Fujifilm X-H1 Review
The arrival of the Fujifilm X-H1 is the most exciting release in the X series since the launch of the Fujifilm X-T2 in 2016. It slots into the lineup as the flagship model, above the X-T2 and X-Pro2, with a comprehensive spec for both serious photographers and videographers.
It presents a number of firsts on an X-series camera. It is Fujifilm’s first mirrorless camera with in-body image stabilization (IBIS). It is the first top-end X-series model to feature a touchscreen.
It’s based on the same 24MP sensor as the X-T2 but adds in-body image stabilization as well as a more comprehensive set of video options.
- 24MP X-Trans APS-C sensor
- 5-axis in-body image stabilization (rated at 5EV)*
- 3.69M-dot OLED viewfinder
- Touch sensitive rear LCD with two-axis tilt
- DCI and UHD 4K capture at up to 200 Mbps
- Slow motion 1080 (at 120 and 100 fps)
- Internal F-Log capture
- 24-bit audio capture
- Eterna/Cinema Film Simulation mode
- No-blackout continuous shooting
- Twin UHS-II-compatible card slots
- Anti-flicker shooting mode
- Wi-Fi with Bluetooth for constant connection
Other new features on the Fuji XH1 include a flicker reduction mode, a la Canon, a more robust and durable body, a 1.28-inch monochrome LCD screen on the top of the camera, the quietest shutter sound of all cameras in the X series, a shock-free shutter release, new GFX-like handgrip. On the video side, there’s a new Eterna film simulation which emulates cinematic film, a DCI 4K shooting mode (4096×2160), a high bit rate of 200 Mbps, F-log (8-bit) SD card recording, a 1080/120P high-speed mode, a new higher quality built-in microphone (24bit/48khz) and timecode support. The Fujifilm X-H1 represents another step forward in the evolution of the popular X series of mirrorless cameras. It isn’t a dedicated video camera like the Panasonic GH5s or a dedicated sports camera like the Sony A9. But a more well-rounded proposition that’s the most well-specced, professional-feeling X-series camera to date.
The X-H1 will be available from March 1st at an MSRP of $1899 body only and $2199 bundled with the VPB-XH1 vertical grip.