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Fujifilm X-H2S Might Just Be the Ultimate Hybrid Mirrorless Camera

The idea behind a hybrid is to bring the best of two worlds together, and that’s what Fujifilm is doing with its X-H2S camera. It’s a 26MP X-mount mirrorless camera with a Stacked CMOS sensor that can shoot stills at up to 40 frames per second and can capture full-sensor 6.2 video or 4K at up to 120 frames per second. In short, this hybrid takes care of all your still and video needs, with plenty of functionality to spare.

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There’s a long list of key features when you consider the Fujifilm X-H2S. As mentioned, you can 40 frames per second, but you can also shoot 15 frames per second using the mechanical shutter. The APS-C Stacked CMOS sensor comes with an X-Trans colour filter pattern, and the camera boasts better AF tracking and subject recognition AF than previous models. If you’re looking for HDR capture, the X-H2S offers the ideal 10-bit HEIF output.

Action shots are a breeze with a 7EV rated image stabilization. You can slow things down or shoot in full width with the Slow-mo DCI or UHD 4K. You also get your choice of codes, including ProRes HQ, LT, and STD options. The OLED viewfinder offers 5.76M dots, and you get 0.8x magnification with that, as well as a 120 frames per second refresh.

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You can connect to the camera with the CFexpress Type B and UHS-II SD slots. And for options, you can get a cooling fan for those longer video shoots or two optional grips—the FT-XH file transmitter grip or the VG-XH battery grip.

It should be no surprise that Fujifilm says the “S” in X-H2S stands for “speed,” as this camera can keep up with any demands you require of it. The base price of the camera is $2,499. Add in the optional VH-XH battery grip for an additional $399. The fan runs $199, and the file transfer grip adds another $999. You can expect the X-H2S in early July, but you’ll have to wait until September for that file transfer grip.

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