Thought the Fujifilm X-H2 packed the highest-resolution APS-C sensor? Think again

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

In recent years the megapixel count of APS-C cameras has been steadily increasing. 2019 gave us the 32.5MP Canon EOS 90D, with the same sensor then being repurposed in 2022 in the EOS R7). Shortly after that, Fujifilm upped the ante with its 40.2-megapixel X-H2, which today still stands as the highest resolution APS-C consumer camera you can buy. But that's not to say it contains the highest resolution APS-C sensor on the market. That's because a new contender to the throne has recently been announced, boasting 42.9MP spread over its 26.2 x 16.7mm APS-C sensor area. Who could have produced such a potentially record-breaking chip? Sony? Samsung? No, in fact the sensor manufacturer is likely a company you've never heard of: Gpixel.

(Image credit: Gpixel)

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys.