Fuji S3 Pro

Discussion in 'Fuji' started by Darrell, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. Darrell

    Darrell Guest

    Nice piece of kit, got 3 in stock today and they look and feel great.

    Darrell Larose
    Ottawa, Canada
    Darrell, Dec 14, 2004
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  2. Yeah? People are getting them? Have you seen any independent reviews of this
    camera? I haven't and it's at the top of my list of most likely next
    camera....I would have noticed. That's interesting.
    Gene Palmiter, Dec 14, 2004
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  3. Darrell

    Darrell Guest

    Darrell, Dec 14, 2004
  4. That is not a review...its a preview. They were very limited in what they
    could say and do.
    Gene Palmiter, Dec 14, 2004
  5. Darrell

    Darrell Guest

    My mistake, now that the camera is shipping a review should follow soon. I
    got 3 today, but they are scarce right now. Fuji won't say when the next
    shipping date is. However I do feel like Santa with all the toys in the
    store right now, Drebel, 10D, 20D, D70, D100, * ist D, * ist DS and D7 all
    in a row ;)

    Darrell Larose
    Ottawa, Canada
    Darrell, Dec 15, 2004

  6. It never fails....we get a nice sunny day and everyone asks why I don't have
    my camera. Maybe with the S3 those questions will stop.
    Gene Palmiter, Dec 15, 2004
  7. The technology is so different that it's hard to compare on just MP. I saw
    some comparisons of the S2 with other cameras and the tilted sensor grid
    gives the visual appearance of a chip half again larger. If the same holds
    true for the S3, and there is no reason why it should not, then the S3
    should compare well with 9mp cameras (I know...there are none....say 8mp
    Gene Palmiter, Dec 15, 2004
  8. Darrell

    Pete D Guest

    I used an S2 Pro extensively earlier in the year and we were mostly running
    them (we actaully had 10 of them) at 2 MP for what we were doing, only when
    doing wide aerial shots did we need to go to full resolution. I was very
    impressed, that said they are huge and heavy.
    Pete D, Dec 15, 2004
  9. Darrell

    TAFKAB Guest

    What makes it worth $2500? It's another 6MP cam and uses Nikon's older body
    and AF system.
    TAFKAB, Dec 15, 2004
  10. Darrell

    TAFKAB Guest

    I also find it curious for this cam and the Olympus E-300 that there's a ban
    on publishing images on the review sites, even though both are shipping
    commercial products. Makes me believe they're hiding something.
    TAFKAB, Dec 15, 2004
  11. Darrell

    Darrell Guest

    Ask those who bought the S2 Pro! Bigest difference is the Fuji Super CCD
    (4th generation) I sold one today at CDN $3200. Fuji has a pixel doubling
    algorithm that will make a 12 MP image. Most S2 owners tried Nikons and
    found they liked the Fuji rendition better.
    Darrell, Dec 16, 2004
  12. Darrell

    Guest Guest


    Most Nikon users like the Nikon buffer better than the absolutely
    useless 3 RAW frame Fuji buffer, though. And the build quality, and
    higher flash sync of the pro digital Nikons. Not to mention 12
    megapixels in the D2X. Too bad Fuji continues to alienate RAW shooters
    as well as dropping way behind in the megapixel race, while still
    basing their cameras on the cheap consumer Nikon bodies.

    I don't think anyone doubts that Fuji's target market is the JPG
    wedding shooter, same as with the S2. Everyone that used to shoot with
    a Mamiya, Bronica or Hasselblad that's "going digital" is a potential
    buyer for an increased DR digital with good AWB. Fuji is trying to
    make shooting digital as easy and forgiving as with print film.
    They'll likely do well, but the rest of us will probably shop
    elsewhere for the real deal.
    Guest, Dec 16, 2004
  13. Only the few Nikon users that shoot JPEGs.

    RAW on the Fuji is kind of a joke at 3 total frames, and Fuji's attitude
    toward RAW is capped off by the RAW EX software, which can most generously
    be described as "cumbersome".

    Howard McCollister, Dec 17, 2004
  14. Darrell

    Darrell Guest

    The point is the camera is in demand, as I sold 2 of the S3 Pros yesterday
    at CDN $3300 each. They must be doing soething right. I sell pretty well all
    the current dSLRs, I have a shelf full of the Maxxum 7D, * ist DS, D100,
    D70, 20D, 10D, Drebel, and some S3 stock.
    Darrell, Dec 17, 2004
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