Earlier this week, Fujifilm unveiled the X-H2S, a flagship mirrorless camera designed for both professional photographers and videographers.
The Fujifilm X-H2S boasts a 26 MP APS-C sensor complete with backside-illuminated technology; the press release promises outstanding image quality, claiming that the new sensor “greatly enhances overall image fidelity at lower ISOs and reduces noise at higher ISOs.”
Yet the X-H2S is designed for more than landscape and commercial photography. Fujifilm has added an enhanced autofocus system that offers speedy focusing for sports, wildlife, and bird photographers. The AF system also features a bevy of subject-tracking modes, such as eye AF, bird AF, animal AF, car AF, airplane AF, train AF, and bicycle AF.
Of course, it remains to be seen how the new autofocus system will perform, but at least one early report ranked the X-H2S on par with the pro-level Nikon Z9 and better than the action-focused Canon EOS R6.
Speaking of action shooting: The X-H2S boasts an incredible 40 frames-per-second continuous shooting speed as well as a huge buffer, which is ideal for serious action photographers and helpful for event and even portrait shooters.
For those who like to handhold in low light, the X-H2S includes powerful in-body image stabilization (good for up to seven stops of shake correction). And professional photographers will appreciate the dual card slots, solid design, fully articulating screen, and 5.76M-dot electronic viewfinder, all of which combine to offer an outstanding shooting experience.
The X-H2S is designed to satisfy videographers in addition to photographers, hence the addition of impressive video specifications: The camera can record 6.2K/30p and 4K/120p footage, features a lightning-fast readout speed, and can shoot up to four hours of 4K/60p video.
Fujifilm quotes a company vice president, Victor Ha, who claims that the “X-H2S will be the versatile, hybrid digital camera that can meet the diverse needs of photographers and motion production professionals” – and based on the camera’s features, he seems to be right.
At the end of the day, the X-H2S is a camera geared toward serious photographers – be it sports, wildlife, event, portrait, or landscape shooters – and high-level videographers. Yet in standard Fujifilm fashion, the camera is relatively inexpensive: You can currently preorder the X-H2S for $2500 (it will begin shipping in July).
So check out the X-H2S. And hit the “Buy” button before the camera is put on backorder!
Now over to you:
What do you think of the Fujifilm X-H2S? Does it have all the features you were hoping for? Will you buy it? Share your thoughts in the comments below!