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Fujifilm X-H2S Firmware 6.01 Fixes Bug for Selfie Lovers

Fujifilm has released a new firmware update for the Fujifilm X-H2S.

It is not the bug fix firmware we are waiting for, but it might be a very important update for those who love to take selfies with their X-H2S. :)

Firmware Update Details

Fujifilm X-H2S ver. 6.01 – download here
The firmware update Ver.6.01 from Ver.6.00 incorporates the following issue:

  1. The firmware bug is fixed that the AF frame for tracking moves in the opposite direction when taking a selfie.

Major Firmware Updates for Fujifilm X-H2S, GFX100II and FT-XH with Autofocus Boost, Touch-to-Track AF in Video and More!

At the last X Summit in February, Fujifilm promised substantial Kaizen firmware love for several cameras to come between spring and summer.

Now the first batch of firmware updates has been released for the first cameras, and it includes autofocus improvements, touch to track AF in video, red frame indicator in video and more. All details below.

To see what else will come for which cameras in the near future, check out the dedicated article here.

Fujifilm has released firmware updates for Fujifilm GFX100II, Fujifilm X-H2S and the Fujifilm FT-XH file transmitter grip.

Firmware Details

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FUJIFILM X-H2S and X-H2 win Bronze Award in the internationally-prestigious Design Award, IDEA

I am obliged by contract with Fujifilm to report about such meaningless news. So I’ll do it. But you know what I think about it :D.

Press Release

Mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-H2S / FUJIFILM X-H2” wins Bronze Award in the internationally-prestigious design award, IDEA

– Eight other products were selected as finalists, including digital radiography and smartphone printer

The FUJIFILM X-H2S and FUJIFILM X-H2 are the double flagship models in the “X series” that offer outstanding image quality based on unique color reproduction technology and are compact and lightweight. The FUJIFILM X-H2S meets the needs of professional photographers with the series’ best high-speed continuous shooting, autofocus, and movie performance. The FUJIFILM X-H2 can shoot photos and high-resolution 8K/30P video with the highest image quality in the series, meeting a wide range of needs.

Design awards received

Good Design Award 2022, iF Design Award 2023, Red Dot Design Award 2023

Fujifilm products in IDEA 2023 finalists

  • Fujifilm X-T5
  • Smartphone printer “INSTAX mini Link 2”
  • Smartphone printer “INSTAX SQUARE Link”

EISA Photography Awards: Fujifilm X-H2 best APS-C Camera

Only the best paying brands can let their products go through the brutally tough testing of the EISA team and cream off an award.

Luckily Fujifilm survived the brutal selection and got an award for the Fujifilm X-H2 as best APS-C camera.

Despite never touching the camera, the illuminated EISA team declared this:

The Fujifilm X-H2 is a true hybrid camera with extensive video capabilities that offers the highest resolution available in the APS-C sensor format. Its 40-million-pixel X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor produces still images full of detail, and it can create 160MP files using its Pixel Shift Multi Shot Mode. It can also record 8K/30p video in 4:2:2 10-bit colour and supports both Apple ProRes and BlackMagic Raw output over HDMI. The X-Processor 5 enables subject-detection autofocus which recognises and tracks a broad range of subjects, while the 5-axis in-body image-stabilisation system offers up to 7 stops of compensation.

This excellent summary proves that the EISA team can read the specs sheets. A specs sheet so beautiful, that EISA decided to create a category to award this camera.

Fujifilm will now pay lots of money for the right of using the EISA-bragging logo on their various photography fairs, which shows how healthy of a company Fujifilm is since they can waste money on such things.

Sadly no award for Pentax. They are either too broke to pay for it, or they are just smarter than any other company. And given that they’ve launched this very successful camera, I’d lean towards the second option (that’s the only non sarcastic sentence in this article btw).

You can check out the full list of winners at EISA here.

Fujifilm X-H2 Teardown and Disassembly (for IR conversion): Solid, Uncompromising Construction optimized for Heat Dissipation

Fellow FR-reader Sven is specialized in IR and Astro conversions, and he recently did a fullspectrum conversion on his Fujifilm X-H2.

Here some excerpts regarding the teardown:

  • After a deep look under the hood, the design of this camera can be summarized as follows: Heat Management and Dissipation.
  • mainboard of the X-H2 reveals countless SMD components. With the amount of features packed into such a small camera, this is hardly surprising
  • the processor is covered with a heat conduction pad
  • The entire shutter mechanism is supported by small springs all around and has no direct contact with the body
  • this also explains why the camera’s shutter is relatively quiet and has this very special muted sound
  • The heat of the X-Trans V sensor is tapped directly on the back of the sensor via a delicate heat sink and conducted to a copper plate on the stainless steel chassis

As for the IR performance, they write:

  • Some modern sensors can show fine, mostly horizontal lines in the images. This is probably caused by PDAF pixels (“AF pixels”) on the sensor. These occur more often with strong IR filters and with very high-contrast processing. How does the X-H2 perform with an 830 nm infrared filter? With overly high-contrast processing, no lines or other artifacts are visible at 100% view (aside from noise, of course, induced by the high-contrast processing). The new sensor is a clear recommendation and can be used without restrictions.

As well as a firmware request:

  • Unfortunately, the X-H2 shares the same handicap as all X-Trans cameras. The manual white balance is always set without any problems, but the available range is not quite sufficient. […] Unfortunately, a warm magenta color cast remains in the camera and has to be corrected on the PC.
  • Fujifilm can actually do that, with their Bayer sensor cameras (X-A series and X-Txxx) it works without any problems
  • The X-H2 seems to work a bit better than the X-T3, but you can’t get rid of the color cast completely
  • In the unlikely event that a Fujifilm firmware designer reads this: Please expand the limits in both color axes in which manual white balance can be set. A little bit wider and the cameras internal white balance will work for infrared as well. Such a change can be distributed in a future firmware update in my eyes and should neither harm anyone nor cause too much work in programming.

Read the full article and see all the images at irrecams here.

HOT: Fujifilm X-H2 Huge Bundle Deals Launched (includes XF 70-300mm) and More X/GFX Deals

Fujifilm decided to add the Fujifilm X-H2 bundles to the recent offerings Gruning in USA.

Go to BHphoto here, then click “Build Bundle” and then “Mirrorless Lenses” to see all the combinations available for the X-H2.

Except for the Fujinon XF16-80mm, all other lenses that come bundled with the X-H2 in these rebates are capable of resolving all 40MP, also the XF70-300mm!

X Series Deals

NOTE: The deals run also in Canada! Check Amazon Canada and also in New Zealand.

GFX Deals

Tamron

EUROPE DEALS

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DEAL ALERT: New Huge Deals on Fujifilm X-H2S, XF Lenses and GFX Gear

Fujifilm has just launched new deals on X and GFX gear in USA. Down below is the full list of rebates:

NOTE: The deals run also in Canada! Check Amazon Canada.

X Series Gear

GFX Gear

EUROPE DEALS

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Fujifilm X-H2, X-H2s, FT-XH Firmware Updates Released

Fujifilm has released new firmware updates for the Fujifilm X-H2, Fujifilm X-H2s and the Vertical File Transmitter Grip FT-XH.

You can find all details and download links down below.

Firmware Details & Download Links

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Camera Autofocus Ranking: Fujifilm X-H2s and X-H2 vs Sony, Canon, Nikon, OM System (Bird Photography)

Bird Photography with X-H Cameras

Mathieu Gasquet has tested the Fujifilm X-H2s and Fujifilm X-H2 for bird photography.

He compares rolling shutter, drive speed and other aspects between X-H2 and X-H2s. So definitely check out their full video above.

For the purpose of this article we will focus on one aspect only: bird autofocus tracking accuracy.

  • Green Column: 100% sharp images
  • Blue Column: sharp + slightly out of focus images

The Fujifilm X-H2s gives a total of 82% perfectly sharp images, whereas the X-H2 tops at 78%.

Old Firmware Beats New Firmware?

Here comes the “shocking” part.

In his test, the Fujifilm X-H2s with old firmware 1.03 performed better than the X-H2s with the new firmware 3.00.

  • 82% accuracy with firmware 1.03
  • 77% accuracy with firmware 3.01

This is very surprising and goes against many other tests we have seen so far, for example here and here.

But I do respect and trust Mathieu’s work and hence I share it here on FujiRumors.

And I also say to Fujifilm: go back to work and make it better with the next firmware!

Compare to Sony, Canon, Nikon & Co

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DPR Fujifilm X-H2 Review: Silver Award

DPReview has published its full review of the Fujifilm X-H2, where the camera gets the silver award with an overall score of 89%.

What we like

  • Excellent high-resolution image quality with a wide range of JPEG processing options
  • Excellent Raw dynamic range
  • 160MP high-res mode for static scenes
  • 15 fps mechanical shutter with good buffer depth
  • Highly detailed 8K video with no crop
  • Wide array of video resolutions, framerates and codecs
  • Subject-specific AF tracking modes
  • EVF is bright and highly-detailed
  • Effective in-body IS easily allows for handheld video and slow shutter speed stills
  • Comfortable hand grip with well-positioned controls
  • Impressive build quality
  • Shutter rated to 500K
  • Very good battery life

What we don’t

  • Tracking AF and face/eye detect AF reliability lags slightly behind the competition
  • Noticeable rolling shutter in most video capture modes, especially 8K
  • No general AF tracking option in video mode
  • Face detection in AF can be distracted by other faces in the scene
  • High-res mode requires a trip to your computer for assembly
  • Poor magnified live view experience
  • Command dial interface won’t suit all users
  • Not all XF lenses will look good paired with a 40MP sensor

You can read the full review at DPReview here.

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