A digital SLR based on the Nikon F60/N60 body, but with Fuji electronics. It takes Nikon mount lenses, including older AI and AIS manual lenses without metering for those. It takes Compact Flash memory cards (including micro-drives) and SmartMedia cards (available up to 128mb). The Finepix S1Pro uses the Fuji Super CCD. It has a 3 megapixel ccd, but with fuji incamera software processing produces a 6 Megapixel image 3000x2000 or two other smaller settings. uncompressed Tiff file takes approx 25 - 45 seconds to save depending on memory card!. Typically best to use the high quality jpeg setting. Chthree Jpeg in Fine, Normal, and Basic settings (good, bad, and ugly compression). ASA/ISO speeds 320, 400,800, 1600, Color or Black and White, with other settings.
The S1Pro is a bit outdated now, with less dynamic range than modern digital slr ccd's. However it can produce nice images. It does stuggle with outdoors daylight (think Tri-x on a sunny day). Another weak spot is on camera flash is iffy with blown out highlights (bleached out white faces instead of skin tones). That said if you have controlled lighting, and consistent available light, had warm and punchy image quality that made this a popular portrait camera during the early 2000's. Updated with the S2Pro, S3Pro, and S5pro. Slow shooter, noisy with a loud shutter clack and strange spring effect which sounds like a film advance mechanism.
Lens Compatibility[edit | edit source]
AFS lenses don't work in AF mode. No support for the Nikon VR lens. Accepts Nikon mount lenses, including older AI and AIS lenses and the modern AF, AF-D, and the G lenses without aperture rings. However, it doesn't meter with AI or AIS lenses, so autoexposure will be off, like a digital manual camera.
Battery System[edit | edit source]
This camera takes 4 AA cells, two CR123A lithium batteries, and one button cell. The CR123As can be replaced with the specific batter adaptor, everything works except the built-in flash. If CR123As are in use, and become exhausted, the camera will sometimes lock up completely. Turning off the camera, removing the CR123As, and turning the camera back on will normally bring it back to life.