In the fall of 2022, Fujifilm introduced the X-H2, the first camera with the new X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor. This sensor has an effective resolution of 40 megapixels, making it the leader in the APS-C segment. Combined with the new X-Processor 5, which enables advanced subject detection and video capture up to 8K RAW, this flagship camera is aimed at professionals and enthusiasts. After a deep look under the hood, the design of this camera can be summarized as follows: Heat Management and Dissipation. But how does it perform in Infrared Photography?
One of the big announcements from Adobe at NAB 2023 is the addition of photography to their Frame.io cloud collaboration platform. While Frame.io has been used for collaborating on video products for a while now, photography is a new genre for the system. We stopped by the booth while were at the show to chat with Michael Cioni, Senior Director of Global Innovation at Adobe to learn more about it.
While still in its early days, it already looks quite impressive and it’s even supported natively by Fujifilm X series cameras. Adobe’s goal with this new photography workflow is to essentially eliminate memory cards, and allow direct remote storage straight from your camera to the cloud.
Today Fujifilm announced the X-H2. A 40MP, 8K APS-C camera, the camera brings some serious specs and not just in terms of crop sensors. For stills and video shooters this camera really pushes the boundaries. This is the world’s first 40MP APSC-C sensor.
Fujifilm also announced the latest, redesigned version of the portrait shooter’s favourite lens, the 56mm f/1.2 R WR. The lens is designed specifically for the new family of high-resolution sensors and comes weather sealed to repel dust and light rain.
The long-awaited Fuji X-H2 is apparently on the way, but unlike the original, there are seemingly going to be two separate X-H2 models. The regular X-H2 and an X-H2S. The X-H2 is rumoured to be a high-resolution model with a ~40mp sensor capable of shooting 8K video, but there hasn’t really been any evidence to back up those rumours. The X-H2S, on the other hand, has had its entire spec sheet leaked.
The leak comes just before Fuji is expected to officially announce a new camera at X Summit. It’s now expected that this camera will indeed be the X-H2S. The specs sheet, though, tells us most of what we need to know. It has a 26-megapixel X-Trans sensor, features dual UHS-II SD and Cfexpress Type B card slots, and shoots up to 6.2K resolution video at 30fps, as well as 4K at up to 120fps.
You all thought Fuji had forgotten about the X-H line of cameras, huh? After releasing the Fuji X-H1 in February 2018, and apparently discontinued in November 2019, there’s been no word about it from the company since. Obviously, though, if Fuji wants to keep up with the competition now that Nikon and Canon have jumped on the mirrorless train, Fuji’s going to need a new video-centric camera.
The folks at FujiRumors certainly haven’t given up on the X-H line and they’re reporting that the Fuji X-H2 will come with a shiny new Fuji X-Trans sensor that’s capable of shooting 8K DCI/UHD for a cost of less than $2,500 and it’ll be coming in 2022.