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The X-H2S is simply blazing fast for shooting stills at up to 40fps with full AF still working, and no viewfinder lag at all. Shooting Raw files at 40fps means you need a fast, large card to keep up, and there is a CFexpress Type B slot, as well as a second for SD media. We shot action at 40fps, and keeper rate was insanely good. Capturing cars and motorcycles in action, these proved relatively easy for the camera to lock on to. Dropping to a mere 20fps, it performs more AF calculations between each frame, so focusing accuracy improves. This helped when we shot a fast-moving dog on the run. The new sensor and processor each boost image resolution at low ISO and reduce noise at high ISO sensitivity, with improved AF

– thanks to AI tech that includes subject recognition. It detects and tracks not only human faces and eyes, but also animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, aeroplanes and trains. Phase detection AF is uncannily accurate and rapid. Its EVF is a high-resolution, 5.76-million-dot panel with a magnification of 0.8x and 120fps frame rate for a clear view. The 1.62-million-dot LCD monitor is a vari-angle design, so hinges out from the camera and may be twisted around. All-new, five-axis in-body image stabilisation offers up to a seven-stop advantage – and this works exceedingly well, too. The X-H2S has the fifth-generation X-Trans sensor, and the colours produced are typical of Fujifilm – natural and not too oversaturated. Image quality is particularly good, with sharp and detailed files that show very little noise, even when ISO creeps up. It doesn’t have the resolution of some cameras beloved by landscape or portrait workers, but excels at action. As a lens companion to the new X-H2S, Fujifilm launched the £1899 XF150-600mm f/5.6-8 R LM OIS WR, intended for sports and wildlife. It also supports teleconverters for greater range. AD

IN THE NEWS A stacked sensor is the key feature of this nifty machine

WINNING SMILE Although perfect for action, the X-H2S suits all subjects

SEE THE RAINBOW Get that classic Fujifilm colour palette, with a crisp and natural feel to images. The camera's line-up of Fujifilm Film Simulation modes can give JPEGs an extra character

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