Fujifilm X-T4 Review

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The Fujifilm X-T4 is the company’s latest high-end photo and video APS-C mirrorless camera. The Fujifilm says that the X-T4 is a sister model to the X-T3, rather than a replacement, which is borne out by the specs and pricing. It’s a 26 MP camera capable of 20 fps shooting and 4K capture at up to 60p. It offers great image quality with its advanced features and its improvement.

Fujifilm X-T4 Features and Specifications

Fujifilm X-T4 3D View

Body Design

The X-T4 has 63 weather-sealed points which give the advanced level of dust- and moisture resistance, similar to that of the X-T3. Now, it is possible to shoot without concern, knowing that the camera operates in temperatures as low as minus ten degrees Celsius and tough conditions like rain or in clouds of dust. The X-T4 has a slightly deeper grip than the X-T3 did, making it a little further away from the 1980s SLR theme, but making it that little bit more comfortable to use with larger lenses.

  • Body type – SLR- Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • Camera Format – Compact System Camera
  • Body material – Magnesium Alloy
  • Weight of the body only – Approx. 526 g
  • Weight of the body (including batteries, memory card) – Approx. 607 g
  • Dimensions – Width 134.6 mm x Height 92.8 mm x Diagonal 63.8 mm
  • Operating Environment – Temperature: -10 °C to 40 °C, Humidity: 10-80% (no condensation)
  • Lens Mount – FUJIFILM X Mount
  • Shutter Type –Focal-Plane Shutter
  • Slower shutter speed – 30 sec
  • Fastest shutter speed – 1/8000 sec for Mechanical Shutter and 1/32000 sec for Electronic Shutter
  • Memory Card Slots – Dual SD memory card (-2GB) / SDHC memory card (-32GB) / SDXC memory card (-512GB) / UHS-I / UHS-II / Video Speed Class V90
  • Battery description – Rechargeable Li-ion battery NP-W235S
  • Battery Life – CIPA rated 500 shots in normal mode and 600 shots in economy mode
  • Charging AC adapter – BC-W235S Charger
  • Tripod Socket – 1/4–in.

Sensor and Processor

The X-T4 is our most powerful X Series camera to date with no compromises for stills or video. Using the 4th generation X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor, X-Processor 4, a newly developed compact in-body image stabilization (IBIS) system.

  • Sensor type – (APS-C) X-Trans CMOS 4
  • Sensor Cleaning System – Ultra Sonic Vibration
  • Effective Pixels – 26.1 Million
  • Sensor size – (APS-S) (23.5mm, x15.6mm)
  • Max resolution – 6240 x 4160
  • Other resolutions – L: (3:2) 6240 x 4160 / (16:9) 6240 x 3512 / (1:1) 4160 x 4160, M: (3:2) 4416 x 2944 / (16:9) 4416 x 2488 / (1:1) 2944 x 2944, S: (3:2) 3120 x 2080 / (16:9) 3120 x 1760 / (1:1) 2080 x 2080
  • Bit Depth – RAF(RAW): 14bit, TIFF: 8/16bit RGB
  • Aspect Ratio – 3:2
  • Colour space – sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • Colour filter array –Primary colour filter
  • Continuous shooting speed – 15fps using mechanical shutter and 30fps using the electronic shutter

Image

The X-T4 utilizes 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 can 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.

  • Image ratio – 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
  • ISO Auto – 160-12800
  • Minimum ISO – 80
  • Maximum ISO – 51200
  • File format – REF (RAW) 14 bit/ TIFF(RGB) / RAW+JPEG / JPEG
  • White Balance – Auto (WHITE PRIORITY, AUTO, AMBIENCE PRIORITY), / Custom1 – 3 / Color temperature selection (2500K – 10000K) /Preset: Fine, Shade, Fluorescent light (Daylight), Fluorescent light (Warm White), Fluorescent light (Cool White), Incandescent light, Underwater
  • Film Simulation Mode – 18 modes (PROVIA/Standard, Velvia/Vivid, ASTIA/Soft, Classic Chrome, PRO Neg.Hi, PRO Neg. Std, Black & White, Black & White+Ye Filter, Black & White+R Filter, Black & White+G Filter, Sepia, ACROS, ACROS+Ye Filter, ACROS+R Filter, ACROS+G Filter, ETERNA/Cinema, Classic Neg, ETERNA BLEACH BYPASS) Monochromatic Color
  • Advanced Filter – Toy camera, Miniature, Pop color, High-key, Low-key, Dynamic tone, Soft focus, Partial color (Red / Orange / Yellow / Green / Blue / Purple).

Optics and Focus

The new AF algorithm on the X-T4 gives an AF speed of up to 0.02 seconds; which is the fastest AF speed among mirrorless cameras with an APS-C size sensor. 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 a professional-level performance at every opportunity. The new algorithm uses color information and the subject shape to lock on and steadily track a moving subject, maintaining accurate and instantaneous focus. The X-T4 will capture the face and eye even when the subject is constantly moving across the entire frame. The AF system in the X-T4 works down to -6.0 EV, which is almost complete darkness. The phase-detection AF system is fast and accurate even in these low light conditions.

  • Number of focus points – 425 phase detection
  • Lens mount – FUJIFILM X Mount
  • Focal length multiplier – 1.5x

Auto Focus

  • Autofocus Type – Intelligent Hybrid AF (TTL contrast AF / TTL phase-detection AF)
  • AF Mode – Single point AF: EVF / LCD: 13 x 9 / 25 x 17 (Changeable size of AF frame) Zone AF: 3 x 3 / 5 x 5 / 7 x 7 from 91 areas on 13 x 9 grid Wide/Tracking AF *AF-S: Wide / AF-C: Tracking All
  • Eye Tracking – Eye/face Tracking.

Screen and Viewfinder

The core specs of the viewfinder are unchanged, but it now has a larger, slightly more securely attached eye cup. The XT 4’s fold-out fully articulated screen is a definite plus point for video shooters and vloggers. The Fujifilm has taken the opportunity to provide small tweaks and improvements.

  • Screen Type –TFT color LCD
  • The Screen size – 3.0in
  • Screen dots – 1,620,000
  • Touch screen – Provided
  • Live view – Provided
  • Aspect Ratio – 3:2
  • Eye Sensor – Build-in
  • Viewfinder type – Electronic View Finder
  • The Viewfinder coverage –100%
  • Viewfinder Size – 0.5in
  • The angle of View – approx. Diagonal 38°, Horizontal 30°
  • Viewfinder Eye Point – 23 mm
  • Viewfinder Magnification – 0.75x with 50mm lens (35mm equivalent) at infinity and diopter set to -1m-1
  • Diopter Adjustment – -4 to +2 m-1

Photography Features

The X-T4’s image quality is essentially the same as that of the X-T3, except the new Color Chrome Effect Blue processing option, two extra Film Simulation mode, and a clarity processing parameter that applies a large radius sharpening to give images more punch. The new focal plane shutter unit in the X-T4 uses a high-speed coreless DC motor. This enables a super-fast 15 fps continuous shooting in post view and an 8 fps continuous shooting with live view. When shooting with an 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.

  • Shooting Mode – P (Program AE) / A (Aperture Priority AE) / S (Shutter Speed Priority AE) / M (Manual Exposure)
  • Focus Mode – Single AF, Continuous AF, Manual Focus
  • Metering modes – TTL 256-zone metering, Multi / Spot / Average / Center Weighted
  • Exposure compensation – ±5 (in 1/3 EV), for movie ±2EV
  • AE Bracketing – ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)
  • Built-in flash – Not Available
  • External Flash Connection – Hot Shoe
  • Flash Maximum sync speed – 1/250sec, or slower
  • Flash Mode – TTL (TTL AUTO (P mode) / STANDARD / SLOW SYNC.) / MANUAL / COMMANDER / OFF (When EF-X8 is set), TTL (TTL AUTO (P mode) / STANDARD / SLOW SYNC.) / MANUAL / MULTI / OFF (When SHOE MOUNT FLASH is set).

Video or Movie Features

The 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 10 bit with 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 200 Mbps. 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. Also when shooting video, you have the option of IBIS as well as digital image stabilization (DIS), which allows for more powerful stabilization.

  • Video Compression – All Intra/Long-GOP
  • Videography Format – MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265), MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264)
  • Frame Rate – [DCI 4K(4096 x 2160)] 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 400Mbps/200Mbps/100Mbps 59.94p/50p: up to approx. 20min. 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p: up to approx. 30min [4K(3840 x 2160)] 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 400Mbps/200Mbps/100Mbps 59.94p/50p: up to approx. 20min. 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p: up to approx. 30min [Full HD(2048 x 1080)] 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps/100Mbps/50Mbps up to approx. 30min. [Full HD(1920 x 1080) 59.94p/50p/29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p 200Mbps/100Mbps/50Mbps up to approx. 30min. [Full HD(1920 x 1080) High speed rec.] 240p / 200p 200Mbps(recording) up to approx. 3min. 120p / 100p 200Mbps(recording) up to approx. 6min.
  • Audio Recording – Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
  • External Microphone – 3.5 mm 3-pole mini-jack
  • Audio File Format – Linear PCM / AAC
  • Audio Input and Output – Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)

Other Special Features of Fujifilm X-T4

The X-T4 now comes with the F-log assist which can be used during F-Log recording, to convert the file to a video equivalent to BT .709 for display purposes. The X-T4 supports backup recording, this is when the video is recorded onto two memory cards at the same time. In addition to this, a new video only quick button is introduced for enhanced functionality.

  • Low Light Performance – -2EV with Low Noise
  • Grain effect – STRONG, WEAK, OFF
  • Color chrome effect – STRONG, WEAK, OFF
  • Dynamic range setting – AUTO, 200%, 400%, 800%, 800% +
  • Image Stabilization – Sensor-Shift 5-Axis
  • Time-lapse recording – Interval Shooting
  • Wi-Fi – Built-in
  • Bluetooth – Version 4.2
  • Storage types – SD / SDHC / SDXC
  • USB Connectivity – USB Type C
  • HDMI Connectivity –HDMI Micro Connector (Type D)
  • Port Provided – Microphone, USB, HDMI
  • Remote control Yes (Wired, wireless, smartphone)
  • Self-timer – 10sec. / 2sec

Best Lenses for Fujifilm X-T4

There are plenty of Fujifilm X-mount lenses which can be used for different occasions with the X-T4 for the good photographic experience. Each lens is capable of utilizing the camera’s performance along with it to deliver great output.

List of Best Common Lenses for Fujifilm X-T4

Most Common Standard Zoom Lenses

  • FUJINON XC15-45mmF/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ
  • FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR
  • Lens FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS W

Best Standard Prime Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XC35mm F2
  • FUJINON LENS XF35mm F1.4 R
  • Lens FUJINON LENS XF56mm F1.2 R
  • FUJINON LENS XF90mm F2 R LM WR

Best Macro Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF60mmF2.4 R Macro
  • FUJINON LENS XF80mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR Macro

Top Standard Zoom Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • Lens FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS W

Best Wide-angle Zoom Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM
  • Lens FUJINON LENS XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
  • FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR

Best Wide-angle Prime Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF14mmF2.8 R
  • FUJINON LENS XF16mmF1.4 R WR
  • Lens FUJINON LENS XF23mmF1.4 R
  • FUJINON LENS XF27mmF2.8
  • Lens FUJINON LENS XF35mmF2 R WR

List of Best Specialized Lenses for Fujifilm X-T4

Best Indoor Sports Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS II
  • FUJINON LENS XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS

Top Outdoor Sports and Wildlife Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF55-200mmF3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
  • FUJINON LENS XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR

Best Portrait Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF56mmF1.2 R APD
  • Lens FUJINON LENS XF90mmF2 R LM WR

Best Travel and Street Lenses

  • FUJINON LENS XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
  • FUJINON LENS XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • Lens FUJINON XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS W
  • FUJINON XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR
  • Lens FUJINON LENS XF35mmF2 R WR

Fujifilm X-T4 Rating

As per the reviews and features of X-T4, the ratings for this camera stand 4.1/5. As mentioned earlier since it is an entry-level camera it delivers huge performance and picture quality for this size of the sensor. Especially, this camera will be more useful for videography due to its capabilities. This can be used even for wedding photography, product photography, commercial or advertising Photography, etc., it will be helpful because of its details and it will surely exhibit great performance and easy handling. Especially, for travel enthusiasts or vloggers or video creators, it will be more useful because of its 4K UHD output. Moreover, this camera will be suitable for all kinds of photographers who are looking for a compact and lightweight camera for videography. Further, this rating is given to FUJIFILM X-T4 as per the survey of Photomentor PRO.