The Fuji rumor mill is currently boiling: A new camera called X-H1 is about to be introduced in a short time, which could also be a great success for filmmakers. Already our last test of the still current predecessor X-T2 showed clearly that Fuji also wants to and can play in the segment of the moving 4K-picture. The expected model X-H1 will bring further significant improvements.
A novelty is the APS-C X-Trans CMOS-III sensor, which is now mounted on a flexible mount, making the new FUJI a unique selling point in the Sony APS-C/S35 segment. This sensor is supposed to generate the 4K image with full sensor readout and downsampling, although it is not completely clear whether this refers to the 5K readout of the predecessor or whether this time the full 6K is calculated down. According to current rumors, the sensor stabilizer should NOT be able to be combined with a lens stabilizer.
Also exciting will be the integrated F-Log recording. The predecessor X-T2 could only output F-Log externally via HDMI. In its own whitepapers, F-Log is surprisingly wise www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/lut/pdf/F-Log_DataSheet_E_Ver. 1.0. pdf (defined in 10 bits only). Should the X-H1 actually be able to record internally with 10 bit log, this would be a real door opener into the Cine market. And this would also fit in with the fact that FUJI announced two true cine-zoom lenses for the in-house X-Mount at the beginning of this year for the first time for the end of December (the Fujinon MK T2.9/18-55 mm and the Fujinon MK T2.9/50-135 mm). So should we soon see Fuji enter the film market seriously?
The third rumour would also fit in with this: FUJI is known among photographers for its very graceful color science, which tries to save the know-how from the analogue film times into the digital age. The new Fuji X-H1 is to be equipped with a simulation of the analog S35 film stock Eterna, which Fuji offered for a long time for analog S35 productions. That promises a certain charm.
The rumors currently point to a price of ,000 and a delivery in the first quarter of 2018...