DPRTV: Fujifilm X-H2S vs Panasonic GH6 – Fujifilm Wins

The Fujifilm X-H2S is an impressive camera with a ton of very useful video features that have brought it up to Pansonic GH camera levels of performance. It wasn’t long ago that Fujifilm’s video was a bit of a joke, but Fujifilm has greatly improved its video performance with every generation of camera. Below is a summary of the above video.

  • If you’re looking for a capable still camera, the X-H2S is the way to go
    • Handling Winner – GH6
      • Both are well laid out and comfortable
      • The GH6 has more buttons optimized for video out of the box
      • GH6 has a fully articulating screen that keeps it away from the inputs
      • X-H2S needs configuration for video optimization
    • Display Winner – X-H2S
      • The Panasonic and X-H2S displace are similar but the GH6 is a little higher resolution
      • X-H2S has a top display in addition to a rear one
      • The X-H2S has a 5.76M dot EVF and GH6 has a 3.69M dot EVF
    • Autofocus Performance Winner – X-H2S
      • GH6 is at a disadvantage using CDAF, but it is well controlled
      • X-H2S is very good at detecting faces and eyes, but it doesn’t have any generic tracking for subjects
      • The X-H2S can get confused and flutter off to the background still
    • Video Assist Tool Winner – GH6
      • X-H2S has punch in magnifier and peaking along with histogram and F-Log assist
      • GH6 brings a lot more to the table with wave forms and vector scopes along with being able to load your own LUTS
    • IBIS Stabilization Winner – GH6
      • Panasonic GH6 smooths out a lot of micro glitters
      • Fujifilm X-H2S has a bit of a jerky look to the stabilization
    • Recording Formats Winner – X-H2S
      • X-H2S has pages of recording options
      • GH6 has what you need but not a lot of flexibility
      • Fujifilm doesn’t require an external recorder
    • Overall Image Quality Winner – X-H2S
      • GH6 has DR boost mode that makes your boost ISO 2000, and it gives you more dynamic range
      • X-H2S 14-bit F-Log2, and there is some headroom
      • X-H2S has a cleaner picture in the mid-tones
      • X-H2S Eterna is a great profile that is very film like
      • X-H2S has a better rolling shutter
      • GH6 has an advantage for high framerates
    • Battery Life – X-H2S
      • GH6 battery life is a little worse than the GH5/GH5S with a little over an hr record time
      • X-H2S you can get over 2 hours of recording time even with the fan accessory
    • Lens Lineup – GH6
      • Fujifilm has lot of great lenses, but man have shuddery AF for video
      • Panasonic has a lot of great lenses too that are very good for recording video
  • Fujifilm X-H2S 5/9
  • Panasonic GH6 4/9
  • Fujifilm X-H2S is the overall winner, but if you need slow motion the GH6 is the better choice

Fujifilm X-H2S:
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Fujinon XF18-120mm f/4.0 LM PZ WR:
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Fujinon XF150-600mm f/5.6-8 R WR:
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