The game has changed. Medium-format re-invented. FUJIFILM announces Development of Professional-use Mirrorless Camera System “GFX”.
The FUJIFILM X-H1's body is made of magnesium alloy, 25% thicker than previous models. The lens mount's structure has been revised to achieve a compact and lightweight design that is also of high precision and more resistant to shock or damage than other models in the X Series. It is also resistant to dust and moisture, capable of working at temperatures as low as -10°C. The grain size of the exterior coating has been improved to achieve scratch resistance equivalent to 8H surface hardness.
For the first time in the X Series, the FUJIFILM X-H1 has an image stabilization mechanism built in. A three-axis accelerometer, a three-axis gyro sensor and a dedicated dual processor work together to carry out processing and correction approximately 10,000 times every second to achieve image stabilization performance with advanced speed and precision. The correction is based on five axes (up and down / right and left pitch, yaw angle and optical axis rotation) to achieve more than five-stop (up to the equivalent of 5.5 stops* ) image stabilization when the camera is fitted with any FUJINON lens that does not feature the optical image stabilization functionality. This complements FUJIFILM X-H1's performance in low-light conditions or when shooting active scenes.
The top plate of the FUJIFILM X-H1's shutter unit is equipped with suspension for absorbing delicate shock generated by the operation of the mechanical shutter. This minimizes camera shake risks to maximize the effect of image stabilization. The mechanism reduces shutter noise to the lowest level in the history of X Series, making the camera a perfect choice when silent operation is desired, e.g. when photographing wildlife, stage performances or wedding ceremonies.
The FUJIFILM X-H1 is equipped with the new feather-touch shutter button that can respond to delicate shutter release actions to capture all photographic opportunities. When combined with the firm-hold design of the grip, the shutter button controls camera shake for fast-response operability.
The FUJIFILM X-H1 has a large, class-leading 3.69-million-dot high-resolution electronic viewfinder with the magnification ratio of 0.75x, boasting a display time lag of just 0.005 sec, and a refresh rate of up to 100fps. It is approximately 1.6 times brighter than previous models, enabling subject capture and focus adjustment with greater precision. The eye sensor, for automatically switching between rear monitor display and viewfinder display, responds around 2 times faster than previous models for enhanced usability.
Dedicated operation dials are provided to control main exposure settings, such as shutter speed, ISO sensitivity and Drive Mode. For the first time in the X Series, the FUJIFILM X-H1's top plate features a sub LCD monitor (1.28 inch), displaying main settings as well as detailed information including exposure compensation and white balance. Shutter speed, exposure, ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation can be controlled with the front and rear dials alone, giving users operability options to suit their preference.
The rear 3.0-inch 1.04-million-dot LCD monitor can be tilted by 90 degrees upwards, 45 degrees downwards and 60 degrees to the right for easy high-angle / low-angle / vertical low-angle shooting. The use of the capacitive touch panel facilitates intuitive touch-screen operations for focus point selection, etc.
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