FUJIFILM Announces New X-H2S Mirrorless Camera

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FUJIFILM is a well-known company in photography for its work with film and digital cameras and is now announcing its newest flagship, the X-H2S mirrorless camera. Featuring tons of improvements across the board, especially with video, the X-H2S will launch alongside the new XF 18-120mm f/4 and XF 150-600mm f/5.6-8 APS-C lenses .

The all-new X-H2S derives most of its improvements from the use of a 26.1 MP stacked APS-C BSI sensor and the 64-bit X-Processor 5, both of which debut in the X-series. With this next-generation sensor, FUJIFILM increases dynamic range up to 14 stops, reduces false colors and moire, and improves low-light performance. But a new sensor is nothing without a performance-saving processor, and that’s where the X-Processor 5 comes in. You’ll be able to capture 6.2K video, shoot photos at up to 40 FPS with a electronic shutter, and benefit from more precise autofocus. When shooting with the mechanical shutter, you can achieve up to 15 FPS, and the buffer memory will allow you to take an effectively unlimited number of photos. Overall, FUJIFILM is looking to beef up its X-series with some serious muscle with the X-H2S.

As for the revised video system, the FUJIFILM X-H2S will be able to capture 6.2K30p video using full 3:2 open-door mode with conventional resolutions such as 4K120p and Full HD at 240p possible. Internally, the X-H2S can record 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes to the CFexpress Type B card, and the updated F-Log2 gamma profile will make full use of the 14 stops of dynamic range this new sensor brings to the table. .

When it comes to photography, there are plenty of upgrades to complement the new capabilities of the new sensor and processor. We’ve previously mentioned the 40 FPS electronic and 15 FPS mechanical shutter speeds that are now achievable with the new processor, but there are other features this camera brings to the table other than pixel processing. faster picture. The new autofocus system uses AI to increase responsiveness and speed while building on the face and eye detection system of previous models by expanding the range of recognizable subjects to include cars, planes, birds, etc. In-body image stabilization is designed to compensate for up to seven stops of correction, which will lead to overall smoother video and the ability to shoot handheld slower.

New FUJIFILM Lenses

Alongside the announcement of the X-H2S, new XF 18-120mm and 150-600mm lenses were unveiled in conjunction with the same team that produces FUJINON cinema and broadcast lenses. The 18-120mm lens has a constant f/4 aperture throughout the zoom range with a step ring for smooth adjustments during video recording and even has power zoom functionality. This makes it a great choice for video creators around the world. Then you can step into the super-telephoto range with the XF 150-600mm with its five stops of optical image stabilization for handheld shooting at slower shutter speeds.

Availablity

The all-new FUJIFILM X-H2S mirrorless camera is now available for pre-order for $2,499 from B&H alongside the new XF 18-120mm f/4 lens for $899 and the XF 150-600mm f/5.6- 8 for $1,999. All of these products are expected to be available on July 7.

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While I’m not shooting FUJIFILM as I’m a Nikon user, this new mirrorless option sounds compelling if you’re looking for an upgrade and are into that ecosystem. I was frankly surprised to see a 150-600mm lens launch alongside this new camera as I use a similar caliber lens for my photography.


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