Fujifilm X-H2: New with 40MP sensor, IBIS and 8K ProRes

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Fujifilm announced the launch of the new Fujifilm X-H2 APS-C mirrorless system camera as part of the X-Summit 2022 online event. This is the first camera in the X-mount system with a 40.2 mp sensor. The new X-series camera is equipped with a high-resolution X-Trans CMOS sensor and the latest Fujifilm X-Processor 5-series image processor.


The X-Trans CMOS sensor is an APS-C (23.5 × 15.6 mm) format sensor with an X-Trans color filter array. They are designed to reduce the risk of moire. Compared to Bayer filters (where the risk remains even with high resolution sensors and high quality fast lenses) due to a less regularly repeated pattern for the red and blue channels; however, there is a narrower selection of software that will allow you to get the most out of it.

 This makes the Fujifilm X-H2 the first APS-C camera with internal 8K 30fps ProRes 422 video recording. It is also the first X-series camera to offer Pixel Shift Multi-Shot20-frame merging using external software. The Fujifilm X-H2 offers the same wide selection of video codecs, with a choice of H.264 or H.265 compression with 4:2:0 or 4:2:2 subsampling and Long-GOP or All-I encoding. In addition, you can record ProRes 422 HQ, 422 or 422LT files. Also new allows you to output 12-bit 8K 30fps RAW video in Apple ProRes RAW or Blackmagic RAW formats when combined with an external recording device via HDMI, such as monitor recorders Atomos or Blackmagic Design. In addition, according to the manufacturer, the camera allows you to use the F-Log2 image profile for shooting up to 13+ stops of dynamic range.

Given that its internal ProRes 8K recording is likely to generate a lot of heat, Fujifilm has taken care of cooling this camera. Fujifilm X-H2 will be compatible with FAN-001 cooling fan. This fan can be attached to the back of the camera body. This active cooling will increase the continuous recording time. It is powered by the camera’s battery.

photo: Fujifilm

With the built-in 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilization System (IBIS), users can freely shoot handheld. Thanks to it, they will be able to take advantage of the aforementioned Pixel Shift Multi-Shot feature. Recording photos and videos on the Fujifilm X-H2 camera takes place on CFexpress Type B memory cards and one UHS-II SD card slot (two memory card slots in total).

The Fujifilm X-H2 has a 5.76M-dot electronic viewfinder with 0.8x magnification and a 120Hz refresh rate. Also sealed design with 79 seal points for maximum protection against dust and moisture.

According to official information Fujifilm X-H2 will go on sale at the end of September 2022. Price is $2000 without lens and $2500 with XF 16-80mm F/4 R OIS WR lens.

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