Love Candid & Wedding Photography? Fujifilm’s Latest X-H1 Camera is just What you need!!!

If Wedding Photography is your passion, life, bread & butter – the latest high performance X-H1 camera just launched by Fujifilm India is something you can’t miss!

Wedding photography is not just about going click, click, click! You need patience, art, skill, opportunity and the right camera.

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Happy Clicks!

Picture Courtesy: Clicked by Sephi Bergerson on Fujifilm Camera

And Fujifilm’s X-H1, the highest performance mirrorless digital camera in the X Series known for its superior image quality (created by Fujifilm’s proprietary color reproduction technology) is a piece of magical gizmo worth owning!

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FujiFilm X-H1 Camera

What’s New about FujiFilm’s X-H1?

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Glitter & Glam!

Picture Courtesy: Clicked by Sephi Bergerson on Fujifilm Camera

The X-H1, with a newly-designed robust and durable body, incorporates a range of extremely useful features that support shooting in various scenarios demanded by professional photographers and videographers. The X-H1 is the first X Series model to include the latest 5-axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS), which has a maximum of 5.5 stops*. The superior image quality with the memory color will be achieved in the various scenes in addition to easy operation.

It is also mounted with the flicker reduction mode which enhances the quality of indoor sports photography. In addition, The X-H1 is the first camera in the X Series to include ETERNA mode, a new film simulation mode ideal for shooting movies. The X-H1 is priced at Rs.149,999/- (Body Only) and Rs.172,999/- (Body and Battery Grip). It is also compatible with a range of other interchangeable lenses which are scheduled for release later this year.

Why is Fujifilm’s X-H1 perfect for Wedding Photography?

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Say Cheese!

Picture Courtesy: Clicked by Sephi Bergerson on Fujifilm Camera

Imagine this… you’re capturing a lovely destination wedding by the beach and the beauty of the rituals going on. The pretty bride’s family starts an impromptu dance as the groom and bride zoom in on an ATV! There’s just too much color, music, dance and action going on and it comes off as blur on your camera?

Never ever again, when you’re armed with Fujifilm‘s high precision X-H1 Camera!

Its internal in-body image stabilization (IBIS) system, harnesses three axial accelerometers, three axial Gyro sensors, and a specially developed dual-processor.  Combined, this achieves the high speed of approximately 10,000 calculations per second.  When unified with compensating mechanisms, results in uncompromising image quality and precision with super performance –

(1) 5-axis image stabilization is possible with all XF and XC lenses.

(2) Up to a maximum of 5.5 stops image stabilization, is possible when the camera is used with all XF lenses that do not include optical image stabilization technology.

Go to the Extremes & Get Experimental!

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LOVE – Captured!

Picture Courtesy: Clicked by Sephi Bergerson on Fujifilm Camera

Who doesn’t love experimental and adventurous clients? Young couples who not just love to pose but let you test your creative limits by taking you to extremes – whether it is sub zero temperatures in Leh Ladakh for a pre wedding shoot or underwater photography for a super cute proposal!

Wouldn’t it be a pity if your camera doesn’t match up your ideas and the stunning frames 🙁 With Fujifilm‘s highly durable, highly robust and easily operable X-H1 camera, you’ll be ready to capture it all!

1) In addition to the camera’s dust-resistant, water-resistant properties, and the ability to operate in temperatures down to -10°C, the camera also uses a 25% thicker magnesium alloy compared to the X-T2.

2) Fujifilm has also modified the structure for attaching the mount, resulting in a more compact size and lighter weight body that maintains high precision and strong resistance to impact shock torsion and other sources of deformation.

3) Increased particle size on the camera’s external surface provides a high-quality scratch-resistant coating with a surface hardness equivalent to 8H.

4) The viewfinder is a high-magnification, high-precision electronic viewfinder. The magnification ratio of 0.75 times and the 3.69 million resolution leads the class for mirrorless cameras. The viewfinder display is extraordinarily smooth, with a display time lag of just 0.005 seconds and a frame rate of 100 frames per second, allowing the photographer to instantly confirm the movement of the subject and position of the focus with great precision.

5) The rear LCD monitor is a 3-direction tilt, 3-inch, 1.04 million dot electrostatic touch-panel LCD which can be intuitively set to the desired angle. In addition, the 1.28 inch sub-LCD on the top of the camera, a current feature of the medium format FUJIFILM GFX 50S, allows for instant confirmation of shooting information.

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Beautiful Moments!

Picture Courtesy: Clicked by Sephi Bergerson on Fujifilm Camera

6) Improved operability with a total of 19 modifications based on feedback from professional photographers

  • The camera uses a large-grip design with the new shape and a leaf-spring switch for the shutter-release button to achieve a stable feel when holding the camera and easy operation of the shutter-release button to ensure no opportunities are missed.
  • The camera has the quietest shutter sound of all cameras in the X Series, making it an ideal tool for environments where quietness is required such as when shooting animals in the wild, quiet performances or at weddings.
  • A new AF-ON button has been added to the back of the camera. This makes it easier to operate the autofocus with the thumb, allowing the photographer to focus on using their index finger to operate the shutter-release button. In addition, other modifications have been made to improve operability, including the enlargement of the buttons on the rear of the camera and improvements to the grip of the front and rear command dials.
  • The X-H1 also features focus lever that facilitates rapid, accurate movement to the desired focus point.

Let there be light!

Wedding Photography

Lights. Camera. Action!

Picture Courtesy: Clicked by Sephi Bergerson on Fujifilm Camera

Imagine, in the middle of an Indian Wedding’s madness, you’ve somehow managed to sneak out your ‘to be couple’ for a few romantic clicks… But sadly, bad light plays spoil sport!

Happens every other day? Now, with X-H1 you’re equipped to capture the best images even in low and inconsistent light! Its flicker reduction mode and improved AF algorithms enhance shooting toughness.

X-H1 achieves Flicker reduction modes using a mirrorless camera, allowing for stable exposure during burst shots even under fluorescent and mercury lighting. In addition, improvements to the AF algorithm means –

  • The low-light limit for phase detection autofocus has been improved by approximately 1.5 stops from 0.5EV to -1.0EV, raising the precision and speed of autofocus in low-light environments.
  • The range at minimum aperture has been expanded from F8 to F11.

Get Movie ready!

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Stolen Moments!

Picture Courtesy: Clicked by Sephi Bergerson on Fujifilm Camera

Today’s wedding clients want not just candid wedding videos, but cinematic videos of their most precious moments woven together beautifully!

Fujifilm’s X-H1 includes ETERNA, a new film simulation ideal for shooting movies. This mode simulates cinematic film, creating understated colors and rich shadow tones, greatly enhancing creative freedom during post-processing.

The camera’s video image quality has been improved through the new ability to record a high bit rate of 200 Mbps. The camera includes a total of 20 functional and performance improvements including the 1080/120P high-speed video mode (1/2, 1/4 and 1/5 speed slow motion) for recording spectacular slow-motion footage, F-log*4 SD card recording which aids smooth workflow, a DCI 4K shooting mode (4096×2160), a 400% dynamic range setting (approximately 12 stops), 200 Mbps high bit rate recording, a high-sound quality internal microphone (24 bit/48 kHz) and verbal time codes.

Action Packed Accessories!

Photographers for one are a creative lot! You can’t just sit in a place and keep doing the same things over and over again. Today, you’re shooting an event in Mumbai, next week you’re capturing a couple on their honeymoon in Greece, next month you’re shooting a wedding in Kashmir and next spring you’re chasing tigers in Ranthambore!

Question is, is your camera ready for it all? With X-H1’s stunning range of accessories for every occasion, location and situation, it is!

1) Vertical power boost grip VPB-XH1 *Exclusive for the X-H1

fujifilm X-H1 camera accesory

  • Dust-resistant and water-resistant operates at temperatures of down to -10°C. Two batteries may be attached, with a third battery in the body of the camera increasing the maximum number of available shots in normal mode to approximately 900.
  • In boost mode, multiple batteries can be used simultaneously, improving performance for burst shots and reducing the interval between shots, shutter time lag, and the blackout period.
  • In addition, the accessory also increases the maximum period for shooting movies in 4K to about 30 minutes, making the VPB-XH1 an essential accessory for maximizing the performance of the X-H1.
  • Controls include the shutter-release button, focus lever, AE-L button, AF-ON button, command dial, Q button, and Fn button, providing the same easy operation when using the camera in both the vertical and horizontal positions.
  • The VPB-XH1 is equipped with a headphone socket, allowing the operator to monitor sound while recording video.
  • The grip also includes recharging capability. The included AC adapter (AC-9VS) can be used to recharge two batteries simultaneously over approximately 2 hours.

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2) Wide-eye cup EC-XH-W *Common for X Series and GFX cameras

  • The wide cup covers a broad area around the eye, greatly reducing light interference and enhancing concentration during long shoots.
  • The eye cup can also be rotated in 90° increments, making it adaptable for either the left eye or the right eye and for shooting in either vertical or horizontal position. The cup also includes antistatic coating, reducing the adherence of dust.

Fujifilm’s X-H1 is the most groundbreaking camera launch this season. But don’t take our word for it. Check out these stunning pictures captured by photographer Sephi Bergerson on Fujifilm Cameras. Or better still, check out the specifications yourself –

Model name FUJIFILM X-H1
Number of effective pixels 24.3 millions pixels
Image sensor 23.6mm×15.6mm (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS III with primary color filter.
Sensor cleaning system Ultra Sonic Vibration
Storage media SD Card (~2GB) / SDHC Card (~32GB) / SDXC Card (~256GB)   UHS-I / UHS-II*1
Lens mount FUJIFILM X mount
Image Stabilizer Mechanism Image sensor shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation
Compensation Effect 5.5 stops (based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With XF35mmF1.4 R lens mounted.
Sensitivity Standard output AUTO1 / AUTO2 / AUTO3 (up to ISO12800) / ISO200~12800 (1/3 step)
Extended output ISO100/125/160/25600/51200
Viewfinder 0.5 inch approx. 3.69 millions dots OLED Color Viewfinder

Coverage of viewing area vs. capturing area: approx. 100%

Eyepoint: approx. 23mm (from the rear end of the camera’s eyepiece) Diopter adjustment: -4~+2m-1

Magnification: 0.75× with 50mm lens (35mm equivalent) at infinity and diopter set to -1.0m-1

Diagonal angle of view: approx. 38° (Horizontal angle of view: approx. 30° )

Built-in eye sensor

LCD monitor 3.0 inch, aspect ratio 3:2, approx. 1.04 millions dots touch screen color LCD monitor(approx. 100% coverage)
Continuous shooting 14.0 fps (with the Electronic Shutter), 8.0 fps (with the Mechanical Shutter)

11.0 fps (with the Mechanical Shutter and when fitted with VPB-XH1)

Movie recording [4K (4096×2160)] 24P / 23.98P up to approx. 15min.

[4K (3840×2160)] 29.97P / 25P / 24P / 23.98P up to approx. 15min.

[Full HD (1920×1080)] 59.94P / 50P / 29.97P / 25P / 24P / 23.98P up to approx. 20min.

[HD (1280×720)] 59.94P / 50P / 29.97P / 25P / 24P / 23.98P up to approx. 30min.

*For recording movies, use a card with UHS Speed Class 3 or higher.

*With Vertical Power Booster Grip attached, individual movie recording time is extended up to approx. 30min. on both 4K and Full HD mode.

Wireless transmitter Standards: IEEE 802.11b / g / n [standard wireless protocol]

Access mode: Infrastructure

Encryption: WEP / WPA / WPA2 mixed mode

Bluetooth® Standard: Bluetooth Ver. 4.0(Bluetooth® low energy)

Operating frequency (Center frequency): 2402~2480MHz

Power supply NP-W126S Li-ion battery (included)
Dimensions / Weight ((W) 139.8mm × (H) 97.3mm × (D) 85.5mm (minimum depth 39.5mm)

Approx. 673g (including battery and memory card)

Approx. 623g (excluding battery and memory card)

Battery life for still images

*2

Approx. 310frams (Normal Mode) When XF35mmF1.4 R is set.
Accessories included Li-ion battery NP-W126S, Battery charger BC-W126, Shoe-mount flash unit EF-X8, Shoulder strap, Body cap, Strap clip, Protective cover, Clip attaching tool, Hot shoe cover, Vertical Power Booster Grip connector cover, Sync terminal cover, Cable protector Owner’s manual

Have questions or queries? Contact them on contact@fujifilm.com

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