Fujifilm S2 Pro

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro front

Fujifilm S2 Pro overview

Fujifilm S2 Pro is FujiFilm's Pro DSLR digital camera initially launched on August of 2002. It comes with a 6 MegaPixel, CCD APS-C size sensor with a peak resolution of 4256 x 2848.

FujiFilm launched this model to upgrade the previous Fujifilm S1 Pro (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards launched the fresher Fujifilm S3 Pro (Read Full Comparison) to upgrade this camera.

The Fujifilm S2 Pro ranks at #30 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras & all-around #688 out of 1453 for cameras in our list. You can check out our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your custom factors.

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Fujifilm S2 Pro history

The Fujifilm S2 Pro is part of a family of products. You can read the detailed list below.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100
Fujifilm-FinePix-S2-Pro front thumbnailFujifilm S2 Pro6MPAPS-C2.0 fps2002

Fujifilm S2 Pro Pros and Cons

Here is a shortlist of advantages and drawbacks of the Fujifilm S2 Pro based on features that are often seen as important in a digital camera.

built-in flash
change lenses (Nikon F mount)
comes with phase detect auto focus
environment proof
exports RAW formats
lighter than competition in class (850g)
manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
very good min ISO (100)
doesn't have external microphone port
doesn't have HDMI port
doesn't have headphone port
doesn't have Timelapse mode
does not have image stabilization
fixed screen
MP count low (6MP)
no liveview feature
no video recording
screen has low resolution (117 thousand dot)
screen is not selfie friendly
tiny screen (1.8 inches)
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
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Fujifilm S2 Pro Sensor information

The dimension of the sensor on the Fujifilm S2 Pro is 23mm x 15.5mm (APS-C). The 357 mm² sensor is able to resolve 4256 x 2848 pixels using aspect ratios of 3:2.

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The CCD sensor has 6MP and gives a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. RAW format is supported therefore you have more room to maneuver in post.

The picture below illustrates the Fujifilm S2 Pro's sensor size in comparison to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm S2 Pro sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is presented in green.

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro sensor size Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down

To get an understanding of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm S2 Pro dimensions

Fujifilm S2 Pro has a weight of 1.87 lb (850g / 29.98 ounces) & the physical size of the camera is 142mm x 131mm x 80mm (5.6" x 5.2" x 3.1"). The weight of general Pro DSLR camera is 1,280g and the Fujifilm S2 Pro is lighter as compared with its competitors.

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Below is a visual of the Fujifilm S2 Pro beside a softdrink so you can get a feel for its size.

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro dimensions scale

The top view here will highlight the button arrangement on the Fujifilm S2 Pro.

Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro topview buttons dials

Fujifilm S2 Pro Lens information

The Fujifilm S2 Pro works with the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses available. Here is a few of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the Fujifilm S2 Pro.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Nikon-AF-S-Nikkor-70-200mm-F2.8E-FL-ED-VR lensNikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm F2.8E FL ED VR70-200mmf/2.8 1430g
Tamron-SP-90mm-F2.8-Di-VC-USD-1-1-Macro-Nikon-F-FX lensTamron SP 90mm F2.8 Di VC USD 1-1 Macro90mmf/2.8 550g
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Sigma-18-125mm-F3.8-5.6-DC-OS-HSM-Nikon-F-DX lensSigma 18-125mm F3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM18-125mmf/3.8-5.6 490g
Schneider-PC-TS-Super-Angulon-2.850-HM-Nikon-F-FX lensSchneider PC-TS Super-Angulon 2.850 HM50mmf/2.8 1400g
Nikon-AF-S-Nikkor-200-500mm-F5.6E-ED-VR lensNikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm F5.6E ED VR200-500mmf/5.6 2300g
Nikon-AF-S-Nikkor-70-300mm-f4.5-5.6G-VR lensNikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G VR70-300mmf/4.5-5.6 745g
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Sigma-70-200mm-F2.8-EX-DG-Macro-HSM-II-Nikon-F-FX lensSigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG Macro HSM II70-200mmf/2.8 1390g
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Fujifilm S2 Pro Connectivity

The Fujifilm S2 Pro has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly by smartphones. You are able to transfer images and usually adjust camera settings without the hassle of connecting physically with the camera.

Certain apps also give a Liveview and press the shutter if you aren't close to the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it could be connected to an external display. Many cameras will allow you to charge the battery using the USB port.

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Fujifilm S2 Pro Video information

Fujifilm S2 Pro doesn't take video. If you are searching for a digital camera to shoot just photos, it might not be a problem.

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Fujifilm S2 Pro Weather Sealing

Fujifilm S2 Pro comes with environment sealing which makes it a very good option for use in challenging environments. This can be particularly beneficial if you are uncertain about the elements you may encounter in outdoor photography.

Fujifilm S2 Pro Screen and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm S2 Pro comes with a 1.8 inch fixed display having a resolution of 117 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the display isn't a touch screen.

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The View Finder specifications for Fujifilm S2 Pro are the following:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
  • Coverage 92%

For bright outdoor situations that make the camera screens washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders can be rather valuable.

Fujifilm S2 Pro Shutter information

Fujifilm S2 Pro is able to shoot continuously at 2.0 frames per second. The max shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.

400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Fujifilm S2 Pro Flash and Hot shoe information

Fujifilm S2 Pro features both in-built flash together with external flash ability. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/125 sec.

Fujifilm S2 Pro Autofocusing information

Fujifilm S2 Pro features both Phase Detect Auto Focus plus Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot faster & precise as compared with Contrast Based autofocusing.

Fujifilm S2 Pro has manual focusing in case it is needed in low light or you want to have more exact focusing control.

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Fujifilm S2 Pro Battery life

The typical Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X offers the highest (4400) battery life in this class of cameras.

Here is a list of Pro DSLR cameras that have the highest battery life:

Fujifilm S2 Pro for varying types of photography

The following illustration indicates a analysis of the Fujifilm S2 Pro for varying types of photography. To view more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Portrait photography with Fujifilm S2 Pro

The Fujifilm S2 Pro receives a points tally of 49 which is reasonable, meaning that it is reasonably suitable to use for portraits. Shooting portraits favors heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW files & capability to work with off-camera flash.

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you can focus manually
decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
no liveview feature
sensor resolution not great (6MP)

Street photography with Fujifilm S2 Pro

Getting a moderate rating of 57, the Fujifilm S2 Pro is reasonably adequate for street photography. A decent street photography camera has a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.

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good sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
weather sealing
lighter than competition in class (850g)
no articulating screen
does not have image stabilization

Fujifilm S2 Pro as a Sports photography camera

A awful sports photography score of 42 indicates the Fujifilm S2 Pro is simply not suitable for shooting sports. A camera should have excellent focusing plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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good sensor size (APS-C)
weather proof
comes with phase detect auto focus
no liveview
very slow continuous shooting (2.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
megapixel count low (6 megapixels)

Fujifilm S2 Pro as a Travel photography camera

Portability is super critical in buying a travel camera. All things considered, the Fujifilm S2 Pro gets a reasonable 51 for a travel camera which makes it fairly appropriate to buy for your journeys.

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lighter than others in class (850g)
weather proof
built-in flash
missing Time Lapse recording
low megapixels (6 megapixels)
doesn't feature selfie friendly display

Fujifilm S2 Pro Landscape photography features

When you're looking to choose a camera for landscape photos, the most important aspect will be image quality. The Fujifilm S2 Pro and it's decent rating of 47 for a landscape camera is relatively suited among it's competition.

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you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
environment sealing
screen is small (1.8")
no liveview feature
does not have image stabilization
low resolution (6MP)
no Timelapse mode

Fujifilm S2 Pro Vlogging info

A vlogging camera preferably should posses a articulating screen, mic input and if possible IBIS. Considering all things, the Fujifilm S2 Pro is simply not suitable as a vlog camera as it delivers a awful score of 9.

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no video recording

Fujifilm S2 Pro Alternatives

If you need replacements to the Fujifilm S2 Pro, below is a range of the top scored cameras which fall within the category of Pro DSLR.

The line graph here shows you a bird's eye view of the Fujifilm S2 Pro vs it's highest scored competitors suggested earlier.

Following are several cameras you might view as alternative options. To read a complete comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.

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General Information
Model type
Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Body design
Large SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Sensor size
Sensor measurements
23 x 15.5mm
Sensor surface area
Sensor resolution
6 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
Full resolution
4256 x 2848
RAW format
Max native ISO
Min native ISO
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Lens support
Nikon F
Number of lenses
Focal length multiplier
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen diagonal
1.8 inches
Resolution of screen
117 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage
DXO scores
DXO All around rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
30 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/4000 secs
Continuous shooting speed
2.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance
15.00 m
Flash modes
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
White balance bracketing
Highest flash sync
1/125 secs
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Max video resolution
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
USB 1.0 (1.5 Mbit/sec)
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
850g (1.87 lbs)
Physical dimensions
142 x 131 x 80mm (5.6" x 5.2" x 3.1")
Self timer
Yes (2, 5, 2 or 100 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage
SmartMedia, Compact Flash Type I or II
Storage slots
Launch pricing