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So… is the Fujifilm X-H2 going to have a 26MP sensor or a 40MP one?

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

It looks like the long-awaited Fujifilm X-H2 could have a brand new 26MP sensor as well as a new processor. At least, one of them could; another version of the new flagship could have a 40MP sensor.

The original Fujifilm X-H1 (opens in new tab) was released in 2018, so an update is about due. Originally it was thought that it would have the same sensor as in the Fujiflm X-T4 (opens in new tab), with an updated processor to improve its performance as was the case with the Fujifilm GFX 50S II (opens in new tab)

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However, not only is it likely to have a new 26MP sensor, according to a report (opens in new tab) on Fuji Rumors a very reliable source has suggested it will be also be available with 40MP sensor – which is exciting news for Fujfilm lovers who want an APS-C sensor with more resolution. More megapixels means photographers can crop in closer to an image, and images are crisper and clearer due to a higher pixel density.

It’s possible the Fujifilm X-H2 will be officially launched at the Fujifilm X-Summit in May 2022, but we currently don’t know what the specs will be. We can assume it will have the manufacturer's new and improved stacked BSI sensor, which allows for ultra-fast readout and processing. 

Since the Fujifilm X-H1 was the first X-Series camera to have in-body stabilization, we can assume that it will have at least 6.5 stops of compensation as in the Fujifilm X-T4. It should also have all the standard Fujifilm features such as Wi-Fi, the ability to update the firmware through the app, external control dials and several film simulation modes. 

If the rumor about the 40-megapixel sensor is true it will make the Fujifilm X-T4 the highest resolution APS-C camera on the market – an honor currently held by the Canon EOS 90D (opens in new tab) and the Canon EOS M6 Mark II (opens in new tab). Regardless of whether you shoot weddings, landscapes, products or portraits, the Fujifilm X-H2 could end up being the most powerful X-Series camera available.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.