Fuji X-H1 was Fujifilm’s first video-oriented camera, and while it had some very welcome features it didn’t take long for them to release the X-T3, which beats it in almost every department. Let’s take a look at some of the specs these two cameras have in common:
- Weather sealing
- 0.5-inch EVF with 3.69 million dot and 0.75x magnification
- 3-inch rear tilting touchscreen with 1.04 million dots
- 1080p video recording at up to 120fps
- Dual SD card slots with UHS-II support
- Headphone and Microphone jack
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Now that we’ve taken a look at what Fuji X-T3 and X-H1 have in common, let’s discuss some of the main differences:
Fuji X-T3 has a completely new X-Trans 4 sensor with 26MP compared to X-Trans 3 sensor of the X-H1 that features a resolution of 24MP. The new 26MP sensor is backside-illuminated (BSI) as well. This means it can gather more light and take better photos in low light conditions.
Fuji X-H1 shares the autofocus system with its older brother – the X-T2. It has 169 phase detection points that cover just the center of the sensor. On the other hand, Fuji X-T3 has 425 phase detection points that cover the entire sensor, which is pretty impressive and will result in much better autofocus performance, especially in videos.
One of the biggest differences between these two cameras is the fact that the X-H1 has in-body image stabilization and the X-T3 doesn’t. This isn’t that important for photographers, but videographers (especially those who do a lot of handheld shooting) will definitely notice the difference. Of course, if you’re using a gimbal, then IBIS isn’t really important.
Thanks to the newer sensor, the X-T3 has a starting ISO of 160, which is definitely an improvement over ISO 200 on the X-H1.
When it comes to burst shooting, Fuji X-T3 has a 3 fps edge compared to the X-H1. It can shoot 11fps compared to 8fps on the X-H1. However, if you add the battery grip, the X-H1 can do 11fps as well. The X-T3 can do up to 20fps (14fps on the X-H1) if you use electronic shutter, or even 30fps if you don’t mind a 1.25x crop.
Like we already mentioned, both cameras can shoot 1080p at up to 120fps, but the image on the X-T3 is much sharper and has less aliasing. On top of that, the X-T3 can record 4K video at up to 60fps and in 10 bit. In comparison, the X-H1 can only shoot 4K at up to 30fps and record in 8bit. The X-H1 is also limited to 200 Mbit/s codec, while the X-T3 can do up to 400 Mbit/s.
The X-H1 has in-body image stabilization, while the X-T3 doesn’t, and this can definitely make a difference if you’re doing a lot of handheld videos.
Body Size and Weight
The X-T3’s body is more compact, and much lighter as well. The X-H1 weighs 1.48 lb or 673 grams, compared to 1.19 lb (539 grams) of the Fuji X-T3.
Both cameras use the identical battery (NP-126S) and the X-T3 is rated at 390 shots, while the X-H1 can only do 310 shots. The better performance on the X-T3 is achieved thanks to better battery management and more efficient quad-core processor. Battery grips for both cameras are available for purchase as well and they can extend battery life of your Fuji camera greatly.
With the recommended retail price of $1,499, Fuji X-T3 is $400 cheaper than X-H1 ($1,899 is the retail price of this camera). With that said, some sellers occasionally offer discounts on the X-H1, although the X-T3 is still cheaper.
We hope this article helped you understand some of the main differences between the Fujifilm X-T3 and X-H1.