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Fujifilm X-H2 vs X-H2S Specs Comparison

The release of Fujifilm’s latest APS-C format hybrid camera marks a significant moment for photographers and videographers who shoot with Fujifilm X Series cameras. The X-H2 joins the existing high speed X-H2S rather than replacing it, but how do these two Fujifilm mirrorless cameras compare?

Fujifilm X-H2 vs X-H2S Specs Comparison

Our Fujifilm X-H2 review has everything you need to know about this latest high resolution body to join the X Series, including a Fujifilm X-H2 vs X-H2S specs comparison. You’ll also discover which features the X-H2 offers to help you pick the best Fujifilm camera for your content creation.

With the camera launch, Fujifilm has introduced a number of firsts for their APS-C mirrorless system, including a new high resolution mode and the best quality video recording ever. Read on to find out how these game-changing features in the X-H2 camera can help you create the best content ever.

Fujifilm X-H2 in the hand

How much does the Fujifilm X-H2 cost?

Before we get into features and specs, the question on everyones lips is the Fujifilm X-H2 price, which is £1,899.00. The Fujifilm X-H2S costs £2,499 which compares extremely favourably for the newer model. In terms of the X System the next cameras down from these two flagship hybrids are the X-Pro3, which is closely followed by the X-T4. These are priced at £1,580.00 and £1,549.00 respectively.

Fujifilm X-H2 release date

The Fujifilm X-H2 camera body was released on the 7th September 2022, just a couple of months after the July 2022 launch of the X-HS. The most recent release from Fuji previously was the X-T30 II camera, which launched in November 2021. The second generation X-T30 II is positioned lower down the range and priced accordingly at £799.00, and more suitable for beginners and intermediate creators who want to develop their skills.

Fujifilm X-H2 erganomic grip

What new features does the Fujifilm X-H2 offer?

Fujifilm has developed a number of new headline features, which they’ve packed into the Fujifilm X-H2. These include:

  • New 40 megapixel resolution – the highest ever from a Fujifilm APS-C format CMOS sensor. The sensor goes by the X-Trans 5 HR BSI Sensor, with high resolution differentiating it from the X-Trans CMOS 5 HS Sensor (high speed).
  • New 8K/30p internal video recording, placing the X-H2 at the pinnacle of portable video technology
  • New 160 megapixel Pixel Shift Multi-Shot (as found in GFX cameras), where the camera automatically combines the image for you as single DNG RAW file to post process
  • New lower base ISO 125, which is great for lower noise and cleaner images
  • New 2.0x Digital Tele-Converter, which doubles the focal length of X mount lenses, to digitally zoom into the frame
  • New 1/180,000 Max Shutter speed in Electronic Shutter – enabling you to capture ultra high speed subjects pin sharp

These are the key new features which position the X-H2 as Fujifilm’s flagship APS-C format body for high resolution creators. The extra large image and video files allow you to print large format images for customers and to crop in (or punch in for video) when you need your subject to fill the frame.

Flip-out screen on the X-H2

Video performance with the Fujifilm X-H2

With the addition of 8K / 30p internal recording the Fujifilm X-H2 offers the highest video quality ever found in a Fujifilm camera. This is captured with 13+ stops of dynamic range when using F-Log2 and available in high quality 10-bit 4:2:2 Apple ProRes, ProResHQ and ProRes LT.

You can also record 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW using an Atomos Ninja V+ 8K HDR Recorder, as well as Blackmagic RAW with the Blackmagic Video Assist 5” or Blackmagic Video Assist 7" 12G HDR Monitor Recorder, offering amongst the best RAW video found in any mirrorless camera today.

We’re also happy to see that Fuji included a full-size HDMI connector (Type A), just as with the X-H2S. Naturally you’ll also find a ø3.5mm, stereo mini connector for an external camera microphone, a headphone jack, as well as USB Type-C (USB3.2 Gen2x1) and a wireless transmitter and Bluetooth Ver. 4.2 compatibility.

Fujifilm X-H2 vs X-H2S specs comparison

Our Fujifilm X-H2 vs Fujifilm X-H2S specs comparison in the table below shows key features in order to help you to decide between these two Fujifilm mirrorless cameras. Overall the two bodies are extremely similar, offering the same -4.0EV Intelligent Hybrid AF, the same subject detection, which recognises Animal/Bird/Automobile/Motorcycle and Bike/Airplane/Train. The bodies also feature a similar design, with articulating touchscreen and high quality 5.76 million dots EVF.

Specification

Fujifilm X-H2

Fujifilm X-H2S

MSRP

 

£2,499.00

Sensor

X-Trans 5 HR BSI Sensor

X-Trans CMOS 5 HS Sensor

Processor

X-Processor 5

X-Processor 5

Megapixels

40 MP

26 MP

Base ISO range

ISO 125 – 12800

ISO 160 – 12800

IBIS

Up to 7-stop

Up to 7-stop

Pixel Shift Multi-Shot

Yes 160MP

N/A

Digital Tele-Converter

2.0x

N/A

Max internal video resolution

8K/30p 10-bit at 4:2:2

6.2K/30p 10-bit at 4:2:2

Max internal video recording speed

HD/240p

HD/240p

Dynamic range

13+ with Flog2

14+ with Flog2

Pre-shot

Approx. 20fps (1.29x Crop) Max 20 frame

Approx. 40fps max 40 frames

RAW Burst rate

15fps (mechanical shutter full sensor)

20fps (1.29x crop electronic shutter)

15fps (mechanical shutter full sensor)

40fps (electronic shutter)

Max frames at fastest burst (Compressed RAW)

1000+ frames at 20fps

175 frames at 40fps

1000+ frames at 20fps

Rear display

3.0 inch vari-angle 1.62 million dots

3.0 inch vari-angle 1.62 million dots

EVF Resolution

0.5 inch OLED 5.76 million dots

0.5 inch OLED 5.76 million dots

Sub LCD monitor

YES

YES

Battery life normal mode with Li-ion battery NP-W235S

540 frames

580 frames

Storage

1x SD and 1x CFexpress

1x SD and 1x CFexpress

Weight with battery and memory card

Approx. 660g

Approx. 660g

Both cameras deliver a series of features for photographers, including:

  • Film simulation bracketing
  • Dynamic range bracketing
  • ISO sensitivity bracketing
  • White balance bracketing
  • Focus bracketing
  • Multiple exposure
  • Panorama mode
  • Multiple film simulations with beautiful results straight out of camera

Mirrorless body

Both models also deliver a range of versatile movie recording options with Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Linear PCM (Stereo sound 24bit / 48KHz sampling), and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, AAC with All Intra and Long GOP compression. You can also record high speed DCI 4K (17:9) at 60p as well as Full HD/240p for slow motion effects.

Fujifilm XH2 Video Review | A New Standard for Fujifilm Cameras?

Who is the Fujifilm X-H2 camera for?

It’s an exciting time to be a Fujifilm creator with two highly accomplished hybrid cameras to choose between, but who is the Fujifilm X-H2 camera for? Essentially it has been designed for advanced enthusiasts and professional photographers who need higher resolution from a more portable camera than an equivalent full-frame system.

40 megapixels draws out more detail than previously possible and allows you to print larger images for yourself and for customers. Likewise 8K internal recording with 7-stops IBIS is ideal for videographers who produce extremely high quality movies and for their following on Youtube or other social platforms.

These key technologies ensure anyone from a landscape photographer to a portrait or wedding photographer will absolutely love this high resolution camera from Fujifilm. Fast AF also enables you to shoot street photography, sports and wildlife, although the X-H2S offers a quicker 40fps in electronic shutter, with just a hair better battery performance.

Flip out screen and colling fan accessory

New Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR Lens

Accompanying the launch of the X-H2 camera is the brand new XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR Lens. This offers an equivalent full-frame focal width of 85mm, which is a classic short telephoto for portraits, fashion, weddings and lifestyle images.

The new lens delivers higher resolving power as well as an extremely wide maximum aperture to separate your subject from background distractions. An optical formula has been employed which serves to render particularly well-controlled aberrations and overall sharp, natural results. Amongst other features, Fuji also added an aperture ring lock and extensive sealing for outdoor shooting.

This type of lens is a sure sign that Fujifilm intends the new releases to be instantly snapped up by working photographers who want the extra resolution for their portfolio.

Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR Lens Video Review

This review has only scratched the surface of what the Fujifilm X-H2 is capable of, however it does highlight key features, which the ground-breaking combination of processor and high resolution sensor deliver. The results are highly refined images and smooth high quality video, from a compact mirrorless body. Several new features have been developed to ensure this is a significant upgrade for existing users and extremely capable starting point for creators who are new to the platform.

Reserve your Fujifilm X-H2 Digital Camera Body today and add the XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR Lens to capture incredibly detailed results to impress your audience and customers.

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By Nick Dautlich on 08/09/2022

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