Fujifilm X-H2 Gets Silver Award at DPReview (89% Overall Score)

DPReview has completed their full in-depth review for the Fujifilm X-H2 mirrorless camera, and the new Fujifilm X-H2 achieved an excellent 89% overall score and silver award from the experts at DPReview. Fujifilm X-H2 Key Features:

  • 40-megapixel APS-C sensor
  • X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor
  • Pixel Shift Multi-Shot generates 160-megapixel files
  • Native 8K video recording
  • 8K/30P 10-bit 4:2:2 Apple ProRes, ProResHQ, ProRes LT
  • 12-bit RAW footage can be recorded with Type A HDMI socket
  • 1/180,000 Max Shutter speed in EShutter
  • Seven-stop IBIS system
  • 13+ stops of dynamic range with F-Log2
  • 15 Frames per second in Mechanical Shutter

What we like

  • Excellent high-resolution image quality with a wide range of JPEG processing options
  • Excellent Raw dynamic range
  • 160MP high-res mode for static scenes
  • 15 fps mechanical shutter with good buffer depth
  • Highly detailed 8K video with no crop
  • Wide array of video resolutions, framerates and codecs
  • Subject-specific AF tracking modes
  • EVF is bright and highly-detailed
  • Effective in-body IS easily allows for handheld video and slow shutter speed stills
  • Comfortable hand grip with well-positioned controls
  • Impressive build quality
  • Shutter rated to 500K
  • Very good battery life

What we don’t

  • Tracking AF and face/eye detect AF reliability lags slightly behind the competition
  • Noticeable rolling shutter in most video capture modes, especially 8K
  • No general AF tracking option in video mode
  • Face detection in AF can be distracted by other faces in the scene
  • High-res mode requires a trip to your computer for assembly
  • Poor magnified live view experience
  • Command dial interface won’t suit all users
  • Not all XF lenses will deliver full promise of 40MP sensor

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Fujifilm X-H2 is the brand’s first model to make the jump to 40MP, the highest-resolution APS-C sensor to date. Image quality is class-leading, while the build quality and ergonomics are nothing short of pro-level. Full-sensor 8K video is highly-detailed, though quite prone to the effects of rolling shutter, limiting its use to mostly static scenes. And Autofocus performance is generally good, even if there’s some room for improvement compared to the competition.

Fujifilm X-H2: $1,999 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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