Gafpa Gear and Fujifilm, this might strike you as a weird combination at first glance but we dare you to think again.
Even though this camera looks like a hybrid photo camera with video capabilities, it’s actually the other way around.
We at Gafpa Gear think this is a cinema camera which can also take photographs. Once you rig it up with our curated accessories it’s a full feature film camera, with an unparalleled image quality which can compete with cine cameras in the industry.
Unparalleled Image Quality
The Fujifilm X-H2s features a S35 26.1-megapixel, X-Trans 5 stacked back-illuminated sensor. The X-Trans color filter array minimizes moiré and false colors and placing the sensor’s circuitry on a separate layer from the pixels delivers outstanding image quality thanks to expanded low light capabilities and up to 14-stops of dynamic range due to the 14 bit ADC (analogue to digital converter).
A striking feature of this cinematography minded camera is the ultra fast readout time diminishing rolling shutter artifacts to a bare minimum. The Fujifilm X-H2s is one of the only cameras including cinema cameras that has a 14 bit ADC in video mode (up to 30 fps), enabling around 14 stops of dynamic range (not marketing stops). One of the only cameras that can register such high dynamic range are the Panasonic Varicam, Sony Venice 2, and of course the Arri Alexa (which uses dual adc). Finding such a sensor in a hybrid camera is a shocking fact, and makes us very excited.
To make this camera even more wonderful is the ability to shoot in Prores 422 HQ internally. Prores is a Hollywood industry standard codec, and is able to preserve around the same information with its log curve as most compressed Raw formats. If you want to shoot raw that’s possible as well, the camera can both shoot BRAW and Prores RAW externally through third party monitors, using the full scale HDMI connector on the camera body. Allied to the sensor is the new X-Processor 5, offering lightning-fast performance for the most demanding situations. Capable of handling vast amounts of data, X-Processor 5 delivers next-level performance enhancements in video processing capabilities and a 5.76 million dot resolution EVF, alongside advanced, intelligent autofocus functionality that’s 3x faster than Fujifilm’s preceding X-T4 model.
Powerful and Creative Video
Powerful video features make X-H2S a go-to device – both for hybrid image makers and dedicated motion professionals. Up to 240 minutes of footage can be recorded internally at a wide range of resolutions and frame rates up to 6.2K/30P (in full-sensor 3:2 aspect ratio), 4K/120P, and Full HD/240P. This delivers unparalleled flexibility within the X Series line-up. Additionally, the ability to record 10-bit 4:2:2 Apple ProRes footage internally to CFexpress Type B memory cards offers incredible post-production flexibility, while the X-Trans 5 sensor’s 14-stop dynamic range optimizes the level of image detail across a uniquely wide exposure range.
Unmatched Autofocus Performance
The autofocusing system in X-H2S is not only quick, but also highly advanced and not only focussed on photographers but has a smooth video tracking feel. Capable of working in light levels down to -7EV and keeping up with both fast and erratically moving subjects, it now features Subject Detection autofocus, utilizing AI to deliver an unmatched autofocus performance. Whereas previous X Series models offer Face and Eye Detection AF, X-H2S’s Subject Detection AF broadens the range of identifiable subjects to further enhance focusing accuracy. The new system has the ability to identify and track cars, planes, trains, motorcyclists, birds, horses, dogs, cats and more. Furthermore, face and eye detection capabilities have been expanded to pick up hairlines, glasses, and face coverings.
X-H2S delivers powerful performance, suitable for any professional photographer or filmmaker. Continuous shooting is possible at 15 frames-per-second with the mechanical shutter, and up to 40 frames-per-second when the electronic shutter is deployed. These impressive speeds are backed up by the camera’s high-capacity buffer, which allows unlimited continuous recording and writing of JPEG and RAW files to a high-speed memory card when using the mechanical shutter. Creative possibilities abound with the camera’s in-body image stabilization system, offering up to seven stops of shake reduction to give the handheld user true versatility.
Professional Cinema Capabilities
In addition to a wide range of internal video recording features, X-H2S provides significant flexibility for external recording. F-Log or F-Log2, Apple ProRes RAW and Blackmagic RAW footage can all be recorded to an external device through the camera’s standard, Type A HDMI port. Unlock the full capability of X-H2S’s unmatched image quality by recording F-Log or F-Log2 in resolutions of up to 6.2K in Apple ProRes RAW*1 and Blackmagic RAW*2 .
*1 Atomos Ninja V+ HDR Monitor Recorder Required
*2 Blackmagic Design Video Assist Monitor Required
- Lens Mount: Fujifilm X Mount
- Image Stabilisation: Yes
- Battery Mount / Type: NP-W235
- Media Type: SD/SDHC/SDXC
- Photo Resolution: 26.1 megapixels
- Video Resolution and Frame Rate: 6.2k @ 29.97fps
- Sensor: 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS
- Video Outputs: 1 x HDMI Type A
- Weight: 0-2kg
What’s in the box?
- 1x Li-ion battery NP-W235S
- 1x AC power adapter AC-5VJ
- 1x Plug adapter
- 1x USB cable
- 1x Shoulder strap
- 1x Body cap
- 1x Hot shoe cover
- 1x File transmitter/vertical battery grip connector cover
- 1x Memory card slot cover
- 1x Sync terminal cover
- 1x Cooling fan connector cover
- 1x Cable protector
- 1x Owner’s manual
- Fujifilm X-H2s ARRI LUTPACK by Gafpa Gear