Fujifilm Announces the X-H2 Mirrorless Camera, XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR Lens, and GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR Lens

Fujifilm Announces the X-H2 Mirrorless Camera, XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR Lens, and GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR Lens

Fujifilm users of all kinds have reason to be happy, as the company has announced a new mirrorless camera, a new X Series lens, and a new GFX Series lens.

Fujifilm X-H2

The X-H2 comes with a new 40.2-megapixel back-illuminated X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor, the highest resolution ever in an X Series camera. Along with that headline feature, users will enjoy:

  • X-Processor 5
  • 8K 30p video internal Apple ProRes video in 4:2:2 10-bit
  • 12-bit 8K 30p raw video output with external recorder
  • F-Log2 with over 13 stops of dynamic range
  • Up to 30 minutes of recording
  • 4K video oversampled from 8K with up to 2x digital zoom with no loss of resolution
  • Minimum ISO of 125
  • Extremely fast minimum electronic shutter speed of 1/180,000 s
  • Pixel Shift Multi-Shot for 160-megapixel images
  • 15 fps bursts using mechanical shutter, 20 fps with electronic shutter
  • HEIF format support for 30% size reduction from JPEG
  • Subject-detection autofocus with deep learning for animals, birds, people, cars, bicycles, planes, trains, and motorcycles
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization
  • 5.76-million-dot EVF with 0.8x magnification and 120 fps refresh rate
  • 79 weather-sealed points
  • Optional cooling fan and battery grip
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB-C, HDMI micro Type D

  • Dual card slots

Look for the X-H2 in late September for $1,999.

XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR

The XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR updates the popular portrait lens with a range of improvements:

  • 11 dipahragm blades for a nearly perfectly circular aperture for particularly clean edges along highlights with minimal aberrations and particularly nice bokeh
  • 13 elements in 8 groups
  • Two aspherical elements and one ED element
  • High-refractive technology
  • Minimum focusing distance of 50 cm
  • Dust- and moisture-sealing
  • Fluorine coating

Look for the XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR in late September for $999.

GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR

Finally, the GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR offers medium format shooters a compact ultra-wide angle zoom.

  • 16-28mm equivalent focal length range
  • 14 elements in 10 groups
  • Three aspherical, one ED aspherical, and three ED elements for reduced distortion and chromatic aberrations and increased sharpness
  • Nano GI coating for reduced flares and ghosting and deeper contrast
  • 4.4 inches (112.5 mm) long
  • 25.6 oz (725 g)
  • 82mm filter thread
  • Weather-resistant design with 12 sealed points

Look for the GF 20-35mm f/4 R WR in late October for $2,499.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Wow. I've never owned a fuji but those are some class leading spec in that price range.

I do and they are great cameras. This new sensor looks epic.

If you count a 6x9 rangefinder I shot with in the 90s I guess I have used fuji :) I had to think for a while.

Maybe pick up a cheap one like the X-T20 and a couple of primes to see how you like it. The tech is obviously older but the fun factor isn’t..

With Canon's newly announced policy on 3rd party lenses , this new fuji is a firm favourite to to replace my aging 7dmkii wildlife setup.

Just pre-ordered the 20-35 for my GFX. That's gonna be awesome!

I'm excited for all the used prices on the current 56mm 1.2 to drop! The current one is still no slouch.