New Elgato Stream Deck +

We don’t know too much about it as yet, having only received a flyer with lots of pictures, and the information that you can “download over 200 ready made plugins or map keyboard shortcuts to keys and dials“. See more here.

2022-11-16_09-50-41I also know that our friends at SideshowFX must have been aware this was coming as they have simultaneously announced profiles for DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Photoshop and Cubase are already available.

See more here.

And two minutes later …

The SMOOTH 5S is the latest addition to ZHIYUN’s iconic SMOOTH range. As well as offering several upgraded features that make it more powerful, with superior image stabilization and support for larger smartphones, it features a new, high-performance fill-light built-in, plus two modular magnetic lights, providing an integrated yet simplified filmmaking experience for everyone.

Xin Wang, Product Manager, ZHIYUN, said: “Our creative tools enable content creators to realize their filmmaking goals and allow them to explore the furthest limits of their creativity. With its innovative features and its second fill light, the SMOOTH 5S elevates your smartphone into the perfect one-man day to night filmmaking tool. It’s perfect for content creators or anyone wishing to express themselves creatively.”

Illuminate any scene

The light, situated in the stabilizer’s tilt arm, offers a 5,000k color temperature, a 90+ CRI and 2W rated power. The new fill-light is in addition to its 300-lumen lights, with both illumination sources enabling 360° all round lighting for up to 15 square meters. This large fill area allows filmmakers to express their talent with varying shadows, contrast and brightness in any scene.

Unbreakable stabilization

The SMOOTH 5S offers superior anti-shake footage which preserves the original quality of the shoot. The magnetic steel motors with upgraded algorithms provide firm support for even larger sized smartphones, while the wider phone clamp supports external lens options.

Breadth of vision and full control

The position of the SMOOTH 5S’s rear motors and its professional cut-out design facilitate wider capture, and extreme-angle shooting, thus putting more creative options at a filmmaker’s fingertips. Filmmakers have full control thanks to ZHIYUN’s iconic, intuitive control panel and wheel allowing easy adjustment of gimbal parameters. Visible shooting modes combine with a round-cap joystick to get shot-ready with an effortless one-handed operation.


Up to 24 hours of uninterrupted shooting

Getting the SMOOTH 5S ready for a day out with 100% charge only takes 2 hours via PD fast charging, giving content creators a maximum of 24 hours of non-stop shooting.


Content that wows

The ZY Cami APP offers multiple templates, filters, music, transitions, and stickers, including:

  • Multiple quick switch shooting modes including PF, L, F, POV
  • Zoom and focus switch support as well as focal length adjustment via the control wheel – enabling entry level to film professional dolly zoom effect.
  • SMART FOLLOW – secures the spotlight for your subject. Remotely control the camera via gestures.
  • MagicClone Pano, Slow Motion, Timelapse features.

ZHIYUN’s StaCam professional app, dedicated to video filming has a simple yet multifunctional interface and intuitive operation. The app will brighten up your daily vlogs and can also make your videos more cinematic.

New Zhiyun Gimbal. The Smooth 5S

We only found out about this late this afternoon, and so far, with no official press release, details are basic but what we know is:


Upgraded with a powerful built-in fill light and embodying the spirit of Make-It-Real, SMOOTH 5S offers an integrated yet simplified way of filmmaking for everyone. With the classic 3-axis design, you can create inspiring content with no angle limitations. SMOOTH 5S makes your one-man crew.

Key Features

 Orthogonal 3-Axis Structure-Unleash Full Creativity

 Explore more potential with the trustworthy stabilizing performance

 Versatile Movement Collection-Fantastic Vortex Mode

 Magnetic + Built-In Fill Lights-Light Up Your Imagination 

 Two Modes For Cinematic Dolly Zoom Effect

Prices vary from $349 to $449 depending on the combination you buy. We have discovered a website with more info here, and as soon as we get the official release, of course we’ll let you know!

But on the surface, this does look the beans for the serious smartphone videographer we have to say.

FUJIFILM Australia Announces NEW Fujifilm X-T5

Fujifilm has announced the launch of the mirrorless digital camera “Fujifilm X-T5” (X-T5) in November 2022, the latest addition to the X Series of mirrorless digital cameras known for their compact and lightweight body and superior image quality based on the company’s proprietary colour reproduction technology.

X-T5 features fifth-generation devices, back-illuminated 40.2MP sensor “X-TransTM CMOS 5 HR”*1 and the high-speed image processing engine “X-Processor 5,” in its compact body which is smaller and lighter than the previous model*2, as well as advanced features including the 5-axis in-body image stabilisation of up to 7.0 stops*3. This is the new standard camera for still photography, delivering superior performance and mobility.

Performance enhancement achieved in the X-T5 include improved image quality, ISO125 as a standard sensitivity, the fastest shutter speed of 1/180,000 sec and the use of Pixel Shift Multi-Shot to expand photographic variations. Other features include the Smooth Skin Effect, Subject Detection AF capable of detecting animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, planes, and trains, and AI-based high-precision auto white balance, assisting users in producing high quality images.

The camera inherits X-T Series’ signature center viewfinder style and dial operation design. A 1.84-million-dot three-way tilting LCD screen is a new addition, making it more comfortable than ever before to shoot in vertical position or at waist level. These extensive array of performance and features is packed into a 557g body*4, which is even lighter and more compact than the previous model. The X-T5 will be a perfect companion to cover a wide variety of photographic genres from street and documentary photography, in which its portability is a major asset, to landscape and portraiture photography, which demand superior image quality. Other features that add comfort to the user experience include the ability to record 10-bit 4:2:2 video at 6.2K/30P, the viewfinder magnification of 0.8x, 3.69-million-dot EVF and dual SD-card slots.


Fujifilm’s twin flagship models “Fujifilm X-H2S” (released in July) and “Fujifilm X-H2” (released in September), which cover both stills and videos, are now complemented with the X-T5. Fujifilm’s enhanced product lineup will continue to cater to the diverse needs of photographers and videographers.

“The new X-T5 camera offers photographers that classic X-T Series design and love of using dials combined with the latest technology whilst also being compact and lightweight”, said Shaun Mah, General Manager of the Electronic Imaging & Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM Australia. “This camera also qualifies for our 3 Year Warranty, giving photographers peace of mind whilst capturing that decisive moment,” added Mah.

*1 X-TransTM is a trademark or registered trademark of FUJIFILM Corporation.

*2 Mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-T4”

*3 When the FUJINON Lens XF35mmF1.4 R is mounted

*4 Including battery and memory card

  1. Fujifilm X-T5 Product Features
  2. Featuring the 40.2MP X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR sensor and the high-speed X-Processor 5 image processing engine to deliver the highest image quality and resolving performance in the history of the X Series

(1) The X-T5 features the back-illuminated 40.2MP sensor “X-TransTM CMOS 5 HR.” The use of an improved image processing algorithm delivers advanced image resolution without compromising the S/N ratio to achieve superior image quality. The X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR sensor can take in more light efficiently thanks to its improved pixel structure. ISO125, which was an extended ISO level in the previous model, is now available as a standard option. And exposure time is controlled in high precision, allowing users to set the shutter speed as fast as 1/180,000 sec. This means large aperture lenses can be used wide open in a greater variety of conditions.

(2) This camera features the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function, which quadruples image resolution and produces accurate colour reproduction, ideal for commercial photography and digital archiving of cultural assets. The IBIS mechanism is used to shift the image sensor at high precision to carry out automatic shooting of 20 frames in a single click of the shutter. The dedicated software “Pixel Shift Combiner” processes the captured frames to generate an image containing approx. 160 million pixels.

(3) The Smooth Skin Effect, which automatically smooths the skin tone, is also featured, reducing post-processing workload required in portrait photography so that images can be finished at an advanced level of perfection much quicker than ever before.

(4) The X-T5 features Auto White Balance based on Deep Learning technology. AI technology has boosted the camera’s ability to automatically determine white balance, by accurately recognising warm light colour.

(5) The X-T5 comes with 19 Film Simulation modes, including “Nostalgic Neg.,” characterised by high saturation and soft tonality. Users can use Film Simulation presets, designed for various subject types and scenes, as if they were choosing photographic film.

(6) The X-T5 supports the HEIF image format, which delivers 10-bit image quality in files up to 30% smaller than standard JPEGs straight out of camera.

  1. Hardware, design and operability that provides powerful support for content creation

(1) The X-T5 features the 5-axis in-body image stabilisation of up to 7.0 stops. Users can shoot hand-held even in low light conditions such as nightscape photography. The IBIS mechanism is also used to shift the camera’s image sensor in high precision to facilitate the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function.

(2) The subject detection AF, based on Deep Learning technology, can detect animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, airplanes and trains with AI technology. The system automatically tracks a subject while maintaining focus, so that users can concentrate on shutter opportunities and framing.

(3) The X-TransTM CMOS 5 HR sensor has a greater number of phase detection pixels than the previous model, resulting in an improved ability to attain AF-S focus on a high frequency subject, providing accurate autofocusing in situations where AF-S is typically used, such as landscape photography and portraiture. The use of an improved AF prediction algorithm offers stable focusing also in the AF-C mode.

(4) The X-T5 features three dials on the top panel for controlling ISO, shutter speed and exposure compensation. Users can check and change camera settings even before powering on, as with the case of the aperture ring, featured on most XF lenses.

(5) A new feature of the camera is the 1.84-million-dot three-way tilting LCD. It makes it easy to shoot in vertical position or at waist level, allowing photographers to shoot at various angles. 

(6) The camera is equipped with a high magnification 3.69-million-dot EVF with 0.8x magnification. Compared to the previous model, the viewfinder has improved suppression of parallax and distortion, which typically occurs when an eye position becomes displaced while using the viewfinder.

(7) Evolved IBIS mechanism and other parts, including EVF, has resulted in a compact body that weighs just 557g. Optimised operability of dials and buttons has led to a reduced form factor and coupled with the camera’s weather resistant structure allows photographers to use the X-T5 in any conditions with peace of mind.

  1. Featuring extended video functions

(1) 6.2K movies can be recorded internally at 30P in 4:2:2 10-bit colour. X-T5 features the 4K HQ mode, which uses 6.2K over-sampling to produce high quality video, while taking advantage of the high resolution sensor to deliver video in superior image resolution.

(2) X-T5 supports F-Log2, which records an expanded dynamic range of 13+ stops. This range is wider than current F-Log, broadening post-production potential.

(3) When combined with an Atomos HDMI device, the RAW video output from the X-T5 can be recorded as 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW*5 at frame sizes up to 6.2K and frame rates up to 29.97fps. And when combined with Blackmagic Design Video Assist 12Gs, the RAW video output from the camera can be recorded as Blackmagic RAW at frame sizes up to 6.2K and frame rates up to 29.97fps.

*5 Apple ProRes is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.

  1. Optional accessories

Hand grip “MHG-XT5” (designed for the X-T5)

This grip substantially improves users’ ability to hand-hold the camera when a large-aperture lens is mounted. The hand grip does not have to be removed to change a battery or SD card. The base can be used as a plate compatible with the Arca-Swiss quick release system.


  1. Product name, release date and price


Product name

Release date

RRP (including GST)

Fujifilm X-T5

November, 2022


Fujifilm X-T5 and XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS kit


Fujifilm X-T5 and XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR kit


Announced: Canon EOS R6 MK II

 Never compromise your creativity: Join the evolution into high performance photo and video

The fastest EOS R System camera yet

Canon Australia today announces the launch of the EOS R6 Mark II, its fastest advanced full-frame mirrorless camera to date, expanding the pioneering EOS R System – offering 40fps, stunning low-light AF, 4K UHD movies and 6K RAW external device recording, all built on the RF Mount. As the newest model in the range for hybrid creators, the EOS R6 Mark II utilises the powerful foundations of the RF Mount and redefines standards set by the EOS R6. For both stills and movies, it raises the bar with its unique blend of class-leading performance, breath-taking speed, stability and professional filmmaking features.

Sharp images and smart tracking

Using the same DIGIC X processor technology – which was at the core of the EOS R5, EOS R6 and coveted EOS-1D X Mark III – alongside the camera’s new 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, the EOS R6 Mark II supports renowned next generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF II pushing speed and reliability to new levels.

The EOS R6 Mark II can track subjects keeping them sharp as they move through a scene. Using improved deep-learning artificial intelligence, it recognises people, vehicles (which now includes aircraft and trains in addition to cars and motorbikes) and animals which has been updated to recognise horses and zebras as well as dogs, cats and birds. The type of subject to be detected can be chosen in the menu, or using the new Auto option depending on the range of scenarios the photographer is shooting in. With advance eye tracking, users can specify which eye (left or right) should be given focus priority, and when the eyes can’t be detected, the EOS R6 Mark II focuses on the face in shot instead. Even if a person turns away for a moment, their head continues to be tracked, and if the head isn’t visible the camera will go on to track the body.

The EOS R6 Mark II boasts the world’s most effective IS performance, with up to 8-stops[1] co-ordinated control image stabilisation[2]. Using the combined IS, optical and in-body – it can shoot long exposures, handheld with extreme clarity and sharpness. Photographers can also capture the ambience in very low light conditions, focusing in light levels as low as -6.5EV[3], and the ability to shoot up to ISO 102,400.

Next generation speed for the EOS R System

Setting new speed records, the EOS R6 Mark II is Canon’s fastest EOS to date[4]. It can shoot continuously at up to 40fps[5] – with 20fps and 5fps options with electronic shutter – and up to 12fps mechanically, capturing fleeting moments that may not be perceptible to the human eye. Compared to the EOS R6, the new sensor reduces rolling shutter, allowing the camera’s electronic shutter to be used to freeze fast-moving objects.

Additionally, the EOS R6 Mark II keeps pace with photographers’ needs, recording action before shooting starts, with 0.5 second pre-shooting in RAW Burst mode – a great advantage when shooting unpredictable subjects, from tennis players to toddlers. The RAW Burst mode shoots continuously at 30fps for up to 191 frames, recording every image in a single CR3 file; all with AF tracking. Individual images can be extracted from this roll using Canon’s Digital Photo Professional software, or in camera, and saved as individual JPEG, HEIF or RAW files.

Meeting demand with evolved video capabilities

The EOS R6 Mark II is the only camera in its class[6] that can use the full width of the sensor to shoot 4K 60p UHD, with simultaneous Dual Pixel CMOS AF II focusing. All 4k footage is created by oversampling the sensor’s 6K output, resulting in superb image quality. For independent filmmakers wanting even higher performance, the EOS R6 Mark II outputs 6K RAW via its HDMI output, which can be recorded on an Atomos Ninja V+ recorder in ProRes RAW. This provides more detail, as well as the ability to adjust parameters such as white balance in post-production.

Creators can activate movie pre-recording mode of 3 or 5 seconds – when on, video is continuously streamed through the camera in standby enabling the capture of action even before you press record. Ideal for unmissable moments, or unpredictable scenes.

The EOS R6 Mark II features an improved circuit design allowing longer recording times, over 40 minutes of oversampled 4K 60p recording or up to 6 hours at 4k 30p[7], – with the previous 29.59 maximum individual clip recording time removed – depending on ambient temperature, memory card space and battery life.

Enabling content creators and filmmakers to meet the increasing demand to produce both stunning still and moving images, the innovative EOS R6 Mark II can output incredible slow-motion footage with AF support using Full HD at up to 180fps. During movie shooting, False colour can be used as a guide to exposure adjustment, particularly useful in conditions that typically result in overexposed highlights. With HDR support via PQ, as well as Canon’s popular Canon Log 3, creators can capture breath-taking, true-to-life video and realise greater expressive possibilities – immersing the viewer in the content. When used with supported lenses[8], the EOS R6 Mark II also uses focus-breathing correction to compensate for the effects of focus breathing, providing a cinematic effect.

Intelligent connection for content delivery

With updated Bluetooth v.5 and Wi-Fi (5GHz), the EOS R6 Mark II can be easily connected to a smartphone and networks allowing high-speed file sharing and FTP/FTPS/SFTP transfer – making it easy to edit and share, even when on the move. The camera can also be remotely controlled using the Camera Connect and EOS Utility apps, tethered to a PC, Mac or smartphone via Wi-Fi or high-speed USB-C. For semi-professional photographers and content creators, content delivery is just as important as image and video capture – the EOS R6 Mark II supports automatic transfer of image files from the device to the cloud platform to easily share and print images.

The EOS R6 Mark II can be used as a webcam on PC and Mac computers running video-call apps such as Skype, Zoom and Teams, without having to install additional software. This plug-and-play capability is powered by industry-standard USB Video Class (UVC) and USB Audio Class (UAC) drivers that are built into Windows and MacOS operating systems. The camera provides improved image quality compared with standard computer webcams, perfect for making a great impression when on video-calls online.

An extension of the creators’ creativity

Allowing seamless navigation with trusted ergonomics, existing EOS and EOS R System series users will be comfortable handling the EOS R6 Mark II. Featuring a multi-function shoe with a next-generation interface, the EOS R6 Mark II enables a new series of Canon accessories to be used including the newly launched SPEEDLITE EL-5. These accessories can be used without the need for cables, and in some cases without batteries.

Its body offers the durability expected from Canon, with dust and weather sealing on all external doors and inputs. The high-resolution 3.69M dot EVF offers a crystal clear view when taking photos or video, as it refreshes at 120fps – alongside this, EOS R6 Mark II has inherited the Optical View Finder view assist feature from the EOS R3, providing a natural-looking display retaining detail in shadows and highlights, with good visibility in dark areas and gradation. The EOS R6 Mark II is also compatible with the same LP-E6NH batteries and BG-R10 battery grip as the EOS R6, but with the benefit of battery life being increased by approximately 50% when using the LCD screen.

Canon Camera Connect App

Alongside the EOS R6 Mark II, Canon is announcing an update to its Camera Connect App which delivers a fresh new look and feel, as well as enhanced connectivity and a simple user experience. The v.3 update makes the app a central portal, enabling users to easily access other Canon software and services, such as the Print app or cloud service. From the app, Canon users can connect their camera to a smartphone or tablet to act as a remote control, or fine tune images, download or share them while on the move and even download firmware updates for their camera[9].

Also launching today is the RF 135mm f/1.8L IS USM, a telephoto prime lens ideal for shooting portraits in low-light and the SPEEDLITE EL-5, a high-performance Speedlite for capturing weddings and events.

Availability and pricing

The EOS R6 Mark II will be supported by Canon Australia’s 5-year warranty when purchased from an authorised Canon Australia reseller[10]. Pricing will be set at dealers’ discretion, with an RRP of $4,499 (incl. GST) for the EOS R6 Mark II. For the body and lens kit, RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, the RRP is $6,399 (incl. GST). Available in Australia from late November 2022, more information on the EOS R6 Mark II can be found here: 

 i YouGov survey January 2022, n=5,088.

ii YouGov survey January 2022, n=5,088

iii Applies to purchases made on or after 25th November 2019 in Australia from authorised distributors, dealers or retailers


[1] Yaw/Pitch direction, based on the CIPA standard, 8.0 stops with RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM at a focal distance of 105mm.

[2] Correct as at 2nd November 2022.

[3] With an f/1.2 lens, centre AF point, and One-Shot AF, at 23°C / 73°F and ISO 100. This excludes RF lenses with a Defocus Smoothing (DS) coating.

[4] Correct as at 2nd November 2022.

[5] Continuous shooting speed may be slower depending on factors such as subject/shooting conditions, the camera setup or the lens used. Refer to the Advanced User Guide for details. For information on lenses that support the maximum continuous shooting speed with servo AF, refer to the Supplemental Information of EOS R6 Mark II on the website “”. Depending on the nature of subject or shooting conditions, rolling shutter image distortion may occur.

[6] Correct as at 2nd November 2022.


[7] Battery and memory card allowing.

[8] Lenses currently supported, after firmware updates, are:

  • RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM
  • RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM
  • RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • RF 70-200mm F4 L IS USM
  • The RF24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM supports this feature from the beginning and does not require a firmware update.


[9] This feature is only possible with selected cameras. Please visit the Camera Connect App page for more information.

[10] Applies to purchases made on or after 25th November 2019 in Australia from authorised distributors, dealers or retailers.

New: Sony Alpha 7R V. Now With Added Video.

Sony today announced the Alpha 7R V (model ILCE-7RM5) as the newest R series camera in its acclaimed line up of Alpha mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. The Alpha 7R V combines Sony’s highest resolution image sensor with a new AI processing unit dedicated to AI-based image recognition – a first in any Alpha camera – as well as the powerful BIONZ XR™ image processing engine – a first in the “R” full-frame lineup. The combination of the high-resolution sensor and these processors enables new breakthroughs in subject recognition and capture for both still photography and video.

The new Alpha 7R V offers 61.0MP still images plus the most effective 8-step[1] image stabilisation system ever offered in any of Sony’s Alpha cameras, as well as refined 8K[2] movie output, a new 4-axis multi-angle monitor, high-speed communication functions, high-level operability and smooth workflow integration. Sony’s newest camera is ideal for professionals who need a first-class high-resolution imaging tool.

Image Credit: Mark Galer

 Improved AF Based on Newly Developed AI Processing Unit

The Alpha 7R V features Real-time Recognition AF, which is next-generation AF with advanced accuracy and broader subject recognition thanks to a new AI processing unit with deep learning. The state-of-the-art AI processing uses detailed information about human form and pose estimation to dramatically improve recognition accuracy beyond systems which only detect face and eye and make full use of its potential[3]. Real-time Recognition AF, using AI subject recognition, has been developed to include several subject types, including animals, vehicles and insects[4]. The Alpha 7R V also includes continuous shooting at up to 10 fps[5] with AF/AE tracking.

In addition to the advanced AI technology, the Alpha 7R V includes improvement to many beloved features from other cameras in Sony’s Alpha series that are now included for the first time in Sony’s 7R series:

  • Tenacious Real-time Tracking[6]
  • Faster and more precise wide-area, high-density AF system
  • Silent, vibration-free shooting[7] at up to 7 fps[8]
  • Continuously shoot up to 583 compressed RAW images at high speed[9]

The Alpha 7R V also includes focus features that support high resolution including full-time DMF[10] (direct manual focus), and focus bracketing[11], a highly requested capability that allows for focus stacked images.

Extraordinary Resolution Known to Sony’s Alpha 7R Series

The Alpha 7R V was designed to deliver overwhelming detail thanks to the latest BIONZ XR™ image processing engine and a 35mm full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor with approximately 61.0 million effective megapixels. The latest BIONZ XR image processing engine ensures that the resolution potential of the camera’s sensor is fully utilised to deliver the highest resolution at low sensitivity in the Alpha series thus far. This enables sensitivity settings from ISO 100 to ISO 32000[12] for both stills and movies and wide dynamic range with 15 stops[13] for stills.

The Alpha 7R V’s entire image stabilisation system has been updated with a high-precision image stabilisation unit, advanced gyro sensors, and optimised image stabilisation algorithms for stills and video. In addition to the 8-step compensation effect for stills, the new stabilisation algorithm provides precise detection and control right down to the single-pixel level, taking full advantage of the sensor’s 61.0-megapixel resolution potential to bring out the finest subject details.

Sony’s newest camera also offers upgraded Pixel Shift Multi Shooting, which takes advantage of the precision in-body image stabilisation system control, capturing multiple pixel-shifted images that are later composited using a computer to achieve overwhelming resolution in a single image. Using the latest version of Imaging Edge Desktop™ Ver.3.5 computer application, small pixel-level movements, such as a shift in the subject’s position or leaves on a tree, are automatically detected and corrected so that perfect compositing can be achieved[14]. 16-image composites with approximately 240.8 million pixels (19,008 x 12,672 pixels)[15] can be produced from data that is equivalent to approximately 963.2 million pixels. The Alpha 7R V also supports precise and versatile external flash control for additional creative flexibility. Additionally, when in challenging lighting conditions the Alpha 7R V effectively suppresses flickering from artificial lights[16] for stills and video.

Additional features that offer flexibility for still photography includes:

  • Addition of Lossless RAW image compression and selectable RAW image sizes and quality
  • Greatly expanded focus and exposure bracketing
  • Creative Look settings for stills and videos in camera
  • High-quality HEIF images with high compression efficiency
  • Wide brightness range for large screen viewing.

Cinematic Video Capabilities

In addition to incredible still photography capabilities, the Alpha 7R V offers advanced video capabilities. Sony’s newest camera delivers 8K1 24/25p video, 4K video oversampled from 6.2K without binning[17], a high-efficiency MPEG-H HEVC/H.265 codec, intra recording, 10-bit 4:2:2 recording, and more for high image quality and flexible editing. It also includes evolved subject recognition for unprecedented real-time tracking reliability, breathing compensation and the ability to use camera metadata for post-processing and advanced in-body image stabilisation. In addition to in-body Active mode[18] image stabilisation for smoother on-the-go recording, the Alpha 7R V is compatible with select lenses[19] that include built-in image stabilisation for even more stable framing and smooth footage.

Operability and Reliability

The Alpha 7R V pairs outstanding reliability for professional needs in both stills and videos with a compact, lightweight form factor. The Alpha 7R V includes a new 4-axis multi-angle LCD monitor[20] that combines the utility of a conventional tilting monitor with side-opening vari-angle flexibility, and an electronic viewfinder with 9.44 million dots. The Alpha 7R V also includes two CFexpress Type A/SDXC compatible media slots and a brand-new menu system with touch control and a wide range of customisable functions.

The Alpha 7R V also allows professionals to optimise their workflow with updated connectivity for improved support. Data can be transferred at high speed over Wi-Fi (802.11ac) 2×2 MIMO[21] or a wired SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps connection via a USB-C® port. In addition to allowing efficient remote shooting as well as still and movie file transfers, new USB streaming features support UVC/UAC, allowing direct streaming from the camera even in 4K (QFHD) resolution with audio as well.

Based on feedback from professionals, the Alpha 7R V includes improved heat dissipation for extended recording times[22], an upgraded dust and moisture resistant design[23], a durable magnesium alloy chassis, and other refinements for maximum reliability in challenging working environments.

The Alpha 7R V is also compatible with the new PCK-LG3 Screen Protect Glass Sheet, which maintains touch sensitivity while protecting the LCD monitor against stains and fingerprints. 

Designed for Professionals with Sustainability in Mind

Measures have been taken to reduce the environmental footprint of this product at every stage of its life cycle: from product development through supply chain, production, and packaging. Sony aims to inspire through the most efficient use of energy and resources. Recyclable plastic including SORPLAS™[24] were used for this camera body partially. In addition, manufacturing takes place at a facility using renewable energy.

Sony is working towards the use of plastic free[25] packaging materials that provide ample protection against shock and impact. Plant-based non-woven fabrics are used for product bags[26]. All of these considerations help to minimise environmental impact.


The Alpha 7R V will be available in Australia from November 2022

SRP: $6,199.00

The PCK-LG3 Screen Protect Glass Sheet will be available in Australia from December 2022.  SRP: $59.00

[1] CIPA standards. Pitch/yaw shake only. FE 50mm F1.2 GM. Long exposure NR off.

[2] Slow & Quick Motion is not available when recording XAVC HS 8K movies. [APS-C/S35 Shooting] is fixed at [Off]. Angle of view is approx. 1.2x.

[3] Camera may not accurately recognise all specified subjects in all conditions. Subject types other than the type specified may be erroneously recognised in some cases.

[4] Camera may not accurately recognise all specified subjects in all conditions. Available subject settings are: Human, Animal/Bird, Animal, Bird, Insect, Car/Train, and Airplane. Subject types other than the type specified may be erroneously recognised in some cases.

[5] Up to 8 fps with AF/AE tracking when shooting with live view. Maximum continuous shooting speed will depend on camera settings.

[6] [Tracking] in the menu. Based on advanced artificial intelligence, including machine learning.

[7] Some image distortion may occur when shooting fast-moving subjects or when panning or otherwise moving the camera rapidly.

[8] Up to 7 fps in continuous “Hi+” mode. Maximum continuous shooting speed will depend on camera settings.

[9] Sony CEA-G160T CFexpress Type A memory card used. Continuous Hi+ mode. Actual number of images may vary according to shooting conditions.

[10] Not applicable to the E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS and E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS LE lenses or any A-mount lens. Full-time DMF is not available when shooting continuously in AF-C or AF-A mode (not including Lo), or when using the SEL70200GM lens in AF-C mode.

[11] A-mount lenses not supported.

[12] Expandable to ISO 50-80 and 40000-102400 for stills.

[13] Sony test conditions. Still images

[14] As of the October 2022 product announcement. Applicable models: Alpha 1 and Alpha 7R V

[15] Image size after compositing is approx. 60.2 million (9 504×6 336) pixels for 4-image shots, and approx. 240.8 million pixels (19 008 x 12 672) for 16-image shots.

[16] Only 100 Hz and 120 Hz flicker is detected. Continuous shooting speed may decrease. Phase-detection AF coverage is reduced. Flicker-free shooting is not available during silent shooting, BULB exposure, or movie recording.

[17] When shooting Super 35mm at 30p or 24/25p.

[18] Slight image crop in Active Mode. Active mode not available when recording XAVC HS 8K or using a frame rate of at 120 (100) fps.

[19] See Sony’s support web page for information on compatible lenses:  A software update may be required for some lenses. Compensation effectiveness may vary according to the lens used.

[20] Monitor movement may be limited when cables are connected to the camera’s connectors.

[21] Wi-Fi® communication is enabled on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. 5 GHz communication may be restricted in some countries and regions.

[22] Sony internal tests with [Auto Power OFF Temp.] set to [High].

[23] Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof.

[24] Depending on the time of production, SORPLAS™ may not be used for some parts

[25] Not including materials used in coatings and adhesives.

[26] Not including materials used in coatings and adhesives. Natural non-woven fabric may not be available during some production periods.

Australia’s First High School LED Virtual Production Studio

that Livingstone Christian College used Blackmagic Design cameras and switchers as part of Australia’s first LED based virtual production high school studio. The studio used Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K digital film cameras and ATEM Mini Pro live production switcher along with DaVinci Resolve editing, grading, visual effects (VFX) and audio post production software.

Livingstone Christian College, based in a suburb near Brisbane and Gold Coast, Australia, first opened its doors in 2002 and has since grown to a community of more than 1,300 students from prep to year 12. As part of the school’s arts program, film and TV production teacher Kenji Lee, aka Mr. Chen, built a virtual production workflow aimed at giving students the ability to learn and create on the same tools that Hollywood uses.

Lee is the founder and managing director of the multicultural youth filmmaking organization One Song Foundation and is a Queensland TeachX and Australian Educator Awards finalist. Lee, together with the school’s Head of Arts Gavin Coles, began building the studio in early 2022 with support from the HTC VIVE Taiwan and Australia team led by Raymond Pao, senior vice president of business solutions.

Since he joined the school, Lee’s students have created a number of film productions, including consent and anti bullying short films, social impact music videos during the pandemic and most recently a sci fi film using the virtual production workflow.

“We want to have the students create films that change the way people think but also prepare them for a career in filmmaking if that is what they want to do. And virtual production is the future of filmmaking so it makes sense to teach it,” Lee explained.

“Lots of universities are thinking about building LED walls and are starting to teach virtual production. But high schools have not seen the potential yet. At Livingstone we mirror the universities and get the students learning hands on with the technology that is being used by professionals. Blackmagic products are great for this because they are affordable, high quality and are easy to learn,” Lee continued.

The school’s virtual production set up includes access to a 16×9’ LED screen, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks and ATEM Mini Pro for keying and syncing images with Unreal Engine. The products are used in conjunction with the HTC VIVE Mars CamTrack system, which provides accurate camera tracking and real time compositing for virtual production. Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve is used for LUT creation and color correction.

For their first virtual production project, students created a spaceship background shown on the LED screen. Pocket Cinema Cameras 4Ks captured both wide and closeup action, with camera feeds ingested into the ATEM Mini Pro.

“It was important that the students get hands on with every aspect of virtual production and learn that it was not just standing in front of an LED wall. You have to make sure every piece of gear on set is in sync and understand how lighting, props and actors impact timing. It could be very intimidating for students if the technology was too complicated. The Blackmagic products were a perfect fit,” he continued.

Since their first virtual production, Lee has worked with the students to create several new projects using the same set up, including music videos and musical theatre performances.

“The Pocket’s genlock features make them invaluable for virtual production. They are easy to set up, so instead of spending time on trying to figure out how to make the cameras work the students are able to focus on their own creativity,” Lee said. “And even though they are easy to use and learn on, the cameras get you the most amazing cinematic images so there is no sacrificing the quality of work.”

New Sony ZV-1F Vlogging Camera

Sony today announced the new vlog camera ZV-1F Packed with creative power, easy-to-use vlogging functions, advanced connectivity, and eco-friendly features, it is the new go-to camera for vloggers and creators who want to capture stunning stills and video. The pocket-size camera has been optimised for vlogging with Sony’s latest technology to make content stand out.

ZV-1F key features:

  • Fixed ultra wide-angle 20 mm[1]0 prime lens
  • Background bokeh and Face priority AE
  • Skin tone optimisation including Soft Skin Effect
  • High precision focusing and Eye AF for both humans and animals[2]
  • Active Mode (electronic) image stabilisation when shooting video[3]
  • Creative Look presets for ultimate visual expression
  • Slow motion and quick motion options to enhance creativity
  • Product Showcase Setting for product reviews
  • Enhanced touchscreen features with Touch Zoom and Step Zoom[4] functionality
  • Clear voice recording with 3-capsule mic and wind screen
  • 4K 30p /FHD 120p
  • Easy smartphone connection to transfer content for social platforms
  • Eco-friendly features for reduced environmental impact

We are certainly living in an exciting age of video creation, and with video-first content creators in mind, the ZV family of cameras was born in 2020”, said Jun Yoon, Head of Digital Imaging, Sony Australia and New Zealand. “The ZV-1F is the third member of the ZV family and while it shares many commonalities with the ZV-1 and ZV-E10, it also introduces a list of new features, such as an ultra-wide 20mm F2.0 prime lens and touchscreen. We can’t wait to see the new content made with the newest ZV family member

Boost Your Creative Power

The ZV-1F has been designed to let the subject shine in any scene with an ultra-wide 20mm prime lens for wide field of view to capture more background. The ZV-1F also offers background bokeh in both stills and video to further highlight the subject or create a softer look.

Skin tone is optimised for both video and stills with a ‘Soft Skin Effect’ option that smooths and reduces wrinkles when shooting video and creates a natural skin tone effect for stills. Face Priority AE automatically adjusts the brightness when shooting so that faces can be captured with optimal brightness, even in situations where the light changes. The ZV-1F also boasts high precision focusing and Eye AF for both humans and animals which allows the autofocus to fix tenaciously on the face and eyes without getting diverted by other subjects. Users can easily change subjects via the camera’s touchscreen.

What’s more, when shooting video, image stabilisation is available in Active Mode[5] (electronic) to ensure footage is steady and smooth when walking.

The newly available Creative Look function gives users several preset options to create desired atmospheres in both stills and video with differences in tone, brightness, colour depth and more. A total of 10 modes are available to enhance creativity and allows users to share content immediately with no need for editing. 

The ZV-1F also features S&Q mode[6] to shoot in both slow motion at 5 x slower speed[7] and quick motion at 60 x faster[8] hyper lapse speed to achieve a desired effect.

In addition to stills and video, high-quality sound is vital to capture perfect content. A Directional 3-Capsule Mic and wind screen provide clear voice recording and reduced noise in windy outdoor conditions.

A Simple Compact Vlogging Device

The ZV-1F has been designed for total ease of use, so that vloggers can focus on content capture and intuitively use the camera without difficulty. Weighing only approx. 229g[9] it is compact and lightweight enough for everyday use and can be carried everywhere. It also features a Vari-Angle LCD touch screen with features and settings changed by touch, including the ability to zoom[10], so operation is instinctive.

The ZV-1F includes a Bokeh Switch button to allow users to quickly switch between background bokeh when they want to highlight the face and without, even whilst recording video. It also features a Product Showcase setting to allow users to seamlessly shift focus between face and products – perfect for reviews.

The ZV-1F also features a self-timer[11] and recording lamp to make video content even easier to capture.

Connectivity and Accessories

The new vlog camera, ZV-1F, has been optimised for use with a smartphone. Sony’s new smartphone app Imaging Edge Mobile Plus™ [12] allows users to connect to the camera via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and transfer images and video. Content captured can be easily transferred to a smartphone and then uploaded to social platforms. Users can even mark shots for posting on social using shot marks[13] during shooting or on the camera. Additionally, users can cut out and transfer specific 15, 30, or 60 second[14] marked clips to their smartphone and post directly to social without the need to edit the length to suit the platform.

The Imaging Edge Mobile Plus™ app also allows users to control many of the camera’s settings like date, time and area as well as software updates and support guides. It can also operate the ZV-1F remotely and display battery level and remaining storage capacity.

Users can even use the ZV-1F as a high-quality live-streaming device[15]. With an appropriate video conference application or similar software, the ZV-1F can function as a high-performance web camera when connected to a computer or smartphone via USB[16].

The ZV-1F is compatible with the GP-VPT2BT[17] Shooting Grip with Wireless Remote Commander which offers cable-free control of zoom, recording and more, and expands into a mini-tripod for stable hands-free shots. An external microphone can also be easily attached to the accessory shoe[18] for clear sound recording.

Supporting a Sustainable Future

The ZV-1F was designed with environmentally friendly features and technology to ensure a sustainable future. Recycled materials[19] including SORPLASTM[20]  are used in both the camera body and bundled accessories like the newly developed wind screen[21] that have been adapted to maintain performance. Plant-based non-woven fabrics are used for product bags to reduce plastic packaging.


The new ZV-1F will be available in Australia from early November 2022.

SRP: $1049.00 AUD

For detailed product information, please see here.

[1] 35mm format equivalent

[2] Still images only. Does not work with all types of animal

[3] Slight image crop in Active Mode. Active Mode is not available when recording frame rate is 120 (100) p for normal movies and frame rate is 120 (100) fps for S&Q

[4] Users can select from zooms of 1.0/1.5/2.0/4.0x to quickly change the angle of view. In FHD, zooms of 1.5x and 2.0x use Clear Image Zoom and 4.0x uses digital zoom; in 4K, 1.5x  uses Clear Image Zoom and 2.0x and 4.0x use digital zoom

[5] Slight image crop in Active Mode. Active Mode is not available when recording frame rate is 120 (100) p for normal movies and frame rate is 120 (100) fps for S&Q

[6] The recording format in S&Q mode is XAVC S HD. Sound recording is not possible. A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC card is required. UHS speed class 3 or higher is required for 100 Mbps recording

[7] S&Q mode recording at 120 fps (frame rate) 24p (recording frame rate).

[8] S&Q mode recording at 1 fps (frame rate) 60p (recording frame rate).

[9] Approx. 229g (8.1oz.) body only /Approx. 256g (9.1oz.) with battery and memory card included

[10] Users can select from zooms of 1.0/1.5/2.0/4.0x to quickly change the angle of view. In FHD, zooms of 1.5x and 2.0x use Clear Image Zoom and 4.0x uses digital zoom; in 4K, 1.5x  uses Clear Image Zoom and 2.0x and 4.0x use digital zoom

[11] Not available when shooting movie in still image mode by pressing MOVIE button

[12] The Imaging Edge Mobile Plus app can be downloaded from the following site. Please use Imaging Edge Mobile Plus Ver. 1.0 or later.

[13] Two types of shot marks: Shot Mark1 and Shot Mark2

[14] Depending on where the shot mark is added, the length of the cut-out video may be shorter than the set length.

[15] When streaming via USB, the resolution is 1280 x 720 and the frame rate is 30 fps

[16] When streaming via USB, the resolution is 1280 x 720 and the frame rate is 30 fps. To use this function, the OS on the PC or smartphone side must support UVC/UAC. When connecting to a mobile device equipped with a USB Type-C(R) port, please use a commercially available USB cable or terminal conversion adapter.

[17] Sold separately

[18] Since this model’s accessory shoe does not have electronic contacts, it does not support operation of an external flash, audio input, etc

[19] Recycled materials may not be available, depending on the time of production.

[20] “SORPLAS” is a trademark of Sony Group Corporation. “SORPLAS” is a sustainable flame-retardant plastic developed and provided by Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

[21] The wind screen fibres are made exclusively from recycled polyester. Recycled polyester may not be available, depending on the time of production

New FX30 4K Super 35 camera

Sony has announced the newest addition to the brand’s prestigious Cinema Line – the FX30 (model ILME-FX30). The new FX30 is a 4K Super 35 compact cinema camera that offers many professional features of the Cinema Line, such as Dual Base ISO, Log shooting modes, and user-imported LUTs (Look Up Tables) at a price point that appeals to many aspiring filmmakers.

In addition to introducing the new FX30, Sony announced two new CFexpress Type A Memory Cards – CEA-G320T and CEA-G640T. Both are large capacity cards that support high-speed performance with high-speed performance in both reading and writing

“The launch of the FX30 introduces an exciting new entry point into our Cinema Line range of cameras,” said Jun Yoon, Head of Digital Imaging ANZ. “Whether it is your first dedicated video capture device, or it acts as a subsidiary cam, the FX30 can deliver professional high-end content that will seamlessly fit into your Cinema Line workflow.”

Creating a Cinematic Look

The FX30 offers up-and-coming filmmakers’ cinematic expression with the latest imaging systems. It features a new back-illuminated APS-C Exmor R™ CMOS sensor (Super 35 format) with a dual base ISO (800/2500) to deliver high sensitivity, low noise, and 14+ stops[i] of latitude.

The FX30 supports a variety of video recording codecs. It can shoot 4K Super 35 (16:9) by oversampling from 6K at up to 60fps. The FX30 also features the ability to shoot in high frame rates, including 4K at 120fps and full HD at 240fps. Both 16:9 recording modes can shoot at 10-bit 4:2:2 while an HDMI Type-A connector can be used to output 4K, 16-bit RAW[ii] to an external recorder[iii].

Like the rest of the Cinema Line, the FX30 features Log shooting modes by enabling Cine El, Cine El Quick, and Flexible ISO modes for recording with the S-Log3 gamma curve, which allows more flexibility when colour grading. All three modes allow video shooting while monitoring with an appropriate LUT to preview the final image. In addition, the FX30 includes a selection of built-in cinematic looks, such as Sony’s S-Cinetone™. The camera offers advanced image processing capabilities with the BIONZ XR processing engine for natural gradations and realistic colour reproduction.

Designed to Support the Creators’ Needs

The FX30 features Sony’s fast and reliable autofocus, with settings including:

  • Real-time Eye AF (human, animal, or bird[iv])
  • Real-time Tracking
  • Detailed AF settings
  • AF Assist[v]

Creatives also have more control when using the Focus Map[vi], which makes it easy to visualise depth of field, and Breathing Compensation[vii] offers a stable angle of view when focusing. The camera also includes effective stabilisation for run and gun shoots using Active Mode[viii] thanks to the optical in-body 5-axis image stabilisation and time code sync[ix].

The FX30 incorporates other features that retain the spirit of the Cinema Line, including:

  • New customisable list-style main menu screen which provides quick access to frequently used items 
  • New standby movie screen that provides an unobstructed view of the subject
  • Buttons and dials dedicated to movie shooting

The FX30 also includes added functionality to assist with the creative workflow, such as post-production editing using embedded LUT, and EI metadata.[x] This metadata is available using the latest version of Sony’s Catalyst Prepare[xi] or Catalyst Browse applications. A new “Catalyst Prepare Plugin” for Adobe Premiere Pro was released in August.

Easy Operation and a Compact Form Factor

Compact and lightweight, the FX30 has a flat-top design with threaded accessory attachment points, making it easy to use for shooting handheld, capturing low-angle shots, mounting on a gimbal, or adding accessories. The FX30 also features an XLR handle unit[xii], which can be used to capture low-angle shots and also allows filmmakers to capture crystal clear audio through various audio inputs, including two XLR audio inputs and a 3.5 mm stereo mini jack for 4-channel recording. External microphones can be connected directly to the camera via the Multi Interface Shoe or microphone jack. The FX30 also features an internal stereo microphone for audio recording.

The FX30 is equipped with two memory card slots that are compatible with both CFexpress Type A cards and SDXC/SDHC cards, bringing wide range of shooting experiences to creators. The FX30 is also compatible with the newly announced large capacity CFexpress Type A memory cards.[xiii]

The FX30 offers not only advanced performance but also outstanding reliability. It features an innovative heat dissipation structure for uninterrupted 4K/60p recording, reliable power for extended recording, and a durable magnesium alloy chassis. A comprehensive selection of E-mount lenses, high-performance microphones, and other essential components gives creators extraordinarily flexible systems for a broad range of creative needs.

[i] S-Log3 movies, Sony tests.

[ii] With a choice of 59.94p / 50p / 29.97p / 25p / 23.98p frame rates and colour spaces

[iii] Supported devices are as follows: as of September 2022, ATOMOS NINJA V and NINJA V+ HDR monitor-recorder support planned.  For further details, please contact ATOMOS.

[iv] Accurate focus may not be achieved with certain subjects in certain situations.

[v] Not available when using the SELP1650, SEL18200LE or A-mount lenses.

[vi] The Focus Map function cannot be used in the following conditions: When shooting stills, when the Focus Magnifier function is in use, when using digital zoom, during USB streaming, when no lens is mounted, when an A-mount lens is mounted, or when using the SEL16F28. For other lenses, please use the latest lens software.

[vii] Angle of view and image quality may change slightly when this feature is turned on. Breathing Compensation is not available for unsupported lenses, 120p (100p) movie recording, S&Q recording at 120p (100p), or stills. The compatibility of lenses is limited. Please see Sony support page for lens compatibility.

[viii] Slight image crop in Active Mode. “Standard” setting is recommended for focal lengths of 200 mm or longer. Active Mode is not available when recording at frame rates of 120 (100) fps or higher, including S&Q.

[ix] VMC-BNCM1 is required for time code synchronisation. VMC-BNCM1 requires the following annotations. The availability of the VMC-BNCM1 (product number: A-5051-506-A) may vary depending on the country or region. Refer to the following support site for inventory confirmation and purchase.

[x] This metadata includes Embedded LUT, Image stabilisation, Breathing Compensation, Camera rotation and Movie mark

[xi] Software download page URL:

[xii] The FX30B does not include the XLR handle unit. The XLR-handle unit will be available as a stand-alone item as XLR-H1, which will be available in early 2023.

[xiii] The newly announced CEA-G320T and CEA-G640 CFexpress Type A memory cards.

FUJIFILM Australia announces NEW Fujifilm X-H2

FUJIFILM Australia is pleased to announce the launch of the mirrorless digital camera Fujifilm X-H2 (X-H2) in September, 2022. The camera joins the lineup of X Series of mirrorless digital cameras, that are renowned for their outstanding image quality in both stills and video, delivered with Fujifilm’s outstanding, proprietary colour reproduction technology.

The X-H2 features the new back-illuminated 40.2MP X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR*1 sensor and the high-speed X-Processor 5. This new flagship model, delivers high-resolution stills as well as being the world’s first*2 APS-C camera to enable 8K/30P Apple ProRes*3 internal recording.

With the release of the X-H2, the “X-H series” now has two flagship models. The high-speed flagship model X-H2S excels in shooting fast moving subjects, whereas the high-resolution flagship X-H2 delivers exceptional image quality that transcends the normal quality limit for the format. With the twin flagship models, Fujifilm can cater for all the shooting needs of professional photographers and videographers.

“We are very pleased to launch the highest resolution camera in the history of X Series, and we are highly confident that this new model will be a success in Australia” says Mr Ryuichi Matoba, the new CEO of FUJFILM Australia. “Fujifilm are continuously challenging Full Frame. With the release of the twin flagship models, X-H2S and X-H2, Photographers and videographers can now choose the best solution to meet their content creation need”, adds Shaun Mah, General Manager of Electronic Imaging and Optical Devices of FUJIFILM Australia. 

The unprecedented image quality delivered by the X-H2’s new sensor compared to its predecessors in the X-Series is complemented with advanced features including minimum standard ISO125, maximum shutter speed of 1/180,000 sec with electronic shutter, and the PIXEL SHIFT MULTI SHOT mode to enhance visual expressions. The X-H2 also offers functions and interfaces that assist shooting, such as the subject-detection AF based on Deep Learning technology that automatically detects and tracks a broader range of subjects like animals and birds. The new features also include five-axis and up to seven stops of in-body image stabilisation*4, 0.8x magnification and 5.76 million dot EVF as well as a card slot compatible with CFexpressTM Type B cards*5.

*1 X-Trans is a trademark or registered trademark of FUJIFILM Corporation.

*2 As of September 9, 2022, according to Fujifilm data

*3 Apple ProRes is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries and regions

*4 When coupled with the FUJINON XF35mmF1.4 R 

*5 CFexpress™ is a trademark or registered trademark of the CompactFlash Association

  1. Main product features
  2. Featuring the new X-Trans™ CMOS 5 HR sensor and the high-speed X-Processor 5 to produce the highest image resolution in the history of the X Series

(1) The high-resolution 40.2MP sensor has an improved image-processing algorithm to enhance image resolution without compromising the S/N ratio, producing astonishing image quality. It also has an improved pixel structure to efficiently bring in a greater amount of light, enabling ISO125 as a new native base ISO. This is particularly beneficial during day-time outdoor shooting or to take advantage of the large aperture to produce bokeh.

(2) The use of the new sensor and resulting ability to control exposure time at a greater precision have improved the fastest shutter speed for the electronic shutter by 2.5 stops from the previous 1/32,000 sec to 1/180,000 sec. This allows users to leave the aperture wide open in glary conditions such as a sunny beach or a ski slope, or to capture a split-second motion.

(3) This is the first X Series camera featuring the Pixel Shift Multi-Shot function. The camera uses the IBIS mechanism to shift the image sensor with high precision to carry out automatic shooting, recording 20 images, that are combined into a single frame using the dedicated software, “Pixel Shift Combiner”. This free software processes the captured frame to generate an image containing about 160 Million Pixels, which is perfect for commercial photography and digital archiving.

(4) The X-H2 supports the HEIF image format, which delivers 10-bit image quality in files up to 30% smaller than standard JPEG files, continuing to expand Fujifilm’s reputation of delivering high-quality images straight out of camera. 

  1. Excellent video performance that caters to professional video production needs

(1) With the incorporation of the new sensor, 8K movies can be recorded internally at 30P in 4:2:2 10-bit colour. The X-H2 has a heat-dissipating design, the same as X-H2S, to enable recording 8K/30P movies for approximately 160 minutes*6, making 8K a practical option. Furthermore, it supports 8K over-sampling to produce high-quality 4K video, making maximum use of the high-resolution sensor to record movies in superior image resolution.

(2) X-H2 supports three Apple ProRes codecs; ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, and ProRes 422 LT. When recording ProRes, X-H2 also supports proxy recording such as ProRes 422 Proxy.”*7

(3) X-H2 features a digital zoom function*8 that uses the camera’s 40.2MP sensor to deliver up to 2x of digital zoom with little to no loss in resolution, when recording video in 4K. Using zoom lenses, get twice the reach and seamlessly transition to the digital zoom function when the lens reaches its maximum focal length.

(4) Combined with a compatible HDMI device from Atomos or Blackmagic Design, 12-bit RAW video output from X-H2 can be recorded as Apple ProRes or Blackmagic RAW at resolutions and frame rates of up to 8K and 29.97 frames per second.

(5) In addition to F-Log, X-H2 also supports F-Log2, which records an expanded dynamic range of 13+ stops*9. This range is wider than current F-Log, broadening post-production potential.

*6 When recording video at 25 from a cool start, with the auto power-off temperature set on High, H.265 4:2:0, a bitrate of 200Mbps, and vertical battery grip VG-XH using three batteries attached. The recording duration depends on remaining battery charge and the type and capacity of the memory card used. When the main unit heats up, filming may automatically stop.

*7 Proxy not available for 8K/30P and 8K/25P recording.

*8 Available in three modes: 4K HQ, 4K DCI HQ, and FHD

*9 When recording F-Log2, based on Fujifilm internal testing.

  1. Evolved AF performance that captures details accurately

(1) X-Processor 5 features subject-detection AF based on Deep Learning technology that automatically detects and tracks a broader range of subjects, including animals, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, planes, and trains – as well as human faces and eyes, so image-makers can concentrate on composition and creativity, confident that X-H2 will track focus accurately.

(2) The new high-resolution sensor has a greater number of phase detection pixels than current models, resulting in an improved ability to attain AF-S focus on various subject matter, such as landscape and portrait photography. Furthermore, X-H2 also incorporates the improved AF prediction algorithm, which was newly developed for the X-H2S, enabling stable focusing even when using AF-C.

(3) The X-H2 is newly equipped with a focus meter as a Manual Focus assist during movie recording, allowing for more precise focus adjustment. It may also be used in combination with the focus peaking feature.

(4) The movie AF algorithm has been optimised to improve autofocus accuracy, giving users a sense of confidence when using AF while filming 8K movies.

  1. Hardware and workflow that support the content creation experience

(1) A 5-axis in-body image stabilisation system, made possible by X-Processor 5 and a sensing control function, provides up to seven stops of compensation. This powerful feature gives users the freedom to handhold the camera in conditions that previously would have required support, even in low light. 

(2) The X-H2 is equipped with a high-definition 5.76-million-dot EVF with 0.8x magnification. It boasts smooth refresh frame rate of approx. 120fps and significant improvement in controlling parallax and distortion which typically occur when an eye position becomes displaced while using the viewfinder for stellar visibility.

(3) The body design is the same as that of the X-H2S, with 79 weather-sealed points offering high levels of dust and moisture resistance. X-H2 is built to withstand the rigors of daily professional use and operate as normal in temperatures as low as  -10°C. The top panel LCD screen, adjustable AF ON button, 1.62 million-dot vari-angle LCD monitor, and independent movie recording button support comfortable operation.

(4) The X-H2 has one CFexpress™ Type B memory card slot and one UHS-II SD memory card slot. Draw out the full potential of the X-H2 video performance using CFexpress™ Type B cards*10.

*10 See the Fujifilm website for a list of verified compatible cards:

(5) The X-H2S/ X-H2 can be combined with the file transmitter “FT-XH” to enable wired and wireless LAN tethered video recording*11. Up to four X-H2S/ X-H2 cameras can be connected simultaneously to enable the following operations from a computer browser:

  • Check and adjust camera settings for each camera
  • Simultaneously start and stop video recording for all cameras
  • Save, load, and copy camera settings*12

*11 Update to the latest firmware is required for X-H2S when using this function.

*12 Camera settings can be saved/ loaded to/ from a computer or tablet device.

3.Optional accessories

(1) Vertical battery grip “VG-XH” (for the X-H2S / X-H2)

This vertical battery grip is dust and moisture resistant and is designed to operate at temperatures as low as -10°C. It fits two of Fujifilm’s NP-W235 high-capacity batteries. The grip’s button layout is designed to provide equal operability whether holding the camera vertically or horizontally.

(2) File transmitterFT-XH” (for the X-H2S / X-H2)

  This file transmitter features wired LAN connectivity and high-speed wireless communications capability, essential for in-studio tethered content creation or for creating sports/ media content. It can also be used as a vertical grip fitting two of Fujifilm’s NP-W235 high-capacity batteries. It can be combined with the X-H2S/ X-H2 to support the following communication specifications:

  • FTP data transfer by wired LAN / wireless LAN / USB Smartphone tethering
  • Tethered shooting by wired LAN / wireless LAN
  • Remote recording function by wired LAN / wireless LAN; capable of controlling up to four X-H2S/ X-H2 cameras from a browser at the same time

(3) Cooling fan “FAN-001” (for the X-H2S/ X-H2)

    Specifically designed for the X-H2S/ X-H2 to facilitate extended video recording in high temperatures.

The fan may be fitted to the rear of the camera body without a cable, supplying power, extending continuous video recording time at high temperature, and eliminating concerns of heat-related camera shutdown.

(4) Cover kit “CVR-XH” (for the X-H2S/ X-H2)

This cover kit for the X-H2S/ X-H2 protects various terminals on the camera. 

Items included in the kit:

1 x Sync terminal cover

1 x Hot shoe cover

1 x File transmitter/ vertical battery grip terminal cover

1 x Cooling fan terminal cover

1 x Memory card slot cover

  1. Product names, release date and prices

Product name

Release date

RRP (including GST)

Fujifilm X-H2

September, 2022


Fujifilm X-H2 and XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR kit

September, 2022