You’ll find the same hybrid autofocus system with phase detection and contrast detection points in both cameras. However, the X-H2S has significant improvements. There are up to 425 selectable AF points in a 25 x 17 grid in the Single-point AF mode. You can also set it to 117 points in a 13×9 grid and vary the size of the points. There’s also a Zone AF, which allows the AF points to be selected in 3×3, 5×5, or 7×7 groups, and Wide/Tracking AF!
The X-H2S is the first Fujifilm camera to have a new auto-detection feature. Thanks to the X-Processor 5’s AI deep learning capabilities; the camera can now automatically detect animals, birds, cars, bikes, planes, and trains. That’s not the only new auto feature, though. Fujifilm says it has improved the auto-focus algorithm, making the X-H2S AF system three times faster than on the X-T4, with better eye/face detection than the older model.
Here is another similarity. Both the Fujifilm X-H2S and the X-T4 use the same NP-W235 batteries. However, you can expect a CIPA-rated battery life of up to 720 shots on a single charge in normal mode on the X-H2S (Real-life usage yields an even longer life.) The X-T4 is rated at 500 shots.
Both cameras can be powered or charged via a USB-C connection and have a compatible power bank.
The X-H2S, with its X-Processor 5 and stacked sensor, is even faster than the X-T4, which was hailed for its speed when first introduced in 2020.
The XH2S can shoot at 40fps when using the electronic shutter, without any crop, and completely blackout-free vs. the XT4’s 20fps. Both models offer 15fps continuous shooting speed when using the mechanical shutter.
Both cameras have precisely the same 3″ LCD screen that’s fully articulating, vari-angle and 1.62M-dot resolution. You can rotate the screen, fold it flat, or flip it to the side. It’s highly versatile for shooting photography and videos.