Fujifilm’s New Mirrorless Camera Promises a Lot

Thanks to an upgraded sensor and processor

Fujifilm's new flagship mirrorless digital camera, the X-H2S, utilizes a new image sensor and a new processor for improved performance over previous models.

Digital cameras that don't use mirrors aren't a new thing for Fujifilm—Lifewire's Charlie Sorrel was very fond of the X-Pro 3—but its new X-H2S aims to be better. This particular mirrorless digital camera is meant to fit in with the rest of the X Series but has also been designed to surpass its predecessors.

Fujifilm X-H2S mirrorless digital camera

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According to Fujifilm, it's because of the new 26.16MP X-Trans CMOS 5 HS image sensor and a new X-Processor 5. The image sensor can allegedly provide up to four times the signal readout speed of older X Series models, while the processor supposedly doubles previous processing speeds. The improved performance also allows the X-H2S to calculate information three times faster than before for better tracking in burst mode. It also offers better image resolution, along with reduced noise, for better overall image quality.

X-H2S

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Built-in subject detection allows the X-H2S to more easily track animals and vehicles via AI, and it's capable of recording high-resolution video at high-speed for clearer slow-motion shots. It also utilizes a new built-in stabilization mechanism to compensate for little shakes and jostles when shooting handheld. And, of course, it retains the X Series' ability to show you exactly what your photos will look like before you take them.

The X-H2S will be available for purchase in July, though Fujifilm hasn't revealed pricing details yet. But if it's anything like the other X-series mirrorless digital cameras, it could cost anywhere between $1,000 to $2,000.

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