Summary Fujifilm S3 Pro

Prices Price
Body only
$550
Kit
Unknown
Score Snapsort rank
Within its price range
#n/a of 0
Among similar cameras
#n/a of 8
Specifications Key specs
Sensor size
Help APS-C 23x15.5mm
Screen resolution
Help 235k dots
Megapixels
Help 12.1 MP
Movie format
Help None
Screen size
Help 2"
Light sensitivity
Help 1,600 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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Fujifilm FinePix S3 ProFujifilm FinePix S3 Pro

gallery

Explore our gallery of 4 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro.

Videos

How to Clean the Digital Sensor on a Fuji S3
  • Tutorial
  • Photography
Obtaining a Custom White Balance on a Fuji S3
  • White balance
  • Tutorial
Bonehill rocks timelapse.
  • Time-lapse
  • Sample video

Pros

The Fujifilm S3 Pro vs other recent DSLRs

Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
13.5 EV
Storage slots More storage slots Help
2
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Pentaprism

The Fujifilm S3 Pro vs other recent pro DSLRs

Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$550.00
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed

Cons

The Fujifilm S3 Pro vs other recent DSLRs

Movie format No movies Help
None
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
1,600 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
Size Quite large Help
Large (148×135×80 mm)
Thickness Thick Help
3.1"
Popularity Not so popular Help
Among snapsort users
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Announced Old Help
February 2004
Sensor type Sensor type Help
CCD
Weight Heavy Help
930 g

The Fujifilm S3 Pro vs other recent pro DSLRs

Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
346 ISO
Color depth Little color depth Help
20.9 bits
Screen size Very small screen Help
2"
Weather sealed No weather sealing Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
94%
Fastest shutter speed Slow shutter speed Help
1/4000 of a second
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
60.0
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
235k dots
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
12.1 MP
Light sensitivity (boost) Lacks boost light sensitivity Help
None
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses

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Discussion

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Avatar for Mike Svitek Mike Svitek (1:20 PM, April 21, 2012)
Also, there is almost NO noise at up to ISO800. Some is visible at ISO1600, and the MAXIMUM is ISO25600!
 
Avatar for Mike Svitek Mike Svitek (9:06 PM, February 13, 2012)
it has a live preview... you can preview  for up to 30 seconds before taking the shot