Fujifilm X-H1: Added to DPReview Studio Test Scene Comparison Tool and It Has Some Issues:Updated

The Fujifilm X-H1 was added to the DPReview Studio Test Scene Comparison Tool today. The Fujifilm X-H1 and X-T2 should have basically equal image quality and that is what we have seen across many tests, but of course, there will always be a slight variation. Actually photographers like IBIS so they can minimize slight variations like shake, but there seems to be something else up with DPReviews RAW comparison of the X-H1 and X-T2.

At times there are strange color casts and there is color noise that we should not be seeing. 12,800 ISO is the max ISO I use on my X-T2 and here I wouldn’t use it on the Fujifilm X-H1. I wonder if the IBIS system on a tripod in a studio setting had something to do with these results it could also be the Electronic Front Curtain Shutter setting. I hope they will update their studio scene with more accurate results after others point out these issues because the image quality of both the X-T2 and X-H1 should be equal. Any site that says otherwise shouldn’t be taken seriously and is just trying to sell you a camera. Even if the camera has slightly better thermal properties it wouldn’t affect high ISO much without a new sensor and processor, which we will see in the Fujifilm X-T3.

Update: So after looking into EXIF the files are pretty equal except the X-T2 file says uncompressed and the X-H1 does not. The 12,800 shot was at 1/5000 and if EFCS was used this could cause issues because it’s best for low speeds. There are other variables that I am considering, but if the X-H1 had better IQ than the X-T2 Fujifilm would include it in their marketing. Honestly, I expect to see slightly worse under some conditions, but I haven’t seen a lot of “reviewers” or bloggers saying/showing that it’s worse and this seems to be an outlier.

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