At the Canadian launch of the Fujifilm X-H1, the highest performing camera in the company's celebrated X Series lineup, Trend Hunter sat down with Jerry Julien of 'The Fuji Guys' to learn about just what makes this new mirrorless model stand out.
The Fujifilm X-H1 is the first model in the X-Series to feature in-body image stabilization. A three-axis accelerometer, three-axis gyro sensor, and dedicated dual processor coalesce to provide processing and correction 10,000 times per second. With the in-body stabilization feature turned on, videographers need not wait until post-production to correct shaky footage — the vast majority of that correction happens at the time of shooting, and the results are impressive.
Flicker Reduction mode is another new feature for the Fujifilm X-H1. Fluorescent and mercury lighting — which are common in many sporting arenas, for example — function by oscillating quickly between bright and dark. While the naked eye can't recognize that flicker, it shows up dramatically on many cameras' footage, ruining otherwise compelling shots. The X-H1's Flicker Reduction mode automatically adjusts exposure to ensure that it only captures frames during peak brightness in fluorescent or mercury lights' cycles, ensuring even, properly exposed videos.
On top of unveiling the Fujifilm X-H1, the company also showed off its two newest film-focused lenses, the MKX18-55mm and MXK50-135mm, at the launch event. As Julien explained, the camera and lenses together demonstrate Fujifilm's concerted effort to appeal to videographers and cinematographers on top of photographers. New Film Simulations offer up color science that's demonstrably ahead the competition, giving rich film effects and the variability to match artistic intentions when producing videos.
The Fujifilm X-H1 is now available in Canada, retailing at $2,449 CAD for the body alone or $2,799 CAD with the Vertical Power Booster Grip Kit.