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Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Digital SLR Camera Announced

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Full Specifications, Availability and Pricing Also Determined

FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. today announced the full specifications, availability and retail price for the highly anticipated FinePix S5 Pro. Announced in development at Photokina 2006, the FinePix S5 Pro is scheduled for nationwide market availability February 2007 at a price of $1,999.

Confirming Fujifilm’s commitment to professional photographers, the FinePix S5 Pro carries a number of features that appeal to wedding, portrait and studio photographers. One is an expanded dynamic range from the double pixel technology (6.17 million S-pixels and 6.17 million R-pixels) of the camera’s Super CCD SR Pro sensor that is approximately 400% wider than that of a CCD working on a single-pixel design. In addition, the FinePix S5 Pro goes a step further by coupling the new Super CCD SR Pro sensor with Fujifilm’s new RP Processor Pro for smoother tonality from brightest light to the darkest shadows. An ISO equivalent sensitivity of 3200 is also available on the FinePix S5 Pro, thanks to the RP Processor Pro technology.

Additionally, the camera features Fujifilm’s Face Detection Technology. A post-capture function on the FinePix S5 Pro, the technology detects up to ten faces in a scene at the push of a button. Using the camera’s LCD monitor, FinePix S5 Pro users can zoom in to the faces of subjects, confirming focus, exposure and whether eyes are open or closed.

Additional highlighted features of the FinePix S5 Pro include: excellent ergonomics with weatherproof seals, a robust shutter mechanism tested to exceed 100,000 cycles, and advancements to the Film Simulation Mode with the addition of three new settings for varying skin tones.

About Fujifilm
Fujifilm brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries including medical, life sciences, consumer electronic, chemical, graphic arts, information systems, photography and office products based on its vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company provides products and services that contribute to the advancement of culture, science, technology and industry, as well as to improved health and environmental protection. It is the global leader in digital minilabs; Computed Radiography systems; ink dyes, pigments and UV inks for inkjet printers and materials used in the production of flat panel displays. It was ranked number 18 for U.S. patents granted in 2005, employs more than 75,000 people worldwide and in the year ended March 31, 2006, had global revenues of $22.8 billion.

FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc., Valhalla, NY, is a U.S. marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, providing digital and analog photographic Imaging Systems, Recording/Storage Media and Motion Picture Film products and services to consumers, professionals and businesses.

For more information on FUJIFILM U.S.A. products, customers can call 800-800-FUJI or access the FUJIFILM U.S.A. Web site at http://www.fujifilmusa.com.

FinePix S5 Pro Digital Camera Specifications*

Type of camera Interchangeable-lens SLR-type digital camera
Number of Effective Pixels(*1) 12.34 million (S-pixel: 6.17million, R- pixel: 6.17million) pixels
CCD sensor 23.0mmx 15.5mm Super CCD SR Pro
Number of recorded pixels L: 4,256×2,848 / M:3,024×2,016 / S:2,304×1,536 pixels
Storage media Compact Flash (CF) Card (Type I/II) and Microdrive
File format’ Image quality mode Exif-JPEG (Exif2.21(*2) compatible)’ FINE / NORMAL [Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 compliant / DPOF-compatible]/ CCD-RAW(14bit) / CCD-RAW + Exif-JPEG
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling and AF contacts)
Usable lenses Type DX AF Nikkor: All functions supported
Type G or D AF Nikkor (IX Nikkor lenses can not be used): All functions supported
Micro Nikkor 85 mm f/2.8D:All functions supported except auto-focus and some exposure modes
Other AF Nikkor(excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II and 3D multi-sensor balanced fill-flash for digital SLR
AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D color matrix metering II,3D multi-sensor balanced fill-flash for digital SLR, and auto-focus
Non-CPU: Can be used in exposure modes A and M; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster; color matrix metering, multi-sensor balanced fill-flash for digital SLR, and aperture value display supported if user provides lens data
Lens servo Single Servo AF(S) / Continuous Servo AF(C) / Manual focus(M)
Picture angle Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm format equivalent
Sensitivity AUTO, ISO100/125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500 /3200 (Standard Output Sensitivity)
Auto focus TTL phase detection. AF assist illuminator.
Focus areas Normal: 11 areas; single area or group can be selected; Wide: focus area can be selected from 7 areas
AF Area mode 1) Single Area AF 2) Dynamic AF 3) Group Dynamic AF 4) Dynamic AF with closest subject priority
Shutter speed 30 sec. to 1/8000 sec. Bulb.
Continuous Shooting C H: Up to max. 3 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to [100%(STD)]) / Up to 1.5 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to WIDE (other than [100%(STD)]))
C L: Up to max. 2 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to [100%(STD)])/ Up to 1.5 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to WIDE (other than [100%(STD)])), and 1 frames/sec.
Auto bracketing Number of shots 2-9 compensated EV value 1/3 1/2 2/3 1 EV step.
Exposure metering system Three-mode through-the-lens (TTL) exposure metering. 3D Color Matrix Metering II (metering performed by 1,005-segment RGB sensor) / Center-weighted / Spot
Exposure compensation -5.0EV to +5.0EV Step can be selected from 1/3, 1/2, 1EV step.
Exposure modes Programmed Auto with flexible program [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], and Manual [M]
White balance Automatic / Incandescent light / Fluorescent lamp(1-5) / Fine / Flash / Shade / Color temperature / Preset Custom(1-5) Fine tuning can be set.
Film Simulation (STANDARD) / F1 / F1a / F1b / F1c / F2
Color Space sRGB / Adobe RGB (1998)
Dynamic Range AUTO / 100%(STD) / 130% / 170% / 230%(W1) / 300% / 400%(W2)
Viewfinder Fixed-eyelevel pentaprism, built-in diopter adjustment, Frame coverage: Approx. 95%, Magnification: Approx. x 0.94
LCD back monitor 2.5-inch approx. 230,000 pixels low temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD (approx. 100% frame coverage for playback)
Built-in flash Manual pop-up with button release. Guide No. 12(ISO 100, m).
i-TTL balanced fill-flash or standard i-TTL flash.
Flash synchronization up to 1/250 sec.
Accessory shoe Standard ISO-type with hot-shoe contact (Safety lock provided)
Flash control 1) TTL: TTL flash control by 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
Built-in flash: i-TTL balanced fill-flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering or mode dial set to [M])
SB-800, 600 or SB-R200: i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
2) Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 with CPU lens
3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with flash such as SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22s
4)Range-priority manual; available with SB-800
Remote release Electronic shutter release
Video output NTSC / PAL selectable(*3)
Digital interface USB 2.0 (High-Speed)
Sync contact X-contact only: flash synchronization up to 1/250 sec.
Synchronization terminal Equipped with ISO 519 synchronization terminal as standard, lock screw provided
DC input AC Power Adapter AC-135VN (Optional)
Power source Rechargeable Li-ion battery (included) or AC Power Adapter AC-135VN (Optional)
Dimensions 5.8in. (W) x 4.4in. (H) x 2.9in. (D) (not including accessories and attachments)
Camera mass (weight) 29.3 oz. (not including accessories, battery and memory card)
Guide to the number of available frames for battery operation Approx. 400 frames(*4)
Accessories included Rechargeable Li-ion battery NP-150, Battery charger BC-150, Shoulder strap, Camera body cap, Eyepiece cap, LCD cover, USB cable(mini-B), Video cable, Accessory shoe cover, Synchronizing terminal cap, Remote release socket cap, CD-ROM [ image browser with CCD-RAW converting function ]
Optional accessories Rechargeable Battery NP-150, Battery Charger BC-150, AC Power Adapter AC-135VN, Hyper-Utility Software HS-V3, Hyper-Utility Software HS-V3UP(*5)

* With Fujifilm’s commitment to constant improvement, the company reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice.

(*1) The number of pixels on the image sensor which receive input light through the optical lens, and effectively reflected in the final output data of the still image.
(*2) Exif2.21 is a newly revised digital camera file format that contains a variety of shooting information for optimal printing.
(*3) When connecting the Video cable (included) to TV, the camera’s screen is turned off.
(*4) “CIPA DC-002-2003 Standard Procedure for Measuring Digital Still Camera Battery Consumption” (extract); Using included rechargeable Li-ion battery NP-150, AF50mm F1.4D lens, Compact Flash (CF) Card. Pictures shall be taken at a temperature of 23°C(73.4F) every 30 seconds, the flash used at full power every second shot and the camera turned off and then on again once every 10 shots.
(*5) HS-V3UP is an upgrade package for HS-S2 and HS-V2.

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