A Storyteller’s Dream – The New Fujifilm X-H2S

  By Ryley Smith

 

Powerful, versatile and any storyteller’s dream! Say hello to the new Fujifilm X-H2S. Impressive for both videographers and photographers, the X-H2S has a 26.1-megapixel, back-illuminated X-Trans 5 stacked sensor and 64-bit X-Processor 5, which combine to provide a 14-stop dynamic range and outstanding performance. Cinematographers will enjoy the 6.2K 30P full sensor 3:2 recording options, including internal 10-bit 4:2:2, an electronic shutter capable of making images at 40 frames-per-second and up to 7-stops of in-body image stabilization, while an AI-powered advanced autofocus system design ensures that performance-seeking stills photographers will also be thoroughly impressed!

The Fujifilm X-H2S is the first X Series camera to feature the 26.1-megapixel, X-Trans 5 stacked back-illuminated sensor. The unique X-Trans colour filter array minimizes moiré and false colours, and by placing the sensor’s circuitry on a separate layer from the pixels, it delivers outstanding image quality, expanded low light capabilities and up to 14-stops of dynamic range. Working with the sensor is the 64-bit X-Processor 5, which offers lightning-fast performance for the most demanding situations. The X-Processor 5 delivers next-level performance enhancements in video and stills processing capabilities and a 5.76 million dot resolution EVF, alongside advanced and intelligent autofocus functionality that makes it 3x faster than the Fujifilm X-T4. 

Photo by Dave Paul – Shot on the Fujifilm X-H2S

As a powerful camera for hybrid creators, the X-H2S has outstanding, dedicated video features. Up to 90 minutes of footage can be recorded internally at a wide range of resolutions and frame rates up to 6.2K/30P (in full-sensor 3:2 aspect ratio), 4K/120P, and Full HD/240P. This delivers unparalleled flexibility within the X Series lineup. Further, the ability to record 10-bit 4:2:2 Apple ProRes footage internally to CFexpress Type B memory cards offers incredible post-production flexibility, while the X-Trans 5 sensor’s 14-stop dynamic range optimizes the level of image detail across a uniquely wide exposure range. In addition to a wide range of internal video recording features, X-H2S provides significant flexibility for external recording. F-Log or F-Log2, Apple ProRes RAW and BlackMagic RAW footage can all be recorded to an external device through the camera’s standard, Type A HDMI port. 

When it comes to autofocus, the X-H2S is exceptionally quick and highly advanced! Capable of working in light levels down to -7EV and keeping up with both fast and erratically moving subjects, it now features Subject Detection Autofocus, utilizing AI to deliver an unmatched autofocus performance. The X-H2S also broadens the range of identifiable subjects, beyond Face and Eye Detection to further enhance focusing accuracy. These subjects include cars, planes, trains, motorcyclists, birds, horses, dogs, cats and more. As well, face and eye detection capabilities have been expanded to pick up hairlines, glasses, and face coverings. 


Photo by Evelyn Drake – Shot on the Fujifilm X-H2S

The X-H2S delivers powerful performance, suitable for any professional photographer or filmmaker. Continuous shooting is possible at 15 frames-per-second with the mechanical shutter and up to 40 frames-per-second when the electronic shutter is deployed. These impressive speeds are backed by the camera’s high-capacity buffer, which allows unlimited continuous recording and writing of JPEG and RAW files to a high-speed memory card when using the mechanical shutter. Creators also won’t feel limited thanks to the camera’s in-body image stabilization system, offering up to seven stops of shake reduction to give the handheld user true versatility. 

For more information and to preorder the Fujifilm X-H2S, click here!

Watch TCSTV’s Hands-On Fujifilm X-H2S Preview below!

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Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.