Fujifilm announced Thursday the highest performing 4K Ultra HD camera it has offered to date from its X-series mirrorless interchangeable lens camera family.

The Fujifilm X-H1 packs a 24.3 megapixel APS-C format X-Trans CMOS III image sensor, capable of recording DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) Ultra HD video and Rec. 2020 color gamut at a 200 Mbps bit rate. It also adds Fuji’s F-Log gamma system for wider dynamic range (HDR).

F-Log Gamma enables capturing a flat picture for greater flexibility in performing serious post color-grading applications.

Read more on the Fujifilm X-H1 mirrorless camera after the jump:

The X-H1 (which will be available March 1st at a $1,899 suggested retail for the body only) is Fuji’s first X-Series camera to feature a 5-axis in-body image stabilization system, which has a maximum of 5.5 stops. It also includes a flicker reduction mode that is useful for such shooting situations as indoor sports.

Also included is a 325-point intelligent hybrid AF system for speed and accuracy on the fly. For still work, The X-H1 will capture images at up to a 14 fps frame rate.

For video work, in addition to 4K Ultra HD recording, the camera will capture Full HD 1080p at up to 120 fps. It is equipped with a microphone input jack, and has an improved built-in mic. Fuji includes a new film simulation mode called Eterna, which is designed to produce muted colors to maximize flexibility in post-production.

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The camera will be easier for pro-shooters to work with, offering a beefier body and grip. In addition, the function buttons have been been made larger for easier use. A 1.28-inch sub-LCD top screen is also added for settings confirmation.

Other features include a 0.75 x 3.69m-dot Electronic Viewfinder and a 3.0-inch 1.04m-dot 3-way tiltable LCD touchscreen monitor.

The Fujifilm X-H1 camera includes the company’s X-Processor Pro image processing engine, and the camera body is weather-sealed for outdoor work, and images and video can be stored using two UHS-II SD card slots.

In tandem with the X-H1 announcement, Fujifilm revealed two X-mount cinema lenses. The Fujinon MKX 18-55mm f/2.9 ($3,999.95) and MKX 50-135mm f/2.9 ($4,299.95) are designed for video use by including smooth-focus adjustment rings and zooming without focus shift.

Also offered with the camera is an optional VPB-XH1 battery grip that holds two standard X-H1 batteries for $329. It will also be included as part of a kit.


By Greg Tarr

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