The X-H1 was great to see from Fujifilm, but it was just lacking a little bit too much. We have high hopes for the X-H2 given how nice the X-T3 is. However, all that said, you can obviously still produce nice images from the X-H1 as these videos show:
So they decided to throw on an expensive telephoto lens (Canon 600mm F4) onto the Fuji X-T3 via a Fringer adapter. In this video both photo and video mode auto-focus is shown. It’s nice to see mirrorless auto-focus continuing to improve and in a few more generations it should be pretty damn good.
We hope that Fuji will release an X-H2 in-line with what they did with the X-T3. Fuji is one of those companies like Nikon that we don’t understand why they don’t go all out on a video product as they aren’t protecting a more experience line of video cameras.
The Fujifilm X-T3 remains a pleasant surprise and the footage coming out of it so far is looking pretty good. Seeing 60P, 10-bit, and H.265 become more common bodes well for what we can expect next from many manufacturers.
We did not see this coming.
Here are some relevant specifications:
- New 26MP sensor (BSI)
- 4K 60FPS 4:2:0 interal (and 4:2:2 external)
- No crop except in 50/60FPS where the crop becomes a tolerable 1.18 times
- BT.2020 colour and Hybrid LOG Gamma will come as a future free firmware update
- 17ms rolling shutter
- Film simulation in 10bit
- New vertical battery grip
As you will see in this video the Canon is a disappointment. We truly believe improved color and codecs are on the horizon for the next generation of models so we are waiting out a lot of the 8-bit cameras but at these prices all of these options are viable if you need something right now.
We have been waiting to hear more about the X-T2’s video capabilities.
You can read Cinema 5D’s review for more information and watch their video below. No reports of overheating yet and the rolling shutter may be better than the Sony A6300. The inability to change white balance or ISO while recording is disappointing. This was a pre-release model and more testing from Cinema 5D is to come.