As a big lover of Montaigne, I live according to one of his maxim which says “suspend your judgement“.
Well, Montaigne’s life tip is definitely a good one also when it comes to pre-production gear.
We have seen DPReview fail to test new Fuji gear properly, others judging autofocus speed while using a camera that had not even the full menu properly written via firmware (some menu items were still marked with a questionmark!) and others commenting on burst performance when using CFepxress cards that are not properly working with the Fujifilm X-H2S.
So you see: lots of judgements and conclusions have been done in a time where there should be none!
And to underline that, I will give you this information I have just received by a new source (which I am very greatful for contacting me, and if I share it with you despite being a new source it means I have solid reasons to trust it): on June 15, Fujifilm released a firmware update for the Fujifilm X-H2S which introduced “incredible improvements“.
For us this means that whatever we have seen and heard about the Fujifilm X-H2S so far, we should take it with a grain of salt.
The real performance will only be unlocked once the final firmware is out, which should happen soon. And who knows, maybe the June 15 firmware was already the final thing, with all bugs ironed out and the final stills and video autofocus algorithm on it.
Production firmware, that’s what we want, that’s what we wait for. And that’s what we will get very soon and FujiRumors will cover it for you.