FUJIFILM Introduces the X-H2 with the World’s First 40MP APS-C Sensor

The new X-H2, an APS-C mirrorless hybrid with some amazing video and photography characteristics and features, has been released by FUJIFILM. As promised earlier this year, this new X-series camera boasts a high-resolution X-Trans sensor and FUJIFILM’s latest image processor, the X-Processor 5, making it the first APS-C camera to provide internal 8K/30 ProRes capture.

“X-H2 joining the flagship X-H family is not only huge for us at Fujifilm, but it is also especially significant for our consumers”, said Victor Ha, vice president of the Electronic Imaging and Optical Device Divisions, FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “X-H2S, which debuted in May, excels in speed, perfect for image makers who create moving content. X-H2 delivers exceptional image resolution and quality that are ideal for those creating images in super-high detail. We listened to our customers and took their feedback to heart, creating this amazing family of X-H cameras that are tailor-made to their distinct specialties.”

The X-H2 is built around the X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor, FUJIFILM’s highest-resolution X-Trans sensor. It has a base sensitivity of ISO 125 and an electronic shutter speed of 1/180,000 of a second, which is improved by 2.5 stops. Additionally, the X-H2 is the first camera in the X Series to offer Pixel Shift Multi-Shot, which makes use of the camera’s in-body image stabilization (IBIS) system to precisely shift the sensor up to 20 times and take a final 160-megapixel photo using all of the data that can be extracted from each RGB pixel on the new sensor.

In addition to 40.2MP stills and high-resolution stills capture utilizing sensor-shift technology, the sensor can record 8K videos internally at up to 30p in 4:2:2 10-bit color for up to 30 minutes (at a bit rate of 100 MBps).

It can record in three Apple ProRes codecs: ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 LT. It can also record in ProRes 422 Proxy, which is anticipated to be very beneficial for 8K editing workflows given the file sizes. It can also capture 4K video that is oversampled from the 8K resolution. The X-H2 can generate 12-bit 8Kp30 RAW video that can be recorded as Apple ProRes or Blackmagic RAW when connected with a compatible HDMI recording device, and Fujifilm’s newly designed F-Log2 flat profile improves the camera’s video dynamic range to 13+ stops.

FUJIFILM’s X-Processor 5, which powers all of these capture modes, uses deep learning technology to power its subject-detection AF, which automatically detects and tracks subjects, including animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes, and trains. An improved AF prediction algorithm means the camera should be able to predict the movement of the subject within the frame better.

The X-H2 has one UHS-II SD card slot and one CFexpress Type B slot for storing all of this data. FUJIFILM has also introduced the FT-XH file transmitter grip, which can use wired or wireless connections to transfer your files directly from the camera to a computer if you need rapid, card-free transfers in your workflow. The FT-XH also functions as an interface for computer-based camera settings, capture modes, and other functions.

Here are some sample pictures:

Other features include a weather-sealed construction with 79 points of sealing for optimal protection against the environment, a 5.76M-dot EVF with 0.8x magnification and a 120Hz refresh rate, and more.

The FUJIFILM X-H2 camera will be available in late September for $,1999.95 for the body-only and $2,499.95 for the kit with the XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS.

More info on FUJIFILM’s website.

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