Fujifilm has announced the X-H1 Mirrorless camera, the first X-Series camera with an integrated 5-axis stabilizer. The design has been designed to improve ergonomics and make the shutter button easier to operate. The handle is characterized by a new shape and the shutter sound is quieter than the other X-Series cameras. There have also been changes to the buttons on the rear panel. The camera measures 139.8 x 97.3 x 85.5 mm and weighs 673 grams, including battery and memory card.
The Fujifilm X-H1 mirrorless camera body is made of a more robust magnesium alloy (about 25%) than that used for the X-T2. Fuji X-H1 resists to dust, water and can operate in environments with temperatures up to -10° C. The external surface has an anti-scratch treatment. It has a 24.3-megapixel APS-C sized X-Trans CMOS III sensor without a low-pass filter. The image processor is X-Processor Pro, capable of ensuring continuous shooting up to 14fps with electronic shutter and up to 8fps with a mechanical shutter (equipped with a new system to reduce micro-vibration). Sensitivity extends from ISO 200 to ISO 12800, expandable to ISO 100 and ISO 51200.
The autofocus uses Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / phase-to-phase TTL AF). The phase detection AF has been improved and is now grateful to operate up to -1.0 EV (about 1.5 stops more). The minimum aperture has been expanded from F8 to F11.
Other improvements have been the AF-C (continuous focus) lens during zoom operation. The 5-Axis stabilizer (IBIS) can compensate up to 5.5 stops. The only exceptions are XF10-24mmF4 R OIS, XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS and XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS. The stabilizer uses three axial accelerometers, three axial Gyro sensors, and a specially developed dual processor.
The Fujifilm X-H1 has a 0.5-inch OLED electronic viewfinder has a resolution of 3.69 million dots and a 0.75x zoom ratio. The refresh rate is set at 100fps while the delay is measured in 0.005 seconds. There is a 3-inch LCD display with touchscreen and a resolution of 1.04 million dots. The screen can be tilted in three directions. On the upper part, there is also a secondary 1.28-inch LCD display, useful to quickly consult information on the main settings.
Video shooting offers a wide range of features. Movies can be recorded at 4K DCI (4096 x 2160 pixels) resolution @24p, Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution @30p, and Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution @60fps. The maximum bitrate of 200 Mbps and you can shoot up to 120 fps, useful for “slow motion” effects in half, 1/4 or 1/5 speed. The Fuji X-H1 includes “ETERNA”, a new mode simulates cinematic film, creating understated colors and rich shadow tones, greatly enhancing creative freedom during post-processing. Then there are the F-log recording on SD card, a higher quality internal microphone (24 bit / 48 kHz) and time code.
There are two accessories available: the VPB-XH1 handle and the EC-HX-W wide-angle eyepiece. The handle is constructed with the same resistance as the camera body. It can accommodate two batteries and, thanks to the third battery contained in the camera body, allows you to bring up to 900 shots (without handle you will get 310). In “boost” mode, you can use more batteries at the same time to increase the continuous shots (up to 11 fps), also reducing the interval between two consecutive shots. Shooting time also increases and reaches 30 minutes at 4K and Ultra HD resolution. The headphone output is present on the handle.
For connectivity, includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a USB 3.0 port (supports charging), a micro HDMI output and microphone input. Fujifilm X-H1 mirrorless camera will be available from March in the following configurations:
- Camera Body Only: $1,899.95
- With Booster Grip: $2,199.95
- With XF100-400F4.5-5.6 Lens: $3,649
- With XF100-400F4.5-5.6 Lens and Booster Grip: $3,949
- With XF16-55mmF2.8 Lens: $2,949
- With XF16-55mmF2.8 Lens and Booster Grip: $3,249
- With XF50-140mmF2.8 Lens: $3,349
- With XF50-140mmF2.8 Lens and Booster Grip: $3,649