Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro is Fuji’s third Digital SLR in the S series of cameras, offering many changes from its predecessor. The camera is still based on the Nikon F mount, supporting a wide range of Nikon compatible lenses. A brand new CCD sensor is used in the S3 Pro to give an outstanding 12.34 million effective pixels, one of the many new features that Fuji promotes.
As a current S2 user I found the camera very easy to adapt to, in fact it was harder using the S2 when the camera was returned. Immediate reaction was the grip had been vastly improved, as had the weight and balance. Using just one set of batteries offered a better solution as well.
Image quality was hard to split the S2 and S3, unless the extended dynamic range was used. Overall it was well laid out, with the main controls well placed.