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First look The 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed was the perfect opportunity for PN to try out Fujifilm’s latest launch. Adam Duckworth is our intrepid reporter capturing all the action with the X-H2S Fujifilm X-H2S


PERHAPS THE LAST obstacle for mirrorless cameras to be on par with – or even greater than – DSLRs is action shooting. Compared to an optical viewfinder, there has always been lag and blackout, making it frustrating or near impossible to follow faster pursuits. That’s not a problem if you’re focusing on a subject that doesn’t move much, like a golfer or cricket batter making a swing. But for motor sport, runners, cyclists or fast-moving wildlife, it can be a nightmare. Many mirrorless cameras offer incredibly high frame rates, but it’s not much use if you can’t accurately frame the subject. The cure is the stacked sensor, as found in high-end models such as the Sony A9 and A1, Canon EOS R3 and Nikon Z 9. These give a clear, real-time view of your subjects. Now, there’s an APS-C camera fitted with a stacked, back-side illuminated 26.16-megapixel sensor – Fujifilm’s £2499 X-H2S. Its X-Trans CMOS sensor reads signals four times quicker than the previous model, and the X-Processor 5 doubles processing speed. This means zero lag or blackout in the viewfinder, much faster and more accurate autofocus and virtually no rolling shutter, as well as 40fps stills performance. It also unlocks a swathe of high-end video codecs and frame rates, including 6.2K shooting and 4K at 120fps in 10-bit 4:2:2 Apple ProRes.

SPEED RACER Capture motion with no problem using this latest Fujifilm body with its rapid AF and burst shooting

SPECS ›  Price £2499 body only ›  Resolution 26.16 megapixels ›  Sensor APS-C X-Trans CMOS 5 HS ›  ISO range 160-12,800, expanded 80-51,200 ›  Dual card slots CFexpress Type B and SD ›  In-body image stabiliser Five-axis, 7EV benefit ›  Battery NP-W235S, approx 580 frames in normal mode, 720 in economy mode ›  Body weight 660g (with card and battery) ›  Contact

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