Fujifilm has announced the long-awaited X-T4, a stills/hybrid that brings a much-desired feature to the X-T range: in-body image stabilization. The IBIS system on the X-T4 can reduce shake by up to six stops on eighteen of the company’s lenses, and up to five stops on the rest. Fujifilm has redesigned the shutter mechanism, which is rated to 300k cycles and is quieter than on the X-T3. The new shutter can support bursts at 15 fps.
While the X-Trans sensor is the same as the X-T3, the autofocus system has received an upgrade, with improved face and eye detection as well as subject tracking. Fujifilm has also added a new Eterna Bleach Bypass Film Simulation mode, support for ‘lossy’ Raw files and additional precision when adjusting tone curves.
The design of the camera has changed in several ways. The LCD is now fully articulating, an AF-On button has been added and the metering switch has been replaced with a stills/video toggle. The grip has been enlarged, the rear control dial protrudes a bit more from the back of the camera and the eyecup is less likely to come off. Settings for stills and videos are now separate, with each mode having their own Q Menu. The X-T4 uses the new NP-W235 battery, which can take 500 shots per charge using the LCD.
On the video front, the camera gains a 240 fps high-speed mode and interface improvements, but the loss of a dedicated headphone socket will not be popular with videophiles: a USB-C dongle must be used. Just like the X-H1, if you want a dongle-less microphone socket, you’ll need to buy the battery grip.
The Fujifilm X-T4 will be available this Spring, in your choice of silver or black. The body-only kit will be priced at $1699. When bundled with the 18-55mm F2.8-4 the price is $2099, and the 16-80mm F4 kit comes in at $2199.
INTRODUCING THE FUJIFILM X-T4: CRAFTED FOR THE MODERN IMAGE-MAKER
Valhalla, New York – February 26, 2020 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is proud to announce the launch of the FUJIFILM X-T4 (hereinafter “X-T4”), a flagship model of the X Series family of mirrorless digital cameras.
The X-T4 is an astounding imaging tool, packing a newly designed IBIS, a quiet new shutter unit, a new vari-angle LCD screen, a new Eterna Bleach Bypass Film Simulation, and a new, large-capacity, battery all into a compact and lightweight camera body. This camera is the perfect tool for today’s image makers and is an ideal multi-functional solution for visual storytellers to use in creating their stories.
More information about the key features of X-T4:
Designed for Quality and Speed
Fujifilm’s state-of-the-art X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor and X-Processor 4 combination sits at this camera’s core, pairing this exceptional, 26.1MP, back-side illuminated sensor with a powerful quad-core CPU to produce images with wide dynamic range and incredible image quality, doing so with lightning-fast processing and precision AF performance, right down to -6EV.
IBIS Puts Stability in the User’s Hands
A huge part of creating great photos or videos is being in the right place at the right time – and that often means making handheld images to get to the heart of the action. X-T4’s five-axis In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) provides up to 6.5 stops1 of image stabilization to make sure that, even in the midst of all the excitement, images remain steady and sharp. Combine this with the new four-axis Digital Image Stabilizer, and there’s lots of room to maneuver.
Steady, Reliable Performance
For any serious image maker, having a tool that can be relied upon to perform flawlessly whenever it is required is extremely important. For this reason, X-T4 features a newly developed mechanical shutter that is the fastest and most robust in the history of the X Series. Not only can it make 26.1 Megapixel images at 15 frames per second, but it is also rated for 300,000 actuations. Combined with its larger capacity battery that is capable of up to 600 frames per charge2, X-T4 has the power and the durability to give users the peace of mind that they’ll never miss the perfect opportunity.
Find the Best Angle for the Story
When chasing the perfect image, versatility is key. The 1.62 million pixel vari-angle touchscreen LCD featured on X-T4 can be adjusted to make it visible from a wide range of positions. This not only provides a high-quality monitor to frame with, but also provides quick and simple controls when they’re needed most. On the flip side, there are times when it’s necessary to minimize the light and distractions that a screen can create. That’s why X-T4’s LCD has been designed to easily fold away so it is completely hidden from view, leaving the updated 3.69 million pixel/100fps electronic viewfinder to focus on the moment at hand.
When a Story Needs Movement
The modern image maker is blurring the lines between photography and videography, and X-T4 has been designed to celebrate this new generation of hybrid creativity. With the simple flick of a switch, movie mode is activated, meaning X-T4 is capable of recording both professional-level DCI 4K/60p and Full HD/240p super slow-motion video. It is also possible to record F-Log footage in 10-bit color, straight to the card. What’s more, the innovative AF-C subject tracking works in low-light conditions down to -6EV and the camera’s use of a new, high capacity battery lets content creators push their creative limits.
Powerful Image Manipulation Made Easy
For over 86 years, FUJIFILM Corporation has produced photographic films that have been used by some of the world’s best-known moviemakers to create some of the world’s most successful movies. This legendary reputation in color science is celebrated with the company’s hugely popular selection of film simulation modes, which digitize some of the industry’s most iconic films and puts them right at hand. X-T4 introduces ETERNA Bleach Bypass, the newest addition to the much-loved collection of Film Simulation modes available in the X Series product line, which creates a beautiful de- saturated, high-contrast look that image-makers will find irresistible.
X-T4 will be available in both black and silver and is expected to be available for sale in Spring 2020 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,699.95 USD and $2,199.99 CAD.
Fujifilm X-T4 specifications
|MSRP||$1699 (body only), $2099 (w/18-55mm lens), $2199 (w/16-80mm lens)|
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Max resolution||6240 x 4160|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||26 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||X-Trans|
|ISO||Auto, 160-12800 (expands to 80-51200)|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||80|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||51200|
|White balance presets||7|
|Custom white balance||Yes (3 slots)|
|Image stabilization notes||Some lenses limited to 5 stops of correction|
|CIPA image stabilization rating||6.5 stop(s)|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Number of focus points||425|
|Lens mount||Fujifilm X|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Articulated LCD||Fully articulated|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder magnification||1.125× (0.75× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed (electronic)||1/32000 sec|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)|
|Flash X sync speed||1/250 sec|
|Continuous drive||20.0 fps|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV, 2 EV steps)|
|Format||MPEG-4, H.264, H.265|
|Storage types||Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots (UHS-II supported)|
|USB||USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)|
|Wireless notes||802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone or wired remote)|
|Battery description||NP-W235 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||500|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||607 g (1.34 lb / 21.41 oz)|
|Dimensions||135 x 93 x 84 mm (5.31 x 3.66 x 3.31″)|
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