Fujifilm has introduced a new crop camera and two lenses. One lens is suitable for crops, and the second is ideal for medium format.
This version is identical in appearance to the X-H2s introduced in May. The main difference is the new 40-megapixel matrix and the absence of the letter S on the front panel:
Fujifilm called the new matrix X-Trans CMOS 5 HR. The last two letters are High Resolution, that is, “high resolution.” It is higher than the 26 megapixels that foodists have become accustomed to since 2016.
For the first time in Fuji crop cameras, the X-H2 received the Pixel Shift function. It is implemented using a matrix shift and allows you to take highly detailed pictures with a resolution of 160 megapixels—matrix stabilization in five axes, with the FUJINON XF35mmF1.4 R lens up to seven stops.
The new matrix allowed an extended ISO limit: if previously Fujifilm crop cameras set the real minimum ISO value to 160, now ISO 125 is available.
However, the new matrix has a drawback. She’s a bit thin. This means the camera will have a relatively stiff rolling shutter, and flash sync on the electronic shutter is impossible.
The X-Trans CMOS 5 HR image is processed by the X-Processor 5. According to the company, it works twice as fast, is more energy efficient, and also supports new formats, CFExpress Type B memory cards. And the processing uses artificial intelligence.
The camera received the ability to shoot in 8K 30 fps at 4:2:2 10 bits from the entire matrix. The maximum recording time is 30 minutes. Here is an example taken by Japanese videographer Yusuke Okawa:
Support for Apple ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, and Apple ProRes 422 Proxy is also announced.
The X-H2 is compatible with the same accessories because it has the same body as the X-H2s. And this is a wonderful (sarcasm) external cooler – it clings to the panel, which is located behind the rotary display, and it is better not to close it while you cool the carcass:
But there are more standard accessories like a battery grip:
Fujifilm X-H2 will be available for purchase in two versions:
- Body in the US costs $2,000 before taxes.
- Kit H-2S + XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR – $2500 before taxes.
The camera will be on sale in September.
Fujinon XF56mmF1.2R WR
An updated version of my favorite lens in the X-system. It has become much faster, and the optical design is now able to resolve all 40 megapixels without loss of sharpness. The focal length of 56mm is equivalent to 85mm in 35mm format. The maximum aperture value is f/1.2. The minimum is f/16.
The lens consists of 13 elements in eight groups with two aspherical lenses and one ED lens:
The lens weighs 445 grams with a length of 76 and a diameter of 79.4 mm.
The Fujinon XF56mmF1.2 R WR will be available for purchase in September. The price in the US before taxes is $1000.
Fujinon GF20-35mmF4R WR
And this is a zoom for Fujifilm medium format. The 20-35mm focal length is the equivalent of 16-28mm in 35mm format. The maximum aperture value is f/4. The minimum is f/22.
The lens consists of 14 elements in ten groups with two aspherical lenses, one ED and one aspherical ED:
The lens for medium format optics is relatively compact: 112.5 mm in length with a diameter of 88.5 mm and weighs 725 grams.
The Fujinon GF20-35mmF4 R WR will be available for purchase in October. The price is $2500.