Fujifilm X-S20 vs X-T5/X-H2/X-H2S
There will be a new king in the Fujifilm X world when it comes to subject tracking smartness, and it will be the Fujifilm X-S20 (which is coming on May 24).
Because the Fujifilm X-S20 will have an extended automatic subject/scene detection mode compared to the one already available on the Fujifilm X-S10.
Let me explain.
When you rotate the mode dial of the Fujifilm X-S10 to AUTO, the X-S10 will automatically recognize the scene (landscape, macro, night, sunset, sky, etc) and adjust camera settings accordingly. And I believe it even sets the film simulation automatically based on which one it thinks would work best for that scene.
I hear you: unless you are a beginner who just switched to a real camera from a smartphone, you can live happily also without this feature.
But the thing is that the Fujifilm X-S20 will bring this AUTO switch to the next level.
The Fujifilm X-S20 will be capable to track all the subjects that the Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2 and X-H2S can already track:
- birds (and insects with FW 3.00 on X-H2S, promised to come also for X-H2 and X-T5)
- planes (and drones with FW 3.00 on X-H2S, promised to come also for X-H2 and X-T5)
- motorcycle & bike
On the X-T5, X-H2 and X-H2S, every time you want to track a different subject, you have to go into the menu and select the subject you want to track (car, bird, animal, etc). And if you want to track a person, you have to disable subject tracking and enable face/eye tracking.
But that’s not how it works on the Fujifilm X-S20.
In fact, the Fujifilm X-S20 will be capable to track it all automatically. It will simply recognize what’s in your frame (a child, a dog, a bird, etc) and start tracking it without any need for you to go into the menu and make specific selections.
The automatic subject detection is actually something that fellow Fujifilm X shooters requested since the X-H2S was launched and I am happy to see that Fujifilm figured it out and will soon offer it on the Fujifilm X-S20.
Of course my hope now is that Fujifilm will release a firmware update that will bring this tracking smartness also to the Fujifilm X-T5, X-H2 and X-H2S.
I mean, it would evade any logic if the base model X-S20 would have this feature but higher end Fujifilm models not.
A firmware update urges. Thank you Fujifilm.
- Fujifilm X-T5: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Moment
- Fujifilm X-H2: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Moment
- Fujifilm X-H2s: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Moment
- Fujifilm X-S10: BHphoto / AmazonUS / Adorama / Moment
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