Fujifilm announces the Elite X-H1

Fujifilm has announced that it will launch the new X-H1 camera, incorporating useful features that support shooting in various scenarios demanded by professional photographers and videographers.

“The X-H1 has once again raised the bar for FUJIFILM cameras by combining the capabilities of still photography with cinematic video quality to produce outstanding image production,” said Alex Zitser, FUJIFILM Australia National Product and Marketing Manager - Electronic Imaging.

“It provides exceptional features that meet the needs of both professional photographers and videographers.”

With a newly-designed robust and durable body, the X-H1 is the first X Series model to include the latest 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS), which has a maximum of 5.5 stops as well as a flicker reduction mode that enhances the quality of indoor sports photography.

The X-H1 is also compatible with a range of interchangeable lenses due for release this year, including:

  • MKX18-55mmT2.9 and MKX50-135mmT2.9 professional cinema lenses which incorporate the X mount (June 2018 release)

  • XF200mmF2 R LM OIS WR, a wide aperture single-focus telephoto lens (late 2018 release)

  • XF8-16mmF2.8 R WR, designed to meet the needs of scenery or landscape photographers (late 2018 release)

The new camera and lens combinations will provide outstanding image production, Fujifilm say it will be ideal for fast action sports photography.

The X-H1 is ideal for shooting in a wide range of environments with its dust-resistant, water resistant properties, and the ability to operate in temperatures as low as -10ºC. The Vertical Power Boost Grip will be supplied exclusively with the camera, which also has the same dust- and water-resistant properties. The grip allows two batteries to be attached with a third in the body of the camera, increasing the maximum number of available shots in normal mode to approximately 900.

Read more: Product snapshot: Fujifilm X-M1 camera

The X-H1 uses a mirrorless camera, allowing for stable exposure during burst shots even under fluorescent and mercury lighting. AF algorithm enhancements include a lowlight limit for phase detection autofocus improved by approximately 1.5 stops, raising the precision and speed of autofocus in lowlight environments. Major improvements have been made to the AF-C performance while operating the zoom, ideal when shooting sports and other scenarios where the subjects move unpredictably.

This camera is also the first X Series camera to include ETERNA, a new film simulation ideal for shooting movies. This mode simulates cinematic film, creating understated colours and rich shadow tines, greatly enhancing creative freedom during post-processing.

The FUJIFILM X-H1 is exclusively bundled with the Vertical Power Boost Grip for $3,399. The X-H1 kit is expected to be available in Australia in early March 2018.

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