Fujifilm announces 26MP X-H2S stills/video hybrid with 40fps shooting
Fujifilm has announced the X-H2S, a hybrid stills/video APS-C mirrorless camera that can shoot at 40fps.
The new camera is built on a 26.16MP X-Trans CMOS sensor, which is a stacked, back-side illuminated imaging sensor with a signal reading speed up to four times faster than Fujifilm’s previous X-Trans CMOS 4. It's capable of shooting 4K video at up to 120p in a wide range of codecs.
The X-TransTM CMOS 5 processor, combined with the new X-Processor 5 (which doubles the camera’s processing power compared to Fujifilm's X-Processor 4), will, according to the company, improve ISO performance. In addition, there is subject-detection AF (Humans, Animals, Trains, Planes, Motorbikes, Cars and Birds), and more sophisticated AF tracking even with subject-detection disengaged.
When it comes to drive mode, there's blackout-free continuous shooting up to 40 frames per second with full AF, and the X-H2S is capable of creating over 1,000 frames before hitting the buffer with the high-speed burst shooting mode set to 30 frames per second (JPEG) or 20 frames per second (RAW).
Video specs max out at the aformentioned 4K 120P, and in addition there is 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.265video in both 4K/120P and FHD/ 240p.
The sensor’s readout speed of 1/180s when recording video should assist in minimising rolling shutter effects on moving subjects, and a heat-dissipating design brings the 4K/60P continuous video recording time to approximately 240 minutes, while an optional FAN-001 cooling fan accessory can be purchased separately.
In addition, the X-H2S is the first X Series camera to contain F-Log2, which provides a dynamic range of up to 14+ stops for more creativity in production and post-production workflows.
The X-H2S offers image stabilisation rated at up to 7EV, a weather-sealed magnesium allow body with headphone socket, full-sized HDMI port, USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) port and a top-panel OLED display. There's also a new 5.76M dot OLED viewfinder that can run at up to 120fps, and a fully-articulated 1.62M dot rear LCD.
As well as the X-H2S, Fujifilm has also announced two new lenses. The XF18-120mm f/4 LM PZ WR lens is due for local release in September at an RRP of AU$1599, and the XF150-600mm f/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR lens, which will become Fujifilm’s longest super-telephoto zoom lens, will launch alongside the X-H2S in July. It has an RRP of AU$3,549.
The Fujifilm X-H2S is scheduled for local release in July, and has an RRP of $4,449 for the camera body. Check out Fujifilm's website for more.