Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Missing the ‘action shot’ will be but a distant memory with FUJIFILM X’s new, elite camera announced today. The X-H1, has a newly-designed, robust and durable body and incorporates a range of extremely useful features that support shooting in various scenarios demanded by professional photographers and videographers alike, including action-packed sports and activities.
The X-H1 is the latest model in the X Series range of mirrorless cameras, known for its superior image quality created using FUJIFILM's unique colour reproduction technology. The X-H1 includes an innovative 5-axis in-body image stabilisation system (IBIS)*1 that allows the photographer to shoot tack sharp images while being handheld at very slow shutter speeds.
This model will be a dream-come-true for X Series users who have long desired additional developments to video functions, as the X-H1 includes a total of 20 functional and performance improvements to video recording. The Eterna Film Simulation feature, a new film simulation for outstanding video reproduction, is ideal for shooting movies. This mode simulates the renowned Fujifilm Eterna cinematic film. It creates understated colours with rich shadow tones, detailed highlights and greatly reduces the need for colour grading during post-production.
The X-H1’s new AF (autofocus) algorithms offer enhanced shooting capabilities. Improvements include better AF-C performance while zooming a lens (which provides major benefits when shooting sports and other scenarios in which the subjects move unpredictably), improved low-light autofocus speed and improved accuracy with low contrast subjects.
FUJIFILM is renowned for its stringent examination and testing of every camera that enters production and the X-H1 is no exception. The assembly process includes inspection and adjustment of each individual camera to ensure consistency and reliability, justifying FUJIFILM NZ’s confident and unique 3-year warranty.
“Our customers always praise FUJIFILM’s ability to constructively interpret feedback from both professional and amateur photographers and ensure modifications are made in later models or in regular free firmware updates,” says Craig Robertson, FUJIFILM’s NZ X Series specialist. “A total of 19 modifications were included in the X-H1 based on feedback from photographers for improved operability.”
Not only is the X-H1 compatible with the existing range of 26 FUJINON XF lenses, it can be used with the new range of professional cinema lenses due for release later this year. These include the MKX18-55mm T2.9 and MKX50-135mm T2.9 (scheduled for release in late June 2018). A wide aperture XF 200mm f2 telephoto lens for sports and wildlife photography, and an ultra-wide angle XF 8-16mm f2.8 zoom lens, designed to meet the needs of scenery and landscape photographers will also be introduced later in 2018.
The FUJIFILM X-H1 retails for SRP$3,399 and can be purchased from authorised FUJIFILM dealers nationwide from 1st March 2018.
FUJIFILM X-H1 specifications
Model name: FUJIFILM X-H1
Number of effective pixels 24.3 million pixels
Image sensor 23.5mm×15.6mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS III with primary colour filter.
Sensor cleaning system Ultra Sonic Vibration
Storage media SD Card (~2GB) / SDHC Card (~32GB) / SDXC Card (~256GB) UHS-I / UHS-II*1
Lens mount FUJIFILM X mount
Image Stabilizer Mechanism
Image sensor shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation
Compensation Effect 5.5 stops (based on CIPA standard.
Pitch/yaw shake only. With XF35mmF1.4 R lens mounted.
Sensitivity Standard output AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3 (up to ISO12800) / ISO200~12800 (1/3 step)
Extended output ISO100/125/160/25600/51200 Viewfinder
• 0.5 inch approx. 3.69 million dots OLED Color Viewfinder
• Coverage of viewing area vs. capturing area: approx. 100%
• Eyepoint: approx. 23mm (from the rear end of the camera’s eyepiece)
Diopter adjustment: -4~+2m-1
• Magnification: 0.75× with 50mm lens (35mm equivalent) at infinity and diopter set to -1.0m-1
• Diagonal angle of view: approx. 38° (Horizontal angle of view: approx. 30°)
• Built-in eye sensor LCD monitor 3.0-inch, aspect ratio 3:2, approx.
1.04 million dots touch screen colour LCD monitor (approx. 100% coverage)
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 [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.
*For recording movies, use a card with UHS Speed Class 3 or higher.
*With Vertical Power Booster Grip attached, individual movie recording time is extended up to approx. 30min. on both 4K and Full HD mode.
Wireless transmitter Standards: IEEE 802.11b / g / n [standard wireless protocol]
Access mode: Infrastructure Encryption: WEP / WPA / WPA2 mixed mode
Bluetooth® Standard： Bluetooth Ver. 4.0 (Bluetooth® low energy)
Operating frequency (Center frequency): 2402～2480MHz
Power supply NP-W126S Li-ion battery (included)
Dimensions / Weight (W) 139.8mm × (H) 97.3mm × (D) 85.5mm (minimum depth 39.5mm) Approx. 673g (including battery and memory card) Approx. 623g (excluding battery and memory card)
Battery life for still images (*2) Approx. 310 frames (Normal Mode) when XF35mmF1.4 R is set.
Accessories included Li-ion battery NP-W126S,
Battery charger BC-W126,
Shoe-mount flash unit EF-X8,
Shoulder strap, Body cap, Strap clip,
Clip attaching tool,
Hot shoe cover,
Vertical Power Booster Grip connector cover,
Sync terminal cover,
Cable protector Owner's manual *1 which has a maximum of 5.5 stops with XF 35mmF1.4 lens attached