The Fujifilm X-H1 captures gorgeous video, but it’s challenging to use in a professional setting
posted Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 6:40 PM EDT
Fujifilm hasn't really been regarded as a player in the video space, at least not with their X Series cameras. Sure, these cameras have shot video in the past, but they haven't specialized in it and what features you did get often come with many caveats. The X-H1, however, is their first real showing of a video-capable X Series ILC, and with it's multiple 4K bitrate options, several slow motion options in HD, and it's inclusion of F-Log, there seems to be a lot to love about the X-H1 for video shooters. Comparing clips shot on it to those from a Panasonic GH5, for example, the footage looks really good! I might even mistake one for the other. It's just a shame, however, that the camera is so challenging to use in a professional video setting.
The Fujifilm X-H1 takes a lot of getting used to if you plan to shoot video extensively with it, and even then it lacks many features you would expect to find on a full time video camera. So while it does take really beautiful video, it keeps singing the same old tune of coming with a lot of caveats. But if you can look past them and just admire the quality of the footage produced, you'll find a lot to like.