Fujifilm X-T4 Firmware 1.02 Tested: This Pro Videographer is Blown Away by Improved IBIS and Wishes the Same for Fujifilm X-H1

Fellow Italian X shooter Mario (who is a professional videomaker, formely shooting Canon, then leaving Canon because he fell in love with the Fujifilm X-H1) has shared a video, where he compares the IBIS on the Fujfiilm X-T4 with firmware 1.01 vs. firmware 1.02.

Now, if you don’t understand Italian, you probably want to see the video samples, and get a summary of what he says…. well, I did it all for you down below. :)

So let me guide you through this, since I am Italian, too :).

Also, fellow German speaking X shooter Pascal shares his feedback about firmware 1.02. Luckily I am also German native speaking, but in this case, Pascal makes the video in English. I’ll include it down below.

He also says “I can’t say any issues that come from the IBIS anymore”.

IBIS TEST

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Fujifilm X-T4 Video Autofocus Tested: Can You Trust it? Settings Nightmare, Inconsistency and Which XF Lenses Are Best for It

UPDATE: I have just been contacted by FR-readers, and I have been told that the latest firmware 1.02 for Fujifilm X-T4 improved autofocus during video with older lenses. Philip’s video was recorded before that. Would be fantastic if Philip could repeat the test to verify that.

Philip Bloom wonders, can you trust the Fujifilm X-T4 autofocus for video?

In my opinion, Philip did a great job, and this video is very helpful to figure out which lenses are best for video autofocus tracking and especially which settings are best for which lens.

Before the usual video summary, for those of you, who have no time to watch it right now, I’d like to highlight a few things from the video:

  • inconsistency: Some lenses work very well and reliably (such as the XF16-55mmF2.8), other were a complete nightmare (for example XF56mmF1.2)
  • settings nightmare (AF speed + Tracking sensitivity): some settings work great on a certain lens, but use the same settings on another lens, and you get totally different results. You must hence fine tune the settings differently for each lens
  • older lenses: older lenses are clearly not designed for video autofocus. Newer lenses work better
  • pulsing & jumping: that’s an issue that occurs with many XF lenses. On some lenses you can mitigate it a lot by changing settings
  • Confusing Settings: with AF-Speed, the higher you set the number, the faster the AF speed (logical). With tracking sensitivity, the higher the number, the slower it is (not logical).
  • Eye AF: can lose eye easily, especially if you wear glasses
  • Internal vs External recording: Record externally, and you have terrible results. Better record internally for best video autofocus
  • Overall: X-T4 is a fantastic camera (in fact his favorite camera close after the GFX100) and has all the power it needs for great video AF, but it’s the lenses that are holding it back for video AF.

I feel like lots of this is something that Fujifilm could improve via firmware update, even with older lenses, and I am confident Fujifilm will.

I personally used the XF18-55mm a lot for my teaching-vlogging, and it worked well on my X-T4. And in fact the 18-55 is one of the lenses that performed best in Philip’s tests.

Down below you’ll find the summary and the video, so you can see which lens worked best and which settings he recommends.

Philip Bloom did well to highlight all this, and of course here on FujiRumors we report about it, as I believe this is valuable feedback for Fujifilm.

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Fujifilm X-T4 and XF16-80mmF4 Firmware Updates Released

Fujifilm has release a new firmware update for Fujifilm X-T4.

Fujifilm X-T4 ver 1.02 – download here

  1. Improvement of IBIS function during a movie shooting.
  2. The phenomenon is fixed that images, which were erased from an SD card with SIMULTANEOUS DELETE ON, are played back .
  3. The phenomenon is fixed that overexposure can happen in a certain shooting condition.
  4. The phenomenon is fixed that a camera doesn’t wake up by pressing the shutter button after auto power off worked.
  5. Fix of minor bugs

XF16-80mmF4 ver 1.05 – download here

  1. Improvement of OIS function during a movie shooting.

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Wasabi NP-W235 Batteries and Charger for Fujifilm X-T4 Available in USA (at a Great Price) plus Patona and Hähnel Batteries

We recently reported about the first third party alternatives to the original NP-W235 batteries for Fujifilm X-T4.

Now more options are joining, among them arguably the most used and loved Fujifilm third party battery in North America, Blue Nook Wasabi, with the Wasabi NP-W235:

The price on the Wasabi NP-W235 is great, especially if you buy two of them along with the charger. It will cost you the same as buying one single original Fujifilm battery. It all comes with a 3 year manufacturer warranty.

I have used my X-T4 during my mini trip in Tuscany. Battery life was rock-solid, and since I own two original NP-W235 Fujifilm batteries already, I do not really see any need to add a third one in my bag.

But it’s nice to see more options joining.

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