Fujifilm Unveils X-H1 Mirrorless Digital Camera and New Cinema Lenses
At an L.A. area February 15th launch event Fujifilm took the wraps off their new X-H1 mirrorless camera as well as new Cinema lenses designed to work with the new system. The X-H1 uses the same 24-megapixel APS-C sensor found in many of Fujifilm’s other current cameras, but it now uses a five-axis stabilization system — a first for Fujifilm. Such internal stabilization is very helpful for still photography as well as for motion. Speaking of motion, the camera records 4K, (4,096 x 2,160), F-log, (Fujifilm’s version log), internally to an SD card, and also offers a new, high-bit-rate 200-megabit-per-second codec. Meanwhile HD 1080p can be recorded at up to 120 frames per second.
Released alongside the X-H1 camera are a pair of cinema zooms: the MKX18-55mm T2.9 and MKX50-135mm T2.9. The relatively lightweight lenses are designed to fit into a professional filmmaker’s workflow, with standard 0.8 MOD gears, matched sizes, consistent color, and more. An added advantage of these models is the electronic X mount, which, when paired with compatible camera bodies, will enable automatic image corrections for cleaner imagery.
The X-H1 will be available in North America on March 1st, while the X-mount versions of its 18-55mm T2.9 and 50-135mm T2.9 cinema lenses, which will arrive in June.