Fujifilm X-H2 – The Fujifilm X-H2 can be described as the epitome of luxury among mirrorless cameras. It’s a remarkable 40-megapixel APS-C sensor that caters to photographers who desire incredibly detailed images as well as the capacity to record video in 8K resolution.
Fujifilm has got you covered, whether you are in need of a well-dressed all-in-one feature house or a little less but a fast runner. The second of Fujifilm’s two top-end cameras for 2022, the Fujifilm X-H2, is just as impressive as its predecessor, the X-H2S. As it is created according to Fujifilm’s rigorous professional standards.
It allows you to get excellent quality without draining your pockets. The APS-C camera line has been transformed by the X-H2, and the full-frame fan club has gone into depression. May I be much happier about it!
Camera Specs – Fujifilm X-H2
The X-H2 camera is a device of considerable potency and effectiveness. The X-H2 is equipped with a 40MP sensor, which endows it with the ability to produce 8K video utilizing the full expanse of its sensor. X-H2 along with a notable array of functions as below.
- 40.2-megapixel back-illuminated X-Trans CMOS 5 HR with X-Processor 5
- ISO 125 to 12,800 (Native) and 64 to 51,200 (Extended)
- Electronic shutter speed of 1/180,000 s – 3600 sec
- 15 fps continuous bursts using the mechanical and 20 fps on the electronic shutter
- 5-axis in-body image stabilization
- Pixel Shift Multi-Shot mode for producing 160-megapixel images
- 8K 30p video internal Apple ProRes video in 4:2:2 10-bit
- 4K video oversampled from 8K, which offers up to 2x digital zoom without a loss of resolution
- 12-bit 8K 30p raw video output when paired with an external recorder
- HEIF, RAW, FINE JPEG format support
- Subject-detection autofocus powered with AI – animals, air planes, birds,, bicycles, cars, motorcycles, people, trains
- Up to 30 minutes of continuous video recording
- 79 weather-sealed points
- Dual card slots (AF & SD)
- F-Log2 offering over 13 stops of dynamic range
- Optional cooling fan and battery grip
- 5.76-million-dot EVF with 0.8x magnification and 120 fps refresh rate
- USB-C and HDMI micro Type D ports
- Bluetooth and Wifi
In contrast to its Fujifilm counterparts, which typically incorporate distinct dials to regulate shutter speed, ISO, and exposure compensation, the X-H2 camera model does not comprise such functionality. The present design is analogous to that of cameras manufactured by Canon, Sony, and Nikon, incorporating dials located on the front and rear, a mode selector, a joystick, and a D-pad control.
Body & Handling
The physical structure of X-H2 bears an essentially identical resemblance to that of its digital twin, X-H2S, as a result of a direct copy-and-paste of body structure design.
The H2S camera body is distinguishable from other similar devices by virtue of the conspicuous presence of the letter “S” on its front. In principle, it is known that the Fujifilm X-H2 does not exhibit the same level of rapidity in its responses compared to its predecessor, the X-H2s, but still has a pretty decent deal of speed, resolution, and video power.
Nevertheless, my assessment indicates that the X-H2 remains a competent and efficient device equipped with a highly reactive and accurate autofocus mechanism. The battery capacity of the X-H2 falls a bit short when compared to the X-H2S, delivering 680 shots per charge as opposed to 720. This outcome is fairly unsurprising due to the jump in resolution of the X-H2.
In contrast to the majority of Fujifilm camera models, which are typically equipped with dedicated dials facilitating adjustments to shutter speed, ISO, and exposure compensation, the X-H2 camera is devoid of such functionality. The handgrip is remarkable and makes you feel holding solid stuff.
The body is weather sealed with ease of hand-held even for street photography. As per Fuji website information, X-H2 has 79 weather-sealed points for high levels of dust and moisture resistance. The in-body stabilisation (IBIS) mechanism consisting of a 5-axis has been purported to provide stabilization of up to 7 stops of shake.
Image Quality – Fujifilm X-H2
The X-H2 version features an innovative BSI-CMOS sensor with 40 megapixels and a back-illumination technique.
The use of the X-Trans colour filter array in this sensor effectively eliminates the troublesome moiré patterns that are common in sensors equipped with Bayer filters. In addition, the mentioned gadget can take pictures up to 160 megapixels in multi-shot mode, but it requires computer processing to stitch together 20 shots.
Of course, it also has Fujifilm’s trademark Film Simulation modes and the option to output processed files as HEIF. For connectivity options–Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and iPhone remote control are all here. Plus, you get a fully articulating 3-inch LCD display and a 5.76 million dot EVF for blackout-free shooting in silent electronic shutter mode. To top it off, there’s also an HDMI port that should make your life easier if you’re into video editing too!
So why would any settle for anything less? The Fujifilm X-H2 is the perfect blend of speed, resolution and video power that won’t leave your wallet empty – guaranteed! Low light shots with Fuji’s 50mm f 1.0 (ISO125 to 400, 1/200, f1.0).or Viltrox 75mm f1.2 are so much fun! Pictures of outdoor lights late at night, In Sun or in the rain anything is just fun. I always use the back button focus.
X-H2 performance is extremely high and best in class, It’s a flagship camera for the Fuji X series line. I am very sure they would never want to compromise the performance with lower quality, acutely cant survive. From a performance standpoint yes it might be slightly slower compared to its digital twin i.e. X-H2S but capturing photographs is not significantly impacted by this jovial issue.
You may not forget and still have an itching for the electronic shutter, but let me confirm this mechanical shutter’s so quiet I can barely hear it. If an electronic shutter’s needed, a rolling shutter’s there to get action shots with pinpoint precision. Compared to other APS-C cams like the Sony A6600 or Canon EOS R7, this camera’s way faster. In a situation where the employment of an electronic shutter becomes imperative, the use of a rolling shutter presents a feasible alternative for seizing moving targets in a swift manner with remarkable precision.
The 7-stop stabilization’s no joke either, X-H2 lets you grab sharp, pin-clean shots even shaking the camera for just a quarter second. In other words, the stabilization technology integrated into the camera is notably superior, as it afforded me the capacity to capture clear and precisely defined pictures, even when hand-handling the device briefly Want over 40 megapixels? Fuji’s Pixel Shift Combines get you 160-megapixel images, but you’ll need a tripod for that.
The X-H2 provides exceptional resolution capabilities that cater to the needs of both still photography and video production at a professional level. The quality of the pictures and the level of performance are both exceptional as well. All in all its all a rounder mirrorless APS-C camera packed with 40 megapixels on just 17% of the sensor portion compared to the full medium format size.
Conclusion: I own this camera for several months and it is my preferred device for taking photographs (among X-S10, X-H2 and GFX 100S). The quality of the image is top-notch and the controls and grip provide a comfortable user experience. The photo and video options offer minimal trade-offs. With Fuji allowing third-party companies to use its lens mount, we now have access to a variety of well-crafted lenses at more affordable prices. (Note to Canon: pay attention and do the same. I’d confidently rate the Fujifilm X-H2 camera at 8 out of 10. It’s a fantastic choice, for one step below pro photography game, all while staying easy on pocket.
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Points to Note:
Do you want to use your X-H2 for portrait photography or for sweeping landscape shots? It’s totally up to you, but you can’t go wrong either way! For me, both options are awesome and I’m totally blown away with what you can create with just one camera body. I mean, it’s almost like turning your shots into professional shots – totally mind-blowing!
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