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Live: Fujifilm X-Summit in New York

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We’re at Fujifilm’s X-Summit event in New York and will be reporting live with all the announcements.

Fujifilm starts by sharing comments from photographers who’ve shot with the X-H2S over the past few months and apologizing for the delay in shipments.

Camera and Sensor

Fujifilm is now talking about the X-Trans CMOS 5HR, the sensor inside the X-H2 camera.

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The 40MP sensor has a resolution of 7,728 x 5,152 pixels, more than enough to capture UHD 8K video.

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Here’s a comparison chart from Fujifilm showing off the difference between 1080, 4K and 8K UHD:

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The X-H2 will be able to capture 8K ProRes 422 HQ (422, 422 LT, too) video internally at up to 30fps in 10-bit and 12-bit ProRes and Blackmagic RAW in 8K up to 30fps using external recorders, such as those offered by Atomos and Blackmagic Design.

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The X-H2 will have, for the first time ever with an X-Trans sensor, a sensor-shift high-resolution capture mode Fujifilm is calling Pixel Shift Multi Shot. It will combine 20 images, using an external program called Pixel Shift Combiner, to create a 160MP image.

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The X-Trans CMOS 5HR can now use an electronic shutter speed up to 1/180,000, 2.5x faster than previous-generation sensors.

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Lenses

Fujifilm has announced its new XF 56mm F1.2 WR R lens, a second-generation 56mm F1.2 lens that now has an improved optical formula and weather-sealing.

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This new lens uses 13 elements, including two aspherical elements and one extra-low dispersion element. The focus unit elements have also been positioned to improve focus speed and performance. The new focusing unit is 120g three times heavier than the previous-generation 56mm F1.2. This meant Fujifilm had to create a stronger, more robust actuation system to keep AF fast and accurate.

Our initial impressions of using a pre-production sample are that even though the performance is non-final, it’s already faster than the older version, despite the heavier focus unit. The improved bokeh of the new version is likely to mean there won’t need to be an APD version to smooth the edges of the bokeh.

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The AF unit inside the 56mm F1.2 WR R.

This second-generation lens also has a shorter minimum focusing distance, down to 50cm (19.7″).

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Fujifilm has also announced a new 20-35mm F4 lens for its GFX System. The ultra-wide zoom lens is the widest GF zoom to date and will work with all GFX camera systems.

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The lens is constructed of 14 elements in 10 groups, including four aspherical elements and four extra-low dispersion elements. It uses Fujifilm’s Nano-GI coating, has a minimum focusing distance of 35cm and only weighs 725g.

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All of these items will be available by the end of September 2022. The X-H2 will retail for $1,999 body-only and $2,499 in a kit with the XF 16-80mm F4 kit, while the XF 56mm F1.2 II and GF 20-35mm F4 will retail for $999 and $2,499, respectively.

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Fujifilm is now moving to its live event in New York City.

At has also revealed the development of two tilt-shift lenses for GF system. These will be a 110mm F5.6 and a 30mm F5.6 lens.

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Keep up with the latest Fujifilm X-Summit news on DPReview.com.



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