Apr 20, 2005

Fujifilm announces upgrades for Finepix S3 Pro firmware and HS-V2 software


Valhalla, NY, April 5, 2005 - Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. recently released the first firmware upgrade for the FinePix S3 Pro professional digital camera as well as a Macintosh OS X updater for the Hyper-Utility Software HS-V2.

The firmware upgrade for the FinePix S3 Pro (Version 2.12) updates several functions including auto rotate, acceptance of higher capacity storage mediums and lens compatibility. The firmware upgrade also adds computer workstation control functions, a very useful tool for wedding, studio and portrait photographers. (An upgrade to Hyper-Utility Software HS-V2 Ver.3.1 is necessary for this function.) The new upgrade can be downloaded to computer and then saved to an xD card for launching/installation.

The Macintosh OS X updater brings new functionality to the Hyper-Utility Software HS-V2 in versions 2.0, 3.0, 3.1a and 3.1b. Updates include RAW file converter EX for the FinePix S3 Pro, FinePix S2 Pro and FinePix S20 digital cameras as well as capture software for the same Fujifilm models. Users must have their original Hyper-Utility Software HS-V2 disc for proper updater installation.

In addition to the updates Fujifilm is also offering a free 256MB xD Picture Card to FinePix S3 Pro owners for registering their camera. Links to FinePix S3 Pro online registration, as well as to Fujifilm's Support and Contact Center for the firmware and software upgrades, can be found at www.fujifilm.com/finepixS3pro.