Fujifilm S1 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro front

Fujifilm S1 Pro overview

Fujifilm S1 Pro is FujiFilm's Pro DSLR camera originally introduced on August of 2000. The camera includes a 3MP, CCD APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 3040 x 2016.

FujiFilm released the newer Fujifilm S2 Pro (Read Full Comparison) in order to upgrade this camera.

The Fujifilm S1 Pro stands at #35 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras and all-around #900 out of 1465 for cameras in our list. You can try our Smart camera filter to see camera rankings based on your custom requirements.

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The following is a chart of different criteria used in the scoring system.

Fujifilm S1 Pro family

The Fujifilm S1 Pro is part of a family of cameras. You can see the detailed range underneath.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
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Fujifilm-FinePix-S1-Pro front thumbnailFujifilm S1 Pro3MPAPS-C2.0 fps2000

Fujifilm S1 Pro Pros and Cons

Below is a list of good and bad points of the Fujifilm S1 Pro based on things which are oftentimes seen as necessary in a camera.

decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
has built in flash
lighter than competition in class (820g)
supports phase detect auto focus
switch lenses (Nikon F mount)
you can focus manually
doesn't have HDMI socket
doesn't have headphone socket
doesn't have liveview
doesn't have mic socket
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
lack of video recording
low resolution screen (200 thousand dots)
screen is fixed
sensor resolution low (3MP)
slow frames per second (2.0 frames/s)
tiny screen (2 inches)
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Fujifilm S1 Pro Sensor details

The sensor measurement in the Fujifilm S1 Pro is 23mm x 15.5mm (APS-C). The 357 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 3040 x 2016 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.

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The CCD sensor boasts 3MP and features a native ISO range of 320 - 1600. RAW files are saved therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.

The picture underneath shows the Fujifilm S1 Pro's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The Fujifilm S1 Pro sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is displayed in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm S1 Pro dimensions

Fujifilm S1 Pro weighs about 1.81 lb (820g / 28.92 oz) and features exterior dimensions of 148mm x 125mm x 80mm (5.8" x 4.9" x 3.1"). The weight of general Pro DSLR camera is 1,280g so the Fujifilm S1 Pro is lighter in comparison with various competitors.

Photography Glossary

Down below is a shot of the Fujifilm S1 Pro alongside a softdrink so you're able to have a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro dimensions scale

The top view just below will provide the button arrangement on the Fujifilm S1 Pro.

Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro topview buttons dials

Fujifilm S1 Pro Lens specs

The Fujifilm S1 Pro works with the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses available to buy. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the Fujifilm S1 Pro.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Samyang-8mm-F3.5-Aspherical-IF-MC-Fisheye-Nikon-F-DX lensSamyang 8mm F3.5 Aspherical IF MC Fisheye8mmf/3.5 443g
Zeiss-Milvus-15mm-F2.8-Nikon-F-FX lensZeiss Milvus 15mm F2.815mmf/2.8947g
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Nikon-AF-S-Nikkor-200mm-f2G-ED-IF-VR lensNikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f2G ED-IF VR200mmf/2.0 2900g
Sigma-18-200mm-f3.5-6.3-II-DC-OS-HSM-Nikon-F-DX lensSigma 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 II DC OS HSM18-200mmf/3.5-6.3 490g
Tokina-atx-i-100mm-F2.8-FF-Macro-Nikon-F-FX lensTokina atx-i 100mm F2.8 FF Macro100mmf/2.8530g
Sigma-150mm-F2.8-EX-DG-Macro-HSM-Nikon-F-FX lensSigma 150mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM150mmf/2.9-2.8 895g
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Samyang-35mm-F1.4-AS-UMC-Nikon-F-FX lensSamyang 35mm F1.4 AS UMC35mmf/1.4 660g
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Fujifilm S1 Pro Connectivity

The Fujifilm S1 Pro has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that incorporate NFC or Bluetooth support can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can easily copy photos and oftentimes change camera settings with no need to connect straight to the camera.

Certain applications even provide a Liveview and press the shutter whenever you aren't close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external display. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery with the USB socket.

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Fujifilm S1 Pro Video specs

Fujifilm S1 Pro doesn't capture video. In case you are wanting a camera to take only images, this is not an issue.

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Fujifilm S1 Pro Weather Sealing

There is no weather proofing for the Fujifilm S1 Pro so you need to be cautious in wet or dusty conditions.

Fujifilm S1 Pro Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm S1 Pro includes a 2 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 200 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the screen is not a touch screen.

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The ViewFinder specifications regarding Fujifilm S1 Pro are the following:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
  • Coverage 90%

In those sunny outdoor conditions which make the camera screens washed out and challenging to view, viewfinders will be particularly helpful.

Fujifilm S1 Pro Shutter specs

Fujifilm S1 Pro has the capability to shoot continuously at 2.0 frames/s. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec.

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Fujifilm S1 Pro Flash and Hot shoe specs

Fujifilm S1 Pro has got both built in flash and external flash ability. The highest flash sync is 1/125 sec.

Fujifilm S1 Pro Autofocus specs

Fujifilm S1 Pro has got both Phase Detect Auto Focus along with Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier & exact in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing.

Fujifilm S1 Pro comes with manual focus in case it is required for low light conditions or you need to have more accurate focus control.

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Fujifilm S1 Pro Battery life

The typical Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X comes with the highest (4400) battery life for this kind of cameras.

Listed below is a listing of Pro DSLR cameras that have the strongest battery life:

Fujifilm S1 Pro for different categories of photography

The following illustration presents a overview of the Fujifilm S1 Pro for different categories of photography. To look at more, have a look at the specific section underneath.

Fujifilm S1 Pro Portrait photography advice

The Fujifilm S1 Pro gets a points tally of 47 which is modest, and means the camera is fairly suited for portrait images. Shooting portrait images favors greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support in addition to the ability to utilize off-camera flash.

Photography Glossary
manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
does not have liveview
MP count low (3 megapixels)

Street photography with Fujifilm S1 Pro

Coming in at a decent rating of 54, the Fujifilm S1 Pro is somewhat suitable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.

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sensor size is good (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
lighter than competitors (820g)
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization

Fujifilm S1 Pro Sports photography highlights

A subpar sports photography points tally of 36 means the Fujifilm S1 Pro is not really appropriate for taking photos of sports. A camera must have fantastic tracking plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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decent sensor size (APS-C)
comes with phase detect autofocus
no liveview
slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (3 megapixels)

Fujifilm S1 Pro Travel photography details

Size is very crucial when choosing a travel camera. On the whole, the Fujifilm S1 Pro gets a reasonable 46 as a travelling camera which is reasonably suited to take with you on your journeys.

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lighter than average (820g)
flash built-in
doesn't have Timelapse recording
low megapixels (3 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly

Fujifilm S1 Pro as a Landscape photography camera

If you are planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photos, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm S1 Pro with it's subpar grade of 43 for a landscape camera is not really appropriate compared to its competition.

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has manual focus
swap lenses (Nikon F mount)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
tiny screen (2 inches)
no liveview feature
no image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (3MP)
doesn't have Timelapse recording

Fujifilm S1 Pro Vlogging details

A camera for vlogging should really posses a moving display screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Considering all things, the Fujifilm S1 Pro is not really appropriate for vlogging as it delivers a subpar rating of 9.

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lack of video recording

Fujifilm S1 Pro Alternatives

If you want alternatives to the Fujifilm S1 Pro, below is a list of the top ranked cameras that fall within the category of Pro DSLR.

The diagram just below shows you a summary of the Fujifilm S1 Pro vs it's highest ranked rivals mentioned above.

Following are additional cameras you may have a look at as alternative options. To read through a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Fujifilm FinePix S1 Pro
Physical type
Large SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
23 x 15.5mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
Full resolution
3040 x 2016
RAW support
Max native ISO
Minimum native ISO
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens mount
Nikon F
Available lenses
Focal length multiplier
Display type
Fixed Type
Display size
2 inches
Display resolution
200 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
30 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/2000 secs
Continuous shooting rate
2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
15.00 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Highest flash synchronize
1/125 secs
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Max video resolution
Mic port
Headphone port
USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
820g (1.81 lb)
Physical dimensions
148 x 125 x 80mm (5.8" x 4.9" x 3.1")
Battery model
4 x AA
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
SmartMedia, Compact Flash Type I or II
Card slots
Pricing at launch