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Fujifilm’s X-H1 target DSLR users

Posted on Mar 19, 2018

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.

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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.

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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 23.5×15.6 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 (4096×2160) up to 15mins, full HD for 20 mins
Dimensions (wxhxd) 139.8×97.3×85.5mm
Weight Body 673g with battery

For more information, please visit the Fujifilm website.

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