Fujifilm X-H2 review

The Fujifilm X-H2 is the second of the two flagship cameras from Fujifilm in 2022, and it's as spectacular as the first!

5 Star Rating
Fujifilm X-H2
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Fujifilm X-H2 has produced an extremely compelling camera at an equally compelling price. With its 40MP resolution and 8K video, it takes on some full-frame big guns at half the price – while being made to the same exacting, professional standards. The X-H2 has effectively redefined what can be expected from an APS-C camera system.


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    40MP still images

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    8K video with long recording times

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    15/20fps continuous shooting

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    160MP multi-shot mode


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    Cooling fan is extra

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    X-H2S is better for outright speed

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The Fujifilm X-H2 has the highest resolution yet in an APS-C camera, its 40-megapixel sensor surpassing that of all but a handful of full-frame cameras. It can also shoot 8K video, never before achieved with the APS-C format, and matched by an even smaller set of full-frame cameras. And it does this at a price far, far below that of any of these full-frame models, and some of the best Fujifilm cameras like the medium format GFX 50S II.

Fujifilm sold us a dummy in 2022. Rumors abounded of a new 40MP APS-C flagship, later confirmed by Fujifilm as being ‘in development’, then talk shifted to an ultra-fast camera with a stacked sensor. Then it became apparent that Fujifilm was launching two flagship cameras, not one, and the first to arrive was the high-speed Fujifilm X-H2S, spectacular in its own right but the precursor for many to the main event, the Fujifilm X-H2.

Fujinon XF16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR. 1/420sec at f/5.6, ISO 400 (Image credit: Chris George/Digital Camera World)

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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

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