Photography on the X-H2S feels like a familiar experience. It sports a comfortable body that's noticeably larger than the X-T4 or X-S10. When shooting, it feels like you're behind the wheel of a supercar. The 5.76M dot viewfinder makes it feel like you're catching your subject in hyper-reality. With a rate of 120 frames per second, it's one of the best viewing experiences with a camera that genuinely brings you closer to your imagery.
There's one significant improvement everyone will gawk over — it's unbelievably fast. I've spoken about this in previous reviews, and I'll repeat it — the X-H2S competes with the best imaging tools for speed and delivers consistent results.
Once you place the time to tune the preferred capture settings, you can expect a camera that fires with the best of them. Unlike some challenges with the X-Pro3, I never felt that this camera was hitting speed bumps over extended use.
Some people carried hiccups with their pre-production units, but that's why they're called pre-production units. Concerning autofocus, this camera competes with the best of them. It now sits in the same class as cameras like the Sony A7 IV and Canon R5, something I could not say before. If you're forcing me to rank it, the autofocus system here is slightly behind the Sony and outpaces the Canon in several environments. This difference is negligible, though; I wouldn't recommend making your buying decision on this feature alone.
One more minor improvement is the photo quality itself. From my work, this sensor has more clarity than the X-T3 and X-T4, but only by a marginal amount. While I expected a more significant improvement, the X-H2S holds a comparable position to the previously mentioned cameras for dynamic range and video.
As a photography tool, this thing brings a lot to the table. Up to 40FPS continuous shooting, excellent noise response through 6400 ISO, seven stops of image stabilization, and dual card slots; these all come together for a unique photography experience.