Fujifilm X-H1 with Cinema 4K and 5-axis stabilization officially announced
Fujifilm has announced the latest flagship member to the X-series, the X-H1. The X-H1 sports a dust- and water-resistant body, 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor, DCI 4K video (4096 x 2160), 14 fps max burst shooting, and 5-axis stabilization. This makes the X-H1 “the highest performance camera in the X series lineup”.
The X-H1 features three axial gyros and a dual-processor that can do 10,000 calculations per second with a shake reduction of 5.5 stops. It also a new leaf-spring shutter-release switch, and electronic shutter that Fujifilm calls “near-silent”. There’s a new OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) which has 0.75x magnification and 3.69 million dot resolution. It boasts a display lag of 0.005 seconds and refreshes at 100 fps. It has a tilting 3-inch display with 1.04 million dot touch panel and a 1.28-inch sub-LCD above.
The X-H1 can shoot 4096 x 2160 DCI (24fps), and 3840 x 2160 at 30p and 1080 at 120fps, with a maximum bit rate of 200 Mbps. The company also added a 1080p 120fps mode, an F-log SD card recording, a 12-stop dynamic range setting, and a high-sound quality internal microphone. However, if you want a headphone jack, you have to pay an extra $300 to avail the “Vertical Power Booster Grip Kit”. The accessory will give you an extra 30 minutes of 4K shooting and a faster burst speeds.
There’s also a new feature called “flicker reduction mode” which reduces strobing and banding under fluorescent and mercury lighting. For connectivity, you get WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. Fujifilm also released two cinema zoom lenses for the X-H1 dubbed the Fujinon MKX18-55mm T2.9 ($4,000/~Php207,980.00) and MKX50-135mm T2.9 ($4,300/~Php223,578.50).
The X-H1 will be priced at $1,990 (~Php98,790.50) or $2,200 (~114,389.00) paired with the Vertical Power Booster Grip Kit. It will arrive in the US on March 1. Local availability is yet to be announced.