Fujifilm introduces the X-H2S with 6.2K video and ProRes

(Pocket-lint) – Fujifilm has announced its latest flagship mirrorless camera, the X-H2S, and surprisingly it looks a bit like a video powerhouse.

The X-H2S is the most capable X-series camera to date, both in terms of video and stills capabilities. It packs a stacked 26.15MP APS-C sensor, backed by a processor twice as fast as its predecessor.

It can shoot, with autofocus, at a blistering 40 frames per second using its electronic shutter, or 15 per second with a satisfying mechanical click.

There’s five-axis in-body image stabilization and Fujifilm claims it offers up to 7 stops of advantage.

The X-H2S has a magnesium body with a prominent LCD screen at the top for checking settings. Unusually, there’s no shutter speed dial on this version, possibly signifying a switch to a more video-oriented camera, and this is enhanced by the addition of a video record button autonomous.

On that front, the LCD monitor is a fully articulating flip-style screen with a resolution of 1.62 million dots. It can be used in any orientation without touching the microphone input or full-size HDMI output.

The X-H2S can shoot video at up to 6.2K 30fps with an unusual 3:2 aspect ratio (for added editing flexibility) or meaty 4K 120fps in the usual 16:9 variety.

The new processor allows for 4:2:2 Apple ProRes 10-bit filming internally, with a variety of codecs supported, including ProRes 422 HQ.

To keep up with these storage-intensive codecs, the X-H2S has a CFexpress Type B slot, alongside the usual SD card.

To avoid the overheating issues that have plagued Canon’s tastes lately, Fujifilm is selling an optional cooling fan that fits on the back of the X-H2S for extended video shooting.

The Fujifilm X-H2S will be available in July 2022, with select retailers accepting pre-orders starting today.

Written by Luke Baker.

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