Fujifilm India just announced the launch of its first major product for the year 2018, the Fujifilm X-H1. Fujifilm has priced the camera for Rs 2,24,998 and will be available from 1 March 2018.
This reaffirms Fujifilm’s statements about re-entering the Indian market in a big way. The primary reason for this is because the Indian launch comes just a week after Fujifilm launched the X-H1 in the international market. This is also the perfect way for the company to declare that it is serious about the Indian market after the launch of Instax Mini 9 and the X-E3 last year.
X-H1 is right from the top of the line in Fujifilm’s X-series of cameras. As reported by The Verge, this is a video-focused camera that is very similar to the X-T2 in design. Both cameras pack an APS-C X-Trans III sensor with a 24 megapixal resolution. Fujifilm has added a five-axis in-body stabilisation in the camera to ensure that it can stabilise the video shot on any of its lenses where most don’t come with image stabilisation. This would increase the quality of output from the X-H1 considering the high quality of lenses.
Diving into specifications, the X-H1 supports DCI 4K with 4096 x 2160 pixels, slow motion 1080p video at 120 fps, microphone input and Rec.2020 colour gamut support at 200 Mbps. The camera brings one of Fujifilm’s trademark film simulation mode known as Eterna, for muted colours. In term of design, the camera has some similarities with the X-T2 as well as a Medium Format camera and there is a touch screen on the back that can tilt in three directions. It comes with an X-mount system which can use the two new X-Mount cinema lenses that were also announced.
The body of the X-H1 is priced at Rs 1,49,999 whereas the body and battery grip together come with a price tag of Rs 1,72,999 in India. The camera also supports the MKX18-55mmT2.9 and MKX50-135mmT2.9 lenses that are expected to be launched later this year.