Videographers Rejoice! Fuji Announces New Fujifilm X-H1 Camera

For those who enjoy the APS-C sized sensors of Fuji for both videos and stills, leaning more towards the videographers, Fuji has some exciting news for you all. The new X-H1 is Fuji’s cinematic answer to the Sony A6500 and the Sony A7 series of cameras for those filmmakers and photographers who need a camera that does full 4K (something not found in the Sony cameras) and Ultra HD 4K.

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X-H1 SPECS

  • 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III Sensor with primary color filter and X-Processor Pro Processor
  • High-precision 0.5 inch, approx. 3.69 million dots OLED Color Viewfinder
  • Weather-resistant design; ability to operate in temperatures as low as 14°F/-10°C
  • ISO Sensitivity: Standard output: AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3 (up to ISO12800) / ISO200~12800 (1/3 step) with Extended output: ISO100/125/160/25600/51200
  • Continuous Shooting: 14.0 fps (with the Electronic Shutter), 8.0 fps (with the Mechanical Shutter) 11.0 fps (with the Mechanical Shutter and when fitted with VPB-XH1)
  • Movie Recording (using a card with the UHS Speed Class 3 or higher):
    [4K (4096×2160)] 24P / 23.98P up to approx. 15min.
    [4K (3840×2160)] 29.97P / 25P / 24P / 23.98P up to approx. 15min.
    [Full HD (1920×1080)] 59.94P / 50P / 29.97P / 25P / 24P / 23.98P up to approx. 20min.
    [HD (1280×720)] 59.94P / 50P / 29.97P / 25P / 24P / 23.98P up to approx. 30min.
  •  Bluetooth® Ver. 4.0 low energy technology
  •  New ETERNA film simulation mode
  •  New Flicker Reduction Mode
  • Advanced filters and Film Simulations, including ACROS

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The X-H1 brings with it incredible video features, a robust build quality- with similarities to the X-T2. Both have a 24.3 megapixel, X-Trans III CMOS sensor, X-Processor PRO processor, and 14fp max burst. But there are crucial updates in this new camera.

The most prominent news is the addition of 5.5 stop, 5-axis in-body image stabilization, something that has been missing in all of Fuji’s latest offerings. This is Fuji’s first camera to include this technology, and is something we believe will be built into future bodies. Similar to the Panasonic GH-5, when pairing the I.B.I.S. with the optical image stabilization found in many of Fuji’s lenses, the X-H1 should be quite usable for handheld video recording.

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My only gripe, based off the specs sheet, is the recording limit for video. Sony and several other manufactures can record in 4K up to 29 minutes, this could be a hindrance on Fuji, but if you can get past those recording limits, you should enjoy this camera.

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The X-H1 will be available on March 1, 2018, in the U.S. The X-H1 Body will be available for USD $1,899.95 and the X-H1 Body with Vertical Power Booster Grip Kit will be available for USD $2,199.95. If you would like to pre-order your copy of the camera or kit, please call 215-547-2841. Also, tell us your thoughts. Leave a comment below and let us know thoughts about the camera!

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