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Fujifilm Will Promote X-H2 as Having “Improved Low/High ISO” Performance


When I first shared the rumor about the Fujifilm X-H2 and Fujifilm X-T5 having a new lower base ISO, I said that this was one of my hopes for the future of the X series, as this could potentially mean better ISO performance.

Some people immediately called me out on that saying that ISO means nothing and it’s all just random numbers (which it is not, it’s just that there are different standards). Others said that what really matters is the FWC per unit area and not the ISO number.

And since things started to get really nerdy and complicated, a trusted source dropped me an email and came to my help.

The source told me that Fujifilm will actually promote the Fujifilm X-H2 as having “improved low/high ISO“.

The fact that Fujifilm will launch the Fujifilm X-H2 by saying it has “improved low/high ISO” pretty much ends all our talks. Unless Fujifilm’s marketing division has decided to lie to us (or unless our trusted source is wrong, which it is not), the new lower base ISO will also lead to overall better ISO performance.

So, thanks to our source, that’s my final word on this ISO debate.

Now all we can do is to wait for the day the Fujifilm X-H2 will be announced and see samples and comparisons, so we can see with our own eyes what “improved low/high ISO” means.

And keep in mind: according to our information, the Fujifilm X-T5 will share the same sensor of the Fujifilm X-H2. So whatever the X-H2 IQ and AF performance will be, it will apply also to the Fujifilm X-T5 (whenever that one will come).

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