Fujifilm just broke all the rules for APS-C camera sensors

Fujifilm X-H2
(Image credit: Digital Camera World)

For a very long time (or so it felt), 24MP was the megapixel ‘ceiling’ for APS-C cameras. Fujifilm pushed that up to 26MP with its fourth-generation X-Trans sensors and Canon raised the bar even further with the 32.5MP sensor in the EOS 90D, EOS M6 Mark II and more recently the EOS R7.

However, Fujifilm’s 26MP sensor only ever seemed a nominal increase over the ‘standard’ 24MP, and while Canon’s sensor offered a substantial numerical increase in pixels, our lab tests never revealed a corresponding increase in real-world resolution.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at fotovolo.com but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at lifeafterphotoshop.com