S5 Pro takes a step further by coupling the new Super CCD SR Pro sensor with Fujifilm’s new RP (Real Photo) Processor Pro for film-like results.
Three new variations of the original film simulation mode have been added – giving five modes in total – for improved reproduction of natural skin tones, while the FinePix S5 Pro's Face Detection Technology detects up to ten faces in a scene as soon as an image is captured, allowing photographers to zoom in and confirm facial detail, focus and exposure on the the camera's LCD monitor.
-- Shutter speed 30 sec. to 1/8000 sec., maximum flash sync speed of 1/250 sec.
-- Remark function enables addition of comments to an image file by connecting a special bar code reader to the camera body.
-- 3 levels of custom Function Locking with password protection
-- 2.5 inch LCD with 235,000 pixels with 100% frame coverage featuring color or monochromatic 30 seconds, live view function to check the focusing
-- Li-ion rechargeable battery
-- Compact Flash (CF) Card (Type I / II) and Microdrive compatible