Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN English EN French FR German DE Japanese JA Portuguese PT Russian RU Spanish ES Ukrainian UK

Fujfilm targets video shooters with the new flagship X-H1

Latest news

    Another key feature is in-body, 5-axis stabilization, the first in an X Series model. The X-1H has three axial gyros and a dual-processor that can do 10,000 calculations per second, giving you up to to 5.5 stops of shake reduction, depending on the lens. To further reduce vibration, it has a new leaf-spring shutter-release switch and electronic shutter that Fujifilm calls “near-silent.”

    The X-H1 packs an all-new OLED EVF with 0.75x magnification and 3.69 million dot resolution, “leading the class for APS-C mirrorless cameras,” Fujifilm said. It has display lag of 0.005 seconds and refreshes at 100 fps — specs that jibe closely with the EVF on Sony’s A7R III, you might notice. The 3-inch display has a 1.04 million dot touch panel that can be tilted in three directions, but Fujifilm didn’t say if it can be flipped around for vloggers or selfies. The sub-LCD on top is 1.28 inches wide.

    With the X-H1, Fujifilm is finally making a serious bid to attract videographers. You can shoot 4,096 x 2,160 DCI, 24fps video, 3,840 x 2,160 at 30p and 1080p at 120fps, with a maximum bit rate of 200 Mbps. That’s quite good, but Panasonic’s GH5 and GH5s can handle 4K at up to 60 fps, with a 400 Mbps maximum bit rate. Fujifilm didn’t say whether the X-H1 can output 10-bit video, which reduces banding and makes color grading easier.

    Fujifilm also added a 1080p, 120fps mode, F-log SD card recording to smooth workflow, a 12-stop dynamic range setting and a new “high-sound quality internal microphone” — a plus, since the internal mic on the X-T2 is … not good. Lastly, it’s offering “Eterna,” a film simulation mode “that is ideal for shooting movies.”

    If you’re wondering if the X-H1 has both microphone and headphone inputs, the answer seems to be “sort of.” Like the X-T2, there is a microphone input, but if you want a headphone jack, you’ll have to pay an extra $300 to get the “Vertical Power Booster Grip Kit.” As a plus, you do get 30 minutes of extra 4K shooting time and faster burst speeds with that accessory.

    Other key features include a new “flicker reduction mode,” that eliminates strobing and banding under fluorescent and mercury lighting, and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless capability (no sign of WiFi or NFC, though). Fujifilm also unveiled a pair of cinema zoom lenses that match up with the X-H1’s new video talents, the Fujinon MKX18-55mm T2.9 and MKX50-135mm T2.9 (T2.9 means F/2.9). Those will run (wait for it) $4,000 and $4,300, respectively. Yes, cinema lenses are always expensive.

    View the original article:

    Luckily, the X-H1 camera itself is a lot more reasonable, less than notable video-specialist mirrorless cameras like the Panasonic GH5, GH5s and Sony A7S II. It will arrive in the US on March 1st for $1,900, or $2,200 with the Vertical Power Booster Grip Kit.

    In the same category are

    Next Xbox One update finally saves multiple WiFi passwords The June update will also deal with a major shortcoming the Xbox One and PS4 have had in comparison to Nintendo's Switch: the ability to save setting...
    The Morning After: Netflix teams up with Ryan Reynolds The first dual-camera phone from HTC since the One M8.HTC U12+ revealed There aren't any major surprises or innovations in HTC's flagship U12+ -- jus...
    Dropbox’s mobile apps make it easier to find, track and share your files The first change is the addition of file activity -- this basically lets you see everyone who has viewed, edited or shared files from your Dropbox. If...
    The Ford Fusion Energi hybrid is great but going away The odd thing about the Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid sedan is that it would be perfect for a world where cars are no longer purchased and instead...
    The Morning After: ‘The Expanse’ may live again Within a protomolecule of closing the deal.Amazon is in talks to resurrect 'The Expanse' Sources talking to Deadline, Variety and The Hollywood Repor...
    RED is building an 8K 3D camera for its holographic phone The new camera will use RED's hardware and camera design chops, and carry the same look as other RED models, Lucid notes. At the same time it will pac...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *