Fujifilm X-H2S or X-H2 or Fujifilm X-T5 or X-T5s – Which One Are You Most Interested in? VOTE NOW!

Here on FujiRumors we try to be as accurate as possible.

We multiple check, we verify, we investigate, we don’t speculate, we don’t share fakes and by doing so we reach a 90%+ rumor accuracy.

But why am I so careful with the rumors?

Well, because I know that some of you make buying decision based on our rumors, and, true story, some even cancel their holidays based on our rumors (as a well-known youtuber recently told me, who canceled a family holiday after I’ve shared the rumor of the May 31 announcements).

So, that’s quite some responsibility I have to deal with, that I try honor by being as accurate as possible.

But for one time today…

… let’s just start the week by having some fun!

I’d like to launch a survey that is totally hypothetical, has no rumor-foundations and is merely something to satisfy my curiosity and have fun to speculate about.

Let’s launch a survey, based on the assumption (not rumor, a mere speculation) that just as Fujifilm will launch a 26MP stacked sensor X-H2S and a 40MP non stacked sensor X-H2, they will also release one day a Fujifilm X-T5 with 40MP non stacked sensor and a Fujifilm X-T5s with 26MP stacked sensor.

Between these 4 cameras, which one is the one that interest you most?

And yes, I know it’s just speculation. And I know we don’t know the price of each of these hypothetical cameras (which we don’t know if/when they will come). And we also don’t know the specs. But you guys can make educated guesses and estimates on this, I am sure of that. And you also have your design and ergonomic preferences.

So, just roughly, just for fun, feel free to vote the survey below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

I am most interested in:

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Fujifilm X Summit Americas on May 31 at 2PM EST (After Event to the Global X Summit at 9AM EST)

Fujifilm has officially announced the Fujifilm X Summit Global for May 31 at 9AM New York time.

That’s when we will know everything about Fujifilm’s latest and greatest gear, when we will read and watch tons of reviews and also when we will be able to pre-order our gear.

If you want to know what will come (and what not) check out this article.

But there is more!

The Fuji Guys announced the Fujifilm X Summit Americas. It will take place always on May 31 but a few hours after the global event, at 2PM New York Time (8PM Berlin time).

Whatever is going to happen on May 31, no matter how many X summits there will be, FujiRumors will have a non-stop 24+ live coverage of everything.

I just need to buy some more coffee to get through all of this ;).

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Fujifilm X-H2 with 40MP: Do You Want it with X-Trans or Bayer CFA – VOTE NOW

If we combine what Fujifilm told us with the rumors we have shared, we can be sure that the 26MP stacked BSI Fujifilm X-H2S will have an X-Trans sensor.

But the question remains open, if the high resolution non-stacked 40MP Fujifilm X-H2 will have an X-Trans or Bayer sensor.

Now, both color filter arrays have their strengths and weaknesses. We have written about it more in detail here. In short we could sum it up like this:

  • Bayer Array: better for more features and less power hungry and less heat generation and less battery drain
  • X-Trans Array: better for image quality (sharper*, less color noise at high ISO**, more film-like grain etc)

What I would like to hear from you today is what you’d prefer. Hence, down below is a survey.

Feel free to drop your vote.

I hope the high resolution 40MP non-stacked Fujifilm X-H2 will have...

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Fujifilm X-H2S to cost $2,499: Price Compared to Sony A9II, Sony A1, Canon R3, Nikon Z9, OM-1 Stacked Sensor Cameras

Here is a mandatory follow up article to my previous rumor, which indicated the Fujifilm X-H2s would cost $2,499 US Dollar.

I ended up my short article saying “you gotta love that affordable APS-C system“. A sentence that I guess was misunderstood and needs to be put into context.

By no means $2,499 is little money per se.

And it is also a lot of money to put into a camera for sure, given the fact that you can buy for example a brand new Fujifilm X-T3 for just $999 these days.

But as everything in life, you need to put things into a context.

And the context here is that the Fujifilm X-H2S is, in my opinion, very affordable if we compare it to other stacked sensor cameras out there.

So let’s do just that.

I know some will say you can’t compare cameras simply by price. And that’s true.

In fact, there are cameras listed above that have completely removed the mechanical shutter to save money (Nikon Z9), other that feature a M43 sensor (OM System OM 1) others have more megapixel (Sony A1), others have an integrated grip (Canon EOS R3) and what not.

However, what unites them all, is that they are designed for the ultimate speed by using a stacked sensor, which is the most expensive sensor you can buy these days for a digital camera (while waiting for the global shutter to be ready).

So the main target of those cameras is more or less the same: photographers who need the fastest camera possible!

And if your main need is speed, you will want a stacked sensor camera. And the stacked Fujifilm X-H2s will cost you about half the money of the next best stacked full frame camera. A massive price difference of $2,000!

Only the OM-1 is more affordable, but only by $300 compared to the X-H2S. And as an Olympus lover myself, it does hurt me to say that with such a small price difference I guess for most the better pick is the X-H2S.

And remember, the Fujifilm X-H2S will have also a faster readout than any other full frame stacked sensor camera out there, as the 40 fps bursts seems to indicate. This could potentially also benefit blackout-less EVF frame rates and much more.

Let’s see… we will know a whole lot more on May 31 at 9AM EST.

I guess on one thing we can agree: on May 31, the stacked sensor camera market is going to get a lot more competitive, which is good for all of us customers, also those who do not shoot Fujifilm.

What else will come on May 31?

Well, what’s listed below is what will come for sure. If there is anything more, I’ll let you know.