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Fujifilm X-H1 Gives Panasonic GH5 A Run For Its Money

Fujifilm has really outdone itself with their latest mirrorless camera, the X-H1, announced today. It’s the direct contender, if you will, of Panasonic GH5, a favorite of many videographers #fotomagic

Fujifilm X-H1 takes it to the next level in terms of video capabilities. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves; first of all, you have to know that the camera has kept the same 24-megapixel APS-C sensor many other Fujifilm cams sport but – and this is a first for the company – comes with a five-axis in -body stabilization system. They say you can get up to 5.5 stops of shake reduction, although not all lenses will work as full “capacity”.

You’ll be able to shoot 4K at a mightier resolution (4,096 x 2,160 pixels vs. Ultra HD which is 3,840 x 2,160) and record F-log internally. This is the company’s own logarithmic color profile which helps preserve more dynamic range. Obviously, you can shoot at 1080p at up to 120 fps, that comes in handy when you’re looking to capture a slow-motion video.

Continuous shooting speed hasn’t improved though; on the base camera, you get to shoot for up to 15 minutes at a max of 8fps, if you don’t attach a vertical battery grip. With that on, you should get about double the time and quality (30 minutes at a max. of 11fps burst rate). What else? Oh, if you liked the Black Swan or The King’s Speech feel, you’ll be glad to know that Fujifilm is offering an Eterna film simulation mode to achieve just that.

The body of the camera is much sturdier now, thanks to the thicker material used and a larger grip. The EVF offers a better resolution (3.69 million pixels) and there’s a new LCD display on top that feeds you crucial info.

Fujifilm is going to make the camera available in North America starting on March 1 at the price of $1,900.

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