Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraInfo (added on 27 March’07)

The Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR is a specialized version of Fuji’s S3 Pro digital SLR. The S3 Pro UVIR is capable of taking photographs in the Ultra Violet and InfraRed parts of the light spectrum. This feature is mainly used for uncovering otherwise invisible evidence such as gun shot residue, blood stains and burned writing. Although not initially intended for use in general photography, the FinePix S3 Pro UVIR could be used by photo artists for special effects infrared imagery

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR Latest Price

>> REVIEWS (last updated: 27.03.07)

DigitalCameraInfo reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR and writes;
“The S3 UVIR is a potent and complex tool for technical photographers, with a steep learning curve. Fujifilm doesn’t offer training in the UVIR’s use. Company representatives say that the real experts on the S3 UVIR aren’t at Fujifilm: they’re users who have experimented with the camera, and come up with repeatable procedures. Some early-adopters in the technical field are making extra money training new users. Buying the camera body alone isn’t the only expense, though. The camera only works in combination with special narrowband filters that cost hundreds of dollars each. A user could spend as much on distinctly different filters as on the camera body. Given the level of interest in this camera, we expect that Fujifilm will continue to serve this niche market, either with another production run of S3 UVIR’s or with an S5 UVIR.”

PopPhoto reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR and writes;
“In full color, without filters, many objects in photos taken with the S3 Pro may appear very close to normal, with a bit more red tint showing in light reflected off building surfaces, for example. The big exception in this shooting style is organic material: leaves and grasses are a rich orange to red under daylight conditions. Autofocus will work, and it will find focus based upon the visible characteristics of the image, so those autumnal organic image elements reflecting back IR may have a soft, diffuse appearance in the final image. Certain fabrics may show a color shift as well. Full range shooting in black and white is similar, albeit in a monochromatic sort of way…Would we suggest selling off your D200 for general purpose photography and replacing it with the UVIR as your primary camera? Absolutely not! But as a second camera body for specialized light capturing purposes, the UVIR presents a fascinating alternative to the normal way of looking at things.”

PopPhoto reviews the Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR and writes;
“In full color, without filters, many objects in photos taken with the S3 Pro may appear very close to normal, with a bit more red tint showing in light reflected off building surfaces, for example. The big exception in this shooting style is organic material: leaves and grasses are a rich orange to red under daylight conditions. Autofocus will work, and it will find focus based upon the visible characteristics of the image, so those autumnal organic image elements reflecting back IR may have a soft, diffuse appearance in the final image. Certain fabrics may show a color shift as well. Full range shooting in black and white is similar, albeit in a monochromatic sort of way…Would we suggest selling off your D200 for general purpose photography and replacing it with the UVIR as your primary camera? Absolutely not! But as a second camera body for specialized light capturing purposes, the UVIR presents a fascinating alternative to the normal way of looking at things.”

>> BROCHURES & USER MANUAL

- Download FinePix S3 Pro UVIR Brochure
- Download FinePix S3 Pro UVIR User Manual

>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last updated: 27.03.07)

- Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraInfo
- Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR Sample Photos @ PopPhoto
- Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR Sample Photos @ Pbase

>> PRESS RELEASE

FUJIFILM HELPS FIGHT CRIME WITH NEW FINEPIX S3 PRO UVIR
DIGITAL SLR

VALHALLA, NY, August 9, 2006 – Fujifilm, a pioneer in digital imaging products and services, broke new ground again today with the introduction of the FinePix S3 Pro UVIR camera. The FinePix S3 Pro UVIR is the world’s first production D-SLR camera capable of taking photographs in the ultraviolet and infrared light spectrums. It has been designed for use in the science, medical and fine art disciplines, with its most intriguing applications coming in the field of law enforcement investigation.

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