The Fujifilm X-H1 is a 24.3-megapixel, top of the range mirrorless camera with in-body five-axis image stabilizer and an impressive array of video functions. Its larger hand-grip and LCD information panel on the top-plate also gives the X-H1 a more DSLR look and feel.

The sensor and processor combination are the same as that found in the X-T2, so it is a known quantity in terms of resolution and ISO performance. However, there are significant upgrade in the X-H1.

In a first for Fujifilm is a in body image stabilization (IBIS) system that can give up to 5.5EV benefit with non-IS lenses. The claimed benefit does vary depending on the lens the camera is paired with.

Autofocus has been enhanced in the X-H1 to give improved AF tracking in continuous focusing mode and better low light performance with accurate AF down to -1EV. It is also better equipped to handle subjects such as those with very fine detail - animal fur, instance - with speed and accuracy. 

The X-H1’s body has internally been beefed up with 25% bigger chassis and 94 seals give impressive dust and water resistance. 

Body layout has also seen a facelift with a top-plate LCD info panel, a larger hand-grip and the exposure compensation dial has gone but replaced by a push button sitting right next to the shutter button. 

The Fujifilm X-H1 is priced at £1699 body only or £1949 with the Vertical Power Boost VPB-XH1 grip. This grip takes two extra batteries to greatly extend shooting capacity.

We have a more detailed look at the X-H1 in First Tests in issue 53 of Photography News

At a glance specs

Resolution 24.3 megapixels
Sensor 23.5x15.6 APS-C X-Trans CMOS III
Storage 2 SD/SDHC/SDXC cards
Image stabilizer In body with up to 5.5EV benefit
ISO range 200-12,800 default, 100-51,200 expanded
Continuous shooting 11fps with mechanical shutter (with VPB-XH1 grip), 8fps without, 14fps with electronic shutter
Viewfinder 3.69m dots OLED, eye sensor
Monitor 3in touch screen
Movie recording 4K (4096x2160) up to 15mins, full HD for 20 mins
Dimensions (wxhxd) 139.8x97.3x85.5mm
Weight Body 673g with battery 

For more information, please visit the Fujifilm website.