Fujifilm X-H2/s Victory Parade Begins: CineD Declares X-H2 Best Mirrorless Camera of 2022 and Explora Awards X-H2 and X-H2S


Oh yes… it’s that time of the year when everybody starts listing the best and worst gear of the year.

The first list we got is this one over at Explora, where the B&H team declared the Fujifilm X-H2 and X-H2s the best cameras of 2022.

  1. Fujifilm X-H2S & Fujifilm X-H2
  2. Sony A7rV
  3. Hasselblad X2D 100C
  4. Leica M11
  5. Panasonic GH6
  6. Canon R6
  7. OM-1
  8. Canon R7
  9. Nikon Z30

You can read why they included both X-H2 and X-H2s on the top spot and what they say about it, read the full article at B&H Explora.


CineD does not limit themselves to test gear in a lab. Nope, they actually work with the cameras, shoot mini-documentaries and are out on the field with gear that needs to get the job done.

And from all cameras launched in 2022, the one that really stood out for them was the Fujifilm X-H2.

So much so, that they declared it the best mirrorless camera of 2022 (for video).

It’s no surprise that it won over the Fujifilm X-T5, as CineD is more video-centric in their content creation, and for that purpose the Fujifilm X-H2 simply offers more flexibility over the X-T5.

With up to 8K ProRes HQ internal recording and a 40.2MP sensor, this camera is aimed to satisfy the needs of serious content creators. This camera is extremely flexible when it comes to recording formats and resolutions, promising to assist you when negotiating with clients about their final output needs.

This FUJIFILM X-H2 has become an all-rounder for us at CineD. It’s like having a “Swiss Army Knife” at our disposal.

You can read their full article on why they awarded the Fujifilm X-H2 (also over the X-H2s) here at CineD.

Fujifilm: The Good and the Bad – DPRTV

DPRTV published a video about the Good and the Bad of Fujifilm.

The Good

  • many different styles and design of cameras that appeal to different type of photographers
  • whether you like more modern or vintage, Fujifilm has it
  • lots of price points using the same sensor
  • they keep innovating their APS-C sensor lineup, now they have high resolution 40MP and stacked 26MP
  • steadily improved video features
  • X-H2/S both video optimized models but for whatever your priority is: X-H2s for less rolling shutter and slightly better dynamic range or X-H2 for absolute detail. But many features are similar between the too
  • autofocus third party options

The Bad

  • Fujifilm is now focusing on higher end, but they can grow on affordable range
  • they hoped they make more affordable XC primes like the XC35mmF2, but that still their only XC prime
  • more affordable pocket sized cameras
  • tracking continuous autofocus. Fujifilm is getting stickier, but it still lagging a little bit behind and you get more false positive with Fujifilm than with other brands. Sometimes its the lenses that can’t keep up with the tracking
  • no tap to track in video mode
  • why no native leaf shutter lens option for the GFX system? Fujifilm made leaf shutter lenses in the past for Hasselblad in the past. You can adapt those H series Hasselblad lenses (Fujifilm H mount adapter G) but you don’t have autofocus. Fuji’s argument might be that sensor readout is getting faster and eventually there will be stacked sensor or global shutter, but that’s still a long way off for medium format

The Lastest and Greatest

Sigma 18-50mmF2.8 DC DN vs Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 and XF16-55mmF2.8 – Which One Should You Get? (POLL)

So Sigma has officially launched the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN lens.

The question now is: how does it compare to Fujifilm’s closest competitors, the Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 and the (currently discounted) Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8?

Well, I have gone through the various videos we shared in the dedicated live blog here, and to sum it up I’d say:

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Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN for Fujifilm X Officially Announced – Reviews, Samples and Pre-Orders

The Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 DC DN for Fujifilm X Mount has been officially announced.

Down below are the first reviews:

  • BH Explora – Sigma Adds FUJIFILM X-Mount Version of 18-50mm f/2.8 Contemporary Lens
  • fujifanboys – 18-50mm F2.8 by Sigma for X-Mount


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The Heipi Travel Tripod Raises One Million Dollar and Gets Enthusiastic Reviews All Over the Web – 2 Days Left for Early Bird Discount

The New York based company launched their new Most Compact 3-in-1 Travel Tripod on Kickstarter (click here). Over at their Kickstarter page here you can see what’s so special about and why it already raised almost 1 million dollar ($900.000 at the moment).

It is also getting tons of fantastic reviews all over the web. I’ll share a few down below.

Matt Granger says it is the best travel tripod he has ever used, the Slanted Lens says it is easily much better than the Peak Design travel tripod and also all the others are extremely enthusiastic about it.

You can reserve your copy with an early bird discount and check out all the details at the dedicated Kickstarter page here.

Video Reviews

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