Cinema 5D: Jun Watanabe Interview, Fujifilm X-H1 Exploded, and Additional Fuji X-H1 Coverage

Cinema 5D has an interesting interview with Fujifilm Manager Jun Watanabe in Japanese. You can read some of the interview below, but watch the video if you want the details. It covers the Fujifilm X-H1 launch and what features might make their way down to the Fujifilm X-T2.

  • Fujifilm now says the Fujifilm X-T2 is for “high amateurs”
  • The Fujifilm X-H1 is for “professionals” shooting video and photos
  • X-H1 AF has been improved for Sports
  • They are targeting small low budget crews for Video
  • ETERNA was developed because other Simulations were “too brilliant for extended viewing” which probably means saturated for film use.
  • ETERNA has less color and smoother shadow tones.
  • 8-bit was used because of technology and cost concerns
  • The F-Log ETERNA LUT can be used for the X-H1( and X-T2)
  • F-Log is being considered for a future Fujifilm X-T2 firmware update(which will make using ETERNA easier).

I know a few Fujifilm X Photographers that vehemently disagree with Fujifilm’s statements about the X-T2 being a high amateur camera compared to the X-H1. Will They Fujifilm X-T3 be the new “professional camera” when they release it with a new sensor and improved video, with the Fuji X-H1 religated to high ametures later this year? Fujifilm needs to clean up their messaging some.

ephotozine published the first exploded view of the Fujifilm X-H1 with some additional photos of the circuitry on their site if you’re interested in taking a look inside. Every time a camera comes out someone gets a look grab of one of these shots, because they are very interesting to look at, but not overly informative.

keithwee – Comparing Eterna and other Film simulations.

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