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Fujifilm Unveils X-H2 in India


Fujifilm has launched its new mirrorless digital camera, the X-H2 in India. The camera features a new back-illuminate­d 40.2MP X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor along with high-speed X-Processor 5. This flagship model boasts the highest resolution in the history of the X Series in both stills and videos.

Improvemen­t in image quality delivered by the new sensor is complement­ed with advanced features including minimum standard sensitivit­y of ISO125, maximum shutter speed of 1/180,000 sec with electronic shutter, and Pixel Shift Multi Shot. The X-H2 also offers subject-detection AF based on Deep Learning technology that automatica­lly detects and tracks a broader range of subjects like animals and birds, fiveaxis and up to seven stops of in-body image stabilisat­ion, 5.76 million dot EVF as well as a card slot compatible with CFexpress Type B card, ensuring that users can enjoy the X-H2’s high image quality in a variety of situations. With the incorporat­ion of the new sensor, 8K movies can be recorded internally at 30P in 4:2:2 10-bit colour. The X-H2 has a heat-dissipatin­g design same as the X-H2S to enable recording 8K/30P video for approximat­ely 160 minutes, making 8K video a practical option. Furthermor­e, it supports 8K over-sampling to produce high-quality 4K video, making maximum use of the high-resolution sensor to record video in superior image resolution.

X-H2 supports three Apple ProRes codecs — ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, and ProRes 422 LT. When recording ProRes, X-H2 also supports proxy recording such as ProRes 422 Proxy. This reduces 8K video’s editing workload and streamline­s the overall workflow from filming to post-production. Combined with a compatible HDMI recording device from Atomos or Blackmagic Design, 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 29.97 frames per second. In addition to F-Log, X-H2 also supports F-Log2, which records an expanded dynamic range of 13+ stops. This range is wider than current F-Log, broadening postproduc­tion potential.

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