Fujifilm S3 Pro
- 6MP - APS-C Sensor
- 2" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 1600
- No Video
- Nikon F Mount
- 930g - 148 x 135 x 80mm
- Launched March 2005
- Earlier Model is Fujifilm S2 Pro
- Replacement is Fujifilm S5 Pro
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Fujifilm S3 Pro summary
Fujifilm S3 Pro is FujiFilm's Pro DSLR digital camera initially released on March of 2005. It includes a 6 MegaPixel, CCD APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4256 x 2848.
FujiFilm brought out this model to update the older Fujifilm S2 Pro (Read Full Comparison) & then brought out the more recent Fujifilm S5 Pro (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to replace this camera.
The Fujifilm S3 Pro places at #26 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras & over-all #608 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our collection. You should test our Advanced camera finder to find camera results based on your personalized criteria.
The following is a chart of various factors used in the rating system.
Fujifilm S3 Pro history
The Fujifilm S3 Pro is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the detailed range below.
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Fujifilm S3 Pro Gallery
You can see the Fujifilm S3 Pro from different angles in the gallery below.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Pros and Cons
Below is a list of pluses and minuses of the Fujifilm S3 Pro based on features that are normally considered crucial in a digital camera.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Sensor specifications
The sensor dimension on the Fujifilm S3 Pro is 23mm x 15.5mm (APS-C). The 357 mm² sensor is able to capture 4256 x 2848 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CCD sensor has 6 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 100 to 1600. RAW photos are supported which means that the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The image below shows the Fujifilm S3 Pro's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The Fujifilm S3 Pro sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is pointed out in green.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
To get a sense of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Fujifilm S3 Pro dimensions
Fujifilm S3 Pro weighs 2.05 lbs (930g or 32.80 ounces) & the over all size of the camera is 148mm x 135mm x 80mm (5.8" x 5.3" x 3.1"). The weight of typical Pro DSLR camera is 1,280g and the Fujifilm S3 Pro is less heavy compared with other rivals.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The following is a photo of the Fujifilm S3 Pro beside a soft drink so you can get a sense of its scale.
The top view below will show the button layout on the Fujifilm S3 Pro.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Lens specifications
The Fujifilm S3 Pro works with the Nikon F mount and has 315 lenses to select from. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the Fujifilm S3 Pro.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Connectivity
The Fujifilm S3 Pro has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras that include NFC and Bluetooth connectivity can be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can copy images and oftentimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.
Certain applications even give a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it can be connected to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack using the USB port.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Video specifications
Fujifilm S3 Pro does not capture video. If you are looking for a digital camera to take only images, this might not be an issue.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Weather Sealing
Fujifilm S3 Pro has got weather proofing making it a very good candidate for use during tough environments. This can be particularly useful if you are uncertain about the elements you may encounter during outdoor photography.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Screen and Viewfinder
The Fujifilm S3 Pro includes a 2" fixed screen boasting a resolution of 235k dots.
Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen. The Fujifilm S3 Pro also has a Top screen so that you can instantly see camera settings.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
The View Finder specifications for Fujifilm S3 Pro are the following:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 94 percent
For bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders will be pretty valuable.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Shutter specifications
The maximum shutter speed is 1/4000 seconds.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Fujifilm S3 Pro has both built-in flash along with external flash support. The max flash sync speed is 1/180 seconds.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Autofocusing specifications
Fujifilm S3 Pro has both Phase Detect Auto Focus as well as Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot faster and exact compared with Contrast Based focusing.
Fujifilm S3 Pro boasts manual focusing when needed during low light or you need more precise control on focusing.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Battery life
The usual Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X features the maximum (4400) battery life within this category of cameras.
Following is a number of Pro DSLR cameras that have the highest battery life:
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Fujifilm S3 Pro for various forms of photography
The following graph shows a rundown of the Fujifilm S3 Pro for various forms of photography. To read more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Portrait photography information
The Fujifilm S3 Pro gets a score of 50 which is average, meaning that it is fairly suitable to use for portraits. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, support for RAW photos in addition to the flexibility to work with off-camera flash.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Street photography highlights
Getting a moderate points total of 56, the Fujifilm S3 Pro is relatively acceptable to buy for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Sports photography features
A reasonable sports photography rating of 47 indicates the Fujifilm S3 Pro is reasonably adequate for taking pictures of sports. A camera must have very good tracking plus continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Fujifilm S3 Pro
Size is pretty critical in picking a camera for travel. In general, the Fujifilm S3 Pro gets a reasonable 50 for a travelling camera which makes it somewhat suitable to take on your vacations.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Landscape photography details
In case you're planning to buy a digital camera for landscape pictures, the most essential factor is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm S3 Pro and it's moderate rating of 48 for a landscape camera is relatively appropriate compared to its competition.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Vlogging features
A vlogging camera preferably should have a moving display screen, microphone port and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Fujifilm S3 Pro is just not suitable for vlogging as it receives a really bad rating of 9.
Fujifilm S3 Pro Alternatives
If you need alternatives to the Fujifilm S3 Pro, here is a selection of the top placed cameras that fall into the category of Pro DSLR.
The graph just below shows you a bird's eye view of the Fujifilm S3 Pro vs it's top scored rivals listed above.
There are more cameras you may view as alternate options. To go through a extensive comparison, click the "compare" link.