Fujifilm X-H1

Fujifilm X-H1 front
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (Push to 51200)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 673g - 140 x 97 x 86mm
  • Released February 2018
  • Renewed by Fujifilm X-H2
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ

Fujifilm X-H1 overview

Fujifilm X-H1 is FujiFilm's Pro Mirrorless camera initially revealed on February of 2018. The camera houses a 24MP, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a peak resolution of 6000 x 4000.

FujiFilm brought out the updated Fujifilm X-H2 (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to upgrade this camera.

The Fujifilm X-H1 is scored #46 out of 70 in Pro Mirrorless cameras and all-around #103 out of 1465 for cameras in our database. You can test our Advanced camera filter to get camera results based on your personalized requirements.

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The following is a diagram of specific criteria used in the scoring system.

Fujifilm X-H1 family

The Fujifilm X-H1 comes with a history of related cameras. Here, you can take a look at all earlier and new models along with main features.

Fujifilm X-H1 Pros and Cons

Below is a selection of benefits and drawbacks of the Fujifilm X-H1 based on criterias which are usually seen as essential in a camera.

2 card slots
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
does have Top LCD display
does not have anti-alias filter
exports RAW files
focusing manually
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
good resolution screen (1,040 thousand dots)
good sensor size (APS-C)
good sized screen (3 inch)
has a tilting screen
has bluetooth
high quality video (4096 x 2160 pxls)
high shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
includes external mic support
includes HDMI out
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
offers touch focus
provides face detection autofocus
provides tracking autofocus
quiet shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
sensor has phase detect autofocus
touch screen
weather sealing
bad battery power (310 shots)
doesn't posses selfie friendly display
lack of headphone support
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Fujifilm X-H1 Sensor specifications

The Fujifilm X-H1 houses the X-Processor Pro processor chip. The sensor dimension in the Fujifilm X-H1 is 23.5mm x 15.6mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 6000 x 4000 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera has got Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Sensor stabilization is better than digital stabilization as the latter may produce cropping.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 24 megapixels and delivers a native ISO range of 200 - 12800. This ISO can also be expanded electronically to 100 - 51200. RAW files are supported therefore the user has wider room to maneuver in post.

FujiFilm chose to skip the anti-alias filter in the Fujifilm X-H1. This might result in more sharp images but may create moire in certain circumstances.

The graphic underneath shows the Fujifilm X-H1's sensor dimensions when compared to other common sizes. The Fujifilm X-H1 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is displayed in green.

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To get an idea of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Fujifilm X-H1 dimensions

Fujifilm X-H1 weighs around 1.48 lbs (673 grams / 23.74 oz) and features outside dimensions of 140mm x 97mm x 86mm (5.5" x 3.8" x 3.4"). The weight of general Pro Mirrorless camera is 722 grams so the Fujifilm X-H1 is very similar as compared to various rivals.

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Down below is a picture of the Fujifilm X-H1 with a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.

Fujifilm X-H1 dimensions scale

The top view just below will show the button arrangement on the Fujifilm X-H1.

Fujifilm X-H1 topview buttons dials

Fujifilm X-H1 Lens specifications

The Fujifilm X-H1 fits the Fujifilm X mount and has 72 lenses to select from. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the Fujifilm X-H1.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Sigma-56mm-F1.4-DC-DN-C-X-Mount lensSigma 56mm F1.4 DC DN C56mmf/1.4 280g
Fujifilm-XF-56mm-F1.2-R-APD lensFujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R APD56mmf/1.2 405g
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Fujifilm-XF-27mm-F2.8-R-WR lensFujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 R WR27mmf/2.8 84g
Samyang-135mm-F2.0-ED-UMC-Fujifilm-X lensSamyang 135mm F2.0 ED UMC135mmf/2830g
Carl-Zeiss-Touit-1.8-32-Fujifilm-X lensCarl Zeiss Touit 1.83232mmf/1.8 210g
Samyang-MF-85mm-F1.4-Mk2-X lensSamyang MF 85mm F1.4 Mk285mmf/1.4548g
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Fujifilm-XF-16-55mm-F2.8-R-LM-WR lensFujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR16-55mmf/2.8 655g
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Fujifilm X-H1 Connectivity

The Fujifilm X-H1 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Cameras that come with NFC or Bluetooth compatibility can be controlled wirelessly by smartphones. You can send pictures and at times alter camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.

Many applications even allow a Liveview and press the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can be attached to an external monitor. Nearly all cameras enable you to recharge the battery using the USB socket.

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Fujifilm X-H1 Video specifications

The highest video quality in the Fujifilm X-H1 is 4096 x 2160 and it can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 format. 2160p gives you an excellent quality for video recording. You will be able to crop to Full HD in order to get clearer results. Beware of the substantial file sizes and make sure you get high quality SD cards that have fast write speed. Even though the camera comes with a mic jack, it is lacking a headphone jack which means you won't have the ability to check your audio levels.

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Fujifilm X-H1 Weather Sealing

Fujifilm X-H1 comes with weather sealing making it a good choice to use for rough climates. This is especially beneficial when you are unsure about the conditions you might encounter for outdoor photography.

Fujifilm X-H1 Display and Viewfinder

The Fujifilm X-H1 is equipped with a 3 inch tilting screen boasting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.

Moreover the screen is touch friendly which means you will be able to adjust focus points plus adjust settings by using your fingertips. The Fujifilm X-H1 also has a builtin Top LCD display so that you can quickly see your settings.

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The ViewFinder details regarding Fujifilm X-H1 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • ViewFinder Resolution 3,690 thousand dots
  • ViewFinder Coverage 100%
  • ViewFinder Magnification 0.75x

Viewfinders are pretty handy for sunny outdoor conditions which may make the camera display washed out and very difficult to view.

Fujifilm X-H1 Shutter specifications

Fujifilm X-H1 has the capability to shoot continuously at 14.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds. The camera also comes with silent electronic shutter of 1/32000 seconds. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter could result in "rolling shutter" in certain lighting conditions.

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Fujifilm X-H1 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Fujifilm X-H1 has got external flash ability but comes without built in flash. The highest flash sync is 1/250 seconds.

Fujifilm X-H1 Autofocusing specifications

Fujifilm X-H1 has got both Phase Detect AF and Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & exact compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera supports Face detect which is helpful for taking photos of people.

The Sensor supports 325 focus points to select from. Fujifilm X-H1 has touch to focus. You are able to use your fingers in order to adjust focus points. It also features Tracking AF for subjects on the move. Fujifilm X-H1 has got manual focus if required for low light scenarios or you want to have more exact focus control.

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Fujifilm X-H1 Battery life

The battery power on the Fujifilm X-H1 is made to last for 310 clicks as per the CIPA benchmarks making it lower as compared with its competitors. The typical Pro Mirrorless camera battery life is 460. Olympus E-M1X offers the highest (870) battery life for this type of cameras.

Underneath is a number of Pro Mirrorless cameras which have the strongest battery life:

Fujifilm X-H1 for varying forms of photography

The following graph presents a analysis of the Fujifilm X-H1 for varying forms of photography. To read more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.

Fujifilm X-H1 Portrait photography highlights

The Fujifilm X-H1 gets a score of 81 which is outstanding, and means the camera is a brilliant fit for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support and flexibility to utilize off-camera lighting.

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has manual focus
good MP (24 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
provides face detection focusing
delivers RAW files

Fujifilm X-H1 Street photography highlights

Coming in at a terrific rating of 77, the Fujifilm X-H1 is a tremendous option to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera offers a perfect balance of picture quality plus portability.

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has a tilting screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
provides touch focus
weather proofing

Sports photography with Fujifilm X-H1

A tremendous sports photography points total of 78 indicates the Fujifilm X-H1 is a awesome option for shooting sports. A camera should have very good tracking plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
quiet shooting (1/32,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good resolution (24 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking focus
weather proofing
comes with phase detect autofocus
terrible battery life (310 per charge)

Fujifilm X-H1 Travel photography info

Portability is super important when getting a camera for travel. In general, the Fujifilm X-H1 gets a very good 64 as a travel camera which is a very decent option for your holidays.

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weather proof
has bluetooth
provides touch focus
good resolution (24 megapixels)
not so great battery life (310 CIPA)
does not contain selfie friendly display

Fujifilm X-H1 Landscape photography information

When you're looking to choose a camera for landscape photography, the biggest aspect is going to be image quality. The Fujifilm X-H1 at it's great score of 79 for a landscape camera is a superb fit in the current market.

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has manual focus
switch lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
screen size is good (3")
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count good (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
does not have low pass filter
delivers RAW formats
environment sealing
has dual storage slots
terrible battery life (310 CIPA)

Fujifilm X-H1 Vlogging factors

A camera for vlogging should offer a articulating display screen, microphone input and ideally image stabilization. Considering all the details, the Fujifilm X-H1 is not good as a vlog camera as it gets a bad score of 35.

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has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has face detect autofocus
video resolution high (4096 x 2160 resolution)
does have microphone socket
doesn't posses selfie friendly display

Fujifilm X-H1 Alternatives

If you are searching for replacements to the Fujifilm X-H1, below is a number of the highest ranked cameras that fall in to the category of Pro Mirrorless.

The diagram underneath gives you a bird's eye view of the Fujifilm X-H1 compared to it's top rated rivals mentioned previously.

These are some more cameras you may look into as alternative options. To review a comprehensive comparison, click the "compare" link.

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General Information
Brand Name
Fujifilm X-H1
Pro Mirrorless
Physical type
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
Powered by
X-Processor Pro
Sensor size
Sensor dimensions
23.5 x 15.6mm
Sensor area
Sensor resolution
24 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution
6000 x 4000
RAW images
Highest native ISO
Highest boosted ISO
Minimum native ISO
Minimum boosted ISO
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points
Lens mounting type
Fujifilm X
Number of lenses
Crop factor
Type of display
Display size
3 inch
Display resolution
1,040 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Viewfinder resolution
3,690 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder magnification
DXO scores
DXO All around score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Lowest shutter speed
30 secs
Highest shutter speed
1/8000 secs
Highest quiet shutter speed
1/32000 secs
Continuous shooting rate
14.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range
no built-in flash
Flash settings
Auto, standard, slow sync, manual, commander
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize
1/250 secs
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Highest video resolution
Video file format
MPEG-4, H.264
Mic support
Headphone support
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
673 gr (1.48 lbs)
Physical dimensions
140 x 97 x 86mm (5.5" x 3.8" x 3.4")
Battery life
310 photographs
Battery style
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 secs)
Time lapse feature
Storage type
Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible)
Card slots
Pricing at launch