21 Feb X-H1 Development Story #3 Camera Body | X Stories | FUJIFILM X Series
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he first and second stories were about the frame. On this story we will delve more into the camera body.
The X-H1 camera body can be described as simple as weather resistant structure, but the designing process is not so simple. The assembly process is not so simple either. It has total of 68 sealing points on the body alone, and additional 26 sealing points for the battery grip.
For your reference, the number of sealing points is 61 for X-Pro2 and 63 for X-T2. Just by comparing these numbers, you can see that the X-H1 required more work. There are more buttons on the X-H1. There are also physical changes in the shape with the new devices. These factors contributed to more complicated weather sealing design for the X-H1.
After the designing, we need to review the performance level. For example, we test to see whether it could actually withstand -10℃ temperature. The temperature is actually set at lower than -10℃ for the test. Because we know that in the real world, the environment can be more challenging. There are other factors that come into play, like winds. We need to have that extra margin during the review process so that the camera can actually withstand in the real world environment.
After the review phase, the camera will then be handed to X-Photographers for the actual field test. Search “Proud of, X-H1” on YouTube, you can see how much the X-H1 has undergone for a field test in desert, sky, river, snowy mountain, rocky mountain, and so on….
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