Fujifilm has finally announced a launch date for its Digital SLR the FinePix S3 Pro. The company has set October 2004 for launch in time for the Christmas shopping sprees. Fuji has also announced a number of previously unannounced features, including adjustable dynamic range and film simulation modes.

The new camera will use Fujifilm's proprietary Super CCD SR II sensor - a new and advanced image processor - and a number of professional controls developed exclusively for this model.

The FinePix S3 Pro will be available in the UK in October 2004. Pricing for the UK has yet to be set.

Highlights of the FinePix S3 Pro include:
- Improved dynamic range
- Adjustable Dynamic Range
- Film simulation modes
- Colour spaces
- Selectable RAW capture modes
- Fast start-up
- D-TTL Flash Exposure Metering System
- High-speed dual image interfaces
-10-pin Nikon electric remote socket