In-body image stabilisation is far from a new thing, so perhaps we shouldn’t give Fuji too much credit for including it here. Then again, what may be a small step for most mirrorless cameras represents a giant leap for the X-Series. Without it, the X-T2 was our favourite premium compact system camera; with it, the X-H1 is, well, even better than that.
The other upgrades here, from the touchscreen to the higher-res viewfinder to the extra video capabilities, are all worth having, if not exactly game-changing. But the IBIS is exactly that. Yes, other cameras might already have it, but they don’t also have Fuji’s mastery of colour and autofocus to go with it.
OK, so the payoff for the new tech is a bigger body, but if you’re the kind of pro or serious amateur who owns several hefty lenses, that won’t bother you. And let’s face it, if you’re a pro you can afford an X-T20 as a smaller back up anyway.
Ultimately, Fuji has here crafted a wonderful all-rounder that masters almost any situation and could easily last you for years. Or at least until it releases something even better in 2019.