The X-T4 is a firm favourite and one of the finest mirrorless cameras ever made. It has a delightful form factor that’s well suited to travelling and situations where a lightweight system is priceless. In-body image stabilisation is employed at the cost of being slightly wider and heavier than the X-T3, providing an impressive 6.5 stops of stabilisation with selected Fujinon XF lenses. Advanced autofocus algorithms and a new mechanical shutter unite to offer rapid focusing, fast continuous shooting and quiet operation with a healthy lifespan of 300,000 shutter actuations. The Fujifilm X-T4 isn’t a good camera; it’s an utterly fabulous one that we love to pieces.
'The X-T4 is a firm favourite and one of the finest mirrorless cameras ever made. It has a delightful form factor that’s well suited to travelling and situations where a lightweight system is priceless. In-body image stabilisation is employed at the cost of being slightly wider and heavier than the X-T3, providing an impressive 6.5 stops of stabilisation with selected Fujinon XF lenses. Advanced autofocus algorithms and a new mechanical shutter unite to offer rapid focusing, fast continuous shooting and quiet operation with a healthy lifespan of 300,000 shutter actuations. The Fujifilm X-T4 isn’t a good camera; it’s an utterly fabulous one that we love to pieces.'
Photography in Motion
Making a camera that suitable for both photography and videography is no simple task. Using the 4th generation X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, X-Processor 4, a newly developed compact in-body image stabilization (IBIS) system, new Film Simulation mode “ETERNA Bleach Bypass” and various other features that have evolved based on user feedback, this camera delivers image quality that can satisfy the demands of professional photographers and videographers.
For over 85 years, FUJIFILM has continuously evolved and moved with the changes in technology from the analog to digital. It has constantly looked at how to reproduce colours and developed new ways of representing your creativity. The X-T4 features a new Film Simulation mode, “ETERNA Bleach Bypass,” to give both film and stills a more artistic look, with images having reduced saturation and increased contrast.
Film Simulation FUJIFILM’s colour science is a result of years of research in both analog and digital photography. All X Series cameras allow you to access this research at the touch of a button to help you express your creative vision. The X-T4 features the new colour expression, “ETERNA Bleach Bypass.” It produces a high-contrast look while keeping the level of colour saturation low, faithfully reproducing a film processing technique called “bleach bypass,” which has been popular among many creative producers since the days of film photography.
Tone Adjustment Highlight and shadow tones can be adjusted by 1/2 stops, instead of full stops, capturing scenes exactly as you have imagined them. This can be used in combination with Film Simulations, to significantly reduce post processing time.
Auto White Balance The Auto White Balance(AWB) can be set to “AUTO,” “White Priority” or “Ambience Priority”. In scenes lit by incandescent bulbs, the camera would choose for whiter whites when set to “White Priority” and warmer whites when set to “Ambience Priority”.
A professional camera needs to be able to shoot every moment and record it instantaneously. The X-T4 autofocus works as fast as 0.02 seconds and with a burst shooting mode of up to 15 frames per second using the mechanical shutter, the camera delivers ultra-fast performance and functionality, responding to your desire to capture every split second in the best quality possible.
The X-T4 utilises the high-speed performance of the X Trans CMOS 4, which is a back-illuminated structure and features phase-detection pixels across the entire sensor. Combined with a new advanced AF algorithm and the X Processor 4, the camera delivers exceptional autofocus performance. The X-T4 has the ability to focus fast and accurately in low light, lock onto human face / eyes, and track a moving subject with ease providing you with added confidence to capture the decisive shot.
0.02 second AF The new AF algorithm on the X-T4 gives an AF speed of up to 0.02 second.
The improved AF algorithm also allows you to capture your subject with an outstanding accuracy of over 90%. This evolved AF algorithm combined with the X-Trans CMOS 4 and the X Processor 4, gives professional level performance at every opportunity.
Tracking AF The tracking AF performance has been significantly improved. The new algorithm uses colour information and the subject shape to lock on and steadily track a moving subject, maintaining accurate and instantaneous focus.
Face & Eye AF The Face / Eye AF performance has been updated and is now around twice as good at tracking people’s face and eye while shooting in burst mode. The X-T4 will capture the face and eye even when the subject is constantly moving across the entire frame.
Low Light AF The AF system in the X-T4 works down to -6.0EV, which is almost complete darkness. The phase detection AF system is fast and accurate even in these low light conditions.
Burst shooting The new focal plane shutter unit in the X-T4 uses a high-speed coreless DC motor. This enables a super-fast 15fps continuous shooting in post view and 8fps continuous shooting with live view. The shutter is also 30% quieter and offers twice the durability of previous models. The blackout period when using the live view burst mode has been shortened up to 75msec, and the release time lag is quick as up to 0.035second, promising you an instantaneous response. When shooting with electronic shutter, you can shoot up to an incredible 30fps. Combined with the evolved AF performance, the shutter system makes it possible to capture every moment, even when your subject is moving.
The X-T4 features an all-new fixed-axis 6.5-stop in-body image stabilization (IBIS) mechanism and a new large-capacity battery that enables extended hours of shooting. These new components are housed inside a compact weather-sealed body that is dust- and moisture-resistant, capable of working at temperatures as low as minus 10 degrees Celsius. The ergonomic grip allows you to hold the camera steady even when using larger telephoto lenses.
In body image stabilisation The image stabilisation unit has been dramatically reduced in size (30% smaller and 20% lighter), without compromising the performance. The new unit uses magnets instead of springs and high-performance gyro sensors to improve accuracy. Also, the new shock absorbing structure integrated in the image stabilization unit will stabilise the smallest shakes, allowing the new focal plane shutter unit to perform at its full potential. Finally, the unit carries out over 10,000 corrections per second to achieve up to 6.5 stops of image stabilization with 18 out of 29 FUJINON XF lenses.
Weather-Resistance The X-T4 has 63 weather sealed points which gives it the advanced level of dust- and moisture resistance, similar to that of the X-T3. You can shoot without concern, knowing that the camera operates in temperatures as low as minus ten degrees Celsius and in tough conditions like rain or in clouds of dust.
LCD/EVF The X-T4 has three ‘Boost’ modes that change the responsiveness of the LCD and EVF according to what you are shooting.
Enhances the subject when shooting in low light.
Allows you to see more of the fine details.
Frame Rate Priority
For smoother transitions, essential when shooting moving subjects.
New Battery - Longer duration.
The X-T4 uses a large capacity “NP-W235” battery, which lasts for approx. 500 frames per charge in the standard mode and 600 frames per charge in Economy mode. When 3 batteries are used with the optional battery grip “VG-XT4” (2 batteries in the grip and 1 in the camera), you can get up to approx. 1700 frames per charge. This removes any stress about battery life and allows you to shoot for longer.
The evolution of X-T4 is not just limited to stills photography. In addition to the Full HD 240P High-speed recording which gives you a maximum of 10x slow motion effect, the X-T4 features digital image stabiliser (DIS) and IS (Image Stabilisation) Boost mode. By combining these two image stabilisation modes with the powerful In-body Image Stabilisation, with the X-T4 you can experience a new level of stabilised video shooting without the need of a gimbal or other 3rd party accessories.
New Movie Mode The X-T4 allows seamless transition between shooting stills and movies. The STILL / MOVIE lever on the top panel and video-specific menu, facilitate fuss-free switching between photo and video recording. The addition, the video-only Quick Menu (Q Menu) button has enhanced the camera’s functionality while recording video as well.
Movie Optimised Control Video settings can be changed using the touchscreen panel or the front/rear command dials during video recording. When changing settings like this, the values on the shutter speed dial, ISO dial and aperture ring are ignored, and the camera will keep the exposure settings when switching back from still shooting to video shooting.
Professional level video recording Video can be recorded to an external device via HDMI at 4K/60P 4:2:2 10 bit or internally at 4K/60P 4:2:0 10bit.
Like the X-T3, the X-T4 supports H.264/MPEG-4 AVC as well as H.265/HEVC, which offers a higher rate of compression, when recording 4K/60P 4:2:0 10 bit video at a bit rate of 200Mbps.
However, you can now choose MP4 in addition to the standard MOV video file format, broadening where you can use the files.
Ultra Highspeed recording The X-T4 can shoot high-speed video at Full-HD 240P. This produces movie files with up to 10x slow-motion effect, adding another option when shooting movies.
Stabilise even more When shooting video, you have the option of IBIS as well as digital image stabilisation (DIS), which allows for more powerful stabilisation. This is especially useful when shooting video while you walk.
The “IS (Image Stabilisation) Boost” mode can be enabled for greater stabilisation regardless of whether the DIS is turned on or off, allowing more control of camera shake, essential when you cannot use a tripod.
F-Log view assist During F-Log recording, you can convert the file to a video equivalent to BT.709 for display purposes.
Fixed video crop rate When shooting in 4K with both IBIS and digital stabiliser enabled, the video crop rate is fixed at 1.29x. This makes it easier to align the shooting frame when the video mode is changed.
Line-level audio input The camera supports external microphones as well as line-level input from external audio equipment.
Focus Check Lock If you start recording video using the enlarged display, you can keep this display or have the camera switch back to the standard view.
Back up recording The X-T4 supports backup recording, this is when video is recorded onto two memory cards at the same time.