Fujifilm Introduces X-H2S Mirrorless Digital Camera with Enhanced Still and Video Capabilities
by Tech Mainstream
June 2, 2022
Fujifilm Introduces X-H2S Mirrorless Digital Camera with Enhanced Still and Video Capabilities, Image/Fujifilm
(Tech Mainstream) The X-H2S Mirrorless Digital Camera, Fujifilm's new flagship camera is the most advanced X Series mirrorless camera ever. The camera will be available in early July 2022 at the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $2,499.95 USD and $3,200 CAD.
The camera features Fujifilm’s 26.16MP X-TransTM CMOS 5 HS imaging sensor, "a stacked, back-side illuminated imaging sensor with a signal reading speed up to four times faster than Fujifilm’s previous X-TransTM CMOS 41." Another plus is the X-Processor 5 which enhances overall image fidelity at lower ISOs and noise reduction at higher ISOs. The X-Processor 5 enables the recording of 10-bit 4:2:2 video in resolutions up to 6.2K/30P and frame rates as fast as 4K/120P and FHD/240p.
With several sensor and processor updates, X-H2S achieves substantial performance improvement over other digital camera models on the market, including the following key points:
● Major boost to burst mode capability: X-H2S can apply AF / AE tracking in blackout-free continuous shooting conditions of up to 40 frames per second2, and can create over 1,000 frames continuously with the high-speed burst shooting mode set to 30 frames per second (JPEG) or 20 frames per second (RAW)3
● Dramatically evolved autofocus (AF) performance: X-H2S’s high number of AF calculations performed per second improves overall AF accuracy and facilitates subject-detection AF. Developed with Deep Learning technology, subject-detection AF implements an advanced prediction algorithm to enhance the performance of Zone AF, by refining the camera’s ability to track moving subjects in low-contrast environments. Subject detection and tracking has also been expanded from the human face and eyes to now include animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes and trains. X-H2S keeps targeted subjects consistently in focus, allowing users to concentrate on framing and critical image-making opportunities.
● Exceptional video performance: X-H2S digital camera supports internal recording of 4:2:2, 10-bit Apple ProRes HQ/ ProRes 422/ ProRes LT and ProRes 422 Proxy at resolutions of up to 6.2K/30P and 4:2:2, 10-bit h.265 video in frame rates as fast as 4K/120P and FHD/ 240p. The sensor’s readout speed of 1/180 seconds when recording video further assists in minimizing rolling shutter effects on moving subjects, or when the camera itself is moving. A heat-dissipating design brings the 4K/60P continuous video recording time to approximately 240 minutes, while the optional FAN-001 cooling fan accessory assists with maintaining similar levels of performance in high-temperature conditions.
● Significant flexibility for external recording: X-H2S is the first X Series digital camera to contain F-Log2, which provides a dynamic range of up to 14+ stops, allowing for more creative possibilities both in production and post-production workflows.
The X-H2S Mirrorless Digital Camera also comes with some exciting accessories including vertical battery grip (VG-XH), file transmitter (FT-XH), cooling fan (FAN-001) and cover kit (CVR-XH).
Want to know more about this amazing camera and its accessories, go to https://fujifilm-x.com/en-us/products/cameras/x-h2s/.