Fujifilm updates its flagship X series camera with the X-H2S, which has a revamped design and an all-new 26.16-megapixel stacked and backside-illuminated APS-C sensor. Fujifilm is set to make the X-H2S available globally, including the Philippines, by July.
Fujifilm claims that the new X-Trans CMOS 5 HS sensor can read up to four times faster than the previous-generation X-Trans CMOS 4. With a faster readout time, the X-H2S can shoot photos at up to 40FPS blackout-free, while it can shoot 4K60 video using the entire sensor and with a reduced rolling shutter effect.
To go together with the X-Trans CMOS 5 HS is the X-Processor 5, which Fujifilm claims has double the processing speed of the X-Processor 4. These improvements result in improved image resolution at low ISO, reduced noise at high ISO, and a significantly better AF speed. you also get an AI processor that helps with subject-detection AF. The X-H2S’ IBIS has been tweaked, with Fujifilm claiming that it can compensate for up to 7 stops.
Aside from 4K60 video recording, the X-H2S can shoot 4:2:2 10-bit video at 6.2K/30 or 4K/120, and has support for various codecs including Apple’s ProRes 422 HQ, which makes the X-H2S a camera made with video in mind. You also get F-Log2, which should provide around 14+ stops of dynamic range.
To keep up with the video recording bitrates, the X-H2S comes with a CFExpress Type B and UHS-II SD memory card slots. Fujifilm adds that the X-H2S can shoot 4K60 video continuously for up to 2 hours 40 minutes, and there’s an optional external cooling fan to maintain the X-H2S’ performance in high-temperature conditions.
Fujifilm X-H2S Philippines Price
The X-H2S is priced at Php 145,990 in the Philippines for the body only. Other accessories include a Vertical Grip, which will sell for Php 22,990, and a Fan Accessory which will sell for Php 11,990.