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Fujifilm X-H2 launches as an upgraded 40MP mirrorless APS-C camera of "incredible" IBIS and a 160MP mode

The new X-H2. (Source: Fujifilm)
The new X-H2. (Source: Fujifilm)
The X-H2 is a new mirrorless APS-C camera that upgrades to the latest Fujifilm sensor and processor available to it, giving it the highest resolution and possibly the greatest performance of its line to date. It also packs the OEM's latest sensor-shift technology and in-body image stabilization (IBIS) for "robust" 8K/30fps recording with the option of internal Pro-Res - although it does also boast a full-sized HDMI port.

The Fujifilm X-H2 has landed in a build quite like that of its immediate 2022 forerunner the X-HS2 - however, it blows its sibling, not to mention all others of its series, out of the water with a new variant of the X-Trans CMOS 5 HR sensor upgraded from the old maximum of 26.1MP to 40MP.

The X-H2 is also very much the current flagship with the updated X-Processor 5 platform. Furthermore, it is the first of its series to graduate to the Fujifilm Pixel Shift Multi-Shot mode that allows it to create gigantic 160MP image files.

Then again, many users might find the ability to record up to 240 minutes of 8K/30fps footage enough in most cases. They can also do this potentially jitter-free with the X-H2's updated 7-stop IBIS technology, not to mention a blazing-fast 1/180,000-second shutter speed, although the latter is available in the electronic mode only.

The new mirrorless APS-C unit also features a 5.76m-dot OLED EVF; a flip-out 3-inch LCD touchscreen; either SDXC UHS-II or CFExpress type-B card support; 3.5mm TRRS I/O for mics, and an HDMI type-A port. There is also USB type-C for data and charging here.

The new Fujifilm X-H2 is now available through a range of vendors, Amazon included, for US$1,999.95 on its own; however, the OEM hints strongly at something like the new, extra-weather-proofed XF 56mm f/1.2 R WR lens it has just developed to complete its new potentially high-end APS-C experience.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-09- 9 (Update: 2022-09- 9)