What do the pros think of the FUJIFILM X-H1?
Fujifilm gave a handful of lucky X-Photographers early access to the powerful new FUJIFILM X-H1 camera. Each of these professional photographers took the X-H1 for a test drive to see how it complemented their unique and distinctive styles. When they were done, they shared their shots with us and told us what they thought of the new X Series camera.
"As an artist, my first impressions always center around ergonomics, speed, and image quality. Those can be summed up in one word: WOW!"
"I love the larger new grip. It allows the camera to rest in my hand in a more relaxed, effortless position."
"I also love some of the GFX-like features, such as the option to use BOTH a joystick and touchscreen."
"When it comes to image quality, once again the bar has been raised with the X-H1."
"In addition to the Fujifilm colors, tone and dynamic range, it also captures this unique atmosphere within each scene in a really special way."
"My landscape images seem to leap off the screen in a way that takes my breath away."
"Then there's the in-body image stabilization, which is brilliant."
"The in-body image stablization made photographing a herd of moving horses with the FUJINON XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR lens a piece of cake."
"Even shooting macro images handheld in low light was child's play."
“Using the Fujifilm X-H1 for the first time was everything I had been hoping for. The first and most obvious difference is the new design of the body. It's a confident fit in the hand and it keeps all of the intuitive controls of the X Series."
“The addition of the new LCD on the top plate, borrowed from the GFX 50S, is amazing as it allows me instantly to see all my settings."
“Since my background is in video, I was really excited to discover all the new video features. I first went out and just shot a couple of stills to familiarize myself with the camera. It felt natural and I was definitely not disappointed. I quickly switched over to testing various video capabilities and I did a little happy dance when I saw the option of capturing footage at 120fps."
“The IBIS is a huge addition to the camera - which I tested pretty vigorously and I was amazed with the results. When I was standing still it was as if I was shooting on a tripod, and when I was moving around the footage was smooth and had zero camera shake."
“Having F-Log recording in camera is a HUGE bonus add for me. This was something I loved as an option in the X-T2 via an external recorder - but with the X-H1 it can be saved directly to the memory card. Now I can easily switch to video and get beautiful footage even if I don't have a recorder on me."
“When it comes to the X-H1, it feels like Fujifilm really listened to what modern photographers were asking for, and I'm all in. This is a body I know I'm going to be using on a daily basis.”
Seth K. Hughes
“For Fujifilm still photographers like myself who also love the art of filmmaking, this is the camera you've been waiting for!"
“With this camera, it feels like Fujifilm has been listening to user feedback for the past year."
"Fujifilm has packed a very impressive list of video features into the X-H1."
"To me, the X-H1 camera body feels like a beefed-up version of the X-T2."
“The in-body image stabilization, internal F-Log recording, 120fps capabilities, and focusing enhancements make the X-H1 a video production powerhouse."
"Even with all of those additions, the X-H1 still has the same great ergonomics and stunning color rendition that we're used to from Fujifilm.”