<p>Fujifilm's new X-H2S APS-C camera is packed with features and ready to take on the <strong>best cameras</strong> on the market.</p> <p>At the end of May 2022, Fujifilm decided to unveil its <strong>new mirrorless camera</strong>: the X-H2S. This update marks 10 years since the release of the first X-mount camera.</p> <p>To achieve this, Fujifilm creates a new camera that was missing from its extensive catalog. The Fujifilm X-H2S is positioned as a fast camera among other X-mount cameras with APS-C sensors and GF-mount cameras with medium format sensors.</p> <p>The new 26.16 megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HS sensor is stacked to reduce rolling shutter effects. The accompanying X-Processor 5 processor also enables ultra-fast 40 fps bursts and 6.2K 4:2:2 10-bit video recording internally or in Apple ProRes format.</p> <p>The Fuji X-H2S has the capabilities to compete with cameras used by sports journalists, wildlife photographers and videographers with high demands.</p> <p>If the ranges offered by the manufacturers differ, then the XH2S will be placed ahead of not only OM System's <a title="Discover the OM SYSTEM OM-1" href="https://www.mczdirect.com/gb/om-system-om-1/-om-system-om-1--10134.html">OM-1</a>, but also the models of its competitors that are equipped with 24x36 sensors. We think of Canon's <a title="Discover the Canon EOS R3" href="https://www.mczdirect.com/gb/canon-r3/-canon-eos-r3--9689.html">EOS R3</a>, <a title="Discover the Sony A9 II" href="https://www.mczdirect.com/gb/sony-alpha-9-ii/-sony-alpha-a9-ii-body-2-years-warranty--5760.html">Sony's Alpha 9 II (A9 II)</a> or <a title="Discover the Sony A1" href="https://www.mczdirect.com/gb/sony-a1/-sony-a1--8286.html">Alpha 1 (A1)</a>, and of course Nikon's <a title="Discover the Nikon Z9" href="https://www.mczdirect.com/gb/nikon-z9/-nikon-z9-mirrorless-camera--9699.html">Z9</a>.</p> <p>Finally, we are waiting for Panasonic on this subject, even if we don't really know if the Osaka company will take the step and propose a camera dedicated to high speeds.</p> <p><img src="https://www.mczdirect.com/img/cms/Fujifilm%20X-H2S/Fufifilm-xh2s.jpg" alt="Fujifilm X-H2S" width="900" height="600" /></p> <h2><strong>WHAT WE LIKE ABOUT THE FUJIFILM XH2S CAMERA:</strong></h2> <ul> <li>Fujifilm's most powerful X-system mirrorless camera, featuring the latest X-Trans 5 sensor and X-Processor 5.</li> <li>Professional internal video recording with 4K/120P, 6.2K/30P, Full HD/240P and 10-bit Apple ProRes HQ 4:2:2</li> <li>Extremely fast burst shooting at 15 fps in mechanical shutter mode and up to 40 fps in electronic shutter mode</li> <li>New subject detection (AI) autofocus for vehicles, animals and improved focus for humans with hair, glasses and covered faces.</li> <li>Body stabilization up to 7 stops for unsurpassed image quality, even when hand-held in low light conditions.</li> </ul> <p><img src="https://www.mczdirect.com/img/cms/Fujifilm%20X-H2S/Fufifilm-xh2s-1.jpg" alt="Fujifilm XH2S" width="900" height="600" /></p> <h2><strong>THE FUJIFILM X-H2S CAMERA IN BRIEF</strong></h2> <p>The Fujifilm X-H2S mirrorless camera body is a versatile and powerful camera for photo and video professionals. It features the latest 26.1-megapixel stacked X-Trans 5 BSI sensor, which is paired with the X-Processor 5 processor to deliver Fuji's most accomplished hybrid camera to date.</p> <p>The XH2S captures photos and video in a wide range of formats, with continuous shooting at up to 40 frames per second and body stabilization at up to 7 stops for sharper photos and smoother video.</p> <p>Professional-quality internal video recording capabilities include 10-bit Apple ProRes 4:2:2 capture, high-speed 4K/120P, 6.2K/30P, as well as 10x Full HD slow motion at 240P.</p> <p>Fujifilm has even developed a new Flog 2 encoding standard to exploit the sensor's 14-stop dynamic range for unmatched video quality for a compact camera that weighs 660g at full load.</p> <p><img src="https://www.mczdirect.com/img/cms/Fujifilm%20X-H2S/Fufifilm-xh2s-3.jpg" alt="Fuji X-H2S" width="900" height="600" /></p> <h2><strong>FUJIFILM X-H2S APS-C CAMERA FEATURES:</strong></h2> <ul> <li>26.1 megapixel BSI X-Trans 5 stacked image sensor with 14-stop dynamic range</li> <li>High-speed continuous shooting (15 fps in mechanical mode and 40 fps in electronic shutter mode)</li> <li>Powerful video with 4K/120P, 6.2K/30P, Full HD/240P internally</li> <li>Internal Apple ProRes HQ recording in 10-bit at 4:2:2</li> <li>New Flog 2 encoding for wider dynamic range</li> <li>External ProRes Raw and Blackmagic Raw recording capabilities</li> <li>Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) up to 7 stops</li> <li>1 CFexpress Type B memory card slot and 1 SD UHS-II memory card slot</li> <li>Automatic subject detection for vehicles, animals and people.</li> </ul> <h2><img src="https://www.mczdirect.com/img/cms/Fujifilm%20X-H2S/Fufifilm-xh2s-2.jpg" alt="Fuji XH2S" width="900" height="600" /></h2> <h2> </h2> <h2><strong>THE FUJIFILM X-H2S MIRRORLESS IN DETAILS</strong></h2> <h3><strong>X-Processor 5 combined with the BSI overlay sensor delivers top-notch image quality</strong></h3> <p>The Fujifilm X-H2S is the first X-series camera to feature a 26.1-megapixel sensor using a unique technology that places the circuitry on its own layer, separate from the pixel array.</p> <p>This allows for exceptional image quality with reduced moiré and false color, as well as impressive low-light capabilities with a dynamic range of up to 14 stops.</p> <p>Compared to its predecessor, the new ultra-fast X-Processor 5 offers more responsive page templates and has a cleaner interface. It is capable of processing large amounts of data effortlessly, improving performance for video and photo processing - whether you're shooting simple or highly demanding situations.</p> <p>The Fujifilm XH2S camera features a bright, clear viewfinder with 5.76 million dot resolution that will be appreciated by photographers and videographers alike.</p> <p>In addition, the intelligent autofocus feature is 3x faster than the previous flagship model, making it even easier to capture those perfect photos or videos.</p> <h3><strong><img src="https://www.mczdirect.com/img/cms/Fujifilm%20X-H2S/Fufifilm-xh2s-5.jpg" alt="Fuji XH 2S" width="900" height="600" /></strong></h3> <h3><strong>With these powerful video capabilities, there is no limit to your creativity</strong></h3> <p>The Fuji X-H2S is powerful enough to <strong>be a favorite of mirrorless photographers</strong> and professional videographers. Its internal video capabilities allow it to record footage up to 240 minutes in a variety of resolutions and frame rates, including 6.2K/30P with the full-sensor 3:2 format.</p> <p>Other features include high-speed 4K/120P recording and Full HD/240P for stunning slow-motion effects</p> <p>The X-Series range offers excellent flexibility and some of the best video capabilities available on a camera. ProRes lets you record Apple ProRes 4:2:2 10-bit video internally to a CFexpress Type B memory card for the ultimate in post-production calibration, while the X-Trans 5 sensor's 14 stops optimize the exposure range for detail.</p> <h3> </h3> <h3><strong>The latest Deep Learning AI</strong></h3> <p>The XH2S autofocus system is both fast and extremely advanced. You can focus superbly in dark situations down to -7EV and track fast-moving subjects that move erratically.</p> <p>The <strong>new mirrorless camera</strong> offers Subject Detection Autofocus, which is powered by AI to improve focus accuracy and range of identifiable subjects compared to last-generation AF. The system can detect and track animals, birds, vehicles (cars, planes, trains, motorcyclists, etc.).</p> <p>Human AF now includes face and eye detection from the hairline, even when wearing glasses or a face mask.</p> <h3> </h3> <h3><strong>With this high-performance camera, you won't miss a beat</strong></h3> <p>The Fujifilm XH2S is <strong>perfect for any photography</strong> or film enthusiast or professional content creator. 15 frames per second in high-speed continuous mode with a mechanical shutter and 40 frames per second with an electronic shutter will allow you to capture any moment.</p> <p>With a mechanical shutter, you'll be able to shoot more than 1,000 JPEG and RAW files, all stored on a high-speed memory card. The camera's built-in image stabilization system offers up to 7 stops of shake reduction for versatile handheld shooting.</p> <p><img src="https://www.mczdirect.com/img/cms/Fujifilm%20X-H2S/Fufifilm-xh2s-6.jpg" alt="Fujifilm H2S" width="900" height="600" /></p> <h3><strong>Use an external recorder to record in PRORES RAW and BLACK MAGIC RAW modes</strong></h3> <p>Enhance your RAW video recording skills by adding an external recorder and taking advantage of the camera's full-size HDMI Type A port.</p> <p>By recording F-Log or F-Log2 in resolutions up to 6.2K in Apple ProRes RAW and Blackmagic RAW with Atomos Ninja V+ and Blackmagic Video Assist 5" or Video Assist 7", you'll be able to create impressive videos that take advantage of the X-H2S's unmatched image quality.</p> <h3> </h3> <h3><strong>Main video recording modes</strong></h3> <p>Professional filmmakers and content creators have a range of video recording modes, with All Intra and Long GOP compression for versatile formats including:</p> <ul> <li>Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Linear PCM (24bit stereo sound / 48KHz sampling)</li> <li>6.2K (3:2) up to 29.97p</li> <li>DCI 4K (17:9) up to 120p</li> <li>4K (16:9) up to 120p</li> <li>Full HD (17:9) up to 240p</li> </ul> <h3><strong><img src="https://www.mczdirect.com/img/cms/Fujifilm%20X-H2S/Fufifilm-xh2s-7.jpg" alt="Fujifilm X H2S" width="900" height="600" /></strong></h3> <h3><strong>Connectivity for the pros</strong></h3> <p>The XH2S camera is a mirrorless that comes with several connectivity options for those taking photos and videos, such as:</p> <ul> <li>WiFi IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac (standard wireless protocol)</li> <li>Bluetooth® Ver. 4.2 (Bluetooth low energy)</li> <li>USB Type-C (USB3.2 Gen2x1)</li> <li>HDMI connector (Type A)</li> <li>ø3.5mm stereo mini-connector for external microphone</li> <li>ø3.5mm stereo mini-connector (Headset)</li> <li>ø2.5mm connector for remote triggering</li> <li>Hot shoe</li> <li>Synchronized terminal</li> </ul> <p>A Li-ion battery NP-W235 (included) powers the camera and allows 720 shots in economy mode or 580 shots in standard mode. When recording video, a single battery provides 29.97p 6.2K quality for about 70 minutes, 59.94p 4K quality for 60 minutes and 120p quality for about 50 minutes .</p> <p>The 0.5-inch, 5.76-million-dot color OLED viewfinder provides a clear, bright display, while the 3.0-inch, variable-angle touchscreen color LCD monitor offers an impressive 1.62 million-dot resolution.</p> <p><img src="https://www.mczdirect.com/img/cms/Fujifilm%20X-H2S/Fufifilm-xh2s-8.jpg" alt="Fuji X H2S" width="900" height="600" /></p> <h3><strong>Compatibility of lenses and accessories</strong></h3> <p>The release of the new camera is also accompanied by two new lenses and a few new accessories, adding to the already large number of Fujifilm X lenses and other products.</p> <p>The Fujifilm XF 18-120mm f/4 LM PZ WR lens offers photographers a compact, versatile cinema lens that allows for easy switching between auto and manual focus, as well as internal focus to maintain balance on the cards.</p> <p>The XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR lens offers an equivalent focal width of 229-914mm for wildlife and nature photographers who want the ability to capture distant subjects. Fujifilm also includes 19 film simulation modes with the new XH2S camera, enhancing the creative potential offered by the camera and lenses.</p> <p>The VG-XH vertical battery grip for the XH2S allows you to extend battery life and add features to the camera in the vertical position. Fujifilm also offers a cooling fan for the X-H2S, which is good to have on hand for extreme conditions or when you need sustained performance.</p> <p>Finally, content creators who need an extra battery to get their content to an editor in a timely manner can use the FT-XH File Transmitter Grip. This grip offers portrait mode orientation controls, increased battery capacity and high-speed file transfer capabilities via wired or wireless network connections.</p> <h3> </h3> <h3><strong>Fujifilm X-H2S box content:</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Fujifilm X-H2S body</li> <li>Li-ion battery NP-W235</li> <li>AC adapter AC-5VJ</li> <li>AC Adapter</li> <li>USB cable</li> <li>Shoulder strap</li> <li>Case cap</li> <li>Hot shoe cover</li> <li>File Transmitter Connector Cover/ Vertical Battery Grip</li> <li>Memory card slot cover</li> <li>Sync terminal cover</li> <li>Cooling fan connector cover</li> <li>Cable protection</li> </ul> <p><img src="https://www.mczdirect.com/img/cms/Fujifilm%20X-H2S/Fufifilm-xh2s-4.jpg" alt="Fujifilm XH 2S" width="900" height="600" /></p> <h2><strong>FUJIFILM X-H2S: OUR REVIEW</strong></h2> <p>Fujifilm's new XH2S camera is a <strong>top choice for professional photographers</strong>. With its outstanding still image performance, fast continuous shooting rates, and excellent low-light performance, it takes great photos and videos. The deep learning subject detection system includes new subjects and is highly accurate. In addition, the mirrorless phase-detection AF algorithms work well for both stills and video.</p> <p>The new stacked BSI sensor is very advanced, with ultra-fast readout speeds and great compatibility with the latest X 5 processor. The sensor can collect 14 stops of dynamic range and the autofocus functionality is 3x faster than what is found in the X-T4, resulting in a camera that would be perfect for any type of content creation.</p> <p>The X-H2S's internal video recording modes offer a variety of broadcast qualities, from 6.2K/30p to 120p in 4K and even Full HD/240p. Fuji's new Log 2 encoding provides great flexibility in post-production, and the possibilities are virtually limitless if you connect an external recorder to the camera to capture RAW footage in Apple or Blackmagic RAW formats.</p> <p>Whether you're a freelance filmmaker, run a YouTube channel, work on a production crew, or just love Fujifilm cameras, the X-H2S is a great upgrade that takes the profile of the X system to a whole new level.</p>
The Fujifilm X-H2S mirrorless camera is perfect for imaging professionals with its new X-Trans 5 Stacked BSI sensor, 40 fps burst shooting, internal Apple ProRes 10-bit 4:2:2...