As you’d expect, the X-H1 uses Fuji’s X-mount, which means there’s plenty of optical choice out there. The A position on the dial sets the X-H1 to Auto ISO with the choice of three customisable banks in the menus, allowing you to adjust the default sensitivity, maximum sensitivity (up to 12800 ISO), and the minimum shutter speed (from 1/4 to 1/500). Above left: Fujifilm X-H1 Toy Camera effect, above right: Fujifilm X-H1 Miniature effect, Above left: Fujifilm X-H1 Dynamic Tone effect, above right: Fujifilm X-H1 Soft Focus effect. Being a mirrorless camera, the X-H1 is still both compact and lightweight, although it wouldn’t go on the list of the most compact mirrorless cameras ever. Of course a body is only half a system. To measure the X-H1’s burst speeds and buffer depth in a more formal environment, I timed a number of bursts using a freshly-formatted UHS-II card, initially in Slot 1. Most notably the phase-detect AF system now works at lower light levels down from 0.5EV to -1EV, and can continue to operate at f11 which is useful when using the 100-400mm with a 2x teleconverter. Set to compressed RAW, I captured 27 frames in 3.54 seconds for a speed of 7.63fps. Again like the X-T2, there’s a 3.5mm microphone input built-into the body, while a headphone jack is provided on the optional Vertical Power Booster grip. This top row of buttons are also slightly larger and more rounded than on the X-T2, making them easier to press especially with gloves. In both cases I found the X-H1 wasn’t sufficiently quick to consistently identify and lock-onto a moving subject when set to Wide area, even with the custom profiles adjusted to better suit a subject suddenly appearing in the frame. There’s also face detection with optional eye detection. In use it felt very much like Sony’s Mark II A7 bodies when stabilisation was first introduced to that system: certainly very beneficial, but not quite up to the more mature systems of Olympus and now Panasonic. On Micro Four Thirds, the closest match in coverage is the Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 with its 24-80mm equivalent range, but the f2.8 focal ratio delivers a less shallow depth of field, roughly equivalent to f4 on APSC or f5.6 on full-frame. Like earlier X-series bodies, the autofocus experience is highly dependant on the lens you use. The X-H1’s built-in stabilisation also works when filming video, allowing you to handhold footage with non-OIS lenses. I also felt it was odd that despite six pages of options for the various buttons, none of them allowed you to assign movie record to any of them. One thing to note: The autofocus of the X-H1 is faster than the X-Pro2 and the sensor, even tho it is the same on paper, does better at high iso. So again, a reliable three to three and a half stops of compensation and a little more if you could accept minor blurring. I should also add I didn’t experience any issues with light leaks, trying two and four minute exposures at 400 ISO f4 in daylight with the lens cap fitted, and no evidence of any light entering the camera even with the port door wide open and nothing connected. I quite liked the Vertical Power Booster approach on the earlier X-T2, where you could effectively choose between a small and light body with some performance limitations, or a slightly larger one that unlocked the full power. The aperture is sufficiently large for some separation from the background, especially when focused at close range. Fujifilm’s clearly improving its movie capabilities and there’s no denying the X-H1 is capable of capturing good quality footage; in particular the new Eterna simulation produces very usable footage out-of-camera without the need to grade and Fujifilm’s optics division are producing some high-end cinema lenses too. If you prefer an audio version of my in-depth podcast review, use the following player. The X-H1’s Shutter dial lets you select speeds from one second to 1/8000 in single EV increments, but if you’re in Shutter Priority or Manual mode, it’s possible to fine-tune shutter values using the rear dial by +/-0.6EV in 0.3EV increments. The longest clip length of 15 minutes for 4k or 20 minutes for 1080p falls behind the half hour clips of rivals, and while I know the X-H1 can extend to half an hour with the optional battery grip, its rivals don’t face this limitation. It’s good, it’s wedding-ready, but it isn’t the best. The X-Trans III sensor also equips the X-H1 with embedded phase-detect autofocus, although Fuji has improved its low-light sensitivity from 0.5 to -1 EV and now supports focusing at f11 (handy if you’re using teleconverters). APS-C Lenses Medium-Format Lenses (more cameras below) Film. With identical cards in both slots, the time matched the Slot-2 figure of just over ten seconds. Note you can record to the SD card and output over HDMI simultaneously, but if you’re filming 4k you can only do it to one at a time – a menu lets you choose whether the 4k is going to be saved onto the SD card or output over HDMI, the latter having the benefit in F-Log of supporting 8-bit / 4:2:2. In terms of connectivity, the X-H1 inherits the same four ports of the X-T2 before it: a 2.5mm remote jack, mini HDMI port, USB 3 port and a 3.5mm microphone input; if you want a headphone jack, you’ll need to fit the optional Vertical Power Booster grip. Regardless, there are a number of handling reasons to make you choose this somewhat larger body. As it stands, the X-H1 really needs its booster accessory in order to compete in a number of regards with similarly-priced rivals, and having it fitted all the time transforms it into a different beast. It’s like Leica-quiet. But equally its rivals aren’t standing still either and when comparing the X-H1’s movie features side-by-side with models like the Panasonic Lumix G9 (let alone the video-oriented GH5) and Sony’s A6500 and A7 III, you notice some key differences. So carrying a spare is an absolute necessity. You can import JPEGs at either 3 Megapixels or the original size, but again not RAW files. That said, it is smaller, lighter and cheaper. Was it third or tenth along from the end of that sequence? To be fair, that’s longer than Fujifilm estimates in its specs, but compare it to the Lumix G9 which in my tests managed to record almost two and a half hours of 4k / 24p footage at 100Mbit/s on a single charge, and in more useful 30 minute chunks too. Above: Fujifilm X-H1 and XF 90mm at 1/5. There’s many times I’ll have gone through a series of almost identical images on the camera in playback, then got completely lost when viewing them all as thumbnails on a remote control app – which was the one I liked best? Like other pro-grade bodies, there’s a reassuring heft and density, while the taller grip means there’s plenty to hold onto and no fingers left dangling underneath. Moving onto the XF 90mm f2, on the conditions of the day I required a shutter speed of 1/200 for a perfectly sharp result when stabilisation was disabled. Face detection does however only work with contrast-based AF, and if you have focus set to continuous, the additional eye detection capability becomes disabled. This in turn could explain the differences in compensation between lenses – perhaps the system deliberately reigns itself in when the imaging circle on a certain model is tight with little breathing space beyond. The only thing the Bluetooth made easier was not having to manually select the X-H1’s Wifi network in the phone. Roxham Road. Above: Fujifilm XF 16-55mm at 16mm (left) and 55mm (right). The Fujifilm X-H1 camera adds in-body stabilization to the X series and offers loads of tools for both photographers and videographers. Meanwhile, Panasonic’s Lumix G9 measures 137x97x91.6mm and weighs 658g including battery. The magnesium alloy shell is also 25% thicker than the X-T2, making it twice as strong overall, and the surface coating is more scratch-resistant too. After the first 15 minute clip, the base and grip of the camera were slightly warm and the battery meter indicated full strength. Around the base of the shutter dial is a ring control to adjust the metering mode. MSRP $1,899.00 $1,299.00 at Amazon Which leads me onto the Vertical Power Booster. So if you’re an early adopter of the X-H1, you won’t be enjoying updated GPS positions yet. 200 ISO with Lee Big Stopper. Ken Rockwell compares the shutter sound of the Fuji X-H1 to the Nikon F6, and I believe that he’s right. Like other bodies employing the X-Trans III sensor, the X-H1’s phase-detect system embeds 169 autofocus points within a 13×13 square area on the frame – occupying roughly 75% of the height and 50% of the width. Previous. X-T4 X-T30 X-E3 X-H1 X-Pro3 X-T200. The only issue I faced was when shooting with a zoned area, the X-H1 sometimes focused on his body rather than his face, resulting in some shots being a tad soft, but the fast bursts meant I had plenty of frames to choose from. Of the lenses with OIS, the XF 18-135mm, XF 80mm Macro, XF 50-140mm and XF 100-400mm should all enjoy up to five stops of compensation. Lenses without any optical stabilisation employ all five axes of the body-based system. Like earlier models, the X-H1 also considerately displays a timer on-screen during long exposures, either counting-up in Bulb mode, or down from a selected shutter speed. For example, in these portraits of Harry using the XF 90mm, the X-H1 regularly flipped in and out of face detection and only rarely engaged eye-detection, forcing me to disable the feature and simply select a single area instead. The default Film Simulation remains Provia, and that’s what you’ll see in all my sample images unless otherwise stated; it delivers a good balance of contrast and colour without being too punchy or saturated. The third option is Browse Camera, which presents exactly the same thumbnail view as tapping play in the Remote Control option described earlier. Ok, that’s the theory, how about the experience in practice? Fujifilm may offer focus peaking but there’s no zebra patterns for judging exposure. By sharing the same sensor as the X-T2, the core capabilities are the same, although Fujifilm has enhanced a number of aspects. But Fujifilm’s Receive mode solves this by letting you initiate the transfer from the playback mode of the camera and push them to the handset. When shooting handheld with body-stabilisation with lenses like the XF 16-55mm f2.8 or XF 90mm f2, the corners looked fine to me, and you can see several examples on my sample images pages. I’m also delighted those big chunky icons in the Q menu are now tappable too, although you can of course still use the AF joystick or cross keys for navigation. The chunky grip is also the largest in the X series to date, and swaps the exposure compensation dial for the customizable LCD panel of the GFX medium format body. This is a frustrating limitation inherited from earlier models and something that really should be fixed by now. There's a new leader in Fuji X series performance. I can certainly live with vignetting or software correction for it, but am more concerned with softening in the corners. Reducing the speed to 5fps allowed the X-H1 to deliver live feedback though and made it much easier to follow the subject – this was useful for cycling, but a necessity for random birds in flight. Fujifilm has extensively profiled all of its X-Mount lenses, and by default LMO is enabled on the X-H1 when you fit one of them. The 24mm equivalent field of view is an eternal favourite with landscape and architectural photographers, capturing wider and more dynamic compositions than a 28mm, but without the distortion of an ultra-wide. I don’t use glasses myself but some of those who do have told me they prefer the X-H1 viewfinder to the X-T2. Importantly the majority of the Fujifilm lenses I’ve tested have been of a very high standard. I have several other versions available: Fujifilm X-H1 C4k F-Log sample movie, Fujifilm X-H1 4k UHD sample movie, Fujifilm X-H1 1080p sample movie. In the X-H1, Fujifilm has created a worthy top-tier entry to its mirrorless X-series line-up. Like the X-T2 before it, the X-H1’s performance can be increased by mounting the optional Vertical Power Booster, in this case, the VPB X-H1. Here’s an example. The big news on the upper surface though is the 1.28in LCD information panel inherited from the GFX-50S. I hope Fujifilm can improve their Bluetooth implementation in the near future, starting with proper geotagging. Fuji X-H1 Review -- Overview. The last option is an interesting one, averaging the entire frame, but for the majority of my shots I stuck with Multi and that’s what you’ll see deployed in my sample images. Switching the same card into Slot-2 and a burst of 26 uncompressed RAW frames took 10.49 seconds to finish writing. In terms of exposure, you can manually set the aperture, shutter and ISO, and if desired, shoot with auto ISO when the shutter and aperture are fixed and effectively in manual mode. In Zone AF you can concentrate the autofocus to a square measuring 3×3, 5×5 or 7×7 points, and adjust its position using the AF joystick or cross keys; again if you’re in Single AF mode you can choose from the 91-point / 13×7 array, or in Continuous AF, the smaller 49-point / 7×7 array. Like the X-T2 before it, recording times are limited per clip when filming with the body alone, although the additional heft of the X-H1 has at least allowed Fujifilm to extend them a little. After the third 15 minute clip, the base and grip were warmer, but again nothing to be concerned about, and now the battery meter showed two bars remaining. More maybe like my Nikon Df/D600. Even more impressive, you can dial-in up to 3EV increments regardless of the number of frames, allowing you to achieve a +/-12EV maximum range if desired (nine frames at 3EV increments). Fujifilm’s Camera Remote app is available for iOS and Android devices and I tried the latter (v3.1.0.9) on my Samsung Galaxy S7 phone. There’s five presets configured for different scenarios (Multi-Purpose, Ignore Obstacles, Accelerating / Decelerating Subjects, Suddenly Appearing Subjects, and Erratic Motion), or you can customize a sixth if preferred, adjusting tracking sensitivity in a scale of 1 to 4, speed tracking sensitivity from 0 to 2, and Zone are switching between centre, auto and front. Within each category, the degree of compensation varies depending on the lens in question, and rather than simply quoting a best-case scenario, Fujifilm’s been honest about what you can expect from specific models. 100% crops with IBIS off (left) and IBIS enabled (right). It’s a beautiful piece engineering and it does make me want to hold it just for the sake of it. Now it’s time to examine the image quality of the X-H1. It also makes them much more usable for handheld video, more of which in a moment. It was a camera that nobody asked for, but everyone could see and appreciate what Fujifilm was trying to do. Fujifilm X-H1. Once I enabled stabilisation though, I achieved the same result down to 1/20, and again the slower results at 1/10 and 1/5 were pretty good too. No Wifi connection, no delay, no hit on battery life, no configuration, just constantly updated locations automatically embedded on your images. This leads me to the second option of the app, named Receive. The 100-400 lens performed very well and sharpness is impressive. ... 27 Apr 2019 3:43PM. So ultimately while the X-H1’s autofocus and burst capabilities are respectable and capable of good results, there’s simply better options out there if your primary focus is sports or action photography. Announced in February 2018, it claims the flagship position in the current X-series, above the earlier X-Pro2 and X-T2. There’s sadly no zebra patterns, nor indication of blown highlights or crushed shadows when filming, although manual focus fans will appreciate the chance to display focus peaking as well as exploiting the extra detail of the viewfinder to nail the exact position. Now the X-H1 allows you to record F-Log in-camera onto SD cards in 8-bit / 4:2:0. Interestingly, the fly-by-wire focusing system of the X-series lenses can also be set to linear or non-linear, the former allowing you to mark points to hit focusing spots if desired. I did however notice if face detection was enabled, the experience slowed-down and the X-H1 felt less confident. Throughout my tests with unstabilised lenses on the X-H1, I experienced similar results: typically a reliable three stops of compensation, or in some instances a little more. This allows the 3in / 3:2 shaped display to fold up vertically by 90 degrees or down by around 45 degrees. Like earlier models, you can manually dial-in sensitivities from 200 to 12800 ISO in one third EV increments. Alternatively you can set the second card to take over when the first one fills, or record JPEGs to one card and RAWs to the other. Check prices on the Fujifilm XH1 at Amazon, Nikon Z TC-1.4x TC-2.0x teleconverter review. The ADV position lets you apply one of eight Advanced Filter effects included on earlier models: Toy Camera, Miniature, Pop Colour, High Key, Low Key, Dynamic Tone, Soft Focus and Partial Colour (with six sub-options to pass red, orange, yellow, green, blue or purple, leaving the rest of the image in monochrome). Like the X-T2, burst shooting with continuous autofocus is available at 8fps with the mechanical shutter or 14 with the electronic shutter, and thanks to new shock absorbers, the mechanical shutter is quieter than before. Note this is just for indication, not control – you’ll still need to change settings on the camera and use the camera’s shutter release to take the shot. And the X-H1 had some special sauce which made its images better than both the X-T2 and the X-T20. But while it could benefit from some refinement for video use, I’m delighted with it for stills photography. There’s no headphone jack either unless again you’re using the optional grip. Coming: GFX 50S X-A7 X-A5 Bucking the trend for remote control apps, the choice of quality is actually set within the camera, not the app – you can choose the original image size or a reduced one at 3 Megapixels. There’s also now an Auto option for the minimum shutter speed that takes focal length into account, using the one-over-equivalent-focal-length rule; I welcome this enhancement, but there’s an opportunity to be more sophisticated still like Sony which lets you additionally prioritise faster shutters in Auto ISO when shooting moving subjects, or slower shutters when motion isn’t an issue. Note like other models, the contrast-based AF system can continue working down to even lower light levels, I believe -3EV for Fujifilm. It can be a subtle difference day-to-day, but point the X-T2 and X-H1 viewfinders at very fine details and you’ll notice the latter resolves them better with less moire or blurring, leading to a more natural view. The Film Simulations are another part of the equation behind the lovely output from Fujifilm’s cameras. I tested the XF 16-55mm a few years back (see my Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f2.8 review) and was impressed by the quality and flexibility, but was disappointed it didn’t include optical image stabilisation. Previously I would be forced to use a monopod when shooting in low light with my XF56mm and XF90mm lenses. Both cameras feature a rear tilting LCD design. Set the lens to A, but turn the shutter speed dial and you’ll be in Shutter Priority. This time the X-Acquire utility connected slowly, but disconnected before I could do anything useful.
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