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The FUJIFILM X-H1 Mirrorless Digital Camera, which packs a slew of functions inside a tough magnesium-alloy body, intends to establish itself as a top-tier alternative for professionals working in video and photography.
A 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III image sensor, as well as the X-Processor Pro Engine, enable this camera to record high-quality pictures rapidly and with minimal noise at sensitivities of up to ISO 51200. One notable addition is an in-body 5-axis image stabilization technology, which is a first for the X-Series cameras and can adjust for shutter speeds of up to 5.5 stops slower than normal to produce clear images even when there is little light available.
In terms of video recording, the X-H1 is capable of DCI 4K recording at 24 frames per second and a boosted bit rate of 200 Mb/s for internal footage. Slow motion may be performed with the use of a high-speed video mode that captures Full HD 1080p footage at speeds of up to 120 frames per second.
Professionals will also like the addition of internal F-log recording to an SD card, which allows for a more streamlined workflow, as well as the inclusion of an ETERNA mode, which tries to replicate film with desaturated colors and deep shadow tones in order to simulate cinematic film. When you find yourself in a situation where you don’t have access to your shotgun mic, the camera’s built-in microphone can come to your rescue with 24-bit/48-kHz recording.
The design of the X-H1 has been improved in several ways, including the inclusion of an AF-ON button and a bigger hand grip and back buttons, as well as an information display on the top right side of the device. The weather-sealed body is equipped with dual UHS-II SD card slots and a 0.5-inch, 3.69-million-dot electronic viewfinder (EVF) with 0.75x magnification.
The EVF has a low display time lag of only 0.005 seconds and a refresh rate of 100 frames per second, allowing for smooth and accurate composition. The articulating 3.0″ 1.04m-dot LCD, which can be used when filming at eye level, has touch capabilities and a three-way tilt that lets you to attain practically any viewing position. In addition, a 1.28″ sub-LCD information panel is located on the top right of the camera, allowing you to monitor your settings on the move.
Furthermore, for those who routinely photograph sports under fluorescent lights, the XH-1 includes a flicker reduction mode that helps you maintain correct exposures even while shooting at rapid shutter rates.
Sensor with 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III technology
The 24.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III sensor, which makes use of FUJIFILM’s proprietary, randomized pixel array, provides very high picture quality and clarity, despite the absence of an optical low-pass filter, thanks to the use of the company’s unique, randomized pixel array. In comparison to standard pixel patterns, the X-Trans design more closely resembles the organic nature of film in order to provide nuanced colors and smooth tonal transitions, while also eliminating moiré and aliasing in the process.
X-Processor Pro is a high-performance processor.
Aside from assisting with low-light photography by providing an expandable sensitivity range up to ISO 51200, the X-Processor Pro also contributes to the camera system’s overall speed, with a start-up time of 0.4 seconds and a continuous shoot rate of 14 frames per second when using an electronic shutter or 8 frames per second when using a mechanical shutter.
Video in 4K and Full HD from DCI
In addition to still photography, the X-H1 is equipped with an outstanding DCI 4K internal video recording option. It captures footage at an ultra-high resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels at a bandwidth of up to 200 Mb/s. DCI 2K resolution is also conceivable, and the camera is equipped with a high-quality built-in 24-bit/48 kHz microphone, as well as a 3.5mm port for connecting to more sophisticated audio solutions. With the camera’s video capabilities, full HD recording is also possible, with a choice of frame rates accessible, all the way up to 120 fps for impressive slow motion capabilities.
Additionally, in addition to the greatly improved recording capabilities, the X-H1 includes inbuilt F-Log Gamma recording, which produces a flat image that can be used in advanced color grading software throughout the editing process. This should increase the potential dynamic range in tough settings to the greatest extent possible. Speaking of dynamic range, the X-H1 has a dedicated 400 percent dynamic range option that provides you nearly 12 stops of flexibility to create stunning shadow detail with minimal noise. Additionally, HDMI output will be enabled with an 8-bit 4:2:2 signal, and users will be able to shoot unique footage using Film Simulation effects.
In-Body Image Stabilization
The X-H1 is equipped with a 5-axis sensor-shift system, which provides remarkably good image stabilization when used with all FUJIFILM XF and XC lenses, as well as with other third-party lenses. It is capable of compensating for shutter speeds of up to 5.5 stops depending on the lens used, eliminating the impacts of camera shake and allowing you to shoot in low light with more ease. If you want to remove vibrations and make the most of the stabilization mechanism, you may also use the electronic shutter on the camera to your advantage.
325-Point Autofocus System with Intelligent Hybrid Technology
Utilizing both contrast and phase detection technologies, the AF system uses a total of 325 points for extremely accurate focusing results in low-light situations. The Minimum aperture has been increased from f/8 to f/11 as a result of a new algorithm that ensures accurate focusing even when the camera is shut down. Changes to the AF-C performance when operating in zoom mode, as well as fine-tuning of the phase-detection system, are some of the other enhancements.
The electronic viewfinder and three-way tilting LCD screen are also included.
Depending on your requirements, the X-T2 offers two alternative methods to monitor and compose images: through the electronic viewfinder and through the back LCD screen. The 0.5-inch electronic viewfinder (EVF) provides 0.75x magnification, 3.69 million dots of resolution, and a 100 frames per second refresh rate to assure proper composition. Additionally, the back 3.0″ LCD touchscreen features a three-way tilt mechanism that lets photographers and videographers to operate in a range of unusual positions, including portrait orientation shooting. The screen has a high resolution of 1.04 million dots, allowing for crystal clear viewing.
Design of the body
- A 25 percent thicker magnesium-alloy shell provides better dust and water sealing, and the camera can work in temperatures as low as 14°F without malfunctioning.
- A wider hand grip, a leaf-spring switch for the shutter-release button, an AF-ON button, the expansion of several rear buttons, and an increased focus level are all part of the updated design, which was inspired by photographers’ input.
- 1.28″ sub-LCD top screen provides for rapid viewing and adjustment of settings while rushing to your next shoot.
- Having two SD card ports allows for a more versatile and stable method of storing imagery, and both card slots are compliant with UHS-II standards, allowing for extremely rapid data transmission speeds.
- There are many locking dials and levers on the top plate that allow for quick and straightforward change of exposure settings. These include a shutter speed dial with a mechanical shutter speed range of 1 to 1/8000 sec, as well as bulb and time settings. There is also an ISO dial integrated inside the shutter speed dial, which allows you to confirm the sensitivity level without having to switch on the camera. With the exposure compensation dial, you may choose between +/- 3 EV increments in 1/3 steps, and a command dial position widens the range to +/- 5 EV for further more control over your exposure.
- Push functions are integrated into both the front and rear command dials to make operation and setting selection easier, and six separate function buttons may be assigned to handle a variety of settings.
- A separate Focus Lever allows for faster and more natural selection of particular focus areas while shooting with a dedicated camera.
Modes for film simulation and grain effects are available.
Taking use of FUJIFILM’s extensive experience with conventional film-based photography, the X-H1 incorporates various Film Simulation modes that are designed to replicate the appearance and feel of some of the company’s historic film types.
The ETERNA film simulation mode, which was introduced with the camera, replicates the appearance of cinematic film by using subdued hues and stronger shadow tones, and it is compatible with the camera. Other effects are also available for both monochrome and color photography, in addition to the ones listed above. Additionally, a Grain Effect setting is offered to imitate the look of old film images with an organic grainy appearance, which is especially visible when printing.
Vertical Power Booster Grip is an optional feature.
While the majority of the X-distinguishing H1’s characteristics are built into the chassis, the optional Vertical Power Booster Grip provides access to a few of additional functions that are not built into the chassis. Its boost mode enables the use of two batteries at the same time, resulting in higher shooting rates while taking burst images with the camera.
Additionally, the maximum continuous shooting time has been raised to 30 minutes, and the grip now has a focus lever, an AE-L button, an AF-ON button, and a Fn button in addition to the shutter release. Additional audio monitoring is possible via the 3.5mm headphone connector while recording is taking place.
|MSRP||$1899 (body only)|
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||24 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 200-12800 (expands to 100-51200)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||100|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||51200|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes (3 slots)|
|CIPA image stabilization rating||5 stop(s)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View|
|Number of focus points||325|
|Lens mount||Fujifilm X|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder magnification||1.13× (0.75× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/32000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||No|
|Built-in flash||No (Small external flash included)|
|Flash modes||Auto, standard, slow sync, manual, commander|
|Continuous drive||14.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 secs)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|Modes||4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|Storage types||Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible)|
|USB||USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone or wired remote)|
|Battery description||NP-W126S lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||310|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||673 g (1.48 lb / 23.74 oz)|
|Dimensions||140 x 97 x 86 mm (5.51 x 3.82 x 3.39″)|