Last week, in Fujifilm’s X-summit event that happened in Omiya, Japan, the brand made many announcements. The Fujifilm’s new high-speed flagship model, the 26-megapixel X-H2S camera is the biggest highlight. It is the successor to the X-H1 from 2018 and will be available on 7th July. This might cost buyer around $2,499 USD (without a lens).
The main focus is in the speed
The X-H2S retains its modest resolution, which is only two megapixels higher than its predecessor. Its most significant enhancements are in terms of speed, autofocus object tracking, and hybrid video shooting. The new stacked 26-megapixel backside-illuminated APS-C sensor allows for faster readout speeds. This ultimately enables for blackout-free shooting at up to 40fps with its electronic shutter — all while maintaining continuous autofocus tracking. However, unlike Nikon Z9, the X-H2S has a mechanical shutters.
X-H2S designed for hybrid photo and video use
The Fujifilm’s new high-speed flagship product has a fully articulating three-inch 1.62 million-dot LCD. It also has a 5.76 million-dot EVF with 0.8x magnification as it is designed for hybrid photo and video use. However, the X-H1 had a more limited double LCD design and a 3.69 million-dot EVF with 0.75x magnification.
Video recording resolutions are being increased to 6K at 30fps, 4K up to 120fps, and 1080p up to 240fps. These densities and fps can be internally recorded in Apple ProRes format to its upgraded CFexpress Type B primary card slot.
Battery life same as X-T4
The XH2S has this very same battery as the X-T4. It comes with a battery capacity of 720 shots according to the CIPA standards and 1850 images with the optional VG-VH grip. When using the mechanical shutter, the shutter life of this camera is 500K shots.
Auto focusing feature
For the first time, the X-Processor 5 brings AI deep learning to the Fuji X-series. With the X-H2s capability, it automatically detects animals, birds, cars, bikes, planes, and trains.
Fujifilm claims that the sensor is 3.5x faster and the processor is 1.5x faster than the popular X-T4. The AF system is 3x faster thanks to an improved algorithm, better eye/face detection, and the addition of AI learning.
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