BREAKING: Fujifilm X-H2S to shoot 40 fps Bursts

According to our trusted sources, the 26 megapixel stacked BSI sensor Fujifilm X-H2S will shoot up to 40 fps in electronic shutter.

If I am not wrong, that’s 10 to 20 fps faster than any full frame stacked sensor camera out there.

So, on paper, the X-H2S will be significantly superior to those cameras in terms of bursts.

But on paper also Sony cameras are weather sealed ;).

What I want to see on May 31 (the date of the X summit) is how well those 40 fps work, hence how much Fujifilm has improved its autofocus.

Because Sony, Canon and Nikon are all doing a better job in this area.

So, dear Fujifilm, offer 40 fps makes sense only if you can get at least an 80+% hit rate out of those massive bursts. Otherwise it will remain a feature for the specs sheet, but not for the real life use.

I don’t know you, but I can’t wait for May 31… lots of questions are going to be answered on that day.

Oh, and don’t leave me all alone here on FujiRumors on May 31. Join us for the Live Blog and non-stop launch coverage.

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THE FINAL WORD: Fujifilm X-H2S Cooling Accessory, Good or Bad? Vote this POLL

the accessory in the image shows the front side of the Tilta for Canon R5 - not the actual accessory for Fujifilm
the accessory in the image shows the front side of the Tilta for Canon R5 – not the actual accessory for Fujifilm

I have rarely..

No wait, let me re-phrase it.

I have NEVER experienced such a divise discussion about a Fujifilm accessory as in case of the upcoming Fujifilm X-H2S external cooling accessory.

So it’s time to sum up all the position in one single survey and see if Fuji’s solution is appreciated or not.

But before you vote, keep in mind this:

  • the X-H2S will record videos also without this accessory. It’s not that you press the record button and the camera will instantly overheat
  • if you do a mix of photos and not too long videos, you don’t have to attach the cooling fan to the camera
  • the cooling accessory is probably more something for when you plan to make longer continuous videos (an interview, etc) and want to make sure you don’t occur in any overheating issues
  • this accessory is NOT like the improvised suboptimal third party Tilta solution for the Canon R5, so the backside of the accessory will NOT expose the fan and it will also be slimmer and more efficient

My take?

The DNA of the X-H line is in the letter “H” which stands for “Hybrid”!

And being hybrid, it has to work fine for both stills and video shooters.

This also means that compromises are inevitable: stills shooters tolerate the selfie screen vloggers love, and video shooters will have to tolerate to occasionally have to mount the cooling accessory on the camera for longer video recordings (how long we will see on May 31).

This is why overall I applaud this solution. it gives video shooters the option to record long videos under bright summer sun without any overheating worries and at the same times gives stills shooters a more compact and affordable camera.

But what about you? Feel free to vote the survey down below.

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Fujifilm X-H2S Active Cooling Accessory Additional Details (Better than Canon R5 Tilta)

We shared the rumor about an external cooling accessory that Fujifilm will offer for the Fujifilm X-H2S.

When we shared that rumor, some mentioned that Fuji’s solution reminded them of the Tilta Cooling System for the notoriously badly overheating Canon EOS R5.

Hence, many were thinking that also Fuji’s solution would imply a fully exposed fan on the backside spinning on your face and cutting off your nose ;).

But that’s not the case of the active cooling accessory for the Fujifilm X-H2S. The backside of the accessory will be nicely and safely covered.

Also, the Tilta Cooling Accessory is definitely rather thick.

But keep in mind, Canon did not design the R5 with any active cooling accessory in mind. This means that Tilta is kind of an improvised solution.

However, Fujifilm did design the X-H2S with this accessory in mind, so they have installed proper heat sinks and attachments that will allow for efficient cooling.

What this means for us in real life, is that the accessory itself will be also slimmer than the Tilta.

So, don’t worry: Fujifilm’s cooling accessory for the Fujifilm X-H2S will be overall a much more elegant, functional and efficient solution than the improvised Tilta cooling rig.

And remember: never judge anything based on rumors. Always wait for the official announcement (in our case May 31) to see by yourself, read the reviews and finally make your conclusions.

On my side I confirm: I believe this is a brilliant solution.

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BRILLIANT: Fujifilm X-H2S coming with External Active Cooling Accessory and here is How it Works (Not via Battery Grip)

We confirm everything we said:

That’s quite some impressive specs, right? And such features definitely generate a lot of heat.

So much so that other cameras offering similar specs do have a built-in fan (for example the Panasonic GH6, Panasonic S1HCanon EOS R5C and Sony FX3).

So how is that possible that the Fujifilm X-H2S won’t have a built-in cooling system as we first rumored here and later we also saw from the leaked images here?

The Nr.1 guess I’ve read in the comments was that Fujifilm would provide some sort of cooling built into the more expensive of the two battery grips to be offered with the Fujifilm X-H2S.

But that’s wrong.

In fact, Fujifilm will offer a dedicated active cooling accessory!

And how does it work?

Well, you attach it to the back of the camera, meaning you will have to flip out the LCD screen, mount it on the back on the camera and then active cooling will be performed.

Smart, isn’t it?

I mean, if you buy the Fujifilm X-H2S predominately for shooting stills, you couldn’t care less about active cooling. And Fujifilm won’t force you to buy a bigger, heavier and more expensive camera with big protruding fan.

With this solution the camera will remain cheaper, more compact and let me say this: more beautiful.

However, if video is your thing, then you have the option of this accessory. You use it (and pay for it) only if you need it.

Brilliant solution in my eyes.

This keeps the X-H line appealing also for stills shooters and makes it a great option also for video shooters.

Pretty much the perfect hybrid camera!

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Fujifilm X-H2S with CFexpress Type B and SD-Card Slot

Here is a little, and yet quite relevant rumor update.

We did tell you already that the Fujifilm X-H2S will be compatible with CFexpress Cards and SD-Cards.

But people asked me if it would be CFexpress Type A or CFexpress Type B.

Well, just as most of modern mirrorless cameras, also Fujifilm opted for CFexpress Type B cards.

Here are the current CFexpress Type B Card offerings:

And here the mirrorless cameras that use CFexpress Type B or Type A.

So what are the Pros and Cons of each Type?

CFexpress Type A

Pro: smaller (20mm x 28mm x 2.8mm) and the same slot can be used for both, CFexpress Type A and SD-Cards
Con: slower readout speed than CFexpress Type B (theoretical max 1,000MB/s)

CFexpress Type B

Pro: twice as fast max. readout speed compared to CFexpress Type A (theoretical max 2,000MB/s)
Con: bigger than CFexpress Type A (38.5mm x 29.6mm x 3.8mm) and not compatible with SD Cards

The Fuji Solution

So, as most manufacturers, Fujifilm opted for the maximum speed. And in times of 4K/120p and 6K or 8K I think it’s good this way.

And for those, who do not need super fast CFexpress Type B cards, the Fujifilm X-H2S will offer also an SD-Card slot.

If I was to get an X-H2S, then I probably would buy a CFexpress card type B to store my RAW files there and use the UHS-II SD-Card to store the JPEG files as backup. Sounds like the best solution to me.

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