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Fujifilm Announces Development Plans for New FinePix S5 Pro; DSLR Slated for Early 2007 Introduction.



VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Confirming the company's commitment to professional photographers, Fujifilm today announced the development of the much anticipated FinePix S5 Pro The FinePix S5 Pro is a digital single lens reflex camera introduced by Fujifilm the 2006-09-25.[1] It replaces the previous FinePix S3 Pro and keeps the Nikon F mount compatibility, including DX size lenses.  digital SLR (1) (Scalable Linear Recording) A line of magnetic tape drives from Tandberg Data that evolved from the QIC Data Cartridge format. See QIC.

(2) (Single Lens Reflex) A camera that uses the same lens for viewing and shooting.
 camera. The new FinePix S5 Pro is further affirmation of Fujifilm's goal to achieve professional D-SLR See DSLR.  image quality consistent with Fujifilm's professional film heritage.

The FinePix S5 Pro carries a number of features that made its predecessor, the FinePix S3 Pro The Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro is an interchangeable lens digital single-lens reflex camera introduced in February of 2004.[1] Its successor, the Finepix S5 Pro, has been announced the 2006-09-25. It is based on a Nikon F80 (N80 in the U.S. , so popular with wedding, portrait and studio photographers. One is increased dynamic range from the Super CCD A type of CCD sensor from Fujifilm that is used in its digital cameras. Super CCD uses a honeycomb structure of octagon-shaped light sensors (photodiodes) at 45 degree angles rather than 90 degrees.  SR double pixel technology (6.17 million S-pixels and 6.17 million R-pixels). The new FinePix S5 Pro continues this tradition of expanded dynamic range and goes a step further by coupling the new Super CCD SR Pro sensor with Fujifilm's new RP (Real Photo) Processor Pro for even more outstanding, film-like results. Moreover, the FinePix S5 Pro will house the two technologies in a fully digital and durable metal alloy body frame. This opens the door for Fujifilm's digital imaging technologies to expand into other applications such as outdoor and high endurance commercial photography.

Highlight features of the FinePix S5 Pro include:

Image Processing and Quality

-- Real Photo Technology Pro, which combines the Super CCD SR Pro sensor and the RP Processor Pro, allows for the wide dynamic range with smoother tonality tonality (tōnăl`ĭtē), in music, quality by which all tones of a composition are heard in relation to a central tone called the keynote or tonic.  from brightest light to darkest shadow. The re-designed new Super CCD SR Pro features an optimized low-pass filter that will reduce the noise and minimize moire Pronounced "mor-ray" and spelled "moiré." In computer graphics, a visible distortion. It results from a variety of conditions; for example, when scanning halftones at a resolution not consistent with the eventual printed resolution or when superimposing curved patterns on one . The newly developed RP Processor Pro features two cycles of noise reduction so photographers can snap pictures at light sensitivities as high as ISO (1) See ISO speed.

(2) (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland, www.iso.ch) An organization that sets international standards, founded in 1946. The U.S. member body is ANSI.
 3200 with less noise than comparable cameras at similar ISOs.

Increased Color and Dynamic Range Control

-- Photographers can choose from six preset ranges for greater creative control over the FinePix S5 Pro's expanded dynamic range between 100% and 400%,

-- Three new variations of the original film simulation mode have been added (five modes in total) for improved reproduction of natural skin tones.

Face Detection Technology for post image verification

-- At the push of a button, the FinePix S5 Pro's Face Detection Technology detects up to ten faces in a scene immediately after each image is captured. Photographers can zoom in and confirm facial detail, whether eyes are open or closed, focus and exposure on the FinePix S5 Pro's LCD monitor.

Other camera functions and features

-- Nikon F-mount compatibility with all Nikkor AF-D/G and the latest AF-S optics

-- RAW+JPEG JPEG
 in full Joint Photographic Experts Group

Standard computer file format for storing graphic images in a compressed form for general use. JPEG images are compressed using a mathematical algorithm.
 (4,256 x 2,848 pixels, 3,024 x 2,016 pixels, 2,304 x 1,536 pixels) dual-save mode

-- MAC and PC supported tethered Attached to a data or power source by wire or fiber. Contrast with untethered.  shooting mode via USB USB
 in full Universal Serial Bus

Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer.
 2.0 port and optional HyperUtility software

-- Robust, lightweight magnesium-alloy body

-- Durable shutter unit stands up to approximately 100,000 releases

-- Adoption of high-precision i-TTL flash control

-- 11-point AF sensor for consistent, fast and precise focusing. This is an improvement from the FinePix S3 Pro's 5-point AF sensor

-- Supports 1/3, 1/2, and 1 stop lens aperture control

-- 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 See bar code scanner.  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 monochromatic /mono·chro·mat·ic/ (-kro-mat´ik)
1. existing in or having only one color.

2. pertaining to or affected by monochromatic vision.

3. staining with only one dye at a time.
 30 seconds, live view function to check the focusing

-- Li-ion rechargeable battery

-- Compact Flash (TM) (CF) Card (Type I/II) and Microdrive (TM) compatible

Optional Accessories

-- LAN Adapter for wireless, high-speed image transfer.

-- New Hyper Utility Software for precise editing control of images taken in CCD-RAW 14-bit format. Software also enables PC control of the FinePix S5 Pro.

-- Rechargeable Battery

-- Battery Charger

-- AC Power Adapter

About Fujifilm

Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. is a subsidiary of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. and delivers technology solutions to meet the imaging and information needs of retailers, consumers, professionals and business customers. As a global leader in digital imaging, Fujifilm pioneered the development of digital medical systems, and today is the leader in digital minilab systems. The company was ranked number 18 for U.S. patents granted during 2005, employs more than 75,000 people worldwide and in the year ending March 31, 2006, had global revenues of $22.8 billion.

In the United States, Fujifilm is a leader in delivering high quality, easy-to-use imaging and information solutions in the following categories: Digital Imaging Systems, Film and Imaging Systems, Recording/Storage Media, Motion Picture Film, Graphic Arts and Printing Systems and Medical Imaging and Diagnostics Systems. Fujifilm is an environmentally friendly, humane enterprise and an exemplary corporate citizen.

For more information on Fujifilm products, consumers can call 800-800-FUJI or access the Fujifilm USA Web site at www.fujifilmusa.com. Consumers also can receive news and information direct from Fujifilm USA via RSS (Really Simple Syndication) A syndication format that was developed by Netscape in 1999 and became very popular for aggregating updates to blogs and the news sites. RSS has also stood for "Rich Site Summary" and "RDF Site Summary. . Subscription is free at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.

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