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Fujifilm X-E4 still with 26 Megapixel X-Trans sensor (and Why I’m Happy with That)


Fujifilm X-E4

I noticed some speculation in the comments, on whether the Fujifilm X-E4 might introduce a new sensor generation.

But nope, it’s not going to happen. Fujifilm will put the 26 megapixel X-Trans sensor in the X-E4.

And quite frankly, despite it being 2.5 years old, it is still packed with Sony’s latest and greatest technology: phase detection pixels all over the sensor, back-side illuminated, copper wiring for even faster readout. It’s the best sensor Sony has to offer without going into more exotic (and expensive) terrain with stacked sensors (Sony A9 series), which allow even faster readout, but decrease dynamic range.

Yes, Sony has a 43 megapixel APS-C sensor in offer, but maybe that’s a bit of an overkill for APS-C. In my opinion the sweet spot for APS-C is somewhere around 32/35 Megapixel. It would allow for 8K video recording, be still supported by Fujinon glass and just offer a nice balance between file size, details, dynamic range, costs and just overall performance. For 50+ megapixel, it is probably better to go with the GFX system anyway.

As you can imagine, I am working on more details regarding the Fujifilm X-E4. If I have anything new, I’ll you know on FujiRumors soon.

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