Our Fujifilm X Summit Live Blog

Our Fujifilm X Summit Live Blog

Fujifilm X Summit is here! Follow for our live updates of today's 2 PM EST presentation. 

X Series

Fujifilm says the X-H2S and 150-600mm lens have sold extremely well and apologize for the delay due to demand.

The new X-Trans5 sensor offers 40 megapixels, the highest in a Fujifilm X Series camera ever. This sensor appears in the new X-H2 camera. This sensor has the highest pixel pitch of any APS-C sensor in the world, which Fujifilm says puts it on par with full frame resolution.

The X-H2 can shoot 8K video. Fujifilm is showing a 48 square-meter print to show off its power and versatility. 

(Side note: this is one of the most humorous presentations I've seen. Fujifilm puts on a really fun experience.)

When paired with an Atomos recorder, you can record 8K video.

Of course, the new X-H2 has IBIS, but it now supports multishot, allowing for 160-megapixel files created from 20-shot composites. 

Base ISO has been lowered from 200 to 125, with extended down to 64.

The new electronic shutter can now shoot at a whopping 1/180,000 s, great news for wide-aperture lens users.

The X-H2 shares the same foundation as the X-H2S, including the viewfinder, body, IBIS, interface, and accessories. 

Notable new features include AI-based AF and HEIF file support.

Fujifilm is positioning the X-H2 and X-H2S as complementary bodies. 

Fujifilm notes the XF 150-600mm and 18-120mm are particularly well paired with the lenses. 

Fujifilm says they have been preparing for this higher resolution for years, with lenses like the XF 18mm f/1.4, XF 23mm f/1.4, XF 33mm f/1.4 lenses particularly well prepared for the 40-megapixel sensor.

Along with those previously introduced lenses, we now have the new XF 56mm f/1.2 lens. The new version uses a more complex design for better image quality, improved focus group for stable image quality. Other improvements include better bokeh and closer focus distance (50 cm) for increased versatility. 

It's interesting to see 40 megapixels in a smaller format. That's traditionally full frame range and up. It should certainly open up the X System to more users.

The second round of the GFX Grant Program is here. There will be five guest judges for selecting the final round. Applications are open starting today until November 30. Visit fujifilm-x.com for more. 

Medium Format

Here comes the GF 20-35mm f/4. This will surely be a popular lens. Offers approximately 16-28mm full frame equivalent, making it the perfect lens for landscape shooters, many of whom already use the GFX system. 

Availability

X-H2: late September, $1,999

XF 56mm f/1.2 II: late September, $999

GF 20-35mm f/4: October, $2,499

One More Thing

Fujifilm pulled a "one more thing:" and brought two tilt-shift lenses for the GFX platform: the 30mm f/5.6 and 110mm f/5.6.

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2 Comments
Lee Morris's picture

Crazy specs for just 2k.

Richard Hart's picture

I think the tilt shifts are the more interesting news. They are the first tilt shifts announced by a camera manufacturer for a long time and tighten the brand image of professional equipment