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Fujifilm X-H1 Vs Fujifilm X-T2 Comparison

We compare the key specifications of the flagship Fujifilm X-H1 and the Fujifilm X-T2.

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Fujifilm X-H1 Vs X-T2 

 

As Fujifilm announced that the X-H1 would be joining the X-Series line-up as their flagship camera, sitting above the Fujifilm X-T2, we thought we'd take a look at the main differences between the two cameras. However, before we get onto what makes these two mirrorless cameras different, let's have a look at the common features these two cameras share as there's quite a few.

Even though the X-H1 has been announced as the flagship camera, it shares the same 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans III CMOS sensor and X-Pro processing engine so image quality should be on-par. Both cameras also have 91/325 AF points, up to 14fps continuous shooting, manual controls, a 3-inch tilting screen, film simulation modes and external controls.

Similarities out of the way, let's take a look at what some of the main differences are. 

 

Image Stabilisation

The X-H1 is the first X-Series camera to offer In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS) and its 5-axis IBIS will keep your handheld shots steady up to 5.5 stops. It also works with lens stabilisation which means it should be easier to capture shake-free images with the X-H1. 

  • X-H1 - 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS), 5.5 stops, works with lens stabilisation.
  • X-T2 - No in-camera image stabilisation, relies on in-lens optical image stabilisation.

 

Auto Focus

The algorithm for the phase detection autofocus (AF) has been improved along with AF tracking. Plus, the low light performance of the camera should be better than the X-T2 with the X-H1 offering -1EV compared to 0.5EV on X-T2. The apertures the X-T2 can operate down to have also been extended with apertures as small as f/11 now available. The X-T2 only gave users the option to shoot down to f/8. 

 

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Fujifilm X-H1 Vs X-T2 

 

Continuous Shooting 

A new flicker detection mode has been added to the X-H1, for shooting continuously, so that the camera can shoot indoors and avoid shooting shots when there is flicker from fluorescent lighting. However, this does reduce the continuous shooting speed to 7fps with electronic-front curtain, and 5.5fps with mechanical shutter.

 

Film Simulation Modes

Both the X-T2 and the X-H1 offer film simulation modes when capturing stills but the X-H1 takes this one step further by offering Eterna Film Simulation which is for those who want to capture more dynamic range in a video, without the need to grade the footage.

 

Video Recording

Talking of video recording, both cameras do capture 4K footage but the X-H1 improves on the X-T2 by capturing CINE-4K (4096x216) at 24P. The X-T2 only shoots 4K UHD (3840x2160) at various resolutions. You can also capture 4K video to a memory card for 5 minutes longer on the X-H1 than you can on the X-T2. Other video features the X-H1 has that the X-T2 doesn't include a FullHD / 1080, 120fps high-speed video mode so that you can playback video in 4 or 5x slow-motion, an internal F-Log (8bit), a high-definition internal mic and a 400% dynamic range setting. There is also a larger internal heatsink in the camera to help extend video recording time.

 

X-H1 Video Features X-T2 Video Features
CINE-4K (17:9, 4096x2160) 4K UHD (16:9)
200Mbps 100Mbps
Internal F-Log (8bit) -
High speed FullHD 120p -
High definition internal mic (24bit/48KHz) -
400% dynamic range for all film modes -
Timecode -


 

Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)

Both Fujifilm cameras have a 0.5inch EVF but the one built into the X-H1 is a much higher resolution offering 3.69million dots which is 1.33 million more dots than that EVF in the X-T2 has. Magnification is slightly less on the X-H1 (0.75x vs 0.77x on the X-T2) but the refresh rate is the same. 

  • X-H1 - 3.69million dot EVF, 0.75x magnification and 60/100fps 
  • X-T2 - 2.36million dot EVF, 0.77x magnification and 60/100fps

 

Screen 

The X-H1 shares the same 3-inch LCD with 1,040,000 dots as the X-T2 but the screen on the X-H1 is touch-sensitive and it's fitted with a 3-way tilting bracket whereas the X-T2 is fitted onto a 2-way tilting bracket. This makes the screen on the X-H1 easier to manoeuver and as it's touchscreen, you can adjust settings and access menus more easily with it.  

 

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Fujifilm X-H1 Vs X-T2 

 

Camera Body Design 

Fujifilm has used 25% thicker magnesium alloy to construct the X-H1 which makes it 2x tougher than the X-T2. It also has a ribbed frame to improve internal strength and a bigger grip on the front, although the difference is quite subtle unless you're comparing the X-H1 and X-T2 side-by-side. The coating on the outside of the X-H1 has been improved so it's scratch proof to a hardness rating of 8H and it's freezeproof down to -10-degrees C, as well as weather/dust-resistant. 

An obvious design change is the introduction of a small, top LCD screen which lets you see how many shots you have remaining, exposure compensation setting, memory card slot in use, and the battery life remaining, even when the camera is off, so you can quickly see whether you’re ready to shoot without having to switch the camera on. Fujifilm has also removed the dedicated exposure compensation dial, replacing it with a button that's used alongside the rear dial and they have introduced an AF-on button to the back of the camera. 

Not a design feature as such but still worth a mention is the introduction of Bluetooth which means you can easily pair smart devices to the X-H1. 

 

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Fujifilm X-H1 Vs X-T2 

 

Size, Weight and Battery Life

Size-wise, there's not much in it but the X-H1 is heavier than the X-T2. Battery life is a little short when the optional battery grip isn't attached to the X-H1 with the camera offering 310 shots (the X-T2 captures around 340 shots). It's a shame this hasn't been improved, although if you do add the battery grip, then this gives you a total of 3 batteries, which gives three times as many shots. If you don't want to add the optional battery grip, then we'd definitely recommend the purchase of some spare batteries.

X-H1:

  • Weight - 673g
  • Size - 139.8x97.3x85.5mm
  • Battery Life - 310 shots 

X-T2:

  • Weight - 507g
  • Size - 132.5x91.8x49.2mm
  • Battery Life - 340 shots 

 

Price

The Fujifilm X-H1 will be available from March, priced at £1699 body only while the Fujifilm X-T2 can currently be purchased for around £1348 body only

 

For more information on the Fujifilm X-H1, take a look at our review and news sections where you can also read the full review of the Fujifilm X-T2

We've also put the below comparison table together so you can easily compare the specs of each camera side-by-side.

 

Comparison Table

Fujifilm X-H1Fujifilm X-T2
ManufacturerFujifilmFujifilm
Image Sensor
Pixels24.3Mp (Megapixels)24.3Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)60006000
Pixels (H)40004000
Sensor TypeCMOSCMOS
Sensor SizeAPS-CAPS-C
Sensor Size (width)23.6mm23.6mm
Sensor Size (height)15.6mm15.6mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 3:2
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in3in
Screen resolution1040k1040k
Touch ScreenYesNo
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/8000sec1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec30sec
Bulb modeYesYes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 51200100 - 51200
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Underwater
Exposure Comp+/-5+/-3
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution3.69 million dots2.36 million dots
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting14fps14fps
Video
Movie modeYesYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 4K
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
  • 4K
Video FPS30, 25, 24fps30, 25, 24fps
Stereo SoundYesYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYesYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYesNo
Interface
HDMIYesYes
USBUSB 3USB 3
Wi-FiYesYes
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLi-Ion NP-W126SLi-Ion
Battery Life (CIPA rating)310shots340shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsLi-ion battery NP-W126S, Battery charger BC-W126, Shoe-mount flash unit EF-X8, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool, Hot shoe cover, Vertical Power Booster Grip connector cover, Sync terminal cover, Cable protector OLi-ion battery NP-W126S, Battery charger BC-W126, Shoe-mount flash unit EF-X8, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool, Hot shoe cover, Vertical Power Booster Grip connector cover, Sync terminal cover, Owner's manual, W
Dimensions
Weight673g507g
Width139.8mm132.5mm
Height97.3mm91.8mm
Depth85.5mm49.2mm
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