Fujifilm has unveiled a new member of the APS-C Lineup with a high-performance X-H2S stills/video camera. The X-H2S has a stacked and stabilized, 26MP CMOS backside illuminated image sensor, which can capture bursts at up to 40 fps and shoot 4K video downsampled from 6.2K at over 120 fps.
The image buffer is massive, allowing for up to 184 JPG or 175 Raw image files, and can write up to 1000, JPGs or 400 Raw image files at its fastest rate from a mechanical shutter.
The image sensor has a fast-readout design that works in concert with Fuji’s latest X-Processor 5 to track the faces of humans, animals, and birds, plus lock onto trains, planes, and automobiles (no pun intended).
Video-wise, the X-H2S can capture in either DCI or 4K UHD at up to 60 frames per second (FPS) using the entire image sensor edge to edge.
The footage is then downsampled for the best possible look. But shooters can also max out the sensor by shooting in conventional 3:2 for a full 6.2K readout. Other modes include 4K at up to 120 fps from a 1.29x crop mode, and 1080p.
Footage can also be captured in a variety of color gamuts, including ProRes 422 HQ, 422 LT, or 422, plus 10-bit H.265 or 8-bit H.264.
Users can also capture in ProRes Raw or BRaw externally via HDMI, and there’s also an option to simultaneously capture lower resolution proxy files simultaneously for editing in post.
If that weren’t enough, Fuji’s new F-Log2 mode provides a 14-bit readout from the sensor for a maximum of 14 stops of dynamic range, and the camera has in-body image stabilization (IBIS) at up to 7EV stops.
The camera offers a full-sized HDMI Port, USB 3.2 Gen 2 10GBper sec port, and a pull-out 1.62 dot articulated display and OLED electronic viewfinder which can run video at up to 120 fps.
With all that power and performance, the X-H2 could run into some heat dissipation issues, so Fuji has created an optional screw-on cooling fan unit to keep the camera cooler when shooting for longer periods or in warmer conditions.
The fan can be fitted to the rear of the camera body without a cable, supplying power, extending continuous video recording time at high temperatures, and eliminating concerns of heat-related camera shutdown.
The Fuji X-H2S will have a retail price of $2499 and is expected to ship in early July. The optional fan back is $199. For more information about X-H2S and its accessories, please visit the Fuji Website.
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