Fujifilm X-H2S

26MP APS-C Stacked CMOS sensor | 4K video up to 60p (120p with crop) | Up to 40fps shooting with full AF

What we like:

  • Fast shooting with deep buffer and good AF
  • Impressive video specs and quality
  • Operates well for both stills and video

What we don't:

  • Continuous AF can struggle at 40fps
  • No AF tracking mode in video
  • AF requires fine-tuning
The Fujifilm X-H2S is a high-speed stills and video hybrid camera based around a 26MP Stacked CMOS sensor.
The X-H2S uses a relatively large magnesium alloy body with twin command dials and a substantial front grip.
The Stacked CMOS sensor delivers top-notch video and rapid stills capture
Autofocus can recognize a range of subject types and track them effectively if set up correctly. The X-H2S does best when its settings tell it how the subject is likely to move around the scene. At its best it can deliver very high hit-rates even at its maximum 40 fps.
The X-H2S boasts a strong video feature set and outputs excellent quality footage. Autofocus can perform well, though there's no subject tracking option in video mode. Strong image stabilization and a wide array of capture formats make the X-H2S a genuine video contender. 14-bit F-Log2 mode delivers the best dynamic range we've seen from Fujifilm.
Image quality is very good, with a wide array of attractive 'Film Simulation' color modes. Raw performance is also very strong for the sensor size, with a good amount of dynamic range available for adjustments and edits. The Stacked CMOS sensor means rolling shutter is very low in the fast e-shutter modes.
The X-H2S is Fujifilm's most expensive X-series camera but also its most powerful. Comparatively-priced full-frame cameras can offer better image quality, but nothing else offers this combination of high-speed stills and video at anywhere near the price.

Richard Butler