Today Fujifilm announced two new cameras, the Fujifilm Instax 11 and the Fujifilm X-T4. While my love for Instax runs deep, I thought I’d share a few thoughts on the new X-T4.

If you’re a filmmaker, seeking a small form factor camera, and have been waiting for Fujifilm to release a camera for you, this may just be the time. The X-H1 was also a great option with features for filmmakers, but the X-T4 blends I think the best of the X-T3 & X-H1 with new stuff.

The new X-T4 introduces five-axis IBIS up to 6.5 stops, along with a the new four-axis Digital Image Stabiliser seems to provide some impressive results. 

I’m a still photographer who dabbles in video so I shot a little video in my time with this camera, but I also captured some long exposures, hand-held and had some fun.

This image, at Pike Place Market was captured at 2.5 seconds, hand-held, with some intentional movement to create some light trails. I was impressed with the amount of detail in the iconic Public Market Sign. 

FUJIFILM X-T4 W/23MM F/2 | ISO 160 | F/16 | 2.5 SECONDS (HAND-HELD)

Features & Updates

New battery NP-W235 – capture up to 600 frames on one battery, depending on capture mode, this is about 200 frames more capacity than the X-T3 battery.

Still/Movie Dial – It’s a simple flip of a dial to shift to video mode, once you do this, tap the Q button and find a Q menu filled with your go-to video settings.

New Vari-angle LCD screen – Flip out, if you wish, great for the vloggers or those who’ve been seeking a flip out screen.

New Film Simulation –  Eterna Bleach Bypass –  which creates a beautiful de-saturated, high-contrast look.

New Auto White Balance Options – White Priority & Ambience Priority – I’ve only dabbled with these just a little bit it looks like they seem to highlight white balance accuracy for either the whites or the ambience of am image.

Overall General Specs

  • 26.1MP X-Trans CMOS 4 sensor
  • X-Processor 4 quad-core imaging engine
  • New battery – capture up to 600 frames on one battery, depending on capture mode, this is more than 200 frames than the X-T3 battery
  • Updated Mechanical Shutter, capture up to 15fps, rated for 300,000 actuations

For the Filmmakers/Video Shooters

  • 5 axis in body stabilisation, up to 6.5 stops
  • DCI 4K/60p
  • 1080P/240P FULL HD High Speed REC (compared to 1080P/120P on the X-T3
  • Record F-Log footage in 10-bit color
  • AF-C subject tracking works in low-light conditions down to -6EV

Here are a few sample images…

FUJIFILM X-T4 W/23MM F/2 | ISO 400 | F/11 | .6 SECONDS (HAND-HELD)
FUJIFILM X-T4 W/23MM F.2 | ISO 1600 | F/4 | 1/160S
200% ZOOM IN ON THE COCKTAILS SIGN! LOOK AT THAT LOW NOISE 😉
FUJIFILM X-T4 W/23MM F/2 | ISO 160 | F/4 | 1/2000S
FUJIFILM X-T4 W/23MM F/2 | ISO 160 | F/4 | 1/2700S

In The Studio with April

FUJIFILM X-T4 W/35MM F/1.4 | ISO 160 | F/5.6 | 1/160S
FUJIFILM X-T4 W/56MM F/1.2 | ISO 160 | F/2.5 | 1/160S
NIKON SB600 W/WESTCOTT BEAUTY DISH + GODOX V860II W/GEL
FUJIFILM X-T4 W/35MM F/1.4 | ISO 160 | F/3.6 | 1/160S
GODOX V860II W/ MAGMOD MAGBEAM

What do you think?!

I had a limited time with the camera, and love a lot of these new features. Are you excited about this new update from Fujifilm? Do you see one in your future?

Check out pricing, kit options and pre-order one at Glazer’s, in Seattle!

4 thoughts on “Hands On with the Fujifilm X-T4

  1. So I think you mentioned getting the X-T3 over this one. I don’t do video, but was wondering your thoughts. The review looks great

  2. Thanks Anna. I think if you’re primarily a stills shooter the X-T3 could be a better fit. It would be a little less in price, but offer a lot of what the X-T4 does. The X-T4 has a lot of really fab features, definitely geared towards filmmakers/videographers.

    I’d recommend renting one or both of them to see which may be a better fit for you. If you’re in Seattle, Glazer’s is a great place to do that. Hope that helps!

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