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Fujifilm X-H2 Comparison Review

The Fujifilm X-H2 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that was announced in September 2022 and is equipped with an APS-C sensor. It offers a resolution of 39.8 megapixel.

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Is the Fujifilm X-H2 a good camera? The X-H2 has a Camera Elo of 3184. This very strong rating puts it among the elite group of camera grand masters. The X-H2 ranks among the top 10 percent of all mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. In terms of its sensor size category (APS cameras), the X-H2 also ranks among the top 10 percent.

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm X-H2
Mirrorless system camera
Fujifilm X mount lenses
39.8 MP, APS-C Sensor
8k/30p Video
ISO 160 - 12 800 (80 - 51 200)
Electronic viewfinder (5760k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1620k dots
Swivel touchscreen
15 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilization
Weathersealed body
680 shots per battery charge
136 x 93 x 85 mm, 660 g

Read on to find out more about the camera's size, sensor, features, reception by expert reviewers, and how it compares to other digital cameras.

Body comparison with a credit card

An illustration of the physical dimensions of the Fujifilm X-H2 vis-à-vis a credit card is provided in the side-by-side display below. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are presented. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Fujifilm X-H2 vs credit card front
X-H2 versus credit card top view
X-H2 and credit card rear side

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the Fujifilm X-H2 alongside a set of similar cameras. If you want to review a particular camera pair side-by-side, just move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm X-H2 136 mm 93 mm 85 mm 660 g 680 Y Sep 2022 1,999 amazon.com
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Fujifilm X-H2S 136 mm 93 mm 85 mm 660 g 580 Y May 2022 2,499 amazon.com
3.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II 150 mm 104 mm 87 mm 900 g 440 Y Sep 2021 3,999 amazon.com
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T4 135 mm 93 mm 64 mm 607 g 500 Y Feb 2020 1,699 amazon.com
5.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3 141 mm 83 mm 46 mm 497 g 440 Y Oct 2019 1,799 amazon.com
6.
 
Fujifilm X-H1 140 mm 97 mm 86 mm 673 g 310 Y Feb 2018 1,899ebay.com
7.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2 141 mm 83 mm 46 mm 495 g 350 Y Jan 2016 1,699ebay.com
8.
 
OM System OM-1 135 mm 92 mm 73 mm 599 g 520 Y Feb 2022 2,199 amazon.com
9.
 
Panasonic GH5 II 139 mm 98 mm 87 mm 727 g 400 Y May 2021 1,699 amazon.com
10.
 
Pentax K-3 III 135 mm 104 mm 74 mm 820 g 800 Y Mar 2021 1,999 amazon.com
11.
 
Sony A7 IV 131 mm 96 mm 80 mm 659 g 580 Y Oct 2021 2,499 amazon.com
Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The listed prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The Fujifilm X-H2 was launched in the US market at a price of $1,999. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison with a 35mm slide

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

The Fujifilm X-H2 features an APS-C sensor and has a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 1.5. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the Fujifilm X-H2 among the medium-sized sensor cameras that aim to strike a balance between image quality and portability.

Fujifilm X-H2 sensor measures

For most cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of alternative cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Fujifilm X-H2 APS-C 39.8 7728 51528k/30p24.313.9224586
2.
 
Fujifilm X-H2S APS-C 26.0 6240 41606.2k/30p24.313.9222486
3.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II Medium Format 51.1 8256 61921080/30p25.914.83456100
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T4 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/60p24.113.6199584
5.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p24.113.6196884
6.
 
Fujifilm X-H1 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.013.3180682
7.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p23.713.0160880
8.
 
OM System OM-1 Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/60p23.413.4155377
9.
 
Panasonic GH5 II Four Thirds 20.2 5184 38884K/60p23.713.1113679
10.
 
Pentax K-3 III APS-C 25.6 6192 41284K/30p24.213.7208385
11.
 
Sony A7 IV Full Frame 32.7 7008 46724K/60p25.414.7337997
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. The X-H2 indeed provides movie recording capabilities. The highest resolution format that the X-H2 can use is 8k/30p.

Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the X-H2 has an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 5760k dots. The viewfinder offers a field of view of 100% and a magnification of 0.8x. The tables below summarize some of the other core capabilities of the Fujifilm X-H2 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Max
Shutter
Speed *
Max
Shutter
Flaps *
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Fujifilm X-H25760 Y3.0 / 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 15.0/s n Y
2.
 
Fujifilm X-H2S5760 Y3.0 / 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 15.0/s n Y
3.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II3690 Y3.2 / 2360 full-flex Y 1/4000s 3.0/s n Y
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T43690 n3.0 / 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 15.0/s n Y
5.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro33690 n3.0 / 1620 tilting Y 1/8000s 8.0/s n n
6.
 
Fujifilm X-H13690 Y3.0 / 1040 full-flex Y 1/8000s 14.0/s n Y
7.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro22360 n3.0 / 1620 fixed n 1/8000s 8.0/s n n
8.
 
OM System OM-15760 n3.0 / 1640 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0/s n Y
9.
 
Panasonic GH5 II3680 n3.0 / 1840 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0/s n Y
10.
 
Pentax K-3 IIIoptical Y3.2 / 1620 fixed Y 1/8000s 12.0/s n Y
11.
 
Sony A7 IV3686 n3.0 / 1037 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0/s n Y
Notes: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.

The LCD screen on the Fujifilm X-H2 is flexibly attached to the body. In particular, the LCD is hinged on the side and can be flipped out for odd-angle shots in both portrait and landscape orientation. Also, this fully articulated, swivel type of LCD attachment is often appreciated by videographers for its flexibility. Moreover, v-loggers like the design because the screen can be turned to be front-facing.

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Flexible screen on the X-H2

One useful feature of the X-H2 is a presence of a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

Connection comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Fujifilm X-H2 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Mic / Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Fujifilm X-H2Ystereo / monoYYfull3.2Y-Y
2.
 
Fujifilm X-H2SYstereo / monoYYfull3.0Y-Y
3.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S IIYstereo / monoYYmicro3.2Y--
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T4Ystereo / monoY-micro3.1Y-Y
5.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3Ystereo / monoY--3.1Y-Y
6.
 
Fujifilm X-H1Ystereo / monoY-micro3.0Y--
7.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2Ystereo / monoY-micro2.0Y--
8.
 
OM System OM-1Ystereo / monoYYmicro3.0Y-Y
9.
 
Panasonic GH5 IIYstereo / monoYYfull3.2Y-Y
10.
 
Pentax K-3 IIIYstereo / monoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
11.
 
Sony A7 IVYstereo / monoYYfull3.2Y-Y

It is notable that the X-H2 has a microphone port. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

Expert reviews

While the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it says nothing about, for example, the handling, responsiveness, and overall imaging quality of the X-H2 in practical situations. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate. This is why expert reviews are important. The table below summarizes the assessments of some of the best known camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], digitalcameraworld [DCW], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]).

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Review Scores
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DCW 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm X-H2............ Sep 2022 1,999 amazon.com
2.
 
Fujifilm X-H2S5/5+5/590/1005/55/5 May 2022 2,499 amazon.com
3.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II5/5..5/587/100..5/5 Sep 2021 3,999 amazon.com
4.
 
Fujifilm X-T45/5+ +5/588/1005/55/5 Feb 2020 1,699 amazon.com
5.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro34/5+4/585/1004/5.. Oct 2019 1,799 amazon.com
6.
 
Fujifilm X-H1..+5/586/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 1,899ebay.com
7.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2..+..83/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2016 1,699ebay.com
8.
 
OM System OM-15/5....87/1005/54.5/5 Feb 2022 2,199 amazon.com
9.
 
Panasonic GH5 II4.5/5..4.5/585/1004.5/55/5 May 2021 1,699 amazon.com
10.
 
Pentax K-3 III4/5..3/5..4.5/5.. Mar 2021 1,999 amazon.com
11.
 
Sony A7 IV5/5+ +4.5/589/1004.5/54.5/5 Oct 2021 2,499 amazon.com
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings are only valid when referring to cameras in the same category and of the same age. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, please note that some of the review sites have changed their methodology and reporting over time.

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Fujifilm X-H2 FAQ

Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the X-H2.

What technology is the imaging sensor in the X-H2 based on?

The camera features a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.

Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?

Fujifilm equipped the X-H2 with the X-Processor 5 image processor.

What is the ISO sensitivity range of the X-H2?

The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 160 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 80-51200.

Does the camera have a selfie-friendly screen?

Yes, the LCD-screen of the X-H2 is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.

What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Fujifilm X-H2?

Fujifilm mentions a shutter rating of 500 000 actuations for the X-H2. This number represents a Mean Time before Failure, that is an average value. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust the expected shutter life of the X-H2 over, say, three years, one would have to take about 500 pictures each and every day.

Is completely silent shooting possible with the Fujifilm X-H2?

The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.

Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?

No, the Fujifilm X-H2 has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.

Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Fujifilm X-H2?

The X-H2 offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.

Does the Fujifilm X-H2 feature an autofocus assist light?

Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.

What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with flash?

The X-H2's flash sync speed is 1/250 sec.

Does the Fujifilm X-H2 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?

Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-II cards (data transfer speed of up to 312 MB/s).

Which battery does the X-H2 use?

The camera gets its power from the NP-W235 (here at amazon), which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.

Is there a vertical grip available for the X-H2?

Yes, Fujifilm offers the VBG-XH as an optional accessory to facilitate shooting in portrait orientation and to provide additional battery power.

Camera to camera comparisons

If you would like to see a side-by-side review with another camera, just use the search menu below. Alternatively, you can follow any of the listed hyperlinks for comparisons that others found interesting.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Fujifilm X-H2
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Fujifilm X mount lenses
    Launch Date September 2022
    Launch Price USD 1 999
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 367 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 39.8 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 7 728 x 5 152 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.04 μm
    Pixel Density 10.86 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter
    Movie Capability 8k/30p Video
    ISO Setting 160 - 12 800 ISO
    ISO Boost 80 - 51 200 ISO
    Image Processor X-Processor 5
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.8x
    Viewfinder Resolution 5760k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 1620k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen
    V-logging Friendliness Front-flip possible
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peaking
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 15 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy500 000 actuations
    Silent ShootingElectronic Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium CFexB or SDXC cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 3.2
    HDMI Port full HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Headphone Socket Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NP-W235 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)680 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 136 x 93 x 85 mm
    (5.4 x 3.7 x 3.3 in)
    Camera Weight 660 g (23.3 oz)

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