Japanese multinational photography and imaging company, Fujifilm Corporation has launched the mirrorless digital camera FUJIFILM X-T4 (X-T4) which is the latest addition to its X series of mirrorless digital cameras – cameras with no optical viewfinder, have their imaging sensor always exposed to light. The X-T4 delivers 15 frames per second shooting and a high-speed autofocus performance as fast as 0.02 seconds ensuring that the users do not miss to capture every single moment. The camera has an outstanding capability to AF on a moving subject, maintains focus on a subject that is approaching towards it as well as a subject that is moving away from it. Face / Eye AF performance has also been enhanced to make portraiture easier than ever before.
The new flagship model boasts the highest performance in the history of Fuji’s X Series which includes rare five-axis in-body image stabilization (IBIS) mechanism offering the photographers up to 6.5 stops of image stabilization. IBIS uses gyro sensors to detect camera shakes at accuracy 8 times greater than the previous, and a shock-absorbing structure that can effectively control minor shakes when the shutter button is pressed. The camera can be hand-held while shooting or in low light conditions such as night. This feature, therefore, makes it a perfect choice for sports and other active shooting situations like racing and drama.
Since the early days when color photography was invented, Fujifilm has never stopped priding itself with advanced innovation in the fields of color accuracy and color reproduction. X-T4’s Film Simulation function reproduces colors and tonal expressions of photographic film Velvia and cinematic film ETERNA, added with the new ETERNA Bleach Bypass mode to increase richness with its high-contrast and low-saturation. The X-T4 carries the back-illuminated 26.1MP sensor “X-Trans™ CMOS 4”*10 and a high-speed image processing engine “X-Processor 4. The Auto White Balance function in X-T4 has White Priority mode which reproduces natural white even under incandescent light, and Ambience Priority mode which provides a warmer tone.
X-T4 has a 4K/60p 10bit video recording capability for smooth 4K video in rich colors, and digital image stabilization (DIS) function for stable video footage with very minimal camera shakes. The X-T4 is capable of recording high-speed Full-HD video at 240P, producing up to 10x slow-motion effect even to a snap action of a fast-moving subject. The Live View setting of viewfinder can be selected from three boost mode according to shooting scenes and subjects, the user can choose from Low Light Priority mode which allows seeing the subject clearly even when shooting in low light, Resolution Priority mode which displays the subject in fine details, or Frame Rate Priority mode which shows the motion of a subject smoothly. There is a Still / Movie mode dial on the top panel, allowing the user to apply different settings of still images and videos. In the dedicated Movie optimized control mode, the camera stores pre-selected video settings, enabling a swift transition from photo shooting to video recording.
Another improvement of X-T4 is that it has a high capacity battery which allows users to shoot approximately 500 frames (Economy Mode) per every charge, a significant upgrade from 390 shot rating of its predecessor. The vertical battery grip is dust and moisture resistant and operates at temperatures as low as -10 degrees. It fits two of the high capacity battery “NP-W235.” The model has an improved shutter mechanism that Fujifilm puts it at 30 percent quieter than X-T3. The rear touchscreen LCD has a higher resolution of 1.62 million dots as compared to 1.04 million on the X-T3. It can flip out to the side to enable you to see yourself when taking selfies or vlogging. Fujifilm’s X Series of mirrorless cameras can be combined with a total of 35 interchangeable lenses only designed for the X flagship.
Fujifilm fans, who want to get hold of the new camera might need to place their pre-orders very early as the corporation is currently experiencing production delays and constrained supply citing coronavirus outbreak as the major cause. The company hopes to have X-T4 cameras out in April.