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.