The discontinuation of the S3 Pro means that Fujifilm don't currently
have a digital SLR in their line-up. In response to this, Hayley Buery,
Fujifilm's Public Relations manager released this statement:
"The FinePix S3 Pro has been discontinued and there is now limited
stock in the channel in the UK. The product reached its projected
production volume in June 2006 and was discontinued as planned.
The continued strong sales of the FinePix S3 Pro has meant that it has
sold out more quickly than our forecasts predicted. This demand among
photographers for Fujifilm’s SR chip has reassured us that
there is real demand among enthusiast and professional users for such
an image quality focused product in the market.
Fujifilm remains fully committed to the DSLR market and will launch a
replacement product for the FinePix S3 Pro, although we can release no
further information at this time."