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RUMOR: Fujifilm X-E line Canceled, Game Over for Fujifilm X-E4

I have received word from our sources (thanks), that Fujifilm will drop the Fujifilm X-E line.

As you know, I am huge Fujifilm X-E line fan. I love its compactness, I love its performance, I love its form factor and its simplicity.

So this rumor hits me very strong.

However, the X-E line was always on the fence to be canceled, as sales were always low.

In fact, already after the Fujifilm X-E2s failure, Fujifilm considered dropping the line altogether. Which is why back in 2016 I wrote straight out of my heart a “love letter to the unborn X-E3“, followed by almost 200 comments of you guys, supporting me.

My hope was that the love letter (and you feedback) would help Fujifilm to continue to believe in this line, and it seems it worked, as Fujifilm managers said half a year later, they are “aware of the many X-E3 requests.”

So we got it, the Fujifilm X-E3 came, and of course I bought it, along with the XF27mm f/2.8, the perfect lens for this camera.

But here we are again. And this time it looks really like the dead-end street for the Fujifilm X-E line.

Maybe many of you will agree with Fuji’s decision. Maybe you will think Fujifilm has to simplify and streamline its line-up. And maybe it “rationally” makes sense to drop the X-E line.

But as a huge X-E line lover myself, I can’t look at this rumor rationally, and I am just disappointed about it.

Let us know in the survey below, if you think it makes sense to drop the X-E line. Who knows if we can change Fuji’s mind again.

NOTE: the Fujifilm X-E3 is already discontinued, but as of now you can still find it in stock.

And the X-H line?

Is the X-H line also dead?

Well, as FujiRumors always told you, at no point in time, Fujifilm was considering to drop the X-H line. Those rumors were always fake, as the Fujifilm X-H2 was always on the roadmap, and now Fujifilm confirmed it themselves for the second time.

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Fujifilm X-T4 vs Sony A7III vs Nikon Z6 IBIS and Video Quality Comparison by Max Yuryev

Max Yuryev compared the IBIS performance and video quality of the Fujifilm X-T4 with the one of the Nikon Z6 and Sony A7III.

Details:

  • Nikon looks very sharp, but it’s because adds more sharpening and contrast
  • Nikon and Sony have 24 MP and both oversample from 6K
  • Fujifilm X-T4 oversamples from 26MP, and detail looks the same of Sony and Nikon. Just less contrast a less sharpening
  • all three look identical
  • in 4K 60p is great on the X-T4
  • going down from 4K to 1080p, Fujifilm X-T4 seems to lose less detail compared to the other
  • in 1080 the Nikon is oversharpened a lot and has more aliasing
  • the Sony does not have much aliasing, but has the least amount of detail
  • in 1080p Fujifilm is the best
  • Get the Fujifilm X-T4 if you shoot 4K or 1080p

120/240 Slow Motion:

  • Sony has 19 mbps in 120fps
  • Nikon has 26 mbps in 120fps
  • Fuji has 40 mbps in 120fps and 20 mbps at 240 fps
  • A little bit of aliasing on Sony and Fuji, but way more on Nikon
  • in the really tiny sections you can see that the Fuji has more detail
  • Sony and Nikon are similar, but Nikon more aliasing
  • at 240fps the Fuji gets lots more aliasing and loses detail
  • at 240 fps X-T4 looks slightly worse than Sony and Nikon at 120 fps
  • and yet, the 240 fps X-T4 holds up pretty good compared to the 120 fps on Sony and Nikon. Good job Fuji

IBIS

  • Nikon IBIS does not look that good
  • Sony looks even worse, and “is known to suck when you are walking with your camera“.
  • Fuji X-T4 IBIS looks way better than Sony and Nikon IBIS
  • there is a little bit of warping in the corners on X-T4
  • once he turns on electronic image stabilization and IBIS Boost,  it gets even smoother. It’s not as good as a gimbal, but it’s getting closer. Still a bit of warping in the corners
  • if you stabilize the video in post, the X-T4 footage stabilizes very well, because you don’t have those huge jitters
  • the Nikon with stabilization in post, you see all the artifacting, because there is just too much jittery shake
  • Sony is even worse, you don’t want to stabilize it in post
  • also for vlogging the IBIS works best on X-T4
  • with boost IBIS, the X-T4 is the most tripod-alike, but you get a bit of micro jitter. The Nikon has more micro jitter. The Sony has almost no micro jitter

Max Yuryev says you should keep in mind the X-T4 is still pre-production.

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Fujifilm X-T4 Press Event Media Slides/Videos Compare Fujifilm X-T4 vs Sony A7rIV Autofocus Tracking, IBIS Performance and More

During the various press events for the Fujifilm X-T4 launch, Fujifilm has shown a bunch of media slides to the press.

Many of those can be found at the Spanish Fujifilm site Fujistas, others ad dc.watch, and others I have found elsewhere. They show some technical details about the Fujifilm X-T4, but also compare it to the Sony A7rIV and the Canon EOS R.

Also, on the youtube channel of the Spanish Fujistas here, you can see a few videos uploaded that show the autofocus tracking capabilities of the Fujifilm X-T4 also compared to the Sony A7rIV.

For our Spanish readers, you might head over to Fujistas, to check out the various articles he has covering the X-T4 launch event.

You can see his autofocus post here.

If course the Fujifilm X-T4 wins hands down in the video, but keep in mind it’s marketing material of Fujifilm, so I want to see real life comparisons, before I make any conclusion.

You can see it all down below.

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UPDATE: Fujifilm X-T4 Made in China or Japan?

UPDATE: “I have been informed that the FUJIFILM X-T4 is actually made in China. Fujifilm’s decision to manufacture in China or Japan has more to do with how Fujifilm optimizes its production capabilities with consumer demand. With regard to X-T4, we focused on our China production site because of the uncertain supply chain situation.”

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When the Fujifilm X-T4 first look hit the web, we noticed that some samples were made in Japan, and some in China. This is why, in our “24 things you missed about X-T4” article we came to the conclusion that the Fujifilm X-T4 will be manufactured in both countries.

Now a Fujifilm statement spotted by our members of the X-T facebook group, says it will be made in both countries.

The X-T4 will be produced in both, China and Japan facilities using the same high FUJIFILM standards and quality assurances.

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Fujifilm X-T4 vs Sony A6600 IBIS, Managers Explains Fujifilm Improved X-T4 Tracking, Mini Documentary Shot on X-T4 and More

Fujifilm X-T4

The long waiting begins also for me.

I pre-ordered the Fujifilm X-T4, put myself in the waiting list, and have now to find a way to manage my impatience.

One of the ways to deal with the waiting, is to just read and watch everything X-T4 related. Luckily I manage 4 languages, so I have lots of content to enjoy :).

I will happily share with you some of the content I check out myself, and here is a next X-T4 roundup.

Down below you’ll see:

  • and interview with a Fujifilm manager, who talks about X-T4 and among the other says that the improved AF tracking was made possible “by using color and shape information to be able to track something moving
  • did Camera Conspiracies find the prefect camera? He compares IBIS with the Sony A6600 and the Panasonic G85.
  • Gerald Undone first look
  • Linus Tech Tips (10 mln subs) launched a new separate channel, where his main videographer Brandon reviews X-T4
  • The Art of Photography talks about X-T4 video capabilities
  • Forged in the North short Fujifilm X-T4 handheld video
  • Cinema5D mini documentary “Arisa” shot entirely on X-T4. Interesting to note: he experienced autofocus issues in very low light when shooting F-Log. He contacted Fujifilm, who recommended him not to use continuous AF and F-Log in very low light conditions.

Of course, everything is still pre-production, and especially IBIS can be improved via firmware a lot, as the past X-H1 firmware updates have shown and the future Fujifilm GFX100 firmware will show.

X-T4 Roundup

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