Another well kept secret prior to Photokina was the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro. Now branded on the camera 'Fujifilm' rather than 'FinePix' the S5 Pro is the best quality camera body from Fujifilm to date as it shares the same casing, controls, exposure and AF system as the Nikon D200.
However, whereas the D200 (and a lot of other cameras now) has a ten megapixel sensor, the resolution of the S5 Pro's SuperCCD SR sensor remains the same as its predecessor, the S3 Pro, introduced two years ago with the same six megapixel resolution sensor. Admittedly, this is a very special six megapixels and there are actually 12 million photosites (each pixel is measured for low/medium and high level light intensity) on the sensor, but on paper it's the same as it was two years ago. Fujifilm does say it has been redesigned, but we're not sure how that pans out.
Undoubtedly, it will be very interesting to see how the S5 Pro compares in terms of image quality with the Nikon D200.
Another un-answered question is how quick you can shoot with the S5 Pro as this is not quoted in the official specifications as far as I can see. The Nikon D200 has a very nifty continuous shooting rate of 5fps, ideal for exposure bracketing and action photography.
The S5 Pro does have a neat and, I believe unique, feature in a DSLR: automatic face detection
. This lets you conveniently zoom in on faces to check for focus and problems like closed eyes or red-eye.