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.
Is the Fujifilm X-H2 a good camera? The X-H2 has a Camera Elo of 3160. 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.
|Mirrorless system camera|
|Fujifilm X mount lenses|
|39.8 MP, APS-C Sensor|
|ISO 160 - 12 800 (80 - 51 200)|
|Electronic viewfinder (5760k dots)|
|3.0 LCD, 1620k dots|
|15 shutter flaps per second|
|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.
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.
|1.||Fujifilm X-H2||136 mm||93 mm||85 mm||660 g||680||Y||Sep 2022||1,999||amazon.com|
|2.||Fujifilm X-H2S||136 mm||93 mm||85 mm||660 g||580||Y||May 2022||2,499||amazon.com|
|3.||Fujifilm X-T5||130 mm||91 mm||64 mm||557 g||580||Y||Nov 2022||1,699||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||1,899||ebay.com|
|7.||Fujifilm X-Pro2||141 mm||83 mm||46 mm||495 g||350||Y||Jan 2016||1,699||ebay.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.
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.
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.
|8.||OM System OM-1||Four Thirds||20.2||5184||3888||4K/60p||23.4||13.4||1553||77|
|9.||Panasonic GH5 II||Four Thirds||20.2||5184||3888||4K/60p||23.7||13.1||1136||79|
|10.||Pentax K-3 III||APS-C||25.6||6192||4128||4K/30p||24.2||13.7||2083||85|
|11.||Sony A7 IV||Full Frame||32.7||7008||4672||4K/60p||25.4||14.7||3379||97|
|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.
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.
|1.||Fujifilm X-H2||5760||Y||3.0 / 1620||swivel||Y||1/8000s||15.0/s||n||Y|
|2.||Fujifilm X-H2S||5760||Y||3.0 / 1620||swivel||Y||1/8000s||15.0/s||n||Y|
|3.||Fujifilm X-T5||3690||n||3.0 / 1840||full-flex||Y||1/8000s||15.0/s||n||Y|
|4.||Fujifilm X-T4||3690||n||3.0 / 1620||swivel||Y||1/8000s||15.0/s||n||Y|
|5.||Fujifilm X-Pro3||3690||n||3.0 / 1620||tilting||Y||1/8000s||8.0/s||n||n|
|6.||Fujifilm X-H1||3690||Y||3.0 / 1040||full-flex||Y||1/8000s||14.0/s||n||Y|
|7.||Fujifilm X-Pro2||2360||n||3.0 / 1620||fixed||n||1/8000s||8.0/s||n||n|
|8.||OM System OM-1||5760||n||3.0 / 1640||swivel||Y||1/8000s||10.0/s||n||Y|
|9.||Panasonic GH5 II||3680||n||3.0 / 1840||swivel||Y||1/8000s||12.0/s||n||Y|
|10.||Pentax K-3 III||optical||Y||3.2 / 1620||fixed||Y||1/8000s||12.0/s||n||Y|
|11.||Sony A7 IV||3686||n||3.0 / 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.
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.
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.
Mic / Speaker
|1.||Fujifilm X-H2||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||full||3.2||Y||-||Y|
|2.||Fujifilm X-H2S||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||full||3.0||Y||-||Y|
|3.||Fujifilm X-T5||Y||stereo / mono||Y||-||micro||3.2||Y||-||Y|
|4.||Fujifilm X-T4||Y||stereo / mono||Y||-||micro||3.1||Y||-||Y|
|5.||Fujifilm X-Pro3||Y||stereo / mono||Y||-||-||3.1||Y||-||Y|
|6.||Fujifilm X-H1||Y||stereo / mono||Y||-||micro||3.0||Y||-||-|
|7.||Fujifilm X-Pro2||Y||stereo / mono||Y||-||micro||2.0||Y||-||-|
|8.||OM System OM-1||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||micro||3.0||Y||-||Y|
|9.||Panasonic GH5 II||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||full||3.2||Y||-||Y|
|10.||Pentax K-3 III||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||micro||3.2||Y||-||Y|
|11.||Sony A7 IV||Y||stereo / mono||Y||Y||full||3.2||Y||-||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.
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]).
|1.||Fujifilm X-H2||5/5||+ +||5/5||89/100||5/5||5/5||Sep 2022||1,999||amazon.com|
|2.||Fujifilm X-H2S||5/5||+||5/5||90/100||5/5||5/5||May 2022||2,499||amazon.com|
|3.||Fujifilm X-T5||5/5||+ +||4.5/5||90/100||4.5/5||..||Nov 2022||1,699||amazon.com|
|4.||Fujifilm X-T4||5/5||+ +||5/5||88/100||5/5||5/5||Feb 2020||1,699||amazon.com|
|5.||Fujifilm X-Pro3||4/5||+||4/5||85/100||4/5||..||Oct 2019||1,799||amazon.com|
|6.||Fujifilm X-H1||..||+||5/5||86/100||4.5/5||4.5/5||Feb 2018||1,899||ebay.com|
|7.||Fujifilm X-Pro2||..||+||..||83/100||4.5/5||4.5/5||Jan 2016||1,699||ebay.com|
|8.||OM System OM-1||5/5||..||..||87/100||5/5||4.5/5||Feb 2022||2,199||amazon.com|
|9.||Panasonic GH5 II||4.5/5||..||4.5/5||85/100||4.5/5||5/5||May 2021||1,699||amazon.com|
|10.||Pentax K-3 III||4/5||..||3/5||..||4.5/5||..||Mar 2021||1,999||amazon.com|
|11.||Sony A7 IV||5/5||+ +||4.5/5||89/100||4.5/5||4.5/5||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.
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 Fujifilm X-H2 based on?
The camera features a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.
Which image processing chip is used in the Fujifilm X-H2 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 Fujifilm 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 Fujifilm X-H2 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.
How do I find the shutter count on my Fujifilm X-H2?
Fujifilm embeds the number of shutter actuations in image metadata. You can check the number of shots that your X-H2 has taken up to now by uploading a recent image to the free online shutter count finder app.
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 with the Fujifilm X-H2?
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 the Fujifilm X-H2 for flash photography?
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 Fujifilm X-H2 use?
Is there a vertical grip available for the Fujifilm X-H2?
Yes, Fujifilm offers the VBG-XH as an optional accessory to facilitate shooting in portrait orientation and to provide additional battery power.
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|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 Format||APS-C Sensor|
|Sensor Size||23.5 x 15.7 mm|
|Sensor Area||369 mm2|
|Sensor Diagonal||28.3 mm|
|Sensor Resolution||39.8 Megapixels|
|Image Resolution||7 728 x 5 152 pixels|
|Pixel Pitch||3.04 μm|
|Pixel Density||10.79 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|
|Viewfinder Type||Electronic viewfinder|
|Viewfinder Field of View||100%|
|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|
|Focus System||On-Sensor Phase-detect|
|Manual Focusing Aid||Focus Peaking|
|Maximum Shutter Speed||1/8000s|
|Continuous Shooting||15 shutter flaps/s|
|Shutter Life Expectancy||500 000 actuations|
|Silent Shooting||Electronic Shutter|
|Time Lapse Photography||Intervalometer Built-in|
|Image Stabilization||In-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|
|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|
|Environmental Sealing||Weathersealed body|
|Battery Type||NP-W235 power pack|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||680 shots per charge|
|In-Camera Charging||USB charging|
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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