Price When Reviewed: 850
Pros: Superb colour rendition profiles, excellent resolution, wider than average dynamic range and superb Nikon D200-based environmentally sealed body.
Cons: Lacks any built-in automatic sensor cleaning. RAW processing software is an optional extra. No compressed RAW file option.
The new FinePix S5 Pro replaces the popular S3 Pro adding a redesigned 12.34-megapixel sensor, a larger 2.5-inch screen, usable ISO 3200 top sensitivity and a new environmentally-sealed magnesium-alloy body.
Like the S3 Pro before it, the S5 has a Fujifilm-made APS-C size sensor with two different size photodiodes (S + R pixels) located at each photo-site. It’s this unusual twin-photodiode structure that gives the S5 Pro its extended dynamic range, reducing the annoying blown highlights seen in overexposed areas.