Fujifilm has launched its new flagship APS-C (mirrorless), X-H2S for a not inconsiderable amount of $ 2,500. With a new 26.2 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and a number of impressive features, the company is trying to compete side by side with its main competitors.
Some of the most impressive features are, by far, 40 fps burst shooting, 6.2K clips at 30 fps and 7-step stabilization.
This is the long-awaited successor to the X-H1, launched more than four years ago, the new model being a little lighter. Unlike the slightly sloping display on the X-H1, the X-H2S has a fully articulated rear display of 1.62 million points, which makes it much better for vloggers, for example.
It is the first Fujifilm camera with a backlit sensor (X-Trans 5HS), equipped with X-Processor, although the 26.2 MP resolution sensor is the same one we saw on X-T3 models . By contrast, the new Canon EOS R7 APS-C has a 32-megapixel sensor, but it’s not backlit, which gives the X-H2S some advantage.
Fujifilm X-H2S comes with an extremely fast sensor
The sensor allows impressive shooting speeds. It can reach up to 40 fps in electronic silent shutter-release mode without interruption, or 15 fps in mechanical shutter-release mode, both with autofocus and auto-exposure. It comes with a high-capacity buffer, allowing you to capture 175 compressed RAW frames in 40 fps ES mode and 400 compressed RAW frames in mechanical mode.
Fujifilm promises much improved autofocus AF performance compared to the X-T4, which is three times faster and has significantly higher accuracy. Meanwhile, AF algorithms can make predictions for moving subjects, while allowing the subject to be detected in situations with low contrast or poor lighting. In addition to recognizing human figures (face or eyes), it can detect animals, birds, cars, bicycles, planes and trains.
In conclusion, if you want a device to do all the work for you, maybe the X-H2S is a variant to consider. Of course, you will later have to choose the lenses that you will attach to this new camera, depending on what you want to do with it; And that’s where the hard work really begins – or the fun, depending on how you choose to look at the situation.