Fujifilm X-T4 ePhotozine Review: Impressive Camera, the Complete Package!

ePhotozine has published its full Fujifilm X-T4 review. Their conclusions:

The camera’s 26mp BSI CMOS sensor and image processing is known to produce excellent image quality, and continue to do so, with exceptional colour reproduction and dynamic range. For those looking to upgrade from an earlier X-T1, or X-T2 camera, the X-T4 offers a compelling set of features, and if you’ve ever been frustrated with battery life from your camera, then the X-T4 offers a great option for you.

The X-T4, with high-speed continuous shooting (up to 30fps), is up there with the quickest, with only the E-M1 II / III and G9 offering quicker continuous shooting (at 60fps), and in terms of video, it’s only the G9 that also offers 4K 60fps video. The switch between stills and video is a great idea, and will benefit video and stills photographers greatly.

The camera is well suited to a wide variety of photography, with good noise performance and IBIS making it better in low-light situations, great colour reproduction making it suited to portraits and other photography, and high-speed shooting further expands the camera’s appeal in particular for wildlife or sports photography.

For anyone wanting the best the X-Series has to offer, the X-T4 is it, with a great 26mp sensor, great colour reproduction, and high-quality video recording, the X-T4 has it all, including high-speed autofocus and continuous shooting. Add in-body image stabilisation, along with improved battery life, and you have the complete package.

Pros

  • 5-axis In-body image stabilisation
  • New battery gives extended battery life
  • Excellent noise performance
  • Excellent colour reproduction and options
  • Improved video recording options
  • High-speed continuous shooting

Cons

  • Increased size
  • Headphone jack via USB C

Read the full review at ephotozine here.

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Double Your Fujifilm X-T4 Recording Time Before Overheating with This Hack (Works Only with Selfie Screen ; ) )

Tony Rustlips found a new way to make good use of the Fujifilm X-T4 selfie screen.

In order to double his recording, all he needs is a cheap insulin ice pack. But be aware, it works only with the Fujifilm X-T4, as you can flip the screen out completely and then place the insulin ice pack at the back of the camera.

Oh well, maybe it’s something that will work for some of you guys, too ;).

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Fujifilm X-T4 Firmware 1.02 Significantly Improves IBIS but Makes Boost Mode Worse?

We just reported about how the Fujifilm X-T4 firmware 1.02 improved video autofocus performance in this dedicated article (with video comparison).

Now here is part 2 of our Fujifilm X-T4 firmware 1.02 coverage, and this time we focus on IBIS.

Down below you can see three videos. All three say that IBIS has indeed been significantly improved (and confirm our early report here).

However, kushagra K noticed that in one specific scenario, IBIS seems to be worse with firmware 1.02 compared to 1.01: Boost Mode! (that’s the mode used to emulate a tripod and should not be used when panning or moving the camera)

According to kushagra K, Boost mode now gives some wavy movements in the corners, that were not there with firmware 1.01. The Issue is more visible with wide angle lenses.

Again, mostly the feedback is very positive, but the thing with the Boost Mode has to be investigated further and, if confirmed, Fujifilm better quickly works to fix it.

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Fujifilm X-T4 IBIS Videos

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Fujifilm X-T4 firmware 1.02 vs 1.01 Video Autofocus Comparison with XF56mmF1.2 Shows Significant Improvement

Just click, and the video above starts at 5:20, hence exactly at the point, where you see the comparison

Fujifilm X-T4 FW 1.02

A few weeks ago, Fujifilm released firmware 1.02 for Fujifilm X-T4 cameras (I did update mine via Fujifilm Smartphone App, and you?).

Officially, it improves IBIS (with great results) and fixes some bugs.

There was not mention of anything autofocus related, but as FujiRumors reported here, one of the hidden improvements should be better video autofocus with DC motor driven lenses (such as the Fujinon XF56mm f/1.2, which until firmware 1.01 was a horrible lens for video AF).

Now the French channel Les Guides Fujifilm & Sony tested Fujifilm X-T4 firmware 1.02 using the XF56mmF1.2 and also compared it to firmware 1.01.

What he notices:

  • Firmware 1.01
    – many hesitations and pumping
    – not acceptable
  • Firmware 1.02
    – walking faster: wow, it reacts pretty well
    – when his subject walked slowly, it did not hesitate at all
    – pumping movements he had with firmware 1.01 are mostly gone, almost perfect
    – when his subject moves out of frame and then back in frame, the camera detects his face and does not hesitate when locking on his face
    – the focus moves more gracefully

He rightfully wonders why Fujifilm didn’t mention this big improvement on his official firmware 1.02 page, but luckily there is FujiRumors for that ;).

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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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