Fujifilm X-H1 Now Targets Video Shooters
The Fujifilm targets for video shooters by new Fujifilm X-H1. The new flagship APS-C mirrorless that excels at both photography and video, it’s has a 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor housed in a body with features from both the ergonomically excellent X-T2 and medium -format GFX 5OS.
Fujifilm X-H1 Details
The Fujifilm features like true DCI 4K video (4,096 x 2,160), 14 fps max burst shooting and, for the first time in a Fujifilm camera, 5-axis in-body stabilization.” The highest performance camera in the X series lineup”, is called by Fujifilm. Instead of the X-T2’s exposure compensation dial (which you can access elsewhere), it sports a top LCD that shows information like shutter speed, f-stop, ISO and shooting modes at a glance, just like the GFX 50S. From some angles, looks much like the X-T2. With 2 dual-dials that let you control shutter speed, ISO, and also shooting and focus modes and it helps you avoid diving into menus. The 5-axis stabilization, another key feature is in-body which is the first in an X Series model. The 3 axial gyros in X-1H and a dual-processor that can do 10,000 calculations per second, giving you up to 5.5 stops of shake reduction, depending on the lens. The 3-inch display has a 1.04 million dot touch panel that can be tilted in three directions, but can’t be flipped around for vloggers or selfie shooters and the sub-LCD on top is 1.28 inches wide. One can shoot 4,096 * 2,160 DCI, 24fps video and 3,840*2,160 at 30p, with a maximum bit rate of 200 Mbps which double that of the X-T2, but the GH5 and GH5s can handle 4K at up to 60 fps, with a 400 Mbps maximum bit rate and also record records 8-bit rather than 10-bit video by this you will have a less rich color palette to work with.
The sensor with the X-T2 is cropped slightly (1.17x) and then super-sampled, yielding sharper video than you’d get with a 1:1 pixel readout. Fujifilm also added a 1080p, 120fps mode, F-log SD card recording to smooth workflow, a 12-stop dynamic range setting and a new “high-sound quality internal microphone” a plus since the internal mic on the X-T2 is – not good. It is offering “Eterna,” a film simulation mode “that is ideal for shooting movies.” Fujifilm said the X-H1 packs an all-new OLED EVF with 0.75x magnification and 3.69 million dot resolution, “leading the class for APS-C mirrorless cameras.”
Another key features include a new “flicker reduction mode,” that eliminates strobing and banding under fluorescent and mercury lighting, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 (no sign of NFC, though) and the X-H1 has both microphones and headphone inputs, the answer seems to be “sort of“, like the X-T2, there is a microphone input, but if you want a headphone jack, you’ll have to pay an extra $300 to get the “Vertical Power Booster Grip Kit.” You do get faster burst shooting speeds and continuous 4K video shooting is boosted from 15 to 30 minutes. Fujifilm presents a pair of cinema zoom lenses that match up with the X-H1’s new video talents, the Fujinon MKX18-55mm T2.9 and MKX50-135mm T2.9 (T2.9 means F/2.9). Those will run (wait for it) $4,000 and $4,300, respectively. Yes, cinema lenses are expensive.
The X-H1 camera will arrive with the Vertical Power Booster Grip Kit in the US on March 1st for $1,900, or $2,200.
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