Fujifilm X-H1: The next video expert

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Going back to its videography roots, Fujifilm introduces a mirrorless camera with outstanding video recording capabilities for professionals. Combining a robust and durable body with shock absorbers, the new Fujifilm X-H1 is marketed as the highest performance camera in the X Series range.

This shooting machine features a 24-megapixel APS-C X-Trans III sensor and the latest 5-axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS), which has a maximum of 5.5 stops as well as a flicker reduction mode to enhance the quality of indoor sports photography.

Modifications have been made in the X-H1, including the enlargement of the buttons on the rear of the camera and improvements to the grip of the front and rear command dials. This dust- and water-resistant camera uses a large-grip design with the new shape and a leaf-spring switch for the shutter-release button for a stable feel and easy operation.

It also boasts the quietest shutter sound of all cameras in the X Series, making it an ideal tool for environments where minimal sound and distraction are required. A new AF-ON button has been added to the back of the camera, allowing photographers to focus on using index finger to operate the shutter-release button.

Moreover, the X-H1 is the first camera in the X Series to include ETERNA, a new film simulation mode ideal to achieve a more cinematic effect. The camera’s video image quality has been improved also through the new ability to record a high bit rate of 200Mbps.

The X-H1 is compatible with a range of other interchangeable lenses due for release later this year, including the new MKX18-55mmT2.9 and MKX50-135mm T2.9 professional cinema lenses, which incorporate the X mount.

The Fujifilm X-H1 Body is priced at P106,990, while the Fujifilm X-H1 Grip Kit costs P124,990. Pre-order at authorized dealers are now available nationwide.

Words and photos Justine Bernice Basco
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