Don’t buy the Fujifilm X-H1 now if you’re a filmmaker!

Fujifilm just released a big firmware update for the Fujifilm X-T2. What does that mean for X-H1 owners or everyone who’s thinking about getting Fuji’s latest 4K mirrorless camera? It actually changes a lot because thanks to the company’s philosophy of constantly improving older cameras with free updates the X-T2 can now record F-Log internally as well as 120 frames per second in 1080p. And that’s not it yet, the auto focus has also been improved.

Watch our video below to find out more and to see sample footage recorded with Fujifilm’s flat picture profile.

But before you get too excited the internal F-Log is still limited to 100Mbps in 4K and the files are also only 8-bit which means it’s not perfect for color correction and grading. The X-H1 for example can record up to 200Mbps in Cinema 4K and Ultra HD but also only at 8-bit internally.

Like I mentioned in the video it’s not an easy point of time to decide which camera to get or to keep especially with an X-T3 being announced in September at Photokina in Cologne it’s a tough decision to make. It’s also confusing for owners and possible customers because the X-H1 just got downgraded thanks to the X-T2’s upgrade. I will probably use both cameras from now on for interview shoots. The X-T2 as a B-cam because of its 100Mbps data limit and the X-H1 as an A-camera. Depending on how important IBIS is for you I guess there are not too many reasons anymore to make the switch to the X-H1 but I am definitely glad I did because of the higher bitrate, the touch screen, IBIS and a few other little things.

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Written by filmmaker Moritz Janisch on May 10, 2018

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