Major Firmware Update Improves Autofocus Performance on the Fujifilm X-H2S

The high-end APS-C X-H2S mirrorless cameras from Fujifilm have received a significant firmware update. The update, currently available for download from the manufacturer’s website, addresses the artificial intelligence (AI) of the camera’s subject identification and its autofocus algorithms for following moving objects.

The X-H2S camera from Fujifilm already has several subject-detection autofocus settings, including motorbikes, trains, autos, bicycles, birds, (human) eyes, (human) faces, and airplanes. Users of the X-H2S will now have subject detection options for insects and drones thanks to firmware version 3.00.

According to Fujifilm, the “bird” and “airplane” topic recognition modes can now distinguish between and focus on drones and insects. According to Fujifilm, the motion prediction algorithm for the camera has been upgraded, allowing for stable tracking of subjects moving quickly within the picture. According to the business, this improvement will be notably noticeable for genres like sports and bird photography that demand strong subject-tracking capability.

Additionally, when photographers start continuous shooting by pushing the AF-ON button and the shutter release button simultaneously when the camera is out of focus, the autofocus speed is enhanced.

 

Other minor enhancements include better AF speed when using back-button AF with a severely out-of-focus subject, a correction for an issue that caused the display to lag before and after AF when the ‘Performance Boost EVF Frame Rate Priority’ mode was selected, and support for Fujifilm’s TG-BT1 tripod grip, which includes support for power zoom on the following lenses: XF 18–120mm F4 LM PZ WR and XC 15–45mm F3.5–5.6 OIS PZ.

More info on Fujifilm’s website.

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