Fujifilm has launched its latest X series camera called the X-H1 in India. The X-H1 camera, ideally meant for professional photographers and videographers, comes with five-axis in-body image stabilisation. Fujifilm had announced the camera last week where it had revealed its plans to sell in the US. However, now the X-H1 will be available in the country and the prices start at Rs. 1,49,999.
While several Fujifilm cameras have made it to the Indian market over the years, the most recent launches include the Fujifilm X-E3 and the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera. However, X-H1 is right at the top of the line in the company's flagship X-series cameras. It is Fujifilm's first mirrorless camera in the series to receive in-body image stabilisation (5-axis), a new flicker reduction mode, and DCI 4K video shooting capability.
In terms of specifications, the Fujifilm X-H1 sports a 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor with the company's X-Processor Pro image processor. It has a 3-inch tiltable touchscreen display with a 1.04 million dot resolution and a smaller 1.28-inch display panel on the top. It features dual SD card slots, native ISO range of 200 to 12800, maximum burst shooting of up to 14fps. It had connectivity options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 for controlling the camera through a smartphone app.
The X-H1 camera supports DCI 4K with 4096x2160 pixels and Rec.2020 colour gamut at a bitrate of 200Mbps, with 1080p video at 120 fps, for recording slow-motion footage, a microphone input jack, and an improved built-in mic. It is also the first camera in the X-series to include Eterna mode, which the company claims is a new film simulation mode ideal for shooting movies.
"With X-H1 we are offering a level of imaging performance that is simply unmatched by any camera ever created. The X-H1 will certainly mark a milestone for us in India, as we believe this is a camera that certainly exceeds professional expectations," said Haruto Iwata, Managing Director, Fujifilm.
In terms of price, the body of the X-H1 costs Rs. 1,49,999 in India, while the body and battery grip together will be available for Rs. 1,72,999. The camera is also compatible with other lenses - MKX18-55mmT2.9 and MKX50-135mmT2.9 - which are scheduled for release in May this year.