Fujifilm S5 Pro

 
Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro front
 
Portability
55
Imaging
47
Features
43
Overall
45

Fujifilm S5 Pro summary

Fujifilm S5 Pro is FujiFilm's Pro DSLR camera first launched on July of 2007. It includes a 6 MegaPixel, CCD APS-C sized sensor and has a max resolution of 4256 x 2848.

FujiFilm launched this camera as a way to update the earlier Fujifilm S3 Pro (Read Full Comparison)

The S5 Pro comes in at #24 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras and over all #526 out of 1421 for digital cameras in our list. You should try our Smart camera finder to find camera listings based on your personalized requirements.

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Fujifilm S5 Pro family

The Fujifilm S5 Pro comes with a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can take a look at all earlier and most recent models alongside important specifications.

ModelResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleasedWeight
Fujifilm-FinePix-S5-Pro front thumbnailFujifilm S5 Pro6MPAPS-Cn/a fps2007920g
Fujifilm-FinePix-S3-Pro front thumbnailFujifilm S3 Pro
S5 Pro vs S3 Pro
6MPAPS-Cn/a fps2005930g
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Fujifilm-FinePix-S2-Pro front thumbnailFujifilm S2 Pro
S5 Pro vs S2 Pro
6MPAPS-C2.0 fps2002850g
Fujifilm-FinePix-S1-Pro front thumbnailFujifilm S1 Pro
S5 Pro vs S1 Pro
3MPAPS-C2.0 fps2000820g

Fujifilm S5 Pro Pros and Cons

Below is a list of advantages and disadvantages of the Fujifilm S5 Pro based on things which are usually considered useful in a camera.

above average minimum ISO (100)
comes with Top LCD display
flash built-in
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
lighter than competition in class (920g)
manual focus
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
sensor size is good (APS-C)
supports RAW files
does not have a selfie friendly display
does not have liveview
fixed screen
lack of external microphone socket
lack of HDMI socket
lack of headphone socket
lack of image stabilization
lack of Timelapse recording
lack of video recording
pixelated screen (230 thousand dots)
resolution not great (6 megapixels)
screen is small (2.5")
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Fujifilm S5 Pro Sensor info

The spec of the sensor on the Fujifilm S5 Pro is 23mm x 15.5mm (APS-C). The 357 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 4256 x 2848 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.

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The CCD sensor boasts 6 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 100 to 3200. RAW format is supported therefore you have wider margin for error.

The graphic underneath illustrates the S5 Pro's sensor dimensions in comparison to other common sizes. The S5 Pro sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is showcased in green.

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro sensor size 400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm S5 Pro dimensions

Fujifilm S5 Pro weighs around 2.03 lbs (920 grams / 32.45 oz) and the measurement of the camera is 147mm x 113mm x 74mm (5.8" x 4.4" x 2.9"). The weight of typical Pro DSLR camera is 1,280 grams and the Fujifilm S5 Pro is less heavy when compared to various rivals.

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Down below is a picture of the Fujifilm S5 Pro alongside a soda to help you have a feel for its scale.

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro dimensions scale

The top view just below will show the button arrangement on the S5 Pro.

Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro topview buttons dials

Fujifilm S5 Pro Lens info

The S5 Pro works with the Nikon F mount and has 308 lenses available to buy. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the S5 Pro.

ModelSizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Nikon-AF-S-DX-Nikkor-18-200mm-f3.5-5.6G-IF-ED-VR lensNikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR18-200mmf/3.5-5.6 560g
Nikon-AF-Nikkor-28mm-f2.8D lensNikon AF Nikkor 28mm f2.8D28mmf/2.8 205g
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Hartblei-Superrotator-80mm-F2.8-IF-TS-Nikon-F-FX lensHartblei Superrotator 80mm F2.8 IF TS80mmf/2.8 850g
Carl-Zeiss-Distagon-T3.5-18-Nikon-F-FX lensCarl Zeiss Distagon T 3,51818mmf/3.5 470g
Nikon-AF-S-DX-Nikkor-10-24mm-f3-5-4.5G-ED lensNikon AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f3-5-4.5G ED10-24mmf/3.5-4.5 460g
Sigma-8mm-F3.5-EX-DG-Circular-Fisheye-Nikon-F-FX lensSigma 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye8mmf/3.5 400g
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Nikon-AF-DX-Fisheye-Nikkor-10.5mm-f2.8G-ED lensNikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f2.8G ED11mmf/2.8 300g
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Fujifilm S5 Pro Connectivity

The S5 Pro has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly via smartphones. You can send pictures and oftentimes adjust camera settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.

Several applications even allow a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external monitor. The majority of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.

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Fujifilm S5 Pro Video info

Fujifilm S5 Pro doesn't capture video. If you are searching for a camera to take only images, this is not a problem.

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Fujifilm S5 Pro Weather Sealing

Fujifilm S5 Pro does not include environment proofing so damp conditions may damage the camera.

Fujifilm S5 Pro Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm S5 Pro includes a 2.5 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Unfortunately the display screen is not a touch screen. The S5 Pro also has a builtin Top LCD display so it’s possible to instantly checkout the camera's settings.

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The View Finder specifications regarding Fujifilm S5 Pro are below:

  • ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
  • ViewFinder Coverage 95%
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.63x

Viewfinders are pretty handy for sunny outdoor situations which may make the camera display washed out and difficult to view.

Fujifilm S5 Pro Shutter info

The max shutter speed is 1/8000s.

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Fujifilm S5 Pro Flash and Hot shoe info

Fujifilm S5 Pro boasts both built-in flash and also external flash support. The maximum flash sync is 1/250s.

Fujifilm S5 Pro Autofocusing info

Fujifilm S5 Pro boasts both Phase Detect Autofocus and Contrast Detect Autofocus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more snappier & accurate when compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing.

Fujifilm S5 Pro has the ability to use manual focus in case it is required for low light situations or you require more accurate control on focus.

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Fujifilm S5 Pro Battery life

The usual Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X features the maximum (4400) battery life for this class of cameras.

Below is a listing of Pro DSLR cameras that come with the best battery life:

ModelMax VideoBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Nikon-D3X front thumbnailNikon D3X
S5 Pro vs D3X
None4400 yesnono
Nikon-D3 front thumbnailNikon D3
S5 Pro vs D3
None4300 yesnono
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Nikon-D3S front thumbnailNikon D3S
S5 Pro vs D3S
1280 x 7204200 yesnono
Nikon-D5 front thumbnailNikon D5
S5 Pro vs D5
3840 x 21603780 yesnono
Nikon-D6 front thumbnailNikon D6
S5 Pro vs D6
3840 x 21603580 yesnoyes

Fujifilm S5 Pro for varying forms of photography

The following bar chart gives a summary of the Fujifilm S5 Pro for varying forms of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.

Fujifilm S5 Pro Portrait photography highlights

The Fujifilm S5 Pro gets a score of 52 which is modest, and means the camera is somewhat acceptable to use for portraits. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor size, support for RAW files together with the option to utilize off-camera lighting.

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manual focus
decent sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
doesn't have liveview
low MP (6MP)

Fujifilm S5 Pro Street photography information

Having a decent points total of 55, the Fujifilm S5 Pro is fairly appropriate to use in street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW files
lighter than others (920 grams)
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization

Fujifilm S5 Pro Sports photography information

A decent sports photography points tally of 48 suggests the Fujifilm S5 Pro is reasonably suitable for photographing sports. A camera needs to have great tracking and continuous shooting for sports photography.

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high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
sensor has phase detect auto focus
no liveview feature
does not have image stabilization
low MP (6MP)

Fujifilm S5 Pro Travel photography advice

Size is very crucial when picking a camera for travel. Overall, the Fujifilm S5 Pro gets a moderate 47 as a travel camera which is fairly appropriate for your trips.

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lighter than competition (920g)
has built in flash
missing Time Lapse recording
low megapixels (6 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly

Fujifilm S5 Pro Landscape photography information

For anyone looking to choose a camera for landscape photography, the most essential aspect will be image quality. The Fujifilm S5 Pro at it's average rating of 46 for a landscape camera is relatively suitable among it's competitors.

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has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inch)
doesn't have liveview
does not have image stabilization
megapixel count low (6MP)
lack of Time Lapse recording

Fujifilm S5 Pro Vlogging highlights

A vlogging camera ought to offer a articulating display screen, microphone input and ideally IBIS. Considering all things, the Fujifilm S5 Pro is not acceptable as a vlog camera as it gets a bad score of 9.

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no video shooting

Fujifilm S5 Pro Alternatives

If you are looking for replacements to the S5 Pro, below is a selection of the top rated cameras which fall in to the category of Pro DSLR.

The diagram below shows you an overview of the S5 Pro versus it's top ranking competitors mentioned earlier.

These are some more cameras you might view as alternate options. To review a comprehensive comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Company
FujiFilm
Model
Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro
Type
Pro DSLR
Launched
2007-07-05
Physical type
Large SLR
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor measurements
23 x 15.5mm
Sensor area
356.5mm²
Sensor resolution
6 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
3:2
Highest Possible resolution
4256 x 2848
RAW support
Maximum native ISO
3200
Minimum native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
Continuous AF
AF single
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
AF multi area
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Lens
Lens mounting type
Nikon F
Number of lenses
309
Crop factor
1.6
Screen
Type of display
Fixed Type
Display size
2.5"
Resolution of display
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage
95%
Viewfinder magnification
0.63x
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
65
DXO Color Depth score
21.6
DXO Dynamic range score
13.5
DXO Low light score
448
Features
Min shutter speed
30 seconds
Max shutter speed
1/8000 seconds
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
12.00 m
Flash settings
Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize
1/250 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Maximum video resolution
None
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
920 gr (2.03 lb)
Dimensions
147 x 113 x 74mm (5.8" x 4.4" x 2.9")
Other
Self timer
Yes (2 to 20 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type
Compact Flash (Type I or II)
Card slots
1
Pricing at release
$548