Fujifilm X-H2s Announcement: Fuji’s Ultra-Fast Flagship Camera

The X-H2s is the highest-end Fuji X Series camera we’ve noticed yet


Last September, Fujifilm ended the X-Summit with the announcement that next generation cameras would be coming using a stacked-layer, backside-illuminated, X-trans messfühler. Today Fuji announced the particular X-H2s, the first Fujifilm digital camera to include this stacked sensor technology. By separating the particular pixels and the circuitry into their own layers, we get a tremendous improvement in rate of the camera. According to Fuji the readout speeds are usually 4x that of the previous messfühler generation. When combined with the brand new X-Processor 5, this provides a whole new level of speed to the X-mount system. For anyone trying to photograph sports, wildlife, or some kind of sort of fast-moving action, the particular X-H2s is by far the most fascinating camera in the Fujifilm selection thus far.

Essential Specifications include:

  • Sensor Resolution: 26. 16 million
  • Sensor Size: 23. 5mm x 15. 6 mm (APS-C )
  • Sensor Type: X-Trans CMOS five HS
  • Processor:     X-Processor 5
  • Storage Media:   2 Slots: 1x  SD UHS-II, 1x CF Express Type T
  • Max Continuous Shooting-speed:   40 FRAMES PER SECOND (Electronic), 15 FPS (Mechanical)
  • Buffer: 140 Raw Images @ 40 FPS; 1000 Organic Images @ 15 FPS
  • ISO Range: 160-12800 (80-51200 extended)
  • Shutter Speed Range:   Up to 1/32000 (Electronic shutter)
  • Image Stabilization: Yes, 5 Axis, 7 Halts
  • Focus System:   Intelligent Hybrid AF Phase Detection, -7. 0EV
  • Video Quality:   6k at 30p or 4k at 120p
  • Rear LCD: 3. 0in vari-angle touch screen, approx 1 . sixty two million dots
  • Battery-life : Approx.   580 frames (economy mode around. 720 frames)
  • Fat (with battery and card):   660g
  • Dimensions:   136. 3×92. 9×84. 6mm
  • MSRP, Body Only:   $2499 ( pre-order here )


The most notable features are the 40 frames per second of blackout free shooting, huge buffer, plus 6k video. This camera is clearly Fujifilm’s reaction to the newer, faster mirrorless cameras we are seeing on the market today. Also attractive is the $2500 price point. While $2500 is certainly higher than the $1899 launch price of its predecessor, the particular X-H1, it is less than half the cost of the stacked sensor Nikon Z9 and Canon EOS R3. While the feature units are different, and the Fuji will be APS-C, as opposed to the Nikon plus Canon which are full-frame, this really is still a very attractive price for a flagship stacked-sensor mirrorless camera.

The Fujifilm X-H2 features the particular DSLR-style body of the H1. It also trades out the greater analog dials that Fuji is known for, in exchange for the DSLR-style PSAM (mode) call. While I personally prefer the analog dials of the X-T plus X-Pro line, the PSAM dial does make for fast, streamlined operation, and as such makes sense on this particular camera. If you are coming to Fuji from an additional camera manufacturer or a DIGITAL SLR, then the PSAM dial will be more familiar to operate. It also functions an impressive 7 custom slots on the PSAM dial.


The Fujifilm X-H2s brings subject detection autofocus tracking to the X-series line for the first time. Using serious learning technology, the autofocus system can now track particular subjects such as animals, aeroplanes, cars, motorcycles, etc . Meant for photographers who are familiar with the face-detection autofocus of previous X-series cameras, the ability to expand that technology to other subjects and animals will be a meet change. Personally, I’ve already been waiting for this addition, as I have two very active puppies! I’m holding out there hope that this will be introduced to other X-series bodies via firmware update in the future (I have no information on whether or not it is going to happen, and it may not be probable as it may require the newest sensor and processor technology).

In an attempt to make the X-H2s a true stills/video hybrid, Fuji is offering add-on accessories for that X-H2s that are geared towards high-level video production. There is an optional cooling fan, which can be attached with the rear of the camera to manage the camera temperature throughout extended video shooting. They also announced a file transfer grip (to be released in September) with an ethernet port and a remote record functionality that will allow you to control as much as 4 X-H2s cameras remotely. The ability to record video through multiple positions with a single, centrally-controlled camera operator enables a lot of creative video options that would have previously needed multiple camera operators.


In addition to the brand new flagship stacked sensor mirrorless camera, Fujifilm is launching 2 new lenses. Neither of these are a surprise because they were all discussed in the September 2021 X-Summit and also have been placed as impending on the lens roadmap, however they are excellent additions to the X-series lineup, and clearly designed to take advantage of the technology in the new X-H2s.

XF 150-600mm f/5. 6-8 LM OIS WR

The 150-600mm is the longest X-mount lens to date, having a 35mm equivalent focal length of over 900mm. This zoom lens offers internal zoom, near silent operation, and 5 stops of image stablizing. It can also be used with the existing Fujifilm teleconverters for even more reach. This lens will be released this July at an associated with $1999.

XF 18-120mm f/4. 0 LM PZ WR

The 80-120 is an all-in-one telephoto zoom lens designed with videographers in mind. The ultra-smooth operation and minimal focus deep breathing, make this lens ideal for movie. It’s also a parfocal lens, meaning that your focus point remains in the same place even when zooming. On top of that, the particular lens is balanced with an internal zoom, which allows this to be used on a gimbal more easily. This lens will be launched in September at $899.

Fuji’s standard press release for the camera is available below:

Fujifilm launches mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-H2S”

-Featuring a newly-developed back-illuminated, piled sensor and a high-speed picture processing engine
-Flagship model that boasts the particular fastest continuous-shooting, AF plus video performance in the history of the X Series
-A highly robust camera body featuring a powerful image stabilization mechanism and various interface options to cater to broad-based professional needs

TOKYO, Might 31, 2022 – FUJIFILM Corporation (President and TOP DOG, Representative Director: Teiichi Goto) announces the launch from the mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-H2S” (X-H2S) in July, 2022. The camera joins the particular lineup of the X Number of compact and lightweight mirrorless digital cameras renowned for their exceptional image quality, delivered with Fujifilm’s proprietary color reproduction technology.

The X-H2S is a new flagship model boasting the highest functionality in both stills and movies in the history of the By Series. This has been made feasible by the use of the new back-illuminated, piled, 26. 16MP “X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HS” *1   sensor capable of reading signals four occasions faster than the current gadget *2 , as well as the high-speed “X-Processor 5” offering double the image processing acceleration of the current device *3 . The camera also features blackout-free burst open shooting of up to 40 fps *4   and high-performance AF program that uses AI to detect a subject. Furthermore, it could film 6. 2K/30P plus 4K/120P video and record high-definition footages. The highly-robust body packs other functions including the five-axis in-body picture stabilization that offers up to 7. 0-stop advantage *5   and comprehensive interface options including the double card slot supporting the CFexpress™ Type B cards *6 , providing to the shooting needs of professional photographers.

In 2012, Fujifilm released the mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-Pro1” featuring an image sensor and an image digesting engine developed in-house. Ever since then, the company has evolved the product over the last decade in pursuit of superior image quality and moveability. The launch of the current model “X-H2S, ” offering the newly-developed X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HS sensor and the X-Processor 5 image processing engine, heralds the entrance of the fifth generation from the X Series.

  • The camera delivers the highest performance in the good the X Series due to newly-developed sensor “X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HS” (APS-C sensor) and the high-speed image handling engine “X-Processor 5. ”

  • A 26. 16MP picture sensor that maintains the back-illuminated structure but adopts the stacked-layer design in order to quadruple the signal readout speed compared to the current gadget *2

  • A newly-developed processor with double the processing speed compared to the current device *3 .
  • The camera can perform blackout-free continuous shooting as high as 40 frames per second and works three times the number of calculations inside phase detection information when compared to current model *7   to deliver AF/AE tracking in the burst mode, ensuring to capture the decisive photo opportunity.
  • The camera has improved picture resolution at low INTERNATIONALE ORGANISATION FÜR STANDARDISIERUNG sensitivity compared to the current model *7 , whilst suppressing noise at high ISO sensitivity to produce exceptional image quality.
  • The camera’s subject-detection AF function uses AI technology to identify creatures, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes and trains, accurately tracking an intended issue.
  • The camera can report 6. 2K/30P and 4K/120P video in 4: 2: 2 10-bit. The ability to report high-speed 4K/120P video means a split-second action of a fast-moving subject can be displayed in smooth slow-motion along with fine details. Furthermore, the particular sensor`s readout speed throughout video recording has been decreased to as fast as 1/180 mere seconds, mitigating the rolling-shutter impact and presenting a relocating subject naturally.
  • The camera supports three Apple ProRes codecs *8 , namely ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT. When recording ProRes, the X-H2S also supports proxy recording such as ProRes 422 Proxy, streamlining the overall workflow from filming to post-production.
  • The digital camera supports a CFexpress™ Kind B card, capable of creating data at high speed plus thereby drawing out the particular X-H2S’s full potential inside burst shooting and video clip recording. *9

Fujifilm will continue to enhance the appeal of the X Series such as the X-H2S (carrying an APS-C sensor), GFX Series such as the GFX100S (carrying a large structure sensor) and extensive lineup of interchangeable lenses to promote photography / videography as well as the joy of shooting stills and videos.

*1 X-Trans is a brand or registered trademark of FUJIFILM Corporation.

*2 In comparison with the X-Trans™ CMOS4, carried in the current camera models.

*3 In comparison with the X-Professor 4, carried in the current camera versions.

*4 High-speed continuous shooting free from the particular viewfinder blacking out, preventing users from seeing the topic; This is only available when using the digital shutter.

*5 When mounted with the FUJINON Lens XF35mmF1. 4 Ur.

*6 CFexpress is a trademark or registered trademark of the CompactFlash Organization.

*7 Mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T4. ”

*8 Apple ProRes is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.

*9 See the Fujifilm website for a list of memory cards that have been verified to work with this camera.

one Product features

(1) Best burst-mode performance in the history of the X Series to catch a decisive photo chance
  • This digital camera is equipped with the newly-developed “X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HS messfühler, which has a signal readout velocity about four times quicker than the current device to obtain blackout-free continuous shooting of up to 40 frames per second. It controls phase-detection pixels independently whenever displaying images in the Live View mode during burst shooting to triple the number of phase detection calculations from your current model. AF/AE monitoring is maintained even throughout high-speed continuous shooting of 40 frames per second, ensuring to capture a decisive photo opportunity.
  • The X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HS and the X-Processor 5 are complimented with high-capacity buffer memory in order to significantly increase the number of structures that can be continuously recorded in the burst mode. When using the electronic shutter, the camera may shoot at up to 30fps in JPEG and 20fps in RAW, recording over 1, 000 frames frequently in the burst mode. *10
  • The high-magnification and high-definition EVF offers the magnification ratio associated with 0. 8x and a quality of 5. 76 mil dots. It offers improved presence thanks to strong suppression of parallax and distortion that occur when an eye place becomes displaced while using the viewfinder. Its 120fps frame price displays images smoothly, permitting users to accurately keep an eye on a fast-moving subject.
  • *10 At the time of a cold begin in the operating environment from 25℃ (with the digital camera body starting at the heat range the same as or lower than the particular external atmospheric temperature). This really is only possible when using the electronic shutter and in the JPEG mode. Note that the number of frames that can be recorded depends also on the remaining level of battery power charge and the type / capacity of memory card used.
(2) Updating the algorithm to substantially improve AF performance
  • The use of the X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HS and the X-Processor 5, coupled with the update of AF prediction algorithm, have led to a major boost in the camera’s capability to track a relocating subject and autofocus accurately in Zone AF or even in low-contrast conditions. What this means is a subject that keeps on moving can be accurately monitored, such as athletes and wild animals.
  • The camera features a subject-detection AF function, developed along with deep learning technology, while retaining the conventional Face / Eye AF. It uses AI to detect animals, parrots, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes and trains. The camera automatically tracks a focused subject while keeping this in focus, allowing customers to concentrate on shutter opportunities and framing.
  • The digital camera supports the AF+MF functionality, in which users can make a manual focus adjustment after AF during not only shooting photos but also recording video. This enables greater accuracy in tracking a fast-moving subject whilst shooting video.
(3) Enhanced movie performance to cater to different videographic needs
  • The camera can shoot 6. 2K/30P and 4K/120P video in 4: 2: 2 10-bit, recording hd footage while retaining wealthy color information. The ability to report high-speed 4K/120P video methods a split-second action of the fast-moving subject can be displayed in smooth slow-motion along with fine details.
  • The sensor’s readout speed during video clip recording has been boosted to as fast as 1/180 seconds. The particular rolling-shutter effect is well-controlled to present a moving subject matter naturally.
  • The camera facilitates three Apple ProRes codecs, namely ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT. When saving ProRes, the X-H2S also supports proxy recording such as ProRes 422 Proxy, improvement the overall workflow from filming to post-production.
  • Another new feature is F-Log2 capacity with dynamic range expanded up to 14+ stops. This enhancement enables video documenting with enriched tonality, therefore broadening post-production potential.
  • The camera has a new heat-dissipating structure to substantially boost the maximum video-recording time. 4K/60P video can be recorded for an impressive 240 minutes *11   in order to cater to the needs of expert video production. Attach the particular optional cooling fan “FAN-001” to enable extended video recording even in high-temperature conditions.
  • *11 At the time of a cold start in the operating environment at 25℃, with all the Auto Power Off set for “High, ” Bitrate setting at 100Mbps, the particular vertical battery grip “VG-XH” attached and three electric batteries used. The recording time depends upon what remaining level of battery charge and the type / capacity of memory card used. Remember that the camera may immediately stop recording video when the body temperature rises beyond threshold.
(4) Enhanced operability to assist users’ shooting experience in a variety of circumstances
  • The camera features an all-new in-body picture stabilization mechanism, which offers a brand new sensing control function to detect and correct fine camera shakes, delivering five-axis stabilization that gives up to seven. 0-stop advantage. Users can comfortably choose to hand-hold the particular camera to shoot sports activities with actively-moving subjects or even in low light situations such as nightscape.
  • The new camera inherits the popular design highlights of the FUJIFILM X-H1, like an LCD display on the top panel for users to check settings any time, and a highly-robust camera body that withstands heavy professional use. Improvements range from the shutter stroke when the shutter button is half-pressed, load adjustment to the AF ON button, and materials utilized for buttons for enhanced operability. The design of the large grasp has been brushed up to allow it to be even easier to hold to get added comfort.
  • A stand alone video-recording button has been added for enhanced video operability in combination with the 1 . 62-million-dot vari-angle LCD monitor to the rear panel, which can be situated in a range of angles to enable filming exactly as intended.
  • The camera features dual memory card slots supporting CFexpress™ Type B and SD cards. Use the CFexpress™ Type B card to draw out the full potential from the X-H2S’s fast continuous filming and video performance.

2 . Optionally available accessories

(1) Vertical battery hold “VG-XH” (dedicated to the X-H2S)
  • The top to bottom battery grip can weight two of the high capacity battery “NP-W235. ” Additionally it is dust and moisture resistant and operates at temperature ranges as low as -10℃ for sophisticated practical applications.
  • The grasp features various buttons in convenient locations for vertical shooting to provide the same degree of operability with horizontal shooting.

(2) Document transmitter “FT-XH”  *12   (dedicated towards the X-H2S)
  • This file transmitter features wired LAN connectivity and high-speed wireless communications capability, important for in-studio tethered shooting or sports / media shooting. It can be also used as being a vertical grip and suits two of the high capacity battery “NP-W235. ”
  • It can be combined with the X-H2S to enable the next:
    ① FTP move by wired LAN or wireless LAN / UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS smartphone tethering
    ② Tethered shooting by ” cable ” LAN / wireless LAN
    ③ Remote Rec function by wired LOCAL AREA NETWORK / wireless LAN; Capable of controlling up to four X-H2S cameras simultaneously from an internet browser on a smartphone, tablet gadget or computer
  • *12 Due to be launched in September 2022
(3) Cooling fan “FAN-001” (dedicated to the X-H2S)
  • This cooling fan could be attached to the rear panel from the camera body without a wire, supporting long hour firing and video recording in the high-temperature condition. The power can be supplied to the fan from you body.

(4) Cover kit “CVR-XH” (dedicated to the X-H2S)
  • Items contained in the cover kit for protecting various ports on the camera.
1 times Sync terminal cover
1 x Hot shoe cover
1 back button File transmitter / usable battery grip terminal cover
1 x Chilling fan terminal cover
1 x Memory card slot cover

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