The Fuji XH-1 is a stills and video workhorse in the Fuji lineup. Featuring a reinforced metal body, in body image stabilisation and a top plate lcd screen, this camera is currently everything I need in a professional setup.
Long gone are the days of ultra retro styling and although you get a couple of dials on the top this camera is much more ‘DSLR’ soars than anything else Fuji has put out in recent years, this ain’t a bad thing however as function trumps form when you are using these things constantly. A camera that can do the job is better than one that looks damn cool doing it. (However the new Fuji XF10 does looks awesome and is going to have a place in my bag)
I’ll keep this review simple and free of sensor testing charts and all that, it’s the same 24mp sensor in all the Fuji current lineup. For me it’s about the body and how it works and how it handles.
Magnesium alloy construction, reinforced lens mouth, weather sealed. It’s a tough beast which I’ve bashed about and soaked in Iceland this summer, it holds up. The chunky grip is really nice, especially if you're holding the camera all day it's much more comfortable that anything else in the Fuji lineup.
The sensor moves around in the camera giving you 5 stops of image stabilisation with any lens. Nice for low light slow moving photos but really really great for video, it takes out camera shake and gives nice smooth hand held shots. I’m doing more video these days and this alone is worth the upgrade from the XT-2.
That's pretty much all of the differences form the XT-2, the body and the IBIS, but if you're using Fuji cameras for any kind of video work you will love this upgrade.
Feel free to put your questions and comments below and I'll get back to you.