DPR: Fujifilm X-H2S Receives Gold Award – A New Standard Within The X System

DPR posted its final review of the Fujifilm X-H2S, which you can read in full here, and the camera has received a gold award. The Fujifilm X-T4 also received a gold award with an overall score of 88%. It looks like Fujifilm is catching or surpassing the competition in a lot of areas, but the high frame rate AF still needs some work, which could be greatly improved via firmware updates in the future.

It’s interesting that DPR praised the command dial and also said it will not be for everyone, which pretty much sums up the controversy over Fujifilm going with a command dial. I hope the Fujifilm X-T5 doesn’t disappoint.


Pro Con
  • Excellent image quality with broad selection of JPEG processing modes
  • Comfortable hand-grip and well-positioned, customizable controls
  • Up to 40fps shooting with usefully deep buffer
  • Improved AF system can be tuned to give a very high hit-rate
  • Impressively detailed video with minimal rolling shutter
  • Wide choice of video resolutions, framerates and codecs
  • F-Log2 mode can give wider dynamic range (up to 30p)
  • Good battery life
  • Can record for long periods without overheating
  • Optional fan adds dependability for video shoots without adding cost or bulk for photographers
  • Command dial interface works well for both stills and video
  • Boost IS mode gives nice video results when you don’t have a tripod
  • Continuous AF can struggle at camera’s fastest frame rate
  • Subject recognition modes work less well if subject isn’t at expected angle to camera
  • No generic tracking mode in video
  • AF system needs a fair degree of fine-tuning
  • Custom settings banks don’t let you control which parameters are saved
  • Video IS can fight against intentional movements, reducing smoothness
  • Command dial interface won’t be to everyone’s taste

Fujifilm X-H2S:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujinon XF18-120mm f/4.0 LM PZ WR:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujinon XF150-600mm f/5.6-8 R WR:
B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama

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