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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RUMOR: Fujifilm X-H2S to shoot 4K/120p (and 6K)

hands-on image of the Fujifilm X-H2S
hands-on image of the Fujifilm X-H2S

We already told you that the Fujifilm X-H2S to record 6K video.

But now we have been informed by trusted sources (thanks) that it will shoot also at 4K/120p.

The image you see above, is a Topaz Gigapixel upscaled image of the real life Fujifilm X-H2S images we shared a few days ago. For additional images check out this article.

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BREAKING: Fujifilm X-H2S to Offer Animal/Object Autofocus Tracking

Do you remember the legendary Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR?


Well, the Fujifilm FinePix F80EXR is legendary because it actually was the first digital camera to offer some sort of animal autofocus (limited to cats and dogs and called “pet detection”).

As you can read in the product description here:

For those who enjoy the company of four-legged friends, the F80EXR has Pet Detection, allowing users the ability to detect up to 10 faces of dogs or cats and automatically optimize the focus. The F80EXR is programmed to recognize 57% of the Fédération Cyno Logique Internationale (FCI) Registered Dogs, 80% of the Top 20 Dogs in the American Kennel Club (AKC) Ranking and 60% of The Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA) breeds. Pet Detection works by matching various dog or cat data of facial parts with patterns to detect the dog or cat being photographed.

Yep, Fujifilm was once leading the computational photography innovation with animal autofocus.

However, things have drastically changed.

Not only has a feature, that Fujifilm already developed, completely disappeared from their newest digital cameras, but many other brands are offering animal and object autofocus tracking, with Fujifilm definitely lagging behind in this area.

But that’s going to change.

According to trusted information we have received, the Fujifilm X-H2S will offer animal and object autofocus tracking.

Well, that’s nice, but…

but I would not be overly enthusiastic for now. Sure, the Fujifilm X-H2S with its stacked sensor can truly unlock some computational photography magic, but before rejoicing too much I want to see how these features actually work.

I mean, Fujifilm also offers “real time tracking” a la Sony, but in my experience, especially during the wedding I shot last year, it does not work nearly as good as the Sony version (so far that I rather quickly switched back to zone focus tracking for better results). I guess that’s probably also why Fujifilm does not advertise this feature on their cameras (even though it’s there).

And yet, it’s coming, and I am looking forward to see it at work on May 31.


Fujifilm set itself a 3 year plan for huge implementation of computational photography on their cameras. And the release of the Fujifilm X-H2S marks exactly that 3-year deadline that Fujifilm has given itself.

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Fujifilm X-H2S Images in Slightly Higher Resolution

Yesterday we share the first hands on images of the Fujifilm X-H2S.

And while they gave us a lot of clues about the Fujifilm X-H2S already, some readers wished to get higher resolution samples of the images.

Now, due to the nature of the leak, it is impossible to get crystal clear images. However, I organized for you some slightly higher resolution images which you can see below.

Today I also have a bit more time to check out the images closer (yesterday I made the impossible possible in order to even be able to report about it).

So here is what I see:

  • joystick in X-T4/GFX100S style but place higher up
  • the D-Pad is there
  • fully articulating screen (as we told you)
  • no in-camera cooling system (as we told you)
  • the left side seems to give access to lots of different ports
  • looks like no drive dial under the big dial on the top left side of the camera
  • I can’t spot any dedicated dial on the top right side
  • probably PSAM layout like Fujifilm GFX100S
  • Fujifilm X-E4 style strap lugs

Down below the images.

And remember: huge party here on FujiRumors on May 31 at the Fujifilm X Summit.

Oh, and stay tuned… we are not yet done with the rumors ;).


A FR-reader took the Fujifilm X-H2S leaked images shared here on FujiRumors and let the files pass through Topaz Gigipixel AI. The result are definitely sharper images, although overall they do not add any information to what we already previously observed. You can see the images down below.

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