Fujifilm's 12.5-megapixel S5 Pro digital SLR combines the extended dynamic range capabilities of Fujifilm's Super CCD SR sensor with a solid body and functions closely related to the Nikon D200.

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Fujifilm S5 Pro

Overall score:88%
Image Quality:90%


  • Extended highlight detail in images, minimal chroma noise throughout ISO range, solid build.


  • Limited frame rate/buffer when using wide D-range, slightly soft JPEGs.


Fujifilm S5 Pro Review


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With four portrait-orientated colour modes Fujifilm is clearly targeting the wedding and social photographer, and the S5 Pro?s extended dynamic range will certainly help tackle the common ?black suit/white dress? exposure nightmare. But is the S5 Pro fast enough? Any delay in shooting is unwelcome and after a while having to wait for the buffer to clear before you can review the image and check that eyes are open etc, is not only time consuming, but also a little embarrassing.
Accept that and the Fujifilm S5 Pro is an otherwise fine camera, with its low noise levels and extended dynamic range producing smooth, clean images with the minimum of fuss, even if we’re not convinced that they?re ?true? 12 million pixel ones?


Cable Release:Remote control
AF Points:11 AF points
Max Flash Sync:-
PC Socket:-
DoF Prview:Yes
Built-in Flash:Built in, GN12m@ISO 100 Hotshoe (iTTL with Nikon SB600 / SB800)
White Balance Bracket:2 to 9 frames in increments of 1, 2 or 3
Colour Temp Control:Kelvin temperature, Fine tunable
Colour Space:AdobeRGB / sRGB
Shutter Type:Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane shutter
Exposure Comp:±3 EV range, in 1/2 EV steps
Focusing Modes:Single Area AF, Dynamic AF, Group Dynamic AF, Dynamic AF with closest subject priority
Built-in Image Stabilisation:No
Dust Reduction:Weatherproof seals
Weight:830g (without battery / card)
Dimensions:147 x 113 x 74mm
Power:Li-Ion, Optional AC Adaptor
Live Mode:No
Connectivity:USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Drive Mode:Single, Continuous (max. 3fps)
Viewfinder Type:Fixed-eye level pentaprism, built-in diopter adjustment. Magnification: Approx. x 0.94
Field of View:95%
Memory Card:CompactFlash Type I/II, Microdrive
White Balance:Automatic / Incandescent light / Fluorescent lamp (1-5) / Fine / Flash / Shade / Colour temperature / Preset Custom (1-5) Fine tuning can be set.
ISO:Auto / Manual 100-3200
Metering System:3D Colour Matrix Metering II, Centreweighted, Spot
Sensor:23 x 15.5mm Super CCD SR Pro sensor with 6.17 million S pixels and 6.17 million R pixels (12.34mp effective) rec format RAW, JPEG, RAW + JPEG
Exposure Modes:PASM (Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter priority, Manual)
File Format:RAW, JPEG, RAW + JPEG
Shutter Speeds:30-1/8000sec + Bulb
Lens Mount:Nikon F
LCD:2.5in LCD with 230,000 pixels
Output Size:JPEG, RAW 4256 x 2848, 3024 x 2016, 2304 x 1536
Focal Length Mag:1.5
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Features
  3. 3. Design And Performance
  4. 4. Image Quality And Value For Money
  5. 5. Verdict
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