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FUJIFILM'S FINEPIX S2 PRO DELIVERS EXCEPTIONAL HIGH-RESOLUTION IMAGES, FLEXIBILITY AND CONVENIENCE TO THE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER New 6.17 Million Effective Pixel Super CCD Sensor System Produces 4256 x 2848 (12.1 million) Recorded Pixel File; Dual Storage/PC Transfer Options Enable Increased Workflow in Studio and on the Road
ELMSFORD, NY, January 29, 2002 - Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. today announced the FinePix S2 Pro Digital Camera, the widely anticipated successor to its acclaimed FinePix S1 Pro. The new SLR-type digital camera builds upon its predecessor's legacy for outstanding picture color and detail while empowering professional photographers with greater control over the editing, storing and transferring of high resolution images, both in the studio and on the road.
The FinePix S2 Pro boasts Fujifilm's next generation Super CCD sensor system for professional photography. With 6.17 million effective pixels, this general-purpose camera is capable of producing an image file with 4,256 x 2,848 (12.1 million) recorded pixels for pictures with stunning color and detail that are sure to please even the most discerning photographer. The FinePix S2 Pro also features a CCD Raw mode, which delivers the image before it has been processed by the camera's internal algorithmic settings, thereby liberating professionals to experiment with their photographs as they see fit.
In addition, the FinePix S2 Pro offers the advantage of a choice of a dual-storage media option: SmartMedia and IBM's Microdrive, which when inserted into the camera's CompactFlash (Card Type II) slot, can allow photographers shooting on location to take a large number of high-resolution photos without having to worry about running out of storage space. It also incorporates a fast dual PC interface, allowing for increased workflow with the speedy transfer of very large image files from the camera to a Macintosh or PC via IEEE 1394 (FireWire) or USB 1.1 interface.
"The FinePix S2 Pro's picture taking, storage and transfer capabilities make it ideal for professionals shooting both in the studio and off-site," said Jennifer Davalos, Marketing Manager, Professional Digital Products, Commercial Imaging Division, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. "We think photographers - whether they're capturing a wedding party or that once-in-a-lifetime breaking news event - will be most impressed by its wide choice of manual features and its ability to deliver super high-quality images. "
The FinePix S2 Pro's design offers the pleasing handling characteristics that photographers expect from an SLR camera. It has a Nikon F mount and accepts every AF Nikkor and most manual AI or AI-S Nikkor lenses. In addition, the camera has a shutter speed of 30 to 1/4000 second and continuous shooting of approximately 2 frames/second up to a total of seven frames. Its wide range of ISO equivalents of 100/160/200/400/800/1600 allow for picture taking under a variety of challenging lighting conditions.
For further flexibility, the S2 Pro has a variety of controls, including four shooting modes (single frame, continuous, preview and multiple exposure), four exposure modes (multi programmed AE, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE and manual exposure) and five variable program modes (portrait, landscape, close-up, sport and night scene). In addition, there are nine modes for white balance (auto, fine, shade, incandescent light, two custom settings and three for fluorescent light).
The FinePix S2 Pro can record images at four resolutions (4,256 x 2,848, 3,024 x 2,016, 2,304 x 1,536 and 1,440 x 960 pixels) and in three file formats (TIFF-RBG, CCD-Raw and JPEG). There are two compression modes (fine and normal) within the JPEG file format, and captured images can be viewed on the camera's 1.8-inch low-temperature polysilicon TFT display.
A special voice annotation feature allows the attachment of 30-second voice notes to each photo, which enables the busy photographer to track and describe a large portfolio of images.
TheFinePix S2 Pro has dimensions of 5.6" (W) x 5.2" (H) x 3.1" (D) and weighs 26.8 ounces, without batteries. It will be available for purchase in the second half of 2002.
Digital Camera Developing
As it has done so successfully for its extensive line of film cameras, Fujifilm offers a choice of services and products for digital camera developing - the printing of digital pictures. Fujifilm's award-winning Pictrography printers and Frontier Digital Lab Systems offer the ease, cost effectiveness and quality that professional photographers have come to expect from Fujifilm's print services.
Specifications* for FinePix S2 Pro
Type of camera Interchangeable - Lens SLR-type digital camera
Lens mount - Nikon F mount (with AF coupling, AF contacts)
Number of effective pixels - 6.17 million pixels
CCD sensor - 23.0 x 15.5mm Super CCDNumber of total pixels: 6.49million pixels in an interwoven pattern
Number of recorded pixels - 4,256 x 2,848 pixels (12.1million) / 3,024 x 2,016 pixels 2,304 x 1,536 pixels /1,440 x 960 pixels
File format - JPEG (DCF compatible), TIFF-RGB (8bit), CCD-Raw (12bit)
Storage media - Slot No.1: Smart Media (4MB to 128MB/3.3V)
Slot No.2: Compact Flash Card type II (Micro drive compatible)
Number of images - (4,256 X 2,848 pixels)Mode 16MB - 32MB 64MB 128MB 1GB Microdrive TIFF-RGB - 0 0 1 3 29 CCD-Raw - 1 2 5 10 84 JPEG (FINE 3 6 13 26 220 JPEG(NORMAL)6 13 28 56 469
Usable lenses - D Type AF Nikkor lenses: All functions possibleAF Nikkor other than D type: All functions except 3D Matrix Metering possibleNon-CPU: Usable in Manual exposure mode (exposure meter cannot be used) IX-Nikkor: Cannot be used
View finder - Fixed-eyelevel pentaprism, built-in diopter adjustment (-1.8m-1to+0.8m-1)
Picture angle - Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm format equivalent Sensitivity Equivalent to ISO 100/160/200/400/800/1600
Shutter - Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speed - 30 to 1/4000 sec, Bulb
Shooting modes - Single frame shooting
Continuous shooting: approx. 2 frames/ sec up to 7 frames
Preview mode, Multiple exposure
P: Multi-programed AE (Flexible program possible)
S: Shutter-priority AE
A: Aperture-priority AE
White balance - Auto / Fine / Shade (fine weather) / Incandescent light / 3 modes for Fluorescent light / Custom setting (Custom 1,Custom 2)
Metering rage 3D Matrix Metering: EV 0-21Center-Weighted Metering: EV 0-21Spot Metering: EV 3-21
Exposure compensation - ±3 EV range, in 1/2 steps
Built-in flash - Guide No.12 (ISO 100·m), flash coverage: 28mm or longer lens
Accessory shoe - Standard ISO-type with hot-shoe contact (Sync contact, Ready-light contact, TTL auto flash contact, Monitor contact, GND), Safety lock provided
Self timer - Electronically controlled: timer duration: 20sec, 10sec, 5sec, 2 sec
LCD monitor - 1.8-inch, Low-temperature polysilicon TFT (approx. 117,600 pixels)
Playback function 1) 1 frame 2) Thumbnails in 4 segments 3) Thumbnails in 9 segments 4) Playback zoom 5) Histogram indication 6) Standard chart
Video output - NTSC (USA/Canada model)
Interface USB for data storage, IEEE1394 for data storage & shooting
Power source - 4 x AA type Alkaline or Ni-MH batteries or AC power adapter AC-5VHS 2 x 3V Lithium batteries: CR123A or DL123A
Dimensions - 5.6" (W) x 5.2" (H) x 3.1" (D)
Weight - Approx. 27 ounces (without batteries and lens)
* Specifications subject to change without notice.
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