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Fujifilm X-E4 – Make More With Less: Fujifilm Manager Interview, Eye AF demo, Everything You Need to Know and XF27mmF2.8 R WR

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On January 27, the big announcement day for Fujifilm, the little Fujifilm X-E4 was clearly overshadowed by the Fujifilm GFX100S.

And I get it, the GFX100S is definitely more of a revolution for the camera industry than the X-E4.

And yet, as a big X-E line lover, and current owner of the X-E3, I want to bring back some attention to the X-E4.

So far I have not made up my mind if I will get one or not. If I would not already own a 26 MP camera (the X-T4), then I’d probably upgrade. But so far I find myself well with the combination of X-E3 and X-T4. Today I used it to photography my wife and our son, switching between X-E3 with XF35/1.4 and X-T4 with XF80mm Macro. After the shoot, my son and me rested on the couch, as you see here ;).

So, back to the X-E4.

Down below you can find a summary of an interview of Janpanese Fujifilm manager, a few AF demo videos, a comprehensive X-E4 overview as well as some thoughts on the new XF27mmF2.8 R WR.

Also, a few videos from the “make more with less” Fujifilm series dedicated to the Fujifilm X-E4.

Videos + Summary

  • concept is “minimalism”
  • has 180 degree tilt screen for creating youtube videos
  • the goal was to create the smallest and lightest X series camera
  • X-S10 is the camera that aims to bring new people into the X system
  • the body is completely flat on the front and on the back
  • there is an optional grip if you want (also thumb grip)
  • it’s an X100V with interchangeable lenses
  • bundles with the new 27mm, the X-E4 is 30g lighter than the X100V
  • P (on the shutter dial) works like Auto switch on the X-E3
  • the focus lever on the front is gone. He has heard that photographers tape it anyway to avoid to turn it accidentally
  • not well balanced with big lenses
  • X-E4 is not a problem that is had no grip, as you will use it mostly in combination with small lenses such as the 28mm MK II
  • ideal camera also for people who shoot not looking through the viewfinder, as the X-E4 is light and easy to hold also with your arm more stretched and holding the camera with one hand only
  • used with the optional grip and the thumb grip it is easier to use also with bigger lenses
  • if used with the thumb grip, you won’t be able to turn the rear command dial
  • the new weather resistant 27mm has an aperture ring and is only 6g heavier than the original 27mm
  • nostalgic negative requires large format
  • it’s a camera you can carry always in your pocked and even if on that day you don’t take pictures, you won’t regret carrying it around
  • don’t hate the X-E4 a priori, but give it a chance and try it out in store

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