Fuji X-H2 mirrorless camera released

Fuji today released the X-H2 mirrorless camera, using a 40.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, the highest resolution of all X-series cameras, and the world's first camera APS-C camera capable of internal recording in 8K 30p Apple ProRes format.

Fuji says the 40.2-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor combines with unique image processing algorithms to produce higher image resolution without compromising the signal-to-noise ratio. The new sensor has a base ISO as low as 125 and is complemented by the fastest shutter speed on an X-series camera, with the electronic shutter increasing from 1/32,000 of a second on the previous model to 1/180,000 of a second.

The X-H2 is also the first X-series camera to feature Pixel Shift Multi-Shot, which utilizes the camera's in-body image stabilization (IBIS) system to shift the sensor exactly 20 times and supports 1.6 100 million pixels multi-frame composite high pixel mode.

Fuji X-H2 also supports HEIF format, the file size is 30% smaller than JPEG, and has a 10-bit image quality. Fuji says the new sensor's improved cooling system and processor inherited from the X-H2S enable the X-H2 to internally recording 8K video at 4:2:2 10-bit color, up to 30p, for up to 30 minutes ( bit rate 100MBps).

The Fuji X-H2 can also shoot 4K video oversampled from 8K resolution and record in three Apple ProRes formats: ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, and ProRes 422 LT. It is also possible to record with ProRes 422 Proxy, which may be especially useful for 8K editing workflows given the file size.

Fuji says that thanks to the X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor, the X-H2 can shoot with 2x digital zoom while shooting in 4K with virtually no resolution loss. When combined with a compatible HDMI recording device, the X-H2 can output 12-bit 8Kp30 RAW video, which can be recorded in Apple ProRes or Blackmagic RAW format. In addition, Fuji's newly developed F-Log2 flat profile expands the camera's video dynamic range to over 13 stops.

While the X-H2's sensors aren't stacked like the X-H2S's, Fujifilm still says its deep learning-based subject detection autofocus (AF) can accurately detect and track a wide range of subjects, including animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, planes and trains.

Fuji says the new sensor has an "optimal" ability to autofocus on subjects and operates accurately in situations where autofocus is normally used (such as in landscapes or portraits). The camera also has an autofocus prediction algorithm, which the company says is an improvement over previous X-series models. The autofocus algorithm has been optimized for video, including when shooting in 8K.

As mentioned, the X-H2 features a 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) system, which Fujifilm says can be used handheld in situations that previously required support. The electronic viewfinder is a high-definition 5.76 million-dot viewfinder with 0.8x magnification and a refresh rate of up to 120 frames per second. The back screen is a 3-inch variable-angle touchscreen with 1.62 million dots and a 3:2 aspect ratio.

The Fuji X-H2 body itself has 79 waterproof and dustproof sealing points, with a "high level" of dust and moisture resistance, and can be used in temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees Celsius. There is a CFexpress Type B card slot and a UHS-II SD card slot. The company says that CFexpress cards are required to achieve the highest performance the camera can achieve.

The Fuji X-H2 camera is expected to be available in late September, with a price of $1,999.95 (about 13,899.65 yuan) for the body alone and $2,499.95 for a package bundled with the XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS (about 17374.65 RMB).

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