Fujifilm announces video-focused X-H1 with in-body image stabilization

Fujifilm has announced the X-H1, a new camera that goes straight to the top of the company’s lauded X-series lineup. It’s similar to the X-T2, with the same 24-megapixel APS-C X-Trans III sensor, but takes some design cues from the medium-format GFX 50S and sees Fujifilm explicitly target videographers for the first time.

The headline feature is a big deal for everyone, however: five-axis in-body image stabilization, or IBIS. This means that you can get optical image stabilization with any lens attached to the camera — much of Fujifilm’s best glass is unstabilized, relying instead on fast apertures to achieve strong low-light performance, but with IBIS you can get the best of both worlds.

While video has often seemed like an afterthought…

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Author: Sam Byford

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