The site was originally created for Fuji S2 users, but a lot of them have the S3 and/or the D200. From what I've read there, the opinions duplicate the first posters - "Man, I wish the S3 sensor was in the D200 body!"
The SLR/n has the obvious disadvantage that it's out of production. It's a niche camera that offers a lot of resolution but with a very narrow window of ISO performance and a mediocre body adaptation. The S3 is another niche camera. The price recently dropped to $1250 from reputable US dealers (not sure if this price drop is being seen worldwide). Since the US package include the hyperutilities software, that's (finally) a pretty attractive deal for a camera with a sluggish peformance, too little buffer and very slow raw shooting performance. Speculation is there's an enhance S3 coming that at least has the buffer upgrade Fuji offers now as a for-fee service on current S3 bodies.
If you like the color balance of Fuji film you'd probably like the look of S3 images. The sensor has a diagonal array with interpolation that delivers approximately 8 megapixels resolution from a six megapixel sensor. The one exclusive benefit the S3 has to offer is extended dynamic range. Shooting in wide DR mode, it has the best DR in the industry. Color looks can be had from any DSLR with the right workflow. The S3 has good high ISO performance, although detail does tend to suffer compared to the somewhat noisier D200 high ISO output.
Be prepared. I expect you'll start out with the "Polaroid" intent only to find that direct digital capture has major advantages over shooting and scanning film.
Hi there. Not sure if you realise, but you're replying to a thread that was over a year old. Things have probably moved on since then