A couple of big areas where users have felt Fujifilm have lacked a little in their cameras are their video capabilities and lack of in-body image stabilisation. Well, they’ve addressed both of those concerns with the new Fujifilm X-H1 in a big way. But while the X-H1 is more video-focused than previous Fujifilm cameras, it’s no slouch when it comes to stills, either, capable of shooting up to 14 frames per second. DIYP had the chance to check it out in person and have a chat with Fujifilm UK about it during The Photography Show last month.
When the camera was first announced in February, it looked like Fujifilm were finally starting to take video seriously. And they really seem to have done. With 5-axis in-body image stabilisation, 4K video footage at 4fps with all the lovely Fujifilm film emulation, and 1080p slow motion at up to 120 frames per second, it’s a very interesting camera. It shoots up to 24.3 megapixel stills, too, at up to 14 frames per second with the electronic shutter or 8 frames per second with the mechanical shutter.
The Fujifilm X-H1 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor also lacks the anti-aliasing low-pass filter, too, which should result in sharper stills and video footage. The ISO performance isn’t super high, but still very respectable with a native range of 200-12,800 expandable to 100-51,200. A 325 point autofocus system utilises both contrast and phase detection, although we didn’t get the chance to see how well this performs when shooting video.
|Lens Mount||Fujifilm X Mount|
|Camera Format||APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)|
|Max Resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Sensor Type / Size||CMOS, 23.6 x 15.6 mm|
|File Formats||Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Audio: Linear PCM (Stereo)
|Bit Depth||Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|Dust Reduction System||Yes|
|Memory Card Type||SD
|Image Stabilization||Sensor-Shift, 5-Way|
|Video Recording||Yes, NTSC/PAL|
|Video Format||4096 x 2160p at 23.98, 24 fps
3840 x 2160p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
1280 x 720p at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 fps
|Audio Recording||Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Optional External Mic: With Video (Stereo)
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focus Mode||Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)|
|Autofocus Points||Hybrid: 325|
|Viewfinder Pixel Count||3,690,000|
|Viewfinder Magnification||Approx. 0.75x|
|Display Screen||3″ Rear Touchscreen Tilting LCD (1,040,000)|
|ISO Sensitivity||Auto, 200-12800 (Extended Mode: 100-51200)|
Speed: 1 – 1/32000 Second
Speed: 30 – 1/4000 Second
|Metering Method||Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|Exposure Modes||Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|White Balance Modes||Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|Buffer/Continuous Shooting||Up to 14 fps at 24.3 MP|
|External Flash Connection||Hot Shoe|
The Fujifilm X-H1 is shipping now and is available in a range of packages.
- Fujifilm X-H1 body only – $1,899
- Fujifilm X-H1 & battery grip – $2,199
- Fujifilm X-H1 & 16-55mm lens – $2,949
- Fujifilm X-H1 with grip & 16-55mm lens – $3,249
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