What about the X-H1?
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What about the X-H1?

Of course the X-T4 isn't the first Fujifilm camera to offer in-body stabilization. The X-H1 was a stabilized sister model to the X-T2 and, like the X-T4, appeared to offer most to video shooters. With the last of the X-H1s still available new at knock-down prices, how does it stack up?

Looking back (and it's not really that far), it's impressive how far the X-T4 brings us, compared with the X-H1. The underlying still image quality hasn't changed radically, but just about everything else has continued to creep forward.

It's impressive how far the X-T4 brings us, compared with the X-H1

The X-T4's IS is rated as being significantly more effective (though we're not able to formally test that, yet), and the autofocus is significantly better, not least in that the phase-detection capability extends across the whole sensor, rather than being confined to a central square.

On the video side, the X-T3 and 4 both offer full-width 4K video, which makes it easier to shoot wide-angle than the X-H1's 1.18x cropped version. They also offer 10-bit internal capture, which is especially valuable for Log shooting. Both of the newer cameras also include the ability to shoot 4K/60p, either to represent fast action or to allow for 50% or 40% slow-mo playback, and both can continue recording for around twice the time the X-H1 can.

We tended to find the X-H1's shutter button over-sensitive but this and the camera's quiet shutter had their fans. For us the X-T4's shutter is quiet enough, and now comes with the added reassurance of a 300,000 lifespan rating.