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About Speculations of Fujifilm X-H1 having Two X Processor Pro Chips… and the Possibly Real Reason for Better AF and EVF black-out on X-H1


The Speculations

As we reported here, the Fujifilm X-H1 will be powered by the very same X Processor Pro that it already inside the X-T2, X-Pro2, GFX 50S and more.

However, there was some speculation that the Fujifilm X-H1 might/will have 2 X Processor Pro’s… speculation that got even stronger, after we reported about:

But where does this speculation of the two X-Processor Pro chips come from?

It all started with an interview a Fujifilm manager gave here in February 2017, where, at the launch of the GFX, he said:

The GFX has the same processor as the X-T2 and X-Pro2, actually it has got two of those processors”

I know, some people believe he actually ment “dual processor” (the current X-T2/Pro X Processor Pro is a dual processor), but at least in the way the manager said it, it really sounds like he ment 2 separated X Processor Pro.

UPDATE: However, in the description of the video, after the first reports here on FR they added:

In the video it’s said that the camera had a dual processor which is incorrect. The early plans for GFX was to have a dual processor but it’s been confirmed that it actually has a single processor.”

So one (dual) processor only. At least this is the official statement. Probably the manager just mixed up dual with two at the end.

So far I couldn’t find any official proof of the fact that the Fujifilm GFX 50S has two processors. Fujifilm does NOT mention this in any of their official specs sheets. And that’s strange to me… I mean, if Fujifilm really put two processors into the GFX, then why not share it proudly in public? Why should Fujifilm hide such a feature? Of course I can’t exclude the fact that the GFX has 2 processors (as the Fujifilm manager said)… I just wonder why Fujifilm does not share it publicy in the official spec papers.

The (Possibly) Real Reason

Now back to the Fujifilm X-H1…

I can’t exclude the fact that the Fujifilm X-H1 will have 2 processors, as I can’t exclude anything at this stage. Let’s wait for the full specs at the official announcement on February 14… maybe Fujifilm will tell us more by then.

But my humble and very personal opinion so far is that the rumored AF and EVF black-out improvement comes from the better heat dissipation the bigger Fujifilm X-H1 body allows.

Better heat dissipation means Fujifilm can make the X Processor Pro run to its very limits, without worrying about overheating.

But that’s all just specualtion for now. We will know more on February 14. And until then, make sure to follow FujiRumors on Facebook, RSS-feed and Twitter.

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stay tuned…