Fujifilm launches X-H1, announces Cine lenses

Fujifilm India has launched its new X-series mirrorless camera, the X-H1, featuring a robust body and 5-axis in-body image stabilisation. The camera, which is aimed at video professionals, also features flicker reduction mode, the new Eterna film simulation mode, ideal for shooting movies.

The X-H1 will also be compatible with the MKX18-55mm T2.9 and MKX50-135mm T2.9 professional cinema lenses. These lenses are expected to be released in May 2018.

X-H1_Black_Front+VPB-Perseus+XF18-55mmCommenting on the occasion, Haruto Iwata, Managing Director, Fujifilm India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Professional photography in India is gaining momentum and we see immense potential in this market. With X-H1 we are offering a level of imaging performance that is simply unmatched by any camera ever created.’’

The 5-axis in-body image stabilization, a first in an X-series camera, harnesses three axial accelerometers, three axial Gyro sensors, and a specially developed dual-processor. Combined, this achieves the high speed of approximately 10,000 calculations per second. A new spring mechanism ensures reduce micro-vibrations caused by operation of the mechanical shutter. The electronic front curtain shutter or the electronic shutter eliminates the effect of vibrations.

The X-H1 uses an APS-C size X-Trans CMOS III sensor with 24.30 million pixels and without low-pass filter. The sensor is supported by an X-Processor Pro high-speed image processing engine. The durable body is crafted with magnesium alloy, and is dust-resistant, water-resistant and freeze proof up -10°C. A high-quality scratch-resistant coating with a surface hardness equivalent to 8H enhances the feel.

The rear screen is a 3-direction tilt, 3-inch, 1.04 million dot electrostatic touch-panel LCD which is tiltable. A 1.28 inch sub-LCD on the top of the camera, a current feature of the medium format GFX 50S, allows for instant confirmation of shooting information.

The camera can record videos in 4K quality and includes a 1080/120P high-speed video mode for recording slow-motion footage. F-log SD card recording aids smooth workflow.

The X-H1 is priced at Rs.149,999 (body only) and Rs.172,999 with body and battery grip.