Fujifilm X-H2S Just Got “Incredible Improvements” via Firmware Update (and What about the Older Reviews Now?)

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.

Fujifilm X-H2S Look Up Table (LUT) for F-Log and F-Log 2 Now Available

This LUT file is to edit the movie data below when the data is edited by a movie editor on your PC or Mac

<LUT file for F-Log>
* F-Log movie data recorded with GFX100S, GFX100, X-E4, X-S10, X-T30 II, X-T30, X-T2, X-T3 , X-T4, X-Pro3, X-H1, X-H2S and X100V

<LUT file for F-Log2>
* F-Log2 movie data recorded with X-H2S.


F-Log 3D-LUT file / F-Log Data sheet

Last updated: 6.16.2022
F-Log_LUT_E_Ver.1.22.zip [10.0MB]
*Decompress the “F-Log_LUT_E_Ver.1.22.zip” file and launch “.cube” file from a movie editor.
Last updated: 6.16.2022
F-Log_DataSheet_E_Ver.1.1.pdf [192KB]

F-Log2 3D-LUT file / F-Log2 Data sheet

Last updated: 6.16.2022
F-Log2_LUT_E_Ver.100.zip [908KB]
*Decompress the “F-Log_LUT2_E_Ver.1.00.zip” file and launch “.cube” file from a movie editor.
Last updated: 6.16.2022
F-Log2_DataSheet_E_Ver.1.0.pdf [120KB]


Amazon USA Takes Fujifilm X-H2S Pre-Orders (Again)

In the few hours the Fujifilm X-H2S was up for pre-order at AmazonUS, it jumped on the top position of the new mirroless camera releases and was 8th in the overall digital camera ranking. So definitely pre-orders were strong.

But for reasons I do not know, Amazon stopped taking pre-orders just hours after the Fujifilm X-H2S launch.

Well, if you are used to buy your gear at Amazon, then I am glad to report that the Fujifilm X-H2S pre-orders are open again at AmazonUS.

Do NOT Use These AngelBird CFexpress Cards on Fujifilm X-H2S

We recently shared the official Fujifilm recommended CFexpress Type B card list here.

We saw that not all CFexpress TypeB card are made equal and that only these 4 card models can do it all and can do it best (among the ones tested by Fujifilm).

Other cards work well too, but maybe don’t give you as long bursts as others, or can’t record ProRes and so forth (full details here).

For your convenience, here are the cards recommended

In the comments to that article many were surprised that the AngelBird CFexpress Type B cards were not included in the list.

In order to try to get clarification, I fired off a few emails to sources asking if Fujifilm simply did not test those cards on the Fujifilm X-H2S or maybe if they did test them, and saw they performed so bad that they excluded it from the recommended CFexpress Card list.

Well, today a source wrote me back and told me that the Fujifilm did test them, and they did not perform well, so they did not include them in the list.

More precisely, the source mentioned the following card models as not working properly:

So these are the AngelBird card models you should definitely avoid to use on your Fujifilm X-H2S.

I am aware about the brand new AngelBird MKII CFexpress Type B cards. I don’t have info on those ones, but I think we can be cautiously optimistic that they will work fine. However, I still don’t recommend to buy any CFexpress Card except for the ones officially recommended by Fujifilm.

Once Fujifilm updates its recommended CFexpress card list, I will inform you.

For now, you are best off with these four cards:

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Which 5th Generation Sensor do You Want in the Fujifilm X-T5, X-Pro4, X-E5, X-S20, X-T40, X80, X200?


Maybe it’s just because I haven’t had a decent sleep for weeks. Maybe I am just overthinking it all (but don’t worry, I am recovering greatly now)

But when I re-watched the X Summit, I was confused by the statement the Japanese Fujifilm manager made in regards to the 5th generation 26MP stacked and 40MP non-stacked sensor.

His statement:

there is no other camera platform more suitable to have them both than the ‘X-H” Series

I wondered what he meant by that, and I concluded it could be either one of the 2 options mentioned below:

  1. only the X-H line will offer both sensor options
  2. since the X-H line is the most suitable, it will be the first to feature both sensor options. Other less suitable lines might get both options too, but only later on as the priority is the X-H line
  3. NEW ENTRY: some FR-reader said this is just marketing blah blah blah aimed to sell as many X-H cameras as possible and then both sensors will find its way in most camera lines anyway

I’ve asked you guys in a survey what you think the manager meant, and here is the result of the survey.

SPECULATION (NOT RUMOR): In my eyes, it would make sense to put both sensor options in at least all of Fuji’s higher end models, as ordering the same Sony sensor in larger numbers, helps to push down the cost for each sensor.

But what Fujifilm will decide to do is unknown at this point. And maybe it is even unknown to Fujifilm itself.

And yet…

let’s assume for a moment that the interpretation the majority of you guys gave is correct. So let’s assume that only the X-H line will get both sensor options.

This would mean that in regards to all other lines, Fujifilm would have to make a decision on which sensor to pick for each camera.

And if that would be the case, I can already see lots of head scratching at the Fujifilm HQ trying to figure out which sensor is best for which line.

If that’s really the case, then I thought that the generous FujiRumors community will gladly invest a bit of its time to give Fujifilm its opinion on this matter by commenting on this article and by voting the surveys down below.


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