Fujifilm X-H2

APS-C AF digital mirrorless camera

Specification

Production details
Announced:September 2022
System: Fujifilm X (2012)
Imaging plane
Maximum format:APS-C
Mount and Flange focal distance:Fujifilm X [17.7mm]
Imaging plane:23.5 × 15.6mm X-Trans CMOS 5 HS sensor
Resolution:7728 × 5152 - 40 MP
Shutter
Type:Focal-plane
Model:Electronically controlled
Speeds:900 - 1/180000 + B
Sensor-shift image stabilization:Yes
Exposure
Exposure metering:Through-the-lens (TTL)
Exposure modes:Programmed Auto
Aperture-priority Auto
Shutter-priority Auto
Manual
Physical characteristics
Weight:579g
Dimensions:136.3x92.9x84.6mm

Manufacturer description

TOKYO, September 9, 2022 – FUJIFILM Corporation (President and CEO, Representative Director: Teiichi Goto) is pleased to announce the launch of the mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-H2” (X-H2) in late September. It is the latest addition to the lineup of the X Series of compact and lightweight cameras renowned for their outstanding image quality, delivered by Fujifilm’s proprietary color reproduction technology.

The X-H2 features the new back-illuminated 40.2MP “X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR”*1 sensor and the high-speed “X-Processor 5.” This is a new flagship model boasting the highest image quality in the history of the X Series, capable of capturing high-resolution stills and high-definition 8K/30P video. It extends photographic and videographic coverage of the X Series further to cater to diverse user needs.

The X-H2 equips with the 40.2MP APS-C sensor, capable of producing stills and videos with outstanding high resolution, and offers the shutter speed as fast as 1/180000 sec and ISO125 as standard sensitivity, thus broadening the coverage of photographic categories. This is also the first X Series camera that provides the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function to enable 4x higher image resolution and accurate color reproduction, as well as the Smooth Skin Effect to automatically re-touch skin which enables to produce 160MP images and portraits with smoothed skin. The use of AI-based Auto White Balance function supports to create high-quality images with ease.

The X-H2 is the first APS-C sensor camera*2 to support the recording of high-resolution 8K/30P video. It is packed with other features to facilitate high-quality video production in a variety of conditions, including the subject-detection AF to detect animals, birds, etc. with AI, as well as the five-axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS) mechanism that offers up to 7.0-stops*3 of image stabilization.

In July this year, Fujifilm introduced the FUJIFILM X-H2S (X-H2S), an X-Series flagship suited to photograph a moving subject with the ability to take up to 40 frames per second in blackout-free continuous-shooting*4. Developing a double-flagship structure by adding the X-H2 to the X-H2S, the company ensures to cater to all the shooting needs of professional photographers and videographers.

*1 X-Trans is a trademark or registered trademark of FUJIFILM Corporation.

*2 As of September 9, 2022 according to Fujifilm.

*3 When mounted with the FUJINON Lens XF35mmF1.4 R.

*4 High-speed continuous shooting free from the viewfinder blacking out, which prevents users from seeing the subject; This is only available when using the electronic shutter.

1. Product features

(1) Featuring the new X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR sensor to produce the highest image quality in the history of the X Series

  • The X-H2 is equipped with the all-new back-illuminated 40.2MP “X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR” sensor and updated image-processing algorithm to enhance image resolution without compromising the S/N level, producing the highest image quality in the history of the X series. The new sensor has an improved pixel structure to efficiently bring in a greater amount of light. This means ISO125 is available as a standard sensitivity. This is particularly beneficial during day-time outdoor shooting or to take advantage of fast lenses to produce bokeh.
  • The use of the new sensor and resulting ability to control exposure time at a greater precision have improved the fastest shutter speed for the electronic shutter by approximately 2.5 stops from the previous model’s*5 1/32000 sec to 1/180000 sec. This allows users to leave the aperture wide open in glary conditions such as a sunny beach or a ski slope, or to capture a split-second motion in studio and other locations.
  • This is the first X Series camera featuring the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function, which quadruples image resolution and produces accurate color reproduction. The camera uses the IBIS mechanism to shift the image sensor at high precision to carry out automatic shooting of 20 frames in a single click of the shutter. The dedicated software “Pixel Shift Combiner” processes the captured frames to generate an image containing some 160 million pixels, which is perfect for commercial photography and digital archiving of cultural assets.
  • The Smooth Skin Effect which automatically smooths the skin tone is also featured for the first time in the X Series camera. It reduces post-processing workload required in portrait photography, etc., so that images can be finished at an advanced level of perfection much quicker than ever before.
  • Using the Deep Learning technology, Fujifilm has boosted the camera’s performance in Auto White Balance. The AI technology accurately identifies warm light-bulb color cast to adjust white balance for improved accuracy.
  • The X-H2 comes with 19 Film Simulation modes, including “Nostalgic Neg.,” characterized by high saturation and soft tonality. Users can use Film Simulation presets, designed for various subject types and scenes, as if they are choosing photographic films.
  • The camera supports the HEIF format, which enables recording images with a rich 10-bit color depth despite being 70% of the size of an equivalent JPEG file. It can store image data more efficiently while retaining advanced quality.

*5 Mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T4.”

(2) Excellent video performance that caters to professional video production needs

  • This is the first X Series camera to support the recording of 8K/30P video in 4:2:2 10-bit. Featuring the heat-dissipating structure same as that of the X-H2S, this model iseis capable of recording 8K/30P video for approximately 160 minutes*6. It also supports the 4K HQ mode, i.e. 8K over-sampling to produce high-quality 4K video, making the maximum advantage of the high-resolution sensor to deliver images in superior image resolution.
  • X-H2 supports three Apple ProRes*7 codecs; ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, and ProRes 422 LT. When recording ProRes, X-H2 also supports proxy recording such as ProRes 422 Proxy*8. This reduces 8K video’s editing workload and streamlines the overall workflow from filming to post-production.
  • The camera features the new digital zooming function*9 for use during video recording. Even when mounted with a prime lens, the camera can achieve up to 2x digital zoom without compromising image resolution. When the XF18-120mmF4 LM PZ WR, which supports power zoom, is mounted, the camera can deliver smooth zooming as it can seamlessly transition from optical zoom to digital zoom.
  • Combined with a compatible HDMI recording device, ATMOS NINJA V+*10 or Blackmagic Design’s Video Assist 12G*11, 12-bit RAW video output from X-H2 can be recorded as Apple ProRes RAW or Blackmagic RAW at resolutions and frame rates of up to 8K and 30 frames per second.
  • The X-H2 features F-Log2 for recording video in the expanded 13+ stop dynamic range for enriched tonality and adds freedom in post-production creativity.

*6 At the time of a cold start in the operating environment at 25℃, with the Auto Power Off Temperature set for “High,” H.265 4:2:0, Bitrate setting at 200Mbps, the vertical battery grip “VG-XH” attached and three batteries used. The recording time depends on the remaining level of battery charge and the type / capacity of memory card used. Note that the camera may automatically stop recording video when the body temperature rises beyond the threshold.

*7 Apple ProRes is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.

*8 Not available in 8K/30P and 8K/25P.

*9 Available in the 4K HQ, 4K DCI HQ and FHD modes.

*10 An integrated monitor and recorder by ATOMOS.

*11 An integrated monitor and recorder by Blackmagic Design.

(3) Evolved AF performance that captures details accurately

  • The X-H2 is equipped with subject-detection AF, developed with Deep Learning technology. It uses AI to detect a variety of subjects including animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes and trains. The system automatically tracks a subject while maintaining focus, so that users can concentrate on shutter opportunities and framing.
  • The new high-resolution sensor has an increased number of phase detection pixels, resulting in an improved ability to attain AF-S*12 focus on a subject with high-frequency subject such as animal fur and fine leaves. Users can easily autofocus accurately in situations where AF-S is typically used, such as landscape and portrait photography. The new camera also features an AF prediction algorithm, originally developed for the X-H2S, for stable focusing even in the AF-C*13 mode.
  • The magnification for the Focus Check function, in which the area to be focused can be enlarged in the AF/MF mode, has been doubled the previous model’s*5 up to 12 times. A focus meter has been newly added to assist manual focusing during video recording to enable focus adjustment with greater precision.
  • The video AF algorithm has been optimized to substantially improve AF accuracy during video recording. This gives users peace of mind when recording 8K video, which requires focusing of advanced accuracy.

*12 AF-S autofocuses on a subject when the shutter button is half-pressed, and keeps it locked once the focus is attained.

*13 AF-C continuously maintains focus on a subject within the focus area while the shutter button is half-pressed.

(4) Hardware that promises ease of operation to support users’ content creation

  • The X-H2 features a five-axis IBIS mechanism that offers up to 7.0-stops of image stabilization. Users can shoot hand-held even in low light conditions such as nightscape photography.
  • The X-H2 is equipped with a high-magnification and high-definition 5.76-million-dot EVF with 0.8x magnification. It suppresses parallax and distortion which typically occurs when an eye position becomes displaced while using the viewfinder for stellar visibility. It boasts smooth refresh frame rate of approx. 120fps to accurately identify a subject’s fast movements.
  • The X-H2 shares the same design features as the X-H2S such as an LCD display on the top panel that allows users to check settings at any time, a highly-robust body that withstands heavy professional use, the shutter button’s feel when it is half-pressed, adjustment to the feel of the AF ON button when it is pressed.
  • The camera has a standalone video-recording button and features a 1.62-million-dot vari-angle rear LCD monitor, which can be positioned in a range of angles to enable filming as intended.
  • The camera features dual memory card slots supporting CFexpress™ Type B*14 and SD cards. Use CFexpress™ Type B memory card, which has high-speed data writing capability, to draw out the full potential of X-H2’s video performance.*15
  • The X-H2 can be combined with the file transmitter “FT-XH” to enable wired and wireless LAN tethered video recording.*16 Up to four cameras*17 can be connected simultaneously to enable the following operations from a computer browser:
    • Checking and operating each camera’s settings
    • Simultaneously recording video on multiple cameras
    • Saving / loading / copying camera settings*18

*14 CFexpress is a trademark or registered trademark of the CompactFlash Association.

*15 See the Fujifilm website for a list of memory cards that have been verified to work with this camera.

*16 To use the remote recording function on the X-H2S, update the camera to the latest firmware.

*17 Available with the X-H2 and X-H2S.

*18 Each camera’s shooting settings can be saved on devices such as a computer and a tablet device. Shooting settings saved in such a device can be loaded or copied to a camera.

2. Optional accessories

(1) Vertical battery grip “VG-XH” (for X-H2 and X-H2S) (Available)

  • The vertical battery grip can load two of the high-capacity battery “NP-W235.” It is also dust and moisture resistant and operates at temperatures as low as -10℃ for advanced practical applications.
  • The grip features various buttons on convenient locations for vertical shooting to provide the same level of operability with horizontal shooting.

(2) File transmitter “FT-XH” (for X-H2 and X-H2S) (Due to be released in the middle of October)

  • This file transmitter features wired LAN connectivity and high-speed wireless communications capability, essential for in-studio tethered shooting or sports / media shooting. It can be also used as a vertical grip and fits two of the high-capacity battery “NP-W235.”
  • It can be combined with the X-H2 / X-H2S to support the following:
    • FTP transfer by wired LAN / wireless LAN / Smartphone tethering
    • Tethered shooting by wired LAN / wireless LAN
    • Remote Rec function by wired LAN / wireless LAN

(3) Cooling fan “FAN-001” (for X-H2 and X-H2S) (Available)

  • This cooling fan can be fitted to the rear panel of the camera body without a cable, supporting long hour shooting and video recording in a high temperature condition. The power can be supplied to the fan from the camera body.

(4) Cover kit “CVR-XH (for the X-H2 and X-H2S) (Available)

  • Items contained in the cover kit for protecting various terminals on the camera
    • 1 x Sync terminal cover
    • 1 x Hot shoe cover
    • 1 x File transmitter / vertical battery grip terminal cover
    • 1 x Cooling fan terminal cover
    • 1 x Memory card slot cover
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35mm full frame

43.27 24 36
  • Dimensions: 36 × 24mm
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Diagonal: 43.27mm
  • Area: 864mm2

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Image stabilizer

A technology used for reducing or even eliminating the effects of camera shake. Gyro sensors inside the lens detect camera shake and pass the data to a microcomputer. Then an image stabilization group of elements controlled by the microcomputer moves inside the lens and compensates camera shake in order to keep the image static on the imaging sensor or film.

The technology allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without image stabilizer you have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.

Original name

Lens name as indicated on the lens barrel (usually on the front ring). With lenses from film era, may vary slightly from batch to batch.

Format

Format refers to the shape and size of film or image sensor.

35mm is the common name of the 36x24mm film format or image sensor format. It has an aspect ratio of 3:2, and a diagonal measurement of approximately 43mm. The name originates with the total width of the 135 film which was the primary medium of the format prior to the invention of the full frame digital SLR. Historically the 35mm format was sometimes called small format to distinguish it from the medium and large formats.

APS-C is an image sensor format approximately equivalent in size to the film negatives of 25.1x16.7mm with an aspect ratio of 3:2.

Medium format is a film format or image sensor format larger than 36x24mm (35mm) but smaller than 4x5in (large format).

Angle of view

Angle of view describes the angular extent of a given scene that is imaged by a camera. It is used interchangeably with the more general term field of view.

As the focal length changes, the angle of view also changes. The shorter the focal length (eg 18mm), the wider the angle of view. Conversely, the longer the focal length (eg 55mm), the smaller the angle of view.

A camera's angle of view depends not only on the lens, but also on the sensor. Imaging sensors are sometimes smaller than 35mm film frame, and this causes the lens to have a narrower angle of view than with 35mm film, by a certain factor for each sensor (called the crop factor).

This website does not use the angles of view provided by lens manufacturers, but calculates them automatically by the following formula: 114.6 * arctan (21.622 / CF * FL),

where:

CF – crop-factor of a sensor,
FL – focal length of a lens.

Mount

A lens mount is an interface — mechanical and often also electrical — between a camera body and a lens.

A lens mount may be a screw-threaded type, a bayonet-type, or a breech-lock type. Modern camera lens mounts are of the bayonet type, because the bayonet mechanism precisely aligns mechanical and electrical features between lens and body, unlike screw-threaded mounts.

Lens mounts of competing manufacturers (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony etc.) are always incompatible. In addition to the mechanical and electrical interface variations, the flange focal distance can also be different.

The flange focal distance (FFD) is the distance from the mechanical rear end surface of the lens mount to the focal plane.

Lens construction

Lens construction – a specific arrangement of elements and groups that make up the optical design, including type and size of elements, type of used materials etc.

Element - an individual piece of glass which makes up one component of a photographic lens. Photographic lenses are nearly always built up of multiple such elements.

Group – a cemented together pieces of glass which form a single unit or an individual piece of glass. The advantage is that there is no glass-air surfaces between cemented together pieces of glass, which reduces reflections.

Focal length

The focal length is the factor that determines the size of the image reproduced on the focal plane, picture angle which covers the area of the subject to be photographed, depth of field, etc.

Speed

The largest opening or stop at which a lens can be used is referred to as the speed of the lens. The larger the maximum aperture is, the faster the lens is considered to be. Lenses that offer a large maximum aperture are commonly referred to as fast lenses, and lenses with smaller maximum aperture are regarded as slow.

In low-light situations, having a wider maximum aperture means that you can shoot at a faster shutter speed or work at a lower ISO, or both.

Closest focusing distance

The minimum distance from the focal plane (film or sensor) to the subject where the lens is still able to focus.

Closest working distance

The distance from the front edge of the lens to the subject at the maximum magnification.

Magnification ratio

Determines how large the subject will appear in the final image. For example, a magnification ratio of 1:1 means that the image of the subject formed on the film or sensor will be the same size as the subject in real life. For this reason, a 1:1 ratio is often called "life-size".

Manual focus override in autofocus mode

Allows to perform final focusing manually after the camera has locked the focus automatically. Note that you don't have to switch camera and/or lens to manual focus mode.

Manual focus override in autofocus mode

Allows to perform final focusing manually after the camera has locked the focus automatically. Note that you don't have to switch camera and/or lens to manual focus mode.

Electronic manual focus override is performed in the following way: half-press the shutter button, wait until the camera has finished the autofocusing and then focus manually without releasing the shutter button using the focusing ring.

Manual diaphragm

The diaphragm must be stopped down manually by rotating the detent aperture ring.

Preset diaphragm

The lens has two rings, one is for pre-setting, while the other is for normal diaphragm adjustment. The first ring must be set at the desired aperture, the second ring then should be fully opened for focusing, and turned back for stop down to the pre-set value.

Semi-automatic diaphragm

The lens features spring mechanism in the diaphragm, triggered by the shutter release, which stops down the diaphragm to the pre-set value. The spring needs to be reset manually after each exposure to re-open diaphragm to its maximum value.

Automatic diaphragm

The camera automatically closes the diaphragm down during the shutter operation. On completion of the exposure, the diaphragm re-opens to its maximum value.

Fixed diaphragm

The aperture setting is fixed at F/ on this lens, and cannot be adjusted.

Number of blades

As a general rule, the more blades that are used to create the aperture opening in the lens, the rounder the out-of-focus highlights will be.

Some lenses are designed with curved diaphragm blades, so the roundness of the aperture comes not from the number of blades, but from their shape. However, the fewer blades the diaphragm has, the more difficult it is to form a circle, regardless of rounded edges.

At maximum aperture, the opening will be circular regardless of the number of blades.

Weight

Excluding case or pouch, caps and other detachable accessories (lens hood, close-up adapter, tripod adapter etc.).

Maximum diameter x Length

Excluding case or pouch, caps and other detachable accessories (lens hood, close-up adapter, tripod adapter etc.).

For lenses with collapsible design, the length is indicated for the working (retracted) state.

Weather sealing

A rubber material which is inserted in between each externally exposed part (manual focus and zoom rings, buttons, switch panels etc.) to ensure it is properly sealed against dust and moisture.

Lenses that accept front mounted filters typically do not have gaskets behind the filter mount. It is recommended to use a filter for complete weather resistance when desired.

Fluorine coating

Helps keep lenses clean by reducing the possibility of dust and dirt adhering to the lens and by facilitating cleaning should the need arise. Applied to the outer surface of the front and/or rear lens elements over multi-coatings.

Filters

Lens filters are accessories that can protect lenses from dirt and damage, enhance colors, minimize glare and reflections, and add creative effects to images.

Lens hood

A lens hood or lens shade is a device used on the end of a lens to block the sun or other light source in order to prevent glare and lens flare. Flare occurs when stray light strikes the front element of a lens and then bounces around within the lens. This stray light often comes from very bright light sources, such as the sun, bright studio lights, or a bright white background.

The geometry of the lens hood can vary from a plain cylindrical or conical section to a more complex shape, sometimes called a petal, tulip, or flower hood. This allows the lens hood to block stray light with the higher portions of the lens hood, while allowing more light into the corners of the image through the lowered portions of the hood.

Lens hoods are more prominent in long focus lenses because they have a smaller viewing angle than that of wide-angle lenses. For wide angle lenses, the length of the hood cannot be as long as those for telephoto lenses, as a longer hood would enter the wider field of view of the lens.

Lens hoods are often designed to fit onto the matching lens facing either forward, for normal use, or backwards, so that the hood may be stored with the lens without occupying much additional space. In addition, lens hoods can offer some degree of physical protection for the lens due to the hood extending farther than the lens itself.

Teleconverters

Teleconverters increase the effective focal length of lenses. They also usually maintain the closest focusing distance of lenses, thus increasing the magnification significantly. A lens combined with a teleconverter is normally smaller, lighter and cheaper than a "direct" telephoto lens of the same focal length and speed.

Teleconverters are a convenient way of enhancing telephoto capability, but it comes at a cost − reduced maximum aperture. Also, since teleconverters magnify every detail in the image, they logically also magnify residual aberrations of the lens.

Lens caps

Scratched lens surfaces can spoil the definition and contrast of even the finest lenses. Lens covers are the best and most inexpensive protection available against dust, moisture and abrasion. Safeguard lens elements - both front and rear - whenever the lens is not in use.