Fujifilm announces speedy, 6.2K X-H2S mirrorless camera

Fujifilm has announced its new flagship X Series mirrorless digital camera. The Fujifilm X-H2S is the most advanced X Series mirrorless camera with still photography and video features.


The Fujifilm X-H2S has a 26.16 MP X-Trans CMOS 5 HS APS-C sized imaging sensor. It’s a stacked, back-side illuminated imaging sensor. It also has a signal reading speed of up to four times faster than Fujifilm’s previous X-Trans CMOS 4. The sensor has a readout speed of 1/180th of a second when recording video to minimize rolling shutter on moving subjects or when the camera is moving.


Fujifilm’s X-H2S has the new X-Processor 5, which doubles the camera’s processing power compared to the previous X-Processor 4. In addition, the X-Processor 5 improves overall image fidelity at lower ISOs and reduces noise at higher ISOs. The X-H2S also has an AI processor which provides subject-detection autofocus.

Fujifilm X-H2S front
Image courtesy: Fujifilm


The Fujifilm X-H2S can internally record 10-bit 4:2:2 video in resolutions of up to 6.2K at 30p. You can record this resolution in Apple ProRes HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes LT and ProRes 422 Proxy. In addition, you can record 10-bit h.265 at up to 120p in 4K and 240p in full HD. The X-H2S is the first X Series digital camera with F-Log2, which provides a dynamic range of up to 14+ stops.

Recording time

Fujifilm claims that you can record for around four hours in 4K/60p due to the X-H2S’s heat-dissipating design. You can also buy a separate cooling fan accessory to help maintain recording times in high-temperature conditions.

Other features

Fujifilm X-H2S back
Image courtesy: Fujifilm

The X-H2S has an electronic viewfinder with a high-resolution, 5.76-million-dot panel and a magnification of 0.8x. It also has a 1.62-million-dot, vari-angle LCD monitor. The X-H2S has an all-new five-axis, in-body image stabilization mechanism. Fujifilm claims that this will give you up to seven stops of image stabilization. The camera also has a standalone video recording button. The X-H2S has dual memory card slots which support one CFexpress Type B card and one SD card.


In addition to the cooling fan, Fujifilm has also announced a vertical battery grip that takes two NP-W235 high-capacity batteries. There is also a file transmitter that gives you wired LAN connectivity and high-speed wireless communications capability.


The Fujifilm X-H2S mirrorless digital camera is scheduled to be available in July 2022 for $2,499.

The FAN-001 cooling fan and VG-XH vertical battery grip will also be available from July 2022. They will retail at $199 and $399, respectively. The FT-XH file transmitter will launch in September 2022 with a retail price of $999.

Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies
Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.

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