Fujifilm has announced the X-T4, price tag from £1,549, which brings in-body image stabilisation, faster AF and more to Fujifilm’s flagship camera.
The Fujifilm X-T4 is the first camera in Fujifilm’s X-T series to feature in-body image stabilisation (IBIS). The new IBIS mechanism provides 5-axis, 6.5-stop stabilisation when used with 18 of Fujifilm’s 29 XF and XC lenses.
Fujifilm has also redesigned the shutter unit with a shock-absorbing structure, while new gyro sensors claim to provide offer 8x more accuracy than the Fujifilm X-H1’s IBIS unit.
What’s more, Fujifilm has designed the new IBIS unit with magnets rather springs, which makes the unite 30% smaller and 20% lighter than the X-H1’s equivalent.
The new shutter unit also claims to be faster and more durable thanks to a high-torque cordless DC motor. Fujifilm is promising shutter lag of just 0.035sec, while in burst mode the shutter can reach up to 15fps in post view and 8fps in live view (the electronic shutter is capable of 30fps).
Fujifilm says the unit is also quieter and is capable of achieving 300,000 actuations.
Fujifilm has introduced a new standalone video mode on the X-T4, which you can activate with a switch. The X-T4 can record C4K (4096 x 2160) MOV video at up to 60p. It can also record in MP4 format.
As well as 4K, the new Fujifilm camera can also shoot Full HD video at up to 240p (with continuous focusing). There’s also digital image stabilisation in video mode an IS Mode Boost for smoother footage.
Other improvements over the X-T3 include F-Log view assist (based on BT.709), back-up recording and the ability to fix the movie crop so that the framing stays the same even if you switch between different resolutions.
You’ll also find a 3.5mm mic jack that can be set to Mic or Line (depending upon what you want to connect), and there’s control over the level.
Sensor & Processor
Inside the Fujifilm X-T4 is a 26.1-megapixel X-Trans CMOS 4 APS-C sensor, which offers a native sensitivity range of ISO 80 to 51,200.
This is paired with Fujfilm’s latest X-Processor 4.
Fujifilm is promising faster autofocus performance with the X-T4. The new Fujifilm camera offers Intelligent hybrid with up to 425 selectable AF points.
A new AF algorithm is said to deliver focus in as little as 0.02sec, while Face / Eye AF is also on-board and claimed to be improved in terms of tracking ability.
It’s not the sexiest of specs, but the Fujifilm X-T4’s new NP-W235 battery offers 1.5x more capacity than its predecessor, lasting for about 500 shots per charge in Normal mode.
If used with two additional batteries in the option battery grip, Fujifilm claims the X-T4 will last 1,700 frames.
Other X-T4 specs
On the back of the Fujifilm X-T4 is a vari-angle 3-inch 1.6 million dot touch screen LCD. There’s also a 3.69-million-dot high resolution EVF that offers 100% coverage.
Videographers will also appreciate dual SD memory card slots.
Fujifilm X-T4 Price & Release Date
The Fujifilm X-T4 price tag starts at £1,549 for the body only in black or silver. The Fujifilm X-T4 price rises to £1,899 for the body plus an 18-55mm lens.
A Fujifilm X-T4 plus XF 16-80mm lens kit is priced at £1,949.
Fujifilm says the X-T4 release date will come sometime in late spring 2020.