FUJIFILM X-T4 ($ 1,699.95, only body) get a lot of buzz from fans and Pro photographers together, and for a good reason: this is the first X-T camera that displays the stabilization of images in-body (ibis). In addition to the title feature, it offers battery life, autofocus, sustainable shooting performance, and handling versus X-T3 previous generation. This is class-class products, and frame sensor cameras are smaller than full-frames that you can get. In addition to getting our editor’s choice award, it’s also worth it for a full five star rating.
X-T4 has a larger battery than X-T3 and adds stabilization to image sensor, so it is understood a little bigger, but not much. X-T4 is a higher Smidge and the grip is a little deeper, but frame 3.7-by-5.3-by-2.5 inches (HWD) is still more compact than you get with the same SLR, like Nikon D500 (4.5 x 5.8 times 3.2 inches, 1.9 pounds).
The camera is also slightly heavier than 1.2 pounds x-t3, coming at 1.3 pounds when loaded with batteries and memory cards. The body itself is a magnesium alloy, with a wide leather wrap and sealing to protect from dust and splash. Many, but not all, Fujifilm lenses are also protected.
I have not had the opportunity to use X-T4 in heavy precipitation, but at all do not hesitate to put the camera under the kitchen faucet for the test. It passed in flying colors, continuing to ramble a shot in the simulated rainstorm. Closed lenses are requirements if you want to take advantage of weather protection.
X-T4 is sold black, which we receive for evaluation, and silver body with blacks. There are two options kits, one with 18-55mm XF for $ 2,099, and the other with XF 16-80mm protected weather for $ 2,199. I have used a camera with 16-80mm xf and finds a pair into fun – I really recommend it if you shop for a standard zoom with a camera.
Flash in-body is removed, which is not surprising. The X-T series has never had it, and the feature has disappeared from the camera targeted at fans and professionals. If you want small flash comfort, Fujifilm sell EF-X8 which is only a camera with $ 39, and there are stronger strobe available for more money, even though they need their own battery.
True hybrid for silent and video
Addition of ibis and the flip-out screen makes the X-T4 more attractive choice for handheld video use than X-T3, which eliminates both. Previously, the role was filled by X-H1, the 2018 model was no longer produced. Fujifilm confirmed that the X-H2 was in development in an interview with Dpreview’s Barney Britton, but it was an allegation of anyone when it would arrive.
The X-T4 does not have a very deep X-H1 handgrip or the upper information display, but encourages the concept of further hybrid-stills camera. The sensor is a newer generation, so it can push 60 frames per second on 4K and up to 240 frames at 1080p, and wisely lets you call different settings for each media, flipping through a single switch.
The flip-out screen adds some appeal as a vlogging camera. It’s easy to direct the lens towards you, turn on the focus of face detection, and Walk-and-Talk video recording. I use a mic in-camera for fast test features, but influencers are undoubtedly wanting to add an external microphone for better audio quality.
Ibis keeps a stable recording, and there are additional digital stabilization effects available to increase more things. It comes at a cost of some coverage, introduces 1.1x plants. Therefore, you might want to win a wide lens, like the XF 10-24mm F4, if you want a walk-and-plan to show more the world around you.
Photographers invested in Fujifilm are accustomed to the Dial-Forward approach that the company needs for the surface of the control. X-T4 does not deviate, with the above dial to set ISO, continuous drive, shutter speed, and eV. Rana and ISO calls can be locked, each with a button involving or releasing with one click.
There are many other buttons too, and most can be customized – the only exception is displayed / back, delete, menu / ok, and play. One button can be adjusted in front and the second is on the top plate. Behind, each D-pad button can have its own function, and you can change the AF button, Q, and Ael. If you need more, the touch screen supports special functions for friction with any cardinal direction.
There is no record button for videos. Instead, the camera has special film mode, can be accessed through a silent / film switch, nesting under the shutter button. Rana release is used to start and stop recording in film mode, and taking photos in silent mode. This release has a utas, so you can add a soft release button or trigger with a cable. It features old school, but what is welcomed.
The default button function is useful – you get ready access to white balance, movie simulation mode, face detection settings, and other useful items. I did do a little adjustment, add a hot button to switch between 4K and slow motion video recording, and move some things around on the Q menu on the screen.
You can see the Q screen as an extension of physical control. It can accommodate up to 16 functions (although you can display less if you want), with split functions for silent mode and film.
I loaded a mine with the option to take full advantage of the excellent film array of film display. Most are named after the famous analogue emulsions, including Velvia Punchy, Soft Astia, and Standard Provia’s appearance. I highly rely on classic negative, new with the X-T series but it looks earlier this year at X-Pro3 and X100V.
There is a completely new choice with X-T4, cinematic eterna with the effect of bleach bypass. It punches contrasting and mute colors. This is not an option every day as a classic classic or negative Chrome.
If you work in RAW format, you can reset every shot with whatever movie you want. Processing is not limited to that only, though – you can adjust the reduction of noise, white balance, add black and white colors, apply the effects of grains, and much more … it’s not enough lightroom on your camera, but it allows you to use it Fully Fujifilm processing is very good when you are not near your computer. Adobe has entered several color profiles that match the camera in the desktop software, although not the same as what the camera is sent.
The X-T4 drops the X-T3 double hinge screen, one that tilts up and down and swings to facing right, but does not point forward. It’s lost with a standard vari-angle design, with hinges on the left side. Therefore, you have to swing the screen to the side to frame the shot from a low or high angle. It can make some difficulty getting a perfect line of plum and parallel, but the framing network on the screen is available to help you.