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Fujifilm X-H2: price, specs, availability confirmed

Fujifilm X-H2 announced, specs, price availability confirmed
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True to the manufacturer’s promise when it unveiled the Fujifilm X-H2S, the 40MP Fujifilm X-H2 has been announced at its latest X-Summit.

The X-H2 features a 40MP APS-C back-side illuminated X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor with pixel layout that is said to be optimised for capturing detail and unrivalled colour accuracy.

As expected, the X-H2’s sensor is paired with Fujifilm’s new X-Processor 5, which enables 8K/30p video, improved autofocus capability and black-out free shooting at up to 15fps. In addition, the battery performance is 10% better than its predecessor, the Fujifilm X-H1.

Fujifilm X-H2 announced, specs, price availability confirmed

Although the X-H2 has the highest resolution sensor of any Fujifilm X-series camera, it is also the first in the series to feature Pixel Shift Multi-Shot mode. In the X-H2, Pixel Shift Multi-Shot mode records 20 images with the sensor moving by 0.5 pixels between each. These images are then combined in-camera to create a single 160MB DNG RAW file.

When the mechanical shutter is in use, the X-H2 can shoot full-resolution images at up to 15fps (frames per second), but when the electronic shutter is activated, it can capture images at up to 20fps with a 1.29x crop factor. This fast-shooting is backed up by a top shutter speed of 1/180,000 sec with the electronic shutter.

It’s also good to see a minimum sensitivity setting of ISO 125.

For handheld shooting in low light, the Fujifilm X-H2 has an upgraded in-body image stabilisation (IBIS) system, with better shake detection, that is said to deliver up to 7EV of shutter speed compensation. It operates in both stills and video mode.

Fujifilm X-H2 announced, specs, price availability confirmed

8K Video

The X-H2 is no slouch with regards to video and Apple ProRes 10-bit 4:2:2 footage can be recorded to a CFexpress Type B card at up to 8K/30p. Meanwhile, 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW or Blackmagic RAW footage can be recorded to an Atomos Ninja V+ or Blackmagic Design Video Assist respectively. These external devices connect via the X-H2’s full-size HDMI Type A port.

Like the X-H2S, the X-H2 has the F-Log2 colour profile, which extends the dynamic range extends to 13+ stops.

Further good news is that the X-H2 can record continuously for up to 160 minutes at 25°C (77°F) and this can be extended to 240 minutes with the optional X-H2 clip-on fan.

The X-H2’s native 8K video resolution enables some useful functionality such as a 2x digital zoom when recording 4K video, effectively doubling the mounted lens’ focal length. Alternatively, it can be used to boost 4K quality through down-sampling.

Fujifilm X-H2 price and availability

The Fujifilm X-H2 price tag is set to be £1,899 / $1,999 / €2,199 body only and £2,299 / $2,499 with the XF 16-80mm F4 R OIS WR lens. The Fujifilm X-H2 release date is set for late September 2022.

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