FinePix IS Pro : Overview


Fujifilm's IS and UVIR series of cameras have set standards for quality straight from the factory that are currently unmatched by third party camera modifications.

The Fujifilm IS Pro is the next generation of UVIR compatible DSLR and is built on the same platform as the FinePix S5 Pro digital SLR system. And like the S5 Pro is compatible with Nikon F mount lenses and Nikon iTTL flash systems.

  • 12.3 MegaPixels (S – 6.17MP, R – 6.17MP)
  • Five Film Simulation Modes for daylight photograph
  • Real Photo Processor Pro unleashes the full potential of Super CCD SR Pro Technology and limits noise interference even at high ISO settings
  • Facial Detection Technology
    Post capture Face Zoom allows the photographer to easily and quickly zoom in and confirm facial detail such as focus and exposure on the LCD monitor.
  • Commercial grade durable metal alloy frame with password protected feature lockouts. Extra rubber body armor available in some kit options.
  • Nikon F-mount compatibility for full functionality with all Nikkor AF-D/G and the latest AF-S optics.
    Important Notes on Lenses: Zeiss Makro-Planar T 2/50 ZF non-CPU with IR focus adjust markings, and Tamron Macro SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di Macro Lens 1:1 are considered excellent IR investigative lenses, however Fujifilm recommends using quartz based lens systems for UV photography. In all cases manual focusing may be necessary to achieve an acceptable focus. Some lens and filter combinations can cause undesired halo effects caused by internal lens elements requiring larger lens hoods or changing position vs. the subject.
  • Dual cycle noise reduction algorithms for pristine pictures at 3200 ISO
    (ISO range from 100 – 3200) it's recommended to stay above ISO 200 when photographing in IR or UV.)
  • More Dynamic Range (DR) settings from 100% to 400%
    (depending on the wavelength being photographed, the DR settings may not contribute significantly to image quality)
  • RAW + Jpeg simultaneous shooting option
    (TIFF available via firmware upgrade only starting this Autumn.)
  • Nikon based high precision i-TTL flash control
    (iTTL may not function fully under heavy IR lens filtration. Many flash units do not emit significant amounts of UV light.)
  • Exclusive Li-Ion rechargeable battery
  • Compact Flash™ (CF) Card and Microdrive™ compatible
Real Photo Processor Pro Technology

The IS Pro, utilizes Fujifilm's Super CCD Pro and Real Photo Processor Pro technology to see light from the ultraviolet (UV), visible and near infrared (IR) portion of the spectrum (approx. 380nm � 1000nm).

Live Image CCD Preview

Fujifilm pioneered Live Image Preview. The IS Pro provides a 30 second live image CCD preview to the cameras LCD monitor directly from the imaging sensor in color or black and white.

Post Capture Face Detection Technology

The camera can be used for conventional daylight photography by adding an optional UVIR cut filter to the lens.

TIFF Format

Investigative photographers often require images produced in TIFF directly from the camera. Since most DSLR cameras today now only offer RAW as an option, the IS Pro offers an optional firmware upgrade due out later this Autumn that will support camera TIFF file formats in three resolutions. ( RAW mode is not available during TIFF mode capture.)

Bar Code and Magnetic Stripe Card Reading

The IS Pro can be connected to an optional serial port bar code reader or serial port magnetic stripe card reader using the optional Nikon MC-35 GPS/Serial adapter.

HS-V3 Tethered Shooting and RAW Conversion Software

Fujifilm's optional Hyper Utility Software HS-V3 version 1.1 enables tethered shooting direct to a MAC or PC, with control from the camera or computer via a USB 2.0 connection.

Available System Kits

The IS Pro is available through Fujifilm's exclusive list of Law Enforcement and Scientific dealers and is available in various system kits that may include online training workshops, HyperUtility HS-V3 software, lenses, camera body armor, extra long USB cables, specialized UV and IR filters. Please see dealers for details or click here to see options offered from Fujifilm.

Fujifilm U.S.A. EULA

Fujifilm UVIR Digital Camera USA End User License Agreement:

By breaking the packaging seal you acknowledge your understanding and acceptance of Fujifilm's Ultraviolet (UV) and/or Infrared (IR) sensitive digital camera firmware End User License Agreement. The camera firmware contained in each system package is fully activated to engage the camera's UV and/or IR capabilities and ready for use. No other firmware modifications are necessary in order to activate the camera's UV and/or IR wavelength sensitive CCD. THIS LICENSE IS NON-TRANSFERABLE.

You hereby acknowledge and agree that your use of the camera's UV and/or IR light energy sensitive capabilities, as enabled by Fujifilm's camera firmware, will be purely to accomplish a legitimate business purpose in the medical, forensic, fire investigative, law enforcement, scientific, systems integrators, museum/antiquity, aerial photographic survey, astronomy, professional nature and fine art photography, photographic education and local and federal government markets.

In addition, you further agree not to use the camera's hardware and firmware enabled capabilities to engage in unethical photographic conduct involving the violation of personal privacy, child endangerment, lewd photography, and or paparazzi like activities.

Fujifilm UVIR Camera Purchase Request Questionnaire

Tips and Tricks

Learning to photograph in UV and IR

Learning to use the IS Pro requires some advanced knowledge of basic photographic principals and techniques. Fujifilm provides no specialized training, but offers a list of highly qualified educators and consultants that can provide detail training on specific UVIR related subjects. As a result of its wider specialized scientific use, the cameras User Manual may not contain information relative to the topic of UV or IR photography you seek. Please consult this important Notes and Disclaimers document to learn more.


Quick Notes to Common Camera Set-up Questions

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