FujiFilm FinePix S3 Pro Review

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Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro Overview


First introduced in March, 2005, Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro is a 6 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23 x 15.5 mm) sized CCD sensor. FujiFilm replaced the older Fujifilm S2 Pro with FinePix S3 Pro. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Fujifilm S3 Pro with Fujifilm S2 Pro

FujiFilm replaced FinePix S3 Pro with Fujifilm S5 Pro. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Fujifilm S3 Pro with Fujifilm S5 Pro


Fujifilm S3 Pro comes with a 23.5 x 15.6 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.21 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Sensor resolution of Fujifilm S3 Pro ~ 3009 x 1993 pixels.

Fujifilm S3 Pro has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 366.6 mm².

There are approximate 5,996,937 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Fujifilm S3 Pro


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro with competitors in pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
±3 AE Bracketing Range
External Flash
RAW Support
Manual Focus
Environmental Sealing
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
Low Resolution Sensor: 6 MP
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 235 fps
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Low Screen Resolution: 235k dots
Weight: 930g
Type Scores

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro has an Overall Score of 44/100 and ranked #171 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #678 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Fujifilm S3 Pro Scores
Imaging score
48
Features score
34
Value for money score
61
Portability score
63
Overall score
44
Average Scores in Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
57
Features Score
49
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
49
Overall score
55

Physical Dimensions of Fujifilm S3 Pro


Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro weighs 930g and has external dimensions of 148 x 135 x 80mm (5.83 x 5.31 x 3.15"). Considering that the average weight of Pro DSLR cameras is 1280g, Fujifilm S3 Pro is 350 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Fujifilm S3 Pro is less by 7mm more than the average length in Pro DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Fujifilm S3 Pro
930g
Average weight
1280g
Min weight
735g
Max weight
1585g

Thickness Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Fujifilm S3 Pro
80mm
Average Thickness
85mm
Min Thickness
74mm
Max Thickness
123mm

Here is the front and top view image of Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro with the dimensions:

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight FinePix S3 Pro Dimensions FinePix S3 Pro
Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro Fujifilm S5 Pro 920 g 930 g 147 x 113 x 74 mm 148 x 135 x 80 mm
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro Fujifilm S2 Pro 850 g 930 g 142 x 131 x 80 mm 148 x 135 x 80 mm
Nikon D2X Nikon D2X 1200 g 930 g 158 x 150 x 86 mm 148 x 135 x 80 mm
Nikon D1X Nikon D1X 1200 g 930 g 157 x 153 x 85 mm 148 x 135 x 80 mm
Nikon D700 Nikon D700 1074 g 930 g 147 x 123 x 77 mm 148 x 135 x 80 mm
Nikon D3 1300 g 930 g 160 x 157 x 88 mm 148 x 135 x 80 mm
Nikon D3S Nikon D3S 1240 g 930 g 160 x 157 x 88 mm 148 x 135 x 80 mm
Nikon D200 Nikon D200 920 g 930 g 147 x 113 x 74 mm 148 x 135 x 80 mm

Specifications of Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro


General
Brand FujiFilm
Model FinePix S3 Pro
Announced March, 2005
Body Type Large SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 305
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 235k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 94%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting n/a fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 15.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction, Slow Sync
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 366.6 mm²
Sensor Resolution 6 MP
Max Image Resolution 4256 x 2848
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 930 g
Physical Dimensions 148 x 135 x 80 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type xD Picture Card, Compact Flash Type I or II
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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