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.
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…
In The Studio with April
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?