There are cameras for work and cameras for pleasure. The Fujifilm X-T4 is a camera for work that's a pleasure to use. Although it's not something you'd buy as a luxury, it lets its total versatility shine through pleasantly. After two years of using this primarily as a video production tool and as a secondary photography camera, the most prominent specialty that sticks out to me was its reliability. The buttons and dials have held incredibly well, and throughout unpredictable situations, the camera seems unfazed.
The Fujifilm X-T4 features the oh-so-capable, fourth-generation X-sensor that promises to be twice as durable and 30% quieter. While it isn't as quiet as the leaf shutter on the X100V, it's pretty damn hushed. I never felt like the camera was noticeably loud throughout my shooting environments. The new shutter module increases the burst rate to 15 FPS in automatic mode, which is staggering. Unlike the X-H1 before it, though, this one uses magnetic springs to make it smaller and lighter. In practice, it works very well. I could get as low as 1/4 of a second and still capture usable images will lead to varying results.
What We Love:
Flip-Out Screen: A screen that quite literally orientates itself to wherever you need it to be.
Better Battery Life: A long-lasting battery life for photos, including two different modes that enable more control.
The Colors: The log-profile screen grabs from video seem almost too good to be true; they boast natural colors and realistic detail. Beautiful straight out of the camera.
Hi-Tech Meets Vintage Feel: Although it looks and feels like an old-school camera, it’s impressively high-tech and shines with top-tier specs.
Auto Focus: The X-T4’s improved AF tracking performance works brilliantly, perfect for those who rely on automatic settings.
What It Has:
- 3 types of boost mode
- Low light priority
- Improved AF tracking performance
- Vari-angle LCD
- Still / Movie mode dial
- Fix Movie Crop Magnification
- New In-body stabilization unit
What It Captures:
- 240FPS at 1080P, 4K at 60 FPS, and 4K at 24FPS
- Long exposures
- Low light scenarios
- Detailed landscapes
- Street scenes
- Fast-action where autofocus is a priority
- Blackout time: X-T4:75msec, X-T3:96msec
- Doubled Durability: 150,000 (X-T3) vs 300,000 (X-T4)
- 30% more silent shutter sound and comfortable shutter feeling
- Dual Battery Modes: 1.) Economy Mode, 600 frames and 1700 w/ grip, and 2.) Normal Mode, 600 frames and 1450 w/grip
- DIS correct image blur between frames by shifting cropping position. *Requires 10% crop margin.
- 1.62 mil dots Vari-angle monitor