DPRTV: Fujifilm X-H2S Review – AF Tracking, Video Performance, Image Quality, and More

DPRTV previously covered the Fujifilm X-H2S using preproduction firmware. Now they guys have a final camera with finalized firmware, and of course, they are impressed like most reviewers. You can read a summary of their findings below or watch the above video.

  • Very easy to manually focus
  • The top screen flickers a little if you have it set to white on black
  • When shooting 40fps electronic shutter AF locks and lossless RAW they were able to get about 150 shots over 4 seconds with an SD card, but the camera slows down a lot when hitting the buffer limit
  • When shooting with a CFexpress B 1530MB/s card, they were able to shoot 180 shots before the camera slowed down to about 20fps for 100 shots before slowing down more, so 280 high-speed shots
  • Fast electronic shutter with minimal dynamic range losses
  • F-Log2 readout 11.5ms, F-Log/Film Sim Readout 6.2ms, Electronic shutter photo readout 6.2ms
  • The camera loses about 1/3 to 1/2 stop of dynamic range with the electronic shutter
  • The video does not suffer from dynamic range loss due to its slower readout speed, which is still faster than the X-T4
  • Fujifilm should let you shoot with the slower electronic shutter to maintain dynamic range
  • Great sensor with great image quality
  • Face/Eye autofocus has improved a lot since the initial review
  • Better to shoot 10-15fps when a subject is coming toward you, and even at 20fps, it is just about perfect, but 40fps will give you less shots in focus than just sticking to 20fps
  • For video subject detection is super quick
  • Will only track subjects it recognizes or subjects that have a box on it; Fujifilm should add a subject lock-on feature
  • You should always shoot FLog2 on this camera
  • IBIS has improved over the X-T4 for video and IS boost gives a very tripod-like level of stabilization
  • ProRes RAW gives you the ability to fully manipulate the file
  • Very comparable to the Pansonic GH6 for video, but it is also an amazing camera for photography
  • The Fujifilm X-H2S is one of the best hybrid cameras ever made
  • Fujifilm should release some more video-centric lenses because the lens line up is a weakness for videography fans
  • This is a flagship camera at a flagship price
  • You can get a larger sensor camera at the price point of the X-H2S, but those cameras have shortcomings, while the X-H2S is a jack of all trades that does everything well and a few things exceptionally well

Fujifilm X-H2S:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujinon XF18-120mm f/4.0 LM PZ WR:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujinon XF150-600mm f/5.6-8 R WR:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama

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