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Item # 072XH1VPB | MFR # 16568755
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Fujifilm's X Series cameras have earned their reputation for excellence over the years. And, according to Fujifilm, the X-H1 is the best-performing X Series model yet. They've introduced several improvements over previous models based on feedback from photographers like you.
While this newest flagship camera is larger and more durable than other X Series models, it's still under half the size of some DSLRs with similar specs. That means you get the convenience of a discreet mirrorless camera form factor with more robust build quality and a nice chunky grip that lets you keep a firm hold.
The X-H1 is the first ever X Series camera with in-body 5-axis image stabilization. This feature is great for photographers who frequently shoot handheld. You'll get much sharper shots at considerably slower shutter speeds. This makes it much easier to work in changing conditions with Fujinon lenses that don't have built-in stabilization. And even lenses that do will get an extra boost from the camera's built-in system.
A new shutter shock absorption mechanism and "feather-touch" shutter button combine with the X-H1's ergonomic grip to eliminate camera shake even further.
Fujifilm also added a flicker reduction feature. This system detects the flickering of artificial indoor lights and automatically controls shutter timing to coincide with peak brightness, for consistent results in indoor sports photography,
The X-H1's 24.3-megapixel APS-C sized sensor and high-speed processing engine give your photos and videos outstanding color reproduction with high ISO sensitivity and low noise. Well-placed dials and buttons make it easy to adjust settings without removing your eye from the camera's bright OLED viewfinder. You also get touch focusing and shooting options to make the most of the LCD screen when you want or need to use it.
The X-H1's top-plate LCD monitor (another X Series first) displays your main settings along with other detailed information, even when the camera is off.
The X-H1 offers a professional-standard DCI 4K (4096 x 21060) video mode that supports the 17:9 digital cinema aspect ratio. It records high-quality video at up to 200 Mbps, and shoots high-speed video up to 120 frames per second. The dynamic range "F-Log" log-gamma option is available for recording or sending uncompressed output to external equipment.
As a renowned manufacturer of color and black and white films for over 80 years, the folks at Fujifilm have a deep understanding of the role color plays in creating memorable photos. The X-H1's 16 different film simulation modes — including the new ETERNA mode for movies — let you use different color tones and gradations to add texture, depth, and atmosphere to your photos and videos.
As with its X Series predecessors, the X-H1's high-speed processing power gives it impressive autofocus performance. For subjects on the move, AF-C Custom settings let you optimize autofocus according to the type of movement, for extra-precise tracking.
Fujifilm refined the autofocus algorithm on the X-H1 to further improve the accuracy and speed of focusing in low light. Enhanced continuous autofocus performance during zooming improves your odds of getting sharp captures of erratically moving subjects.
To take full advantage of the X-H1's speedy autofocus, Fujifilm recommends pairing the camera with one of their "Red Badge" zoom lenses. The X-H1 achieves top performance with the XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR, XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR, and XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR zoom lenses.
The included vertical grip lets you hold and operate the camera in vertical and horizontal positions with comfort and ease. Load up two NP-W126S batteries, and you won't have to worry about running out of juice during extended shooting sessions. The grip is sturdy and weather-sealed, just like the X-H1, so you can use it anywhere.
With the grip attached, Fujifilm's unique Boost mode extends 4K video recording time, in addition to improving continuous shooting speed and decreasing shutter lag and blackout time.
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This is the PREMIUM CAMERA. Graet quality. And great service from CRUTCHFIELD.COM
This is one of the best, if not the best ASP-C camera on the market. If you liked the Fuji X-T2 image quality you will of course like this camera as they share identical sensors. For those who don't normally shoot raw, the jpegs are fantastic SOOC. But the raw files are some of the best in the industry. Some say they rival FF, but you'll have to judge that claim yourself. Sorry, can't speak about video since I haven't really shot a lot of video. It handles well, with the deeper grip but be aware that it is slightly heavier than X-T2 due to construction for IBIS. The removal of the exposure comp button is no big deal; it's replaced with an informative sub monitor. For me, this was a worthwhile upgrade from the X-T2 as I needed a larger grip, IBIS, and to a lesser degree, touchscreen. Everything I missed on the X-T2. Should you upgrade if you already have the X-T2? If you like the slightly smaller/lighter form factor and don't need/care for IBIS or touchscreen is a "gimmick" to you, keep what you have. The vertical grip is useful (it comes with 2 batteries, which you'll probably need as battery life is...meh) but it''ll make the X-H1 quite large and heavier. The camera body alone is heavier than the Sony a7ii FF. But remember, you have to get lenses and they'll be heavier than Fuji lenses. And when you buy Fujifilm, you buy into a top tier eco-system. Customer service is great AND you get many firmware updates. Even older cameras get a new lease on life!
Pros: Excellent image quality. Very good ergonomics.
Cons: Heavier than the X-T2 and Sony a7ii. Battery could be better.
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||None included|
|Built-in Flash||External Flash|
|Image Stabilization||Sensor Shift|
|Highest Resolution||6000 x 4000|
|Video Resolution||4096 x 2160|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||23.7|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Fujifilm X-H1 is an interchangeable lens digital camera with a 24.3MB APS-C image sensor for shooting stunning still images and beautiful 4K video. It has the Fujifilm X lens mount, and is compatible with the large selection of Fujinon XF lenses. This "body only" package does not include any lenses. This bundle includes the VPB-XH1 Vertical Power-Booster Grip.
VPB-XH1: The VPB-XH1 Vertical Power-Booster Grip can be used to supplement the camera battery, and to provide a better grip for holding the camera in the portrait (tall) orientation. An extra set of controls, including a shutter release, is provided for the camera when the vertical grip is installed. The VPB-XH1 lets you select a Boost Mode to improve shutter response, and boost the advance rate in continuous shooting mode. The vertical grip holds with two additional NP-W126S batteries (included), nearly tripling the battery life. The VPB-XH1 also provides a 3.5mm headphone jack, when installed on the camera.
Tiltable 3.0" LCD Monitor: The X-H1 has a 3.0" color LCD monitor featuring approximately 1.04-million dots and approximately 100% horizontal and vertical coverage in the shooting mode. When shooting, you can choose from a standard display, or an info display (shooting info, no image). In manual focus mode, you can select a dual display with a large, full-image window and a smaller close-up of the focus area. The monitor features 3-way tilting for easier framing for high-angle and low-angle shots, even when the camera is in portrait orientation.
0.5" OLED Viewfinder: The camera is equipped with a 0.5" Organic LED (OLED) viewfinder with 3.69-million dots and 100% coverage. It has a 0.75x magnification, with a display time lag of only 0.005 seconds and a 100fps refresh rate. The viewfinder has a diopter correction dial that allows you to adjust the strength of the viewfinder in accordance with your eyesight.
Display Mode: There are several display modes to choose from between the LCD monitor and the EVF (electronic viewfinder). An eye sensor near the viewfinder automatically senses when you raise the camera to your eye, and will turn on the viewfinder. It will also turn off the EVF when you take your eye away. Available display modes include: Eye Sensor, EVF only, LCD only, EVF only + Eye Sensor, and Eye Sensor + LCD Image display.
Secondary LCD: A 1.28" secondary LCD monitor on the top of the camera shows 8 camera settings: Shutter Speed, Aperture, Exposure Compensation, and ISO, plus icons for Film Simulation, White Balance, Image Size, and Shooting mode. Additional text and icons can be substituted for the default settings, if desired. The secondary LCD has a switchable backlight if the monitor is too dark to read.
Image Sensor/Processor: The X-H1 features a 23.5mm x 15.6mm APS-C format, X-Trans CMOS III image sensor with 24.3-million effective pixels. The X-Processor Pro processing engine brings out the maximum performance of the image sensor with advanced processing power. The processor is responsible for the camera's blazing fast AF speed (0.06 sec), shutter time lag (0.045 sec), and 14 fps continuous shooting speed. The camera uses ultrasonic vibration to clean the image sensor. In the menu, you can select sensor cleaning when the camera is switched on, switched off, or on command.
IBIS: The Fujifilm X-H1 is the first X-series camera with In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS). Equipped with a 3-axis accelerometer, a 3-axis gyro sensor, and a dedicated dual processor, IBIS processes and makes corrections approximately 10,000 times every second to achieve accurate and fast image stabilization. This 5-axis shake correction (up, down, right, left, yaw, and rotation) provides the equivalent of 5.5 stops of compensation when the camera has a Fujinon lens that does not feature optical image stabilization itself. In addition, the camera's shutter mechanism features its own suspension to absorb vibrations and reduce noise generated by the operation of the mechanical shutter.
Recording Media: Still images and movies can be recorded onto optional SD, SDHC, or SDXC memory cards, up to 512 GB. UHS-I and UHS-II cards can be used. Memory cards with a Class 10 write speed (10MB/s) or better should be used when shooting HD movies. UHS-compliant cards with a class U3 write speed or better are recommended for 4K movies. No memory cards are included with the camera.
Dual Media Slots: The camera is equipped with two SD card slots. By default, photos are saved to the card in the second slot only when the card in the first slot is full (sequential). In the settings, you can change to a "backup" mode, recording each picture to both cards simultaneously, or to RAW/JPEG mode, saving RAW images in card 1 and JPEG photos in card 2. Separately, you can select which card is used to store movies. Images (selected or all) stored in Card 1 can be copied to Card 2, and vice versa.
Bluetooth: The Fujifilm X-H1 is equipped with Bluetooth, allowing you to pair the camera with your smartphone or tablet through the Fujifilm Camera Remote app (iOS and Android compatible). You can browse images on the camera, download selected images from the camera to your smartphone or tablet, control the camera remotely, and upload GPS location data to the camera.
Wi-Fi: You can connect the camera to smartphones, tablets, and your computer via Wi-Fi. As with Bluetooth, you can view and transfer images, remotely control the camera, and copy location information to the camera. Using the Fujifilm PC Autosave software, you can connect to your PC or Mac over wireless networks to upload images from the camera.
Still Image Quality: The X-H1 records still images in JPEG format in 3:2 (for printing), 16:9 (for viewing on a TV), and 1:1 (square format) aspect ratios in three sizes and two compression ratios (Fine or Normal). In addition, RAW images can be recorded from the raw, uncompressed image data from the camera's image sensor. RAW format images can be uncompressed, or compressed using a reversible algorithm to reduce file size with no loss of data. RAW files can be processed in camera, or on a computer using the downloadable RAW File Converter EX 2.0 or Fujifilm X RAW Studio application software. You can also shoot a RAW + JPEG image at the same time, with separate RAW and JPEG files recorded and stored.
|3:2 Image Sizes||16:9 Image Sizes||1:1 Image Sizes|
|L: 6000 x 4000 |
M: 4240 x 2832
S: 3008 x 2000
|L: 6000 x 3376 |
M: 4240 x 2384
S: 3008 x 1688
|L: 4000 x 4000 |
M: 2832 x 2832
S: 2000 x 2000
4K and HD Movies: The X-H1 can record movies in MOV format (H.264 with stereo LPCM sound). The camera supports the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) aspect ratio of 17:9 (4096 x 2160), as well as 4K 16:9 (3840 x 2160), Full HD (1920 x 1080), and HD (1280 x 720). You can choose from the following frame rates: 59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p (NTSC), and 50p, 25p (PAL). Available bit rates include 200Mbps, 100Mbps, and 50Mbps. Individual movie recording times are 15 minutes (4K), 20 minutes (Full HD), 6 minutes (High-speed Full HD), and 30 minutes (HD). You can extend movie recording times to 30 minutes at 4K and Full HD with the optional Vertical Power Booster Grip (VPB-XH1).
Panorama: The camera is capable of taking panoramic images by panning the camera through one of two angle settings. As you pan the camera, multiple frames are recorded and automatically stitched together in the camera to create the panoramic image. The Panorama options are:
Shooting Modes: The Fujifilm X-H1 lets you set the shutter speed and aperture automatically or manually. The shutter speed and aperture settings combine for four shooting modes:
|Shooting Mode||Shutter Speed||Aperture|
Electronic + Mechanical Shutters: The camera features mechanical and electronic shutters to give you more shooting options. You can manually choose which shutter you'd like to use, or let the camera select. The Shutter Speed modes and available shutters speeds are as follows:
|Shutter Speed Mode||Shooting Modes|
|Mode P||Mode A||Modes S and M||Bulb|
|Mechanical Shutter||4 to 1/8000||30 to 1/8000||15 min to 1/8000||Max 60 min|
|Electronic Shutter||4 to 1/32000||30 to 1/32000||15 min to 1/32000||Fixed at 1 sec|
|E-Front Curtain Shutter||4 to 1/8000||30 to 1/8000||15 min to 1/8000||Max 60 min|
|E-Front + Mechanical|
|Mechanical + Electronic||4 to 1/32000||30 to 1/32000||15 min to 1/32000||Max 60 min|
|E-Front Curtain + Mechanical + Electronic|
ISO Sensitivity: You can manually set the camera's sensitivity to ISO 200 to 12800 in 1/3EV increments, using the dedicated dial on the top of the camera. Extended settings are equivalent to ISO 100, ISO 125, ISO 160, ISO 25600, or ISO 51200. For movies, you can choose ISO 200 to ISO 12800, with extension to ISO 25600. The Auto settings will adjust the sensitivity settings according to the shooting conditions. The higher the sensitivity setting, the better the camera is at reducing blur in poor lighting conditions, however, high settings can result in more noise in the recorded images.
White Balance: White balance is used to preserve natural colors under different types of lighting. You can select Auto, Direct Sunlight, Shade, "Daylight" fluorescent lamps, "Warm White" fluorescent lamps, "Cool White" fluorescent lamps, Incandescent light and Underwater (requires waterproof case). In addition, you can measure for a white balance value and save up to 3 in memory (Custom 1, 2, 3) or display and select from a list of color temperatures.
Flicker Reduction: The camera has a Flicker Reduction function to control exposure and color instability caused by the flickering of AC-powered fluorescent lights. The function detects the flicker rate and automatically controls the shutter timing to coincide with peak brightness, making indoor photography more stable. This function can be turned on or off in the menu, and is not available when shooting with the electronic shutter.
Film Simulation: The X-H1 can simulate the effects of different kinds of film, including black-and-white. You can select one of the following options:
Color Space: Depending upon how you intend to use the image, you can choose the output color space at the general sRGB setting or the broader color rendition of Adobe RGB (for commercial printing).
Exposure Compensation: You can alter the exposure from the value suggested by the camera, making pictures brighter or darker. You can adjust the exposure from -5.0 to +5.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps for stills, and from -2.0 to +2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps for movies.
Bracketing: You can take a series of photos with varying settings for each picture. Bracketing options include:
Continuous Shooting: You can capture motion in a series of pictures using the Continuous Shooting mode. There are three speeds: High, Medium, and Low. The frame and number of frames per burst are as follows:
|Continuous Speed||Frame Rate||Frames per burst|
|High||14 fps |
|Up to 40 JPEG |
|With VPB-XH1 power booster grip |
|11 fps |
|Up to 70 JPEG |
|Medium||8 fps||Up to 80 JPEG |
|6 fps |
(with electronic front curtain shutter)
|Unlimited JPEG |
|Low||5 fps||Unlimited JPEG |
Multiple Exposures: You can create a photograph that combines two exposures. The first shot will be shown superimposed on the view through the lens so you can position your second shot. If the second shot isn't satisfactory, you can retake it before merging the two shots into a multiple exposure.
Self-timer: The camera gives you the choice of a 10-second or 2-second self timer. The 10 second self timer is recommended for self portraits, while the 2-second self timer is used to reduce blur caused by the camera moving when the shutter button is pressed.
Interval Timer Shooting: The X-H1 can be configured to take multiple photos automatically at a preset interval. You can set the interval between 1 second and 12 hours, the number of shots from 1 to 999, and a starting time.
Remote Release: The X-H1 has a 2.5mm sub-minijack connection for adding the optional RR-80 Remote Release. The RR-80 can be used to take photos when the camera is on a tripod or for long time-exposures. In addition, third party electronic remote releases can be connected to the 2.5mm, 3-pole mini jack.
Note: The Micro-B USB 2.0 connector can be used with the optional RR-90 Remote Release.
Focus Modes: The camera lets you choose how the camera focuses. The 3-way rotary AF Mode switch is on the front panel of the camera. You can select Single AF, Continuous AF, or Manual Focus using the focus ring on the attached lens.
Flash Modes: The X-H1 comes with the EF-X8 external flash, which mounts to the camera's hot shoe. Other shoe-mounted flash units can also be used, if desired, including those connected via the Sync Terminal. Flash Control can be done Through-the-Lens (TTL), Manually, or in Commander Mode if you're controlling remote synced flash units. You can choose from the following flash modes:
Light Metering: The X-H1 uses 256-segment, TTL (through-the-lens) metering, where the camera automatically assesses the scene and selects the optimum exposure. You can select from four metering options: Multi, Spot, Average, or Center-weighted.
Viewing Images: Images can be played back one-at-a-time or in multi-frame views. Multi-frame options include a 9-image grid (3 x 3) and a 100-image grid (10 x 10) of micro-thumbnails. In the 9- and 100-image grid views, the highlighted image is slightly enlarged.
Playback Zoom/Cropping: You can enlarge a still image in the monitor according to the image quality (size). After you have zoomed in and scrolled the picture to the desired composition, you can create a cropped image of a picture. Copies will have an aspect ratio of 3:2, and will be saved as a separate file.
Resize: To create a small copy of a picture, you can select "Resize" from the menu. The new images vary in size with the original image.
Printing Pictures: Using DPOF (Digital Print Order Form), you can designate which images to print, and whether to print them with or without date. Pictures can be printed as followed:
Power Requirements: The X-H1 is powered by the supplied NP-W126 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. A fully-charged NP-W126 is good for approximately 310 shots using the LCD (300 with the EVF). The number of shots increases to approximately 900 (LCD) and 870 (EVF) when the VPB-XH1 is attached. When shooting movies, the battery life is approximately 35 minutes for 4K movies and 45 for Full HD movies. The supplied BC-W126 battery charger will charge the NP-W126 battery in about 150 minutes. The AC-9VS AC adapter, which is included with the VPB-XH1, can charge the vertical grip's two batteries at the same time in about 2 hours.
USB 3.0: The X-H1 has a USB 3.0 Micro-B port, which is backward compatible with Micro-B USB 2.0 cables, for connecting the camera to your computer. Faster data and file transfer is possible when connecting the camera to a computer that supports USB 3.0 when a USB 3.0 cable is used. With a Micro-B 2.0 USB cable, image transfer is at USB 2.0 High Speed levels. The Micro-B 2.0 port can also be used with the optional RR-90 Remote Release. No USB cable is included with the camera.
Micro HDMI: The camera has a Micro HDMI (Type D) output for connecting the camera to your HDTV. With the HDMI Output Info Display feature turned on, connected HDMI devices will mirror the information in the camera display. No HDMI cable is included with the camera.
Microphone In: You can record sound with an external microphone connected to the camera through the 3.5mm microphone jack. Microphones that require plug-in power cannot be used.
Remote Release: A 2.5mm 3-pole sub-minijack is provided for connecting the optional RR-80 Remote Release.
Headphone Jack: The included VPB-XH1 Vertical Power Booster Grip includes a 3.5mm headphones jack that allows you to monitor the audio while recording video.
System Requirements: The X-H1 comes with no camera software in the box. The following software is compatible with the X-H1:
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