Fujifilm X-H2S

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    Highlights

    • 26.16 MP APS-C Stacked BSI X-Trans Sensor
    • No Optical Low-pass Filter
    • 160 - 12,800 Native ISO
    • 425 Focus Points
    • 5-Axis Image Stabilization
    • 3.0" 1,620k dot Fully Articulated Screen
    • 0.5" 5,760k dot Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder
    • 15.0 fps Mechanical and 40.0 fps Electronic Continuous Shooting
    • 6240 x 4160 Video Shooting
    • FUJIFILM F-Log, FUJIFILM F-Log 2
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
    • Wheather Sealed Body
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    Overview

    Fujifilm X-H2S was announced in 2022 and is an APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) Mirrorless camera with 26.16 Megapixel Stacked BSI X-Trans sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 160 to 12,800 and expands to 80 - 51,200 in boosted mode. The camera has a Fully Articulated 3.0" screen with 1,620k dot resolution and built-in 0.5" Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 5,760k dot resolution. It has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in body image stabilization.

    Fujifilm X-H2S can capture video up to 6240 x 4160 resolution with no recording time limit.


    Here is the Fujifilm X-H series lineup, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the cameras within the same series.

    Fujifilm X-H series lineup
    Model Date Sensor Native ISO Screen Price
    Image cannot be found Fujifilm X-H2 September
    2022
    40.2 MP
    APS-C
    125 - 12,800 Articulated 3.0"
    1,620k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Fujifilm X-H2S May
    2022
    26.16 MP
    APS-C
    160 - 12,800 Articulated 3.0"
    1,620k dot
    Touchscreen
    Image cannot be found Fujifilm X-H1 February
    2018
    24.3 MP
    APS-C
    200 - 12,800 Tilting 3.0"
    1,040k dot
    Touchscreen

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Fujifilm X-H2 vs X-H2S vs X-H1.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Fujifilm X-H2S.

    PROS

    •   Video Capture
    •   Stacked BSI X-Trans Sensor
    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Vehicle Tracking Mode
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Large Viewfinder - 0.5"
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 5,760k dot
    •   No Blackout Viewfinder
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/32000 sec
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 40.0 fps
    •   High Video Resolution - 6240 x 4160
    •   10-bit 4:2:2 Color
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording
    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   USB Charging
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    CONS

    •   160 Lowest Native ISO
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Short Battery Life - 580 shots

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   Price
    •   Sensor Resolution - 26.16 Megapixel
    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec
    •   Weight - 660 g (1.46 lb / 23.28 oz)

    Predecessor

    Here we are comparing Fujifilm X-H2S to its predecessor X-H1 and displaying the major changes.

    UPGRADES Fujifilm X-H2S vs Fujifilm X-H1
    Sensor Type Stacked BSI X-Trans vs CMOS
    Higher Sensor Resolution 26.16 Megapixel vs 24.3 Megapixel
    Lower Native ISO 160 vs 200
    Lower Boosted ISO 80 vs 100
    More Powerful Processor X-Processor 5 vs X-Processor Pro
    Max Image Resolution 6240 x 4160 vs 6000 x 4000
    More Focus Points 425 vs 325
    Animal Eye Detection vs
    Vehicle Tracking Mode vs
    Higher Image Stabilization Compensation 7 stops vs 5 stops
    Screen Type Fully Articulated vs Tilting
    Higher Resolution Screen 1,620k dot vs 1,040k dot
    Higher Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent) 0.80x vs 0.75x
    Higher Resolution Viewfinder 5,760k dot vs 3,690k dot
    Higher Max Continuous Shooting 40.0 fps vs 14.0 fps
    Higher Video Resolution 6240 x 4160 vs 4096 x 2160
    Unlimited Video Recording vs
    Higher USB Speed USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 GBit/sec) vs USB 3.2 Gen 1x1 (5 GBit/sec)
    Headphone Output vs
    Wi-Fi Version Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ac/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz vs 802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz
    Bluetooth Version 4.2 LE vs 4
    Lighter 660 g (1.46 lb / 23.28 oz) vs 673 g (1.48 lb / 23.74 oz)
    Longer Battery Life 580 shots vs 310 shots
    DOWNGRADES Fujifilm X-H2S vs Fujifilm X-H1
    More Expensive $2499 vs $1899 (body only)

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Fujifilm X-H2S vs X-H1.

    Screen and Viewfinder

    Fully Articulated Touchscreen

    Fujifilm X-H2S has a 3.0" Fully Articulated touchscreen with 1,620k dot resolution. Fully articulated screen makes this camera selfie and vlogger friendly and generally very useful for video shooting.

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    Fujifilm X-H2S with Fully Articulated screen


    Electronic (OLED) Viewfinder

    Camera has a built-in 0.5" Electronic (OLED) viewfinder with 5,760k dot resolution. It has a 100% coverage and 1.20x (0.80x 35mm equivalent) magnification.

    Sensor

    Stacked BSI X-Trans Sensor

    Fujifilm X-H2S features a 26.16 megapixel APS-C Stacked BSI X-Trans sensor with dimensions of 23.5 x 15.6 mm and a total area of 366.6 mm2. Its native ISO range is 160 - 12,800 and expands to 80 - 51,200 in boosted mode.

    The camera has Stacked BSI X-Trans sensor

    Here is a sensor size comparison chart where you can see how Fujifilm X-H2S's APS-C sensor compares with other types of sensors:

    Sensor size chart
    Sensor Dimensions Area Aspect Ratio Crop Factor
    Image cannot be displayedMedium Format44 x 33 mm1452 mm24:30.79x
    Image cannot be displayedFull Frame36 x 24 mm864 mm23:21x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-H27 x 18 mm486 mm23:21.3x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C23.5 x 15.6 mm366.6 mm23:21.5x
    Image cannot be displayedAPS-C (Canon)22.3 x 14.9 mm332.3 mm23:21.6x
    Image cannot be displayedMicro Four Thirds17.4 x 13 mm226.2 mm24:32x
    Image cannot be displayed1-inch13.2 x 8.8 mm116.2 mm23:22.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/1.7-inch7.44 x 5.58 mm41.5 mm24:34.7x
    Image cannot be displayed1/2.3-inch6.17 x 4.55 mm28.1 mm24:35.6x

    Photography Features

    Camera is equipped with X-Processor 5 processor and can take pictures up to 6240 x 4160 resolution.


    Lens Mount

    Fujifilm X-H2S has Fujifilm X lens mount. Due to APS-C sensor its crop factor (also called lens multiplier) is 1.5x. This means that a 35mm equivalent focal length of the mounted lens will be equal to its actual focal length times 1.5.


    No Low-Pass Filter

    There is no optical low-pass filter (OLPF), also known as an anti-aliasing filter, in front of the sensor. This results in a slightly sharper image but may also introduce moiré patterns and aliasing artifacts when photographing subjects with fine, repetitive patterns or details.


    In-Body Image Stabilization

    The camera has a built-in 5-Axis Sensor Shift in-body image stabilization (IBIS) with 7 stops of compensation. This means that you are still getting vibration reduction when camera is paired with non-image stabilizied lenses. It also works with lenses with optical image stabilization and in combination can achieve even better compensation.

    Check out the cameras which are frequently compared to Fujifilm X-H2S.

    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 5, 802.11ac/b/g/n, 2.4/5 GHz) which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    Bluetooth

    Camera has a built-in Bluetooth (version 4.2 LE) which lets you to connect the camera to a smartphone or a dedicated remote control device. This allows you to remotely trigger the camera, adjust settings and controls remotely through a paired mobile app. While Wi-Fi is generally faster for transferring larger files, Bluetooth can be used for small, selective transfers, it can provide real-time information about your camera's battery status, memory card capacity, and other key settings directly on your paired smartphone or smartwatch.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in Bluetooth.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Fujifilm X-H2S has a USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10 GBit/sec) Type-C input for data transfer and battery charging. There is a Full Size HDMI connector for video signal output.


    Battery

    Fujifilm X-H2S comes with NP-W235 battery pack with battery life of 580 shots.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has two card slots - one for CFexpress Type B and one for SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II).

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Fujifilm X-H2S has Electronic shutter and Mechanical Focal Plane shutter. Shutter speed can go up to 1/32000 sec with electronic shutter and up to 1/8000 sec with mechanical shutter. Camera can shoot continuously up to 40.0 fps with electronic shutter and up to 15.0 fps with mechanical shutter.


    Focusing

    Fujifilm X-H2S has Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase detection AF) system with 425 focusing points. Touch-to-Focus allows users to select a specific point on the screen where they want the camera to focus. This feature can be helpful for achieving precise focus in both photo and video recording. There is also face detection feature which automatically finds and focuses on faces and additional eye detection further locks the focus on one of the eyes and tracks it down during the motion.


    Flash

    Fujifilm X-H2S has no built-in flash but an external flash may be connected via Hot Shoe or PC Terminal. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/250 sec.

    Physical Parameters

    Fujifilm X-H2S has dimensions of 136 x 93 x 95 mm (5.35 x 3.66 x 3.74"). It weighs 660 g (1.46 lb / 23.28 oz) which is neither heavy nor lightweight.

    136 mm (5.35")

    93 mm (3.66")

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    Fujifilm X-H2S dimensions

    Fujifilm X-H2S for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Fujifilm X-H2S is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    GOOD
    83

    Fujifilm X-H2S gets a score of 83 and is GOOD choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    83

    Fujifilm X-H2S gets a score of 83 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 5,760k dot
    •   No Blackout Viewfinder
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 40.0 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 580 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    GOOD
    82

    Fujifilm X-H2S gets a score of 82 and is GOOD choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO
    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 5,760k dot
    •   No Blackout Viewfinder
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 40.0 fps
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 580 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    EXCELLENT
    87

    Fujifilm X-H2S gets a score of 87 and is EXCELLENT choice for Portrait photography.

    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    EXCELLENT
    89

    Fujifilm X-H2S gets a score of 89 and is EXCELLENT choice for Street photography.

    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 660 g (1.46 lb / 23.28 oz)

    Travel Photography

    EXCELLENT
    88

    Fujifilm X-H2S gets a score of 88 and is EXCELLENT choice for Travel photography.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
    •   High Video Resolution - 6240 x 4160
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 660 g (1.46 lb / 23.28 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 580 shots

    Fujifilm X-H2S Evaluation

    We evaluate Fujifilm X-H2S and give score of 86 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    86

    Sensor

    GOOD
    79

    We give Fujifilm X-H2S a score of 79 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Stacked BSI X-Trans Sensor
    •   Sensor Resolution - 26.16 Megapixel
    •   160 Lowest Native ISO
    •   12,800 Highest Native ISO

    Photo

    GOOD
    82

    We give Fujifilm X-H2S a score of 82 for Photo parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/8000 sec
    •   High Max Shutter Speed (Electronic) - 1/32000 sec
    •   High Max Continuous Shooting - 40.0 fps
    •   Max Flash Sync Speed - 1/250 sec

    Video

    EXCELLENT
    96

    We give Fujifilm X-H2S a score of 96 for Video parameters.

    •   Image Stabilization
    •   High Video Resolution - 6240 x 4160
    •   10-bit 4:2:2 Color
    •   No crop on 4K Videos
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   Unlimited Video Recording

    Focusing

    EXCELLENT
    92

    We give Fujifilm X-H2S a score of 92 for Focusing parameters.

    •   425 Focus Points
    •   Touch-to-Focus
    •   Face Detection
    •   Live View Autofocus
    •   Animal Eye Detection
    •   Vehicle Tracking Mode

    Screen and Viewfinder

    EXCELLENT
    88

    We give Fujifilm X-H2S a score of 88 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Fully Articulated Screen
    •   Touch Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,620k dot
    •   Large Viewfinder - 0.5"
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 5,760k dot

    Connectivity

    EXCELLENT
    96

    We give Fujifilm X-H2S a score of 96 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   High USB Speed
    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    GOOD
    73

    We give Fujifilm X-H2S a score of 73 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 660 g (1.46 lb / 23.28 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 580 shots
    •   2 Storage Slots


    For a full specification list please go to the specifications page:

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