FUJIFILM Corporation has announced that the powerful new FUJIFILM X-H1 will be released in stores across the country on March 1, 2018. This powerful new mirrorless camera is aimed at pros and serious enthusiasts, boasting several advanced features that make it the highest-performing camera in the X Series.
5-Axis In-Body Image Stabilization
Perhaps the most significant feature for many photographers and videographers will be 5-axis in-body image stabilization. A first for the X Series, this technology helps to stabilize video and photos shot with any XF or XC lens. Depending on the lens you’re using, the X-H1 can provide enough stabilization to let you shoot still images handheld in conditions that are up to 5.5 stops darker than would otherwise be possible.
A new spring mechanism has been included to reduce micro-vibrations caused by the mechanical shutter. There is also an electronic front curtain shutter and an electronic shutter, which both help to eliminate vibrations and maximize the benefits of image stabilization.
While in-lens Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) is great for still photography, in-body image stabilization (IBIS) offers a different method of stabilization that is particularly effective for shooting video. It has the ability to smooth movement along any axis and can help you to get the shot in a range of situations.
The X-H1 is also the first camera in the X Series to include the new Film Simulation mode, ETERNA. Ideal for those who shoot movies, this mode simulates the classic ETERNA 500 motion picture film, providing understated colors and rich shadow tones to greatly improve post-production workflow.
Also of interest to video shooters is the ability to shoot F-Log video directly to an internal SD card. F-Log is designed to maximize dynamic range and retain detail in shadows, giving you ultimate flexibility during editing. F-Log allows you to grade video however you please, so you can give your footage a distinctive look.
The FUJIFILM X-H1 has the ability to shoot DCI 4K footage (also known as ‘cinema 4K’ or ‘true 4K’) with a resolution of 4096 x 2160px. The X-H1 also has the ability to record video with a high bit rate of 200Mbps. There are high speed video modes, which can provide half-speed, quarter-speed and one-fifth speed footage for spectacular slow-motion shots. And to top it all off, the FUJIFILM X-H1 is the first X Series model to feature time code functionality, which is a feature that can make professional video editing a smoother and more precise process.
FUJIFILM X-Photographer Seth K. Hughes was given early access to the powerful new FUJIFILM X-H1 and he gave us his first impressions: “For FUJIFILM still photographers like myself who also love the art of filmmaking, this is the camera you’ve been waiting for! Fujifilm has been listening to user feedback for the past year and packed a very impressive list of video features into a camera body that feels like a beefed up X Series camera. The in-body image stabilization, internal F-Log recording, 120 fps capabilities and focusing enhancements make this a video production powerhouse. All with the same great ergonomics and stunning color rendition that we’re used to from Fujifilm.”
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