26MP APS-C Stacked CMOS sensor with X-Trans color filter pattern
Continuous shooting at up to 40fps with no blackout (15 with mech shutter)
Improved AF tracking and subject recognition AF.
10-bit HEIF output (though without ‘true HDR’ option)
Image stabilization rated at up to 7EV
6.2K ‘open-gate’ video from sensor’s full 3:2 region
DCI or UHD 4K video from full width, up to 60p
Slow-mo DCI or UHD 4K from up to 120fps capture (with crop)
Choice of codecs including ProRes HQ, Std and LT options
F-Log 2 from 14-bit readout gives additional dynamic range
5.76M dot OLED viewfinder with 0.8x magnification and up to 120fps refresh
CFexpress Type B and UHS-II SD slots
Optional cooling fan for longer video capture times
Choice of two optional grips, the VG-XH battery grip and FT-XH file transmitter
EVF – excellent resolution, no blackouts, articulate touch display
Good for action photographers is the electronic viewfinder (EVF) that provides blackout-free burst shooting and higher resolution (5.76 million dots) than either the Sony A7 IV or Canon EOS R6 (3.68 million dots each). It also packs a high-resolution, fully-articulating touch display that lets you control focus, quick menu and other functions.
Battery life – good 2 hours for video
the battery (the same kind as the X-T4 but upgraded) allows up to 720 shots on a charge and well over two hours of 4K 30p video recording.
Video – 6k 10 bit, records raw on external recorders,
The camera shoots up to 6.2K 30p 3:2 video, 10 bit, upto 720 Mbps (for 720Mbps use a CFexpress Type B card or SD memory card with Video Speed Class 90 or higher)
supersampled 4K at up to 60 fps,
ultra-slow-mo 4k at 120 fps 4K and
240 fps HD.
Most of those modes are available in several different codecs as well. The list includes H.264 and H.265 (All-I and Long-gop), along with robust ProRes formats, including HQ, 422 and LT. And nearly all modes allow for 10-bit capture for smoother gradients and more.
It also supports Fujifilm’s F-Log and new F-Log2 formats, both in standard and Eterna cinema modes to max out dynamic range. And you can output RAW video to both Blackmagic and Atomos recorders in BRAW and ProRes RAW formats, respectively.
Dual card slots – CF express cards & UHS II
Video users get both microphone and headphone ports, along with a nice full-sized HDMI jack for external recorders. To handle the extra speed and video capabilities, it has a pair of card slots, both UHS-II and high-speed CFexpress.
40 FPS burst speed capable but best results at 20fps
With up to 40 fps burst shooting speeds at full resolution, the X-H2S is faster than any other APS-C camera. Dialing down to 30 fps, however, I got a lot more shots in focus and the hit rate was nearly perfect at 20 fps
AF tracking with birds, animals, cars, bike, trains planes …
The X-H2S is Fujifilm’s first camera with bird and animal tracking, and can also follow cars, motorcycles, bikes, airplanes and trains. It worked pretty well for a first iteration, though it would lose tracking depending on the shooting angle and other factors.
Silent shutter – very useful for animal photography
It does beat all its rivals when it comes to shooting discreetly, though. The stacked sensor’s rapid speed means it has minimal rolling shutter in silent mode, so you can confidently use it for shooting birds, wildlife, sports and other fast-moving subjects.
ISO best between 800-1600. Dynamic range : 13 stops
Like the X-T4, it uses a dual-gain sensor, with the sweet spots at ISO 800 and 3200. High ISO performance is nearly on par with the X-T4, with noise reasonably well controlled and detailed preserved up to about ISO 6400. It does offer usable shots beyond that, but exposure needs to be correct or you’ll have excessive noise when boosting blacks.
Dynamic range is exceptional, exceeding 13 stops when shooting F-Log2. Combined with the 10-bit capture and robust ProRes codecs, you’ll have plenty of room for creative color correction or to fix over- orunder-exposed shots.
Rolling Shutter is minimal
Rolling shutter is minimal in standard and F-Log video modes thanks to the extremely fast readout speeds. They’re a bit slower in F-Log2 mode due to the fact that it does a 14-bit readout in this mode (the other modes are 12-bit)
External Fan required when shooting 4k at 120fps
If you’re concerned about overheating, it’s really only an issue with 4K 120p video, as it’ll tend to stop after 30-60 minutes of shooting, depending on the temperature. That’s really an edge case though, and if it’s an issue for you, Fujifilm has an optional external fan you can plug in under the display.
Cropped Sensor excellent for wildlife. Video beats Sony A7iv and Canon R6
The crop-sensor gives it better range for wildlife shooting than full-frame models and it uses smaller lenses, too. It beats both the A7 IV and EOS R6 in terms of video capability, and again, the smaller sensor makes focus less critical.
The reviews are the feedback from expert DOPs who test this camera at the Accord equips mumbai premises. Accord Equips is a premier camera gear rental company and video production house in Mumbai, India