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Fujifilm VPB-XH1

Vertical power booster grip for Fujifilm X-H1 mirrorless cameras

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This vertical grip for the Fujifilm X-H1 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. This grip is sturdy and weather-sealed, just like the X-H1, so you can use it anywhere.

Extend your shooting time and boost your camera's performance

This vertical grip for the Fujifilm X-H1 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. This grip is sturdy and weather-sealed, just like the X-H1, so you can use it anywhere.

This grip allows the X-H1 to use multiple batteries simultaneously for improved performance. Boost mode lets you shoot longer videos, in addition to improving continuous shooting speed and decreasing shutter lag and blackout time.

Product Highlights:

  • multi-battery grip for Fujifilm X-H1
  • holds up to two NP-W126S batteries
  • in-grip charging fully charges two batteries in two hours
  • lets you comfortably hold the camera in a vertical position
    • shutter release button, command dials, and focus lever for easy vertical shooting
  • dust- and moisture-resistant design for shooting in harsh conditions
  • Boost mode uses multiple batteries simultaneously to extend video shooting time and improve continuous shooting speed, shutter lag, and blackout time
  • included AC adapter lets you power camera from an AC power source
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 1/4" tripod mounting thread
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Vertical Power Boosting Grip for X-H1 camera
  • Terminal cap (installed)
  • Battery tray (installed)
  • AC-9VS AC Power Adapter with attached 59" DC output cord (DC output: 9V 2A)
  • 81" AC cord
  • Owner's Manual (Vertical Grip)
  • Owner's Manual (AC Power Adapter)
  • Fujifilm Worldwide Network

A must for the X-H1! Great product, get one for your camera!

Lycurgo, Long Beach, CA

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Overview: The Fujifilm VPB-XH1 is a Vertical Power Booster Grip for the X-H1 camera. It can be used to supplement the camera battery, and to provide a better grip for holding the camera in the portrait (tall) orientation.

Battery Capacity: The VPB-XH1 will accept two NP-126S batteries in its removable tray. When installed in the X-H1, the camera's battery capacity is nearly tripled. By itself, the camera (with one NP-126S) has a battery life of approximately 310 shots using the LCD (300 with the Viewfinder). The number of shots increases to approximately 900 (LCD) and 870 (EVF) in normal mode when the VPB-XH1 is attached. With the grip installed, the camera's battery level display will show the camera battery level, and the level of each of the two batteries in the grip. With all three batteries installed, the left battery in the grip will be used until no charge remains, followed by the right battery, and finally by the camera battery.

AC Adapter: The Vertical Power Booster Grip includes an AC-9VS AC adapter for charging the inserted batteries. The adapter can charge the vertical grip's two batteries at the same time in about 2 hours.

Boost Mode: When the power-booster grip is attached, you can switch on the camera's Boost Mode. The Boost Mode improves shutter response, shortening the release lag from 50ms to 45ms. The Boost Mode also increases the maximum frame rate from 8 fps to 11 fps during continuous shooting. Use of the Boost Mode will decrease battery life.

Extended Movie Shooting: The VPB-XH1 increases the maximum period for shooting movies in 4K and Full HD. Without it, the maximum 4K movie you can record is approximately 10 minutes, and Full HD movies cannot exceed 15 minutes. The Vertical Power Booster Grip extends the maximum individual movie recording time to approximately 30 minutes for both 4K and FHD.

Controls: The VPB-XH1 has an extra set of control that can be used when the camera is in the Portrait or "Tall" orientation. Controls include a shutter-release button, focus lever, AE-L button, AE-ON button, command dial, Q button, and Fn button. These buttons have the same functionality as the corresponding buttons in horizontal orientation.

Headphone Jack: The VPB-XH1 provides a 3.5mm headphone jack, when installed on the camera. This allows you to monitor audio while you are recording video. The menu will allow you to vary the volume of the headphone output from 1 to 10, or mute the headphones.

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