X Lab Fujifilm X-E4 Development Part 2: Designed to Make You Want to Carry it Always with You

We did cover the first part of the Fujifilm X-E4 development in this article. The focus there was on why Fujifilm made certain design choices.

Now Fujifilm shared Part 2 of the Fujifilm X-E4 development story. It’s again in Japanese, and again we rely on google’s automatic translation tool.

Much goes lost in the automatic translation tool this time, but there is one sentence I’d like to highlight: “it’s really important to have a camera that you want to carry around with you“.

For me, this sums up my X-E line shooting experience.

The combination of X-E3 and 27mm results in such a small package, that it is with me just everywhere.

For example, in pre-COVID times, when my brother asked me if I could pick up his kids after school, I always did so with my X-E3 and 27mm. No strap, no bag, no nothing. Just put in the pocket of my jacket, and you never know, maybe there will an interesting image to take on the way. And if not, peace, I didn’t even notice the weight and size of the X-E3 and 27mm in my pocket anyway.

All I needed to make my everyday snapshot photography life perfect, was an aperture ring on the XF27mmF2.8, and finally Fujifilm delivered.

One day, when the hard lockdown we are forced into again, when photography stores will open again and I can leave my 1.000 souls small village again, I’ll run to my local store and grab that new 27mm.

Down below you get a summary:

Video Summary

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Fujifilm X-E4 Owners Manual Available

Fujifilm has released the owners manual for the Fujifilm X-E4.

There is also a version that Fuji calls “multi” but it’s just the English version. What you have to do, is to go to this html page of the manual, then on the top right Fujifilm added a google translate box. Select your language and let google translate the manual.

X-E4 and Accessories

Fujifilm X-E4: Minimalist Tool and X100V or X-E4 for Street Photography?

The Fujifilm X-E line was always on the brink of extinction.

Several times Fujifilm considered to kill the line, as it is not really profitable. But it was saved by the rather loud voices within the Fujifilm community to keep that line alive, and also a small but stubborn minority inside the Fujifilm management, who believes the X-E has its raison d’être.

The first to risk never to see the light of the day was the Fujifilm X-E3. But as Fujifilm managers told us in this interview, they took note of the strong requests for an X-E3 and finally they decided to deliver.

Later on, and you can be sure of that, Fujifilm decided to drop the X-E line again. And yet, once again, the pressure build up inside Fujifilm and also outside by its customers, to keep the X-E line alive.

And once again, we won :). The X-E4 is here and down below we can share a mini-roundup about the X-E4.

A little side note: for what it’s worth, it is the by very far best selling X-E camera among the FujiRumors community, and it has now officially beaten the X-S10 in terms of pre-orders (always just here on FujiRumors).

However, it should be noted that out there in the real world, the X-S10 outsells by far the X-E4. But it’s already great to see that the response for the X-E4 was very positive at least among the FR community.

With that said, here is a bit more content X-E4 content for you.

X-E4 Roundup

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Final Release Dates for Fujifilm GFX100S, GF80mmF1.7, Fujifilm X-E4, XF70-300mm and XF27mmF2.8 R WR Published

We all were a bit worried after Fujifilm told us about the high GFX1000S pre-orders, that there could be delays when it comes to shipping.

But the good news is that Fujifilm Japan published the official release date (for Japanese market) for each item announced back on January 27, and it looks like they will all start shipping as planed.

In Japan and EU the GFX100S should ship in late February (02/25), whereas according to major US retailers, we will have to wait until March 11 for the GFX100S shipment in the US.

Release February 25

Release March 11

Release March 18

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