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Fujfilm targets video shooters with the new flagship X-H1

Fujfilm targets video shooters with the new flagship X-H1
From Engadget - February 14, 2018

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 did not 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 did not 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."

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