The Fujifilm X-T4 has just been officially announced.
I would like to thank all FujiRumors sources, as we were able to share 80% of the specs ahead of launch, and awesome nokishita kindly provided us with the 20% remaining specs later on.
So, our sources just topped themselves this time! Thanks for helping me to create excitement around this fantastic camera, and feel free to keep it up in future.
With that said, there are things, that no specs sheet showed, and hence might have passed unnoticed.
So I went through all the Fujiflm X-T4 first looks we have shared in our massive X-T4 live blogging (I have never seen youtubers so happy with a Fujifilm camera ;) ), and picked out 24 points you might have missed about the Fujifilm X-T4.
24 Things You Missed about the Fujifilm X-T4
- X-T4 much better rolling shutter than X-T3, probably because of the IBIS, says Cinema5D. I guess this means it has the same rolling shutter, but less visible due to IBIS
- there are 3 IBIS mode: IBIS only, IBIS + OIS and IS Boost Mode, that mimics a tripod, hence very steady shot. Better don’t use this last option when panning
- Jonas Rask writes: “That stabiliser is one amazing piece of tech! I cannot get over how I could handhold my XF35mm f/1.4 at 1 sec and still get a sharp picture!” This falls right in the middle of what people experienced, so it’s a realistic data
- 4K60p still has a very slight 1.18x crop. 240fps Full-HD has always a 1.29x crop.
Digital image stabilization has always crop: 1.1x at 4K30 and 1080p and 1.29x at 4K60 and 240fps full hd.
You can lock the 1.29 crop in all video modes if you want
- EVF is the same, but Fujifilm says they have tweaked the optics in there (says DPRTV)
- F-Log also has a F-Log assist function, that gives you a film simulation preview
- ‘Focus Check Lock’ option maintains the magnified ‘Focus Check’ view when you start recording, so that it doesn’t immediately jump back out to the whole-image view
- dual video recording on separated SD-Cards for back-up
- Movie Silent mode has now been renamed “Movie Optimized Control”. Movie Optimized Control because it takes the exposure settings away from the dedicated dials, meaning that you can maintain separate settings for movie and stills shooting.
- Battery Charging: if you use the vertical grip, you can charge all three batteries through the USB-C connection on the camera (down below you can see the charging times). Jonas writes: “When using the DC adapter via the USB-C and charging the batteries in camera, you will have a high-speed charging mode. I charged a flat battery from 0%-100% in 24 minutes!”
- the mount is reinforced to handle bigger lenses (source – Adorama)
- the menu has been updated so you can check the age of the battery (see image below)
- new compressed RAW option that makes files even smaller, but it’s a lossy option (not lossless compressed). But saves lots of space. Fujifilm says the quality is ‘about the same as uncompressed’ but there may rarely be a quality difference in the shadow regions of the image
- expanded multi exposure modes that allows you to shoot up to 9 frames
- below you see a chart on how effective the X-T4 IBIS is on the various lenses
- dedicated HDR mode on the sub-dial. Takes 3 shots and creates a RAW file for you with expanded dynamic range
- there is “reset” option that is independent for photo and for video. Also, video and stills menu are independent
- Gordon from Cameralabs confirms that Fujifilm told him the Fujifilm X-H line will continue and there will be a Fujifilm X-H2 in future. As you know, FujiRumors always told you this, and we also told you back in 2019 that the X-H2 won’t come in 2020… so it’s still a long wait.
And to be precise I quote Gordon:
“it would be easy to assume the X-T4 is simply a merger between X-T and X-H line. But Fujifilm is keen to point out that the X-T4 is very much an evolution of the X-T series and that the X-H series will continue.”
- We saw samples of the X-T4 is made in China as well as Japan, which suggest it is made in both countries. Like some XF lenses, that are made in China and also Philippines
- you still can not navigate the menu with touch interface
- the front dial is still clickable (it’s no longer on the X-Pro3 for example)
- White Balance – Jonas writes ““White Priority” and “Ambience Priority” options in addition to “AUTO” White Balance. The new modes have different ways of processing the pure white. The “White Priority” mode reproduces a stronger white, while the “Ambience Priority” produces a warmer tone. I found the “White Priority” to be really well balanced outside in harsh sunlight, while the “Ambience Priority” worked wonders round the dinner table in more subdued indoor lighting.
- Still no AF Tracking option in video – it’s all area, specified area or face-detection
- lockable and 40% more rigid eye-cup
- BONUS from the comments: the dual charger is an extra, and the little flash is no longer included in the box
- BONUS: tone curves adjustements in half stops (no longer full stops)
- BONUS: you can select the autofocus box size in video (previously you had to deal with a fixed size)
- BONUS: new video file format MP4/H.264 AAC. Better video format for uploading to the internet
- BONUS: when used with vertical grip, the X-T4 is actually about the same size of X-H1 with vertical grip
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