- 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 APS-C Sensor
- 5-Axis IBIS
- Tracking, Face Detect & Eye AF Improvements
- 4K/30p or 240fps Full HD
- Dual UHS-II card slots
- Weather Resistant
- New 500 shots battery
QUICKFACT SHEETThe Fujifilm X-T4 is an expert-level APS-C mirrorless camera for photography enthusiasts. It has separate analog-style Shutter Speed dial, Aperture ring, Exposure Compensation dial, Drive dial and ISO dial. The X-T4 also uses the X-Trans sensor used in all higher-level X Series cameras.
The X-T4 shoots excellent 26.1MP JPEG images with the faithful and pleasing color reproduction that photographers have come to expect and love from its sensors. It accepts interchangeable lenses using the X mount. It is the first Fujifilm’s X-T Series mirrorless camera that has in-body image stabilization (IBIS), which also works in combination with the optical image stabilization (OIS) in many of Fujifilm’s excellent high quality FUJINON XF lenses.
Since both the APS-C sensor and the MFT sensor are smaller than a full-frame sensor, their lenses can be smaller (and lighter).
A full-frame mirrorless camera (such as the Sony α7 III), on the other hand, must use lenses that are the same size (therefore as large and heavy) as their full-frame DSLR counterparts (for the image to be able to cover the sensor).
In other words, though a full-frame mirrorless camera usually gains a weight advantage over its DSLR counterpart, its mirrorless lenses do not gain a substantial weight advantage over their DSLR counterparts.
The overall weight reduction (camera + lens) from using a full-frame mirrorless camera (whether Sony or another brand) is therefore not going to be as dramatic as when you switch to an APS-C mirrorless camera (such as the Fujifilm X-T4) and lens combo — and especially to a Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera (such as the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III) and lens combo.
This becomes dramatically apparent when long telephotos are attached to a APS-C and especially to a MFT mirrorless camera. Hence, the continued popularity of the APS-C and MFT mirrorless cameras among pro photographers who prize an overall compact and lightweight system.
The X-T4 is also one of the best video cameras, shooting Ultra High Definition (UHD) 4K/30P videos (no crop). The camera also supports the DCI format (17:9), which gives a more cinematic look to videos. The FUJIFILM X-T4 adopts high resolution audio recording without the need for additional accessories. It can record professional-quality 4K/60P 10-bit video at 4:2:0 color internally and 4:2:2 via the built-in HDMI port. When doing so internally at 200Mbps, the camera also supports H.264/MPEG-4 AVC as well as H.265/HEVC, to achieve a higher rate of compression. You can also choose MP4 in addition to the standard MOV video file format for greater versatility. The X-T4 has a dedicated and convenient STILL/MOVIE lever, a video-specific menu and the addition of a video-only Quick Menu (Q Menu). Though it has a microphone socket, you’d need to plug in the supplied USB-C dongle to connect a headphone. (However, there is a headphone socket on the optional VG-XT4 battery grip.)
The X-T4 allows you to compose your shots using the high resolution 3.69M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) or use the 3.0-inch 1.62M-dot Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD on the back of the camera. Vari-angle means that it folds out to the side and can be turned to face forward, up, back or down, allowing high-angle, low-angle, and selfies shot, and convenient vlogging. The LCD is also touch-screen so you can tap a point on the screen to lock focus, and use touch gestures to swipe right and left when reviewing images.
The Hybrid AF (Auto Focus) system uses a total of 425 AF points to quickly and precisely lock focus on your subject. Tracking AF has been significantly improved by adding color information and the object’s shape in its algorithm. For sharp portraits, Face and Eye Detection AF lock focus on your subject’s face and eyes. The AF low-light performance is -3.0EV using Contrast Detection or -6.0EV using Phase Detection, meaning you can lock focus in almost near darkness.
The X-T4 features in-body image stabilization (IBIS), achieving up to 6.5 stops of stabilization with 18 out of 29 FUJINON XF lenses and at least 5 stops of stabilization with the remaining 11.
It has dual UHS-II card slots. When recording video, you can record on one card and, when that is filled, automatically keep recording onto the second card. Or, you can record video onto both cards simultaneously, providing an instant backup copy.
Unique to Fujifilm are the Film Simulations that simulate the B&W and color effects of using a particular type of film. The X-T4 has 18 Film Simulations (including ‘ETERNA BLEACH BYPASS’ ‘ACROS’ and ‘CLASSIC CHROME’). Film Simulations can also be applied during video capture to add stylistic effects.
A new large-capacity battery provides enough power for approximately 500 frames per charge in Standard mode and 600 frames in Economy mode. Add the optional VG-XT4 battery grip which takes two extra batteries, and you now have enough power for up to 1700 frames per charge.
Other features include Continuous Shooting at 20fps (using the electronic shutter) / 15fps (using the mechanical shutter), an external Shoe-mount flash EF-X8 (GN approx. 8m/26.2ft), a hot shoe to accept an external speedlite, RAW, PASM Shooting Modes, ±5 stops Exposure Compensation, Shutter Speed from 1/32000 sec. to 30 sec. (flash-sync shutter speed of 1/250 sec.), Bulb (60 min), Time Lapse, Advanced Filter, Scene Modes, and Silent Mode.
The X-T4 is weather resistant, protected from dust and moisture, and able to keep working in temperatures as low as -10°C (14°F);
There are a number of connectivity features that make the X-T4 practical for those who post to social media sites. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth mean that you can store GPS information, do remote Live View shooting and easily transfer images to your smart phone or tablet.
|APS-C X-TRANS CMOS 4
|160-12800, 80, 100, 125, 25600, 51200
|OLED EVF 3.69M DOTS 0.75X MAGNIFICATION
|3.0″ 1.62M DOTS, VARI-ANGLE TOUCH LCD
|5-AXIS 6.5 STOPS
|DCI 4K/60P/50P/30P/25P/24P, 4K/30P/25P/24P, Full HD/240P/120P/60P/50P/30P/25P/24P
|SD, SDHC, SDXC UHS-I / UHS-II / VIDEO SPEED CLASS V90
|WI-FI, BLUETOOTH, WIRELESS REMOTE SHOOTING, FILM SIMULATION
|134.6 X 92.8 X 63.8 MM (5.3 X 3.65 X 2.51 IN)
|607 G (21.4 OZ) WITH BATTERY AND MEMORY CARD
|US $1,699 BODY ONLY
The X-T4 improves on the X-T3 in the following ways:
– IBIS (for both stills and video)
– Much improved Tracking, Face Detect and Eye Detect AF
– A Vari-angle LCD, convenient for vlogging
– Better Video support
– More powerful battery
– A slightly larger grip
– ETERNA BLEACH BYPASS Film Simulation
We highly recommend the Fujifilm X-T4, probably the best hybrid stills/video mirrorless camera out there. If you are deciding between the X-T3 and the X-T4, go with the X-T4 for all the improvements it brings. If you currently have an X-T3 and are very happy with it, then you may choose not to upgrade.
At the top of Fujifilm’s APS-C mirrorless line-up, there are two models to choose from: 1) photographers who prefer using an optical viewfinder (vs. an electronic viewfinder) and do discreet photography with prime lenses will go for the X-Pro3 (2019, US $1,799.95), and 2) those who do not need an optical viewfinder (in fact, prefering a high resolution, fast-refreshed electronic viewfinder) and need a workhorse with 4K video will find the X-T4 (2019, US $1,699.95) has better specifications.
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