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FinePix S5 Pro



FinePix S5 Pro

Type of camera

Interchangeable-lens SLR-type digital camera

Number of effective pixels

12.34million (S-pixel: 6.17million, R-pixel: 6.17million) pixels

CCD sensor

Large-format (23.0mmx15.5mm) Super CCD SR Pro with primary color filter Total 12.9 megapixels (S-pixels: 6.45million, R-pixels: 6.45million)

Storage media

Compact Flash™ (CF) Card (Type I /II) and Microdrive™*1

File format

DCF-compliant, Compressed: Exif Ver. 2.21 JPEG, DPOF-compatible Uncompressed: CCD-RAW (14bit)*2

Number of recorded pixels

L: 4,256x2,848 / M: 3,024x2,016 / S: 2,304x1,536 pixels

Lens mount

Nikon F mount (with AF coupling, AF contacts)

Picture angle

Approx. 1.5x focal length in 35mm format equivalent


Auto, ISO 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 (Standard Output Sensitivity)

Exposure metering system*3

Three-mode through-the-lens (TTL) exposure metering. 3D Color Matrix Metering (metering performed by 1,005-segment RGB sensor) / Center-weighted / Spot

Exposure modes

Programmed Auto with flexible program [P], Shutter-Priority Auto [S], Aperture-Priority Auto [A], and Manual [M]

Exposure compensation

-5.0EV to +5.0EV Step can be selected from 1/3, 1/2, 1EV step.

Shutter speed

30sec. to 1/8000 sec., Bulb.*4

Continuous shooting

Approx. 3 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to [100% (STD)]) / Approx. 1.6 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to other than [100% (STD)])


Approx. 2 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to [100% (STD)]) / Approx. 1.6 frames/sec. ([D-RANGE] set to other than [100% (STD)]) and approx. 1 frames/sec.

Auto bracketing

Number of shots 2-9 compensated EV value 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 1EV step


Single Servo AF (S) / Continuous Servo AF (C) / Manual focus (M)

AF system

TTL phase detection. AF assist illuminator

Focus Area

11 areas; single area or group can be selected;


focus area can be selected from 7 areas

AF Frame selection
  1. Single Area AF
  2. Dynamic AF
  3. Group Dynamic AF
  4. Dynamic AF with closest subject priority
White balance

Automatic / Incandescent light / Fluorescent lamp (1-5) / Fine / Flash / Shade / Color temperature / Preset Custom (1-5) Fine tuning can be set.

Color Space

sRGB / Adobe RGB (1998)

Film Simulation

(STANDARD) / F1 / F1a / F1b / F1c / F2

Dynamic Range

AUTO / 100% (STD) / 130% / 170% / 230% (W1) / 300% / 400% (W2)


20sec. / 10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec.

Built-in flash

Manual pop-up with button release. Guide No.12 (ISO 100·m), i-TTL balanced fill-flash or standard i-TTL flash
Flash synchronization up to 1/250 sec.

Flash modes

Front Synchro, Slow Synchro, Rear Synchro, Red-eye Reduction, Red-eye Reduction + Slow Synchro

Flash control
  1. TTL : TTL flash control by 1,005-pixel RGB sensor
    Built-in flash: i-TTL balanced fill-flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering or mode dial set to [M])
    SB-800, 600 or SB-R200: i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR and standard i-TTL flash for digital SLR
  2. Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 with CPU lens
  3. Non-TTL Auto: Available with flash such as SB-800, SB-80DX, SB-28DX, SB-28, SB-27, and SB-22s
  4. Range-priority manual: available with SB-800
Accessory shoe

Standard ISO type with hot-shoe contact (Safety lock provided)

Sync contact

X-contact only: flash synchronization up to 1/250 sec.


Fixed-eyelevel pentaprism, built-in diopter adjustment, Frame coverage: Approx. 95%, Magnification: Approx. x0.94

LCD back monitor

2.5-inch approx. 230,000 pixels low temperature polysilicon TFT color LCD (approx. 100% frame coverage for playback)

Photography functions

framing guideline, frame no. memory, multiple exposure shooting, live view

Playback functions

Face Zoom In, cropping, slide show, multi-frame playback, histogram display, brightness warning display

Other functions

Function lock, PictBridge compatibility, Exif Print compatibility, PRINT Image Matching II compatibility, language selection (Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean), time difference, Image comment, Barcode reader/GPS unit

Video output

NTSC / PAL selectable*5

Digital interface

USB 2.0 (High-Speed)

Remote release

Electronic shutter release (10-pin remote terminal)

Power source

Rechargeable Li-ion battery NP-150*6 (included) or AC Power Adapter AC-135VN (Optional)


147.0mm (W)x113.0mm (H)x74.0mm (D) / 5.8in. (W)x4.4in. (H)x2.9in. (D) (not including accessories and attachments)

Camera mass (weight)

Approx. 830 g / 29.3 oz. (not including accessories, battery and memory card)

Operating Conditions

Temperature: 0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F) 80% humidity or less (no condensation) *When using a Microdrive, 5°C to 40°C.

  • *1 Compact Flash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation and Microdrive is a trademark of Hitachi GST. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
  • *2 CCD-RAW is a format specific to the FinePix S5 Pro. The enclosed "FinePix Viewer" software or the optional Hyper-Utility software “HS-V3” is reguired to interpret images.
  • *3 Exposure metering modes may be limited depending on the type of lens used.
  • *4 Images shot with long exposures may appear coarse and may also be affected by noise such as white dots.
  • *5 When connecting the Video cable (included) to TV , the camera's screen is turned off.
  • *6 Li-ion rechargeable batteries other than model NP-150 cannot be used with FinePix S5 Pro.

Memory Card Capacity and Image Quality / Size

Exposure mode M, ISO200, focus mode M, SanDisk SDCFX (Extreme III) 1GB card, and other settings are factory default.

[D-RANGE] Set to [100% (STD)]

Image size L M S L M S - L M S L M S
File size (Approx.) 18.1 16.3 15.1 15.7 14.8 14.2 12.8 5.3 3.5 2.2 2.9 2.0 1.4
Number of images 55 61 66 63 67 70 78 189 285 442 345 495 718
Buffer capacity (Approx.) 20 21 21 21 21 21 24 29 39 51 30 71 80
maximum shooting cycle Up to max. 3 frames/sec.

[D-RANGE] Set to Other Than [100% (STD)]

Image size L M S L M S - L M S L M S
File size (Approx.) 30.3 28.6 27.3 28.0 27.1 26.5 25.1 5.3 3.5 2.2 2.9 2.0 1.4
Number of images 32 34 36 35 36 37 39 189 285 442 345 495 718
Buffer capacity (Approx.) 8 8 8 8 8 8 10 19 73 100 19 90 100
maximum shooting cycle Up to max. 1.6 frames/sec.

Guide to the Number of Available Frames for Battery Operation

Battery TypeNumber of frames*7
NP-150 (1500mAh) Approx. 400 frames
  • *7 “CIPA DC-002-2003 ‘Standard Procedure for Measuring Digital Still Camera Battery Consumption’” (extract); Using included rechargeable Li-ion battery NP-150, AF50mm F1.4D lens, Compact Flash™ (CF) Card.
    Pictures shall be taken at a temperature of 23°C (73.4°F) every 30 seconds, the flash used at full power every second shot and the camera turned off and then on again once every 10 shots.