You can also deploy the entire sequence with a self-timer, after which it’ll capture all the frames without intervention. Above left: Fujifilm X-H1 Provia, above right: Fujifilm X-H1 Velvia, Above left: Fujifilm X-H1 Astia, above right: Fujifilm X-H1 Classic Chrome, Above left: Fujifilm X-H1 Acros, above right: Fujifilm X-H1 Sepia. Since it’s a dot matrix LCD, you could in theory display anything and I think it’d be fun to be able to upload custom graphics, like a logo, for display on startup. I tried a USB 3 connection first and the utility connected quickly, and allowed me to backup or restore my camera settings as well as automatically saving images direct to a desired folder on my computer. I became very fond of Eterna while testing the X-H1 and found it became my default option, although like previous models you can alternatively apply any of the Film Simulations to video. ... 27 Apr 2019 3:43PM. In a useful upgrade over the X-T2, the X-H1’s screen is now touch sensitive, allowing you to tap to change focusing area or pull-focus during movies, as well as swiping through images, pinching to zoom and dragging during playback. I feel this is an area Fujifilm really needs to address, especially on a larger flagship camera with built-in stabilisation. The display is also highly visible in any conditions whether backlit on a white background, or reversed with white text on a dark background. If you’ve used this system before it feels natural, but even if you’re coming from a system with a PASM mode dial, it’s easy to get to grips with. 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. I’ll get write more about the X-H1 as I go travel the world this winter… I’ll get back to you guys!Cheers, Roxham Road, Independent journalism quebec, enter canada illegally, migrant roxham road. The overall look is more modern than many of the X-series bodies which preceded it and you may or may not like this direction in design. But by sticking with the already modest older battery and making the body potentially hungrier than before, power becomes the Achilles’ heel of the X-H1. The X-H1 may have phase-detect autofocus, but when pulling focus in movies it can still be strangely hesitant compared to rivals. Which leads me onto the Vertical Power Booster. So far so similar to the X-T2, but as mentioned at the start, the X-H1 offers some AF enhancements. 100% crops with IBIS off (left) and IBIS enabled (right). Fujifilm today announced its new flagship X-series mirrorless compact digital camera, the Fujifilm X-H1. Like 0 Classic Chrome setting (16-55mm f/2.8 Fuji and the X-H1.). Compare that to the X-T2 at 133x92x49mm (35.4mm at its thinnest point) and a weight of 507g including battery, and it’s clear the X-H1 is comfortably larger in every dimension, especially the thickness; indeed it begins to approach the GFX body in this regard. ISO, Film Simulation, Dynamic Range and White Balance bracketing are also available from the Drive menu should you want them, and each can be recorded with a RAW version if desired. The EVF is amazing and ahead of the X-Pro2. It’s also possible to customize what information is displayed for still photos and the movie mode. 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. Meanwhile, Fujifilm’s MK-X cinema and Zeiss lenses use the full five axes of the body-based system, while adapted M-mount lenses or those mounted with a macro extension tube utilise three axes. If you like this wider format, the X-H1 also lets you film 1080p video in the 17:9 shape, although again at only cinematic 23.976 and 24p frame rates. Set both the shutter speed dial and the lens to A and the XT2 enters Program mode. Set to compressed RAW, I captured 27 frames in 3.54 seconds for a speed of 7.63fps. 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. You can customize the function of most of the buttons, including the exposure compensation, AE-L, AF-ON and cross keys, as well as choosing what happens when you swipe the screen in one of four directions; the rear dial is also customizable, although weirdly, the front dial is not. Switching to the longer primes for portraiture, like the XF 56mm f1.2 and XF 90mm f2, challenged the system more, but still generally performed well. If you prefer an audio version of my in-depth podcast review, use the following player. And finally if you turn both the shutter speed dial and aperture ring away from A, you’ll be in full Manual. 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. New to the X-H1 is an electronic front curtain mode which uses an electronic shutter to start the exposure and a mechanical one to end it; this can help reduce the risk of shutter shock, although I never experienced any with the X-H1, so I stuck with either the fully mechanical shutter or the electronic one when I needed silence or the fastest burst shooting or quicker shutter. The Fujifilm X-H1 is a larger mirrorless interchangeable-lens digital camera announced on February 15, 2018 by Fujifilm. Above: Fujifilm X-H1 and XF 16-55mm at 55mm, 1/10. 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. Gratifyingly you can tap anywhere on the live image on your phone to reposition the AF area, and the X-H1 will refocus straightaway. 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. If the subject is fairly predictable, like an approaching cyclist on a track, the X-H1 has no problems at all, even at 400mm (600mm equivalent). MSRP $1,899.00 $1,299.00 at Amazon 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. Below: 100% crops. Lenses without any optical stabilisation employ all five axes of the body-based system. Tapping your way through these nested menus can take time, but does allow you to make adjustments without visible clicks and also neatly allows you to maintain very different settings for photos and video without constantly having to readjust things like the shutter speed. I did however notice if face detection was enabled, the experience slowed-down and the X-H1 felt less confident. This is a great quality general-purpose lens with a 24-83mm equivalent range taking you from wide-angle to short telephoto, with a constant and bright f2.8 focal ratio. 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. The 16-55mm f/2.8 still delivers quite a bit of a smooth bokeh. The 100-400 lens performed very well and sharpness is impressive. It makes sense to exploit optical stabilisation where available in a lens, since it’s optimised for that particular focal length and proves more effective, especially for telephotos. Like the X-T2, all of these top speeds can operate with continuous autofocus and without viewfinder blackout, but none will provide live feedback – instead you’re looking at the last image taken, so there’s some lag to take into account when trying to follow a subject. Switching to action, I photographed various combinations of birds in flight and cyclists using the XF 100-400mm. Sometimes it would detect a face, but at other times just lose it. However, the X-T4 now includes IBIS making it an incredibly appealing option. Same for the shutter speed in Shutter Priority, or indeed either of them in Manual, but you can’t change the actual exposure mode remotely, nor can you effectively hold down the release button for Bulb exposures. It takes the X-T2 with its 24 Megapixel APSC X-Trans III sensor and adds built-in stabilisation (a first in the X-series), a touch-screen, tougher build, a bigger grip, enhanced movie features, a more detailed viewfinder, and … You’ll also notice three indicators in the top and rear displays, showing the remaining life of each battery. (including batteries) which makes it is the bulkiest camera in the X Series. After an initial struggle in sales, a price cut in 2019 gave it a second boost. So if you’re experiencing wireless issues, I’d stick with a USB cable instead. Above: Distortion when panning with e-shutter at 14fps. 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. Finally! A side-hinged screen, like on Panasonic’s G9, the Olympus OMD EM1 II or Canon EOS M50 resolves these issues and also opens the camera up to the possibility of vlogging. Here’s an example. 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 allows the 3in / 3:2 shaped display to fold up vertically by 90 degrees or down by around 45 degrees. And the price! No Wifi connection, no delay, no hit on battery life, no configuration, just constantly updated locations automatically embedded on your images. The grip also provides a headphone jack and an AC input for use with an AC adapter supplied with it; this allows you to power the X-H1 from the mains, and when the camera’s switched off it’ll also charge the two batteries in the grip, albeit sadly not the one in the camera body itself. If you set the shutter speed dial to T, you can use the rear dial to choose from the entire shutter speed range of 1/8000 (or 1/32000 if using the e-shutter) to 15 minutes, an enhancement over the original X-T2 (as well as most other cameras) that stop at 30 or 60 seconds before handing you over to Bulb for anything longer. So far so normal, but if, like me, you prefer to shoot in the portrait orientation, just push a button on the side and angle it out sideways by about 60 degrees (this is also easier than the sliding lock on the X-T2). The shutter! I repeated the test several times with the same result. This reduces its usefulness for refocusing on subjects that can’t keep still, such as restless kids in a portrait session; Sony’s taken the lead here with face and eye detection that works with the continuous phase-detect AF system, and again with a phase-detect area that covers a larger area on the frame. With the AF area set to Zone or Single Point though, the X-H1 felt much more confident. When set to Continuous AF, the array again reduces to a 7×7 grid and lets you choose the starting area for tracking; the idea is you position a single AF area over the desired subject and once you hold the shutter in a half-press, the camera will attempt to track it, moving the AF area(s) as required within the 7×7 array. Here’s two examples using the XF 16-55mm, one panning, the other walking. As with previous bodies, Film Simulations can be applied to photos or videos, and while you can apply Eterna to stills, it’s really aimed at video use. It’s possible to select any of these points individually in the Single Point mode, or if you prefer you can opt for a coarser array of 91 points in a 13×7 array for single autofocus, or 49 points in a 7×7 array for continuous autofocus. All of the non-OIS lenses, a selection consisting mostly of XF primes, should enjoy five stops of compensation under CIPA conditions, with the XF 35mm f1.4 and XF 16-55mm f2.8 boasting the best results approaching 5.5 stops. But even though Fujifilm’s phase-detect coverage is smaller than most of its mirrorless rivals, it remains a very usable area and one that’s still comfortably larger than the typical lozenge or diamond-shaped AF coverage of most DSLRs. I hope to retest the X-E3 and will update my review of that as an indication of what we can expect from the X-H1 when it’s similarly-updated. The effects deliver the usual results, but sadly you still can’t apply them to video, so no chance of capturing a miniature movie with the X-H1. The Z6 uses Nikon’s new Z-mount, so while there’s not as many lenses currently available, Nikon also made available a lens adaptor that enables Nikon F-mount lenses to be used on the new mirrorless camera. Fujifilm X-T3 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. The one function that sets the Fujifilm X-H1 apart from all other cameras in the X series range is the addition of In Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS), which allows up to 5.5 stops of stabilization. When you first fire-up the app, it encourages you to pair the camera and phone over Bluetooth, a process that went smoothly for me, but it didn’t subsequently make the Wifi connection as easy as rivals with Bluetooth. Disclaimer 2: Fujifilm X-Photographer here. The Fujifilm X-H1 looks like a chunkier version of the X-T2 with some aspects of the medium format GFX-50S thrown into the mix; indeed if the X-T2 and GFX got together, the X-H1 could be their offspring. One disappointing aspect of the X-H1 ownership was the sudden deprecation that occurred in January of 2019, only 10 months after the camera was released. Above left: Fujifilm XH1, above right: Fujifilm GFX. I’m pleased to report you can now charge the battery internally over USB (I confirmed with an external Anker USB battery), although Fujifilm also supplies a more traditional AC external charger if you prefer; note you can’t power the camera over USB though, a feature still only offered by Sony and Panasonic. But an unstabilised system can be hard to compose with, especially when you’re attempting to get it right in-camera with no cropping or rotating later. It’s also worth remembering that while the Lumix G9 has a smaller sensor, its stabilisation is even better still, the screen can flip forward for filming pieces to camera, and there’s the option of filming 4k up to 60p; the GH5(s) adds unlimited recording times and 10-bit internal recording. Then there’s Nikon’s D500 which feels supremely confident for shooting action, especially if its unpredictable. 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. 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. All the utility is doing is letting you view the exposure settings and save the images direct to your computer / or launch them into an application. I used my 80-400 on the D500 and Had my 300 f2.8 + TC1.4 on my D5. As a camera aimed at experienced photographers though, the X-H1 lacks the full Auto mode switch of recent lower-end models. I easily found myself running dry halfway through a day of typical stills shooting and in my video tests I managed a fairly modest 50 minutes worth of video on a single charge. Panasonic and Canon also offer simple remote shutter release apps that operate using Bluetooth only for a responsive experience and no connection delays. In Wide / Tracking AF mode with focus set to Single AF, the X-H1 automatically selects one or more AF points of its choice from the 13×7 array. Add the Sony E 24-105mm f4G OSS to the A7 III and the length becomes 176mm and the weight becomes 1313g. 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. The unusual screen mechanism may be quick to use, but still can’t flip forward to face the subject for selfies or filming pieces to camera, and I also found the substantial viewfinder eye cup blocked a large portion of the view when the screen was angled-up. Fujifilm’s solution is the same as the X-T2 before it: fit the optional Vertical Power Booster and triple the life with three batteries at your disposal. Mounted on a G9, the total weight becomes 1040g. The X-H1 is also weatherproof with 94 points of sealing. In terms of phase-detect coverage, the X-H1 is beaten by most of its mirrorless rivals. That said, it is smaller, lighter and cheaper. For me a very welcome addition. 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. I suspect some of the differences in performance are due to a combination of the focal length and the actual imaging circle delivered by that particular optical design. 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. Even as Nick the cyclist began to turn the corner of the track, it was hard to keep him centred on the frame at 11fps. The X-H1 is typically sold body-alone or in a ‘kit’ bundled with the XF 16-55mm f2.8 zoom. I have several other clips demonstrating this effect in my first-looks video at the top of this page. Fujifilm’s X-series may be younger than Micro Four Thirds and Sony’s E mount, but in six years they’ve launched 25 quality models, and there’s several more from third parties, covering most bases. Read our full review of the new Fujifilm X-H1, Fujifilm's flagship X series camera, with 5-axis Image Stabilisation, and CINE 4K video recording. As you’d expect, the X-H1 uses Fuji’s X-mount, which means there’s plenty of optical choice out there. Like all X-series bodies to date, the Fujifilm X-H1 doesn’t have an exposure mode dial; instead it adopts the same technique employed by older film SLRs for many years. I’m compiling a video showing the effect with multiple lenses which I’ll add to this review soon! You can also set a delay up to 24 hours before the sequence begins, although the camera still won’t assemble them into a timelapse video afterwards, something Canon, Olympus and Panasonic now offer as standard, sometimes even at 4k resolutions. It’ll stay focused on a subject at 8 to 14fps and at long focal lengths, although for the best success you’ll be using a smaller AF region, and for ease of tracking you’ll want the slower burst speeds with feedback. This however no longer matters when paired with the X-H1, as it’s the first body in the X-series to feature built-in sensor shift stabilisation. Above: Fujifilm X-H1 and XF 100-400mm at 400mm. 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. Fujifilm Reviews. 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). Face detection proved inconsistent here. The ISO sensitivity is adjusted using a dedicated dial to the left of the viewfinder head as you’re shooting with the camera. The battery life isn’t very great, but for $1000 USD, Fuji includes the battery grip with 2 extra batteries. It’s the pinnacle of Fujifilm X series of camera and it shows. Fujifilm X-H1 autofocus and burst shooting. 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. It can be fun to have it playing in the background as you go through this page…. 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. As for Eterna, here’s how it looks applied to the same scene as above, although you may prefer to judge its muted output on video. The Fujifilm X-H1 is the newest flagship camera on the block, topping the mirrorless X-series range with built-in optical image stabilisation and the most advanced video capabilities of any Fujifilm camera to date. Set the X-H1 to Single Point AF area and you can manually select any of the AF points (whether using the default 91-points or the finer 325-point array) using the AF joystick or by tapping the screen (if you have touch controls enabled). Coming: GFX 50S X-A7 X-A5 Above left: Fujifilm XH1, above right: Fujifilm XT2. Like the X-T2, the X-H1 employs a 0.5in OLED panel for its electronic viewfinder and while the quoted magnification has fallen fractionally from 0.77x to 0.75x (a difference that’s not visible in real life), the panel resolution has been boosted from 2.36 to 3.69 million dots – that’s an upgrade from 1024×768 pixels to 1280×960 pixels. 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. With identical cards in both slots, the time matched the Slot-2 figure of just over ten seconds. So when filming in 4k with the body alone, the X-H1 allows 15 minutes per clip versus ten on the X-T2. It’s good, it’s wedding-ready, but it isn’t the best. The X-H1 also inherits the 3in screen of the X-T2 which supports vertical and horizontal tilting, albeit still unable to face forward to the subject for selfies or filming pieces to camera; on the plus side it’s now touch-sensitive, allowing you to tap to reposition the AF area, pull-focus while filming, as well as swiping through various options. Switch to 1080p and you can film 20 minute clips with the X-H1 body alone versus 15 minutes on the X-T2. Here’s how a few of them look on the same scene. The third option is Browse Camera, which presents exactly the same thumbnail view as tapping play in the Remote Control option described earlier.
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