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Industry News: Fujifilm officially announces the X-T4

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.

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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 manoeuvre.

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 desaturated, 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

Price
MSRP $1699 (body only), $2099 (w/18-55mm lens), $2199 (w/16-80mm lens)
Body type
Body type SLR-style mirrorless
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor
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)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor X-Processor 4
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array X-Trans
Image
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 Sensor-shift
Image stabilization notes Some lenses limited to 5 stops of correction
CIPA image stabilization rating 6.5 stop(s)
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (Exif v2.3)
  • Raw (14-bit RAF)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 425
Lens mount Fujifilm X
Focal length multiplier 1.5×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fully articulated
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,620,000
Touch screen Yes
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Electronic
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 1.125× (0.75× 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder resolution 3,690,000
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/32000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Program
  • Shutter priority
  • Aperture priority
  • Manual
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync port)
Flash X sync speed 1/250 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • Continuous (L/H)
  • Bracketing
Continuous drive 20.0 fps
Self-timer Yes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
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)
WB Bracketing Yes
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Modes
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 240p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots (UHS-II supported)
Connectivity
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
USB charging Yes
HDMI Yes (micro-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth
Remote control Yes (via smartphone or wired remote)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
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)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes
GPS None

Jan 12, 2020
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Now it will be interesting to see how Canon price R6, XT4 seems promising but lack new lenses keeping me away from Fuji ecosystem. I hope they won't price R6 above $2500
 

IcyBergs

I have a Sony...TV
May 31, 2016
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A really fine camera... too bad canon doesn't want to update the M5
Even if Canon gave you an M62 with a viewfinder, would that really compete with the Fuji X-T4?

The M52 would be a $1100 body at most which still puts it well below the Fuji. Fuji's goal with this line is to offer a full-feature yet not full-frame system - a pro-crop. Not exactly what Canon's priorities are with the M line, (to take another whack at the dead horse again) which is prioritize portability over everything else.
 
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dtaylor

Canon 5Ds
Jul 26, 2011
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I was really looking forward to updating my X-T3, but since the EOS R5 came to be, I just don't see me going any further with the Fuji system. I love the tiny lenses, but I don't see a point in financing two mirrorless systems from different brands.
This. FF 40-45mp and 8k? The R5 steals all the thunder from the X-T4.
 
Dec 6, 2018
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Maybe, but how many people can afford a $4000+ camera and how many an $1600 one? Plus add the expensive RF lenses. And Fuji's image and video quality is so good that i don't see the need for better in 99.9% of cases.
We can subtract the RF lenses ideology from you post, because EF glass works perfect. I have the RF system already and plan to to 80% EF glass anyway because it works so good.
 

Normalnorm

EOS 7D MK II
Dec 25, 2012
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While I appreciate the improvements of the X-T4, what got my attention was the very quiet shutter.
The X-H1 surprised me with the quiet smoothness of its shutter and I coveted it for that reason alone.
Putting a shutter like that in the X-T body just adds that level refinement that elevates it into a top tier photo experience.
Oh, and 12fps doesn't hurt my feelings either.

The fact that Fuji actually takes great photos and has a quality lens line is icing on the cake.
 

russ

I'm New Here
Sep 29, 2012
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The price points are vastly different. The X-T4 is more equivalent to the mythical R7. 15fps mechanical shutter rated at 300,000 actuations? Interesting to see what the AF performance will be.
Agreed, way different price points.

So far the reviews say AF is noticeably improved over the X-T3. The X-T3 is fairly good already but there is room for improvement. My estimate is it works well 80-85% of the time and that is backed up by some reviews I've seen. Way better than the original X-T1 or original Canon M1. When I was using my 1Dx it was rare the AF failed on me (less than 5% of the time?). I have to imagine the R5 will be a step above in AF performance but had better be at $3500-4500. I seriously doubt the R5 will be close to the 1Dx but go for it Canon, surprise me.

All in all the X-T4 looks promising and I've ordered one to upgrade my X-T3. Will be interesting to see how well the R5 AF performs. My wife will get one to upgrade her EOS-R. I would be surprised if it's enough for me to come back to Canon but we'll see. Maybe the R1 will come out next year and it will be my perfect camera but it will have to be more like the size of the EOS-R or the original film EOS-1. I'm done with huge cameras. So nice holding and packing/traveling with smaller systems. For now Fuji is great for travel and finally AF is usable.
 

russ

I'm New Here
Sep 29, 2012
12
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While I appreciate the improvements of the X-T4, what got my attention was the very quiet shutter.
The X-H1 surprised me with the quiet smoothness of its shutter and I coveted it for that reason alone.
Putting a shutter like that in the X-T body just adds that level refinement that elevates it into a top tier photo experience.
Oh, and 12fps doesn't hurt my feelings either.

The fact that Fuji actually takes great photos and has a quality lens line is icing on the cake.
15fps for mechanical shutter, 20fps for electronic ;) The improvements in AF are what gets my attention.

It's always enjoyable to read Jonas Rask's reviews (yes, he is paid by Fuji for his photography and is an Fuji X photographer)

 

DBounce

EOS M50
May 3, 2016
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I owned two X-T3s and also had the MKX lenses. Unfortunately, both bodies died. While I loved the size, imagery and nostalgia of shooting with the Fuji’s, it would take a lot for me to decide to dump another $20k into a full Fuji kit again.
This is made even less probable with Canons pending release of the R5... which I will immediately preorder.
 

Graphic.Artifacts

EOS 7D MK II
Aug 1, 2017
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I was really looking forward to updating my X-T3, but since the EOS R5 came to be, I just don't see me going any further with the Fuji system. I love the tiny lenses, but I don't see a point in financing two mirrorless systems from different brands.
My entire three prime lens kit is smaller than one of Canon’s new RF zooms and they are all F2 or faster and IBIS stabilized on an XT-4. That’s before even addressing video. I’d love to come back to being a full time Canon shooter but those little Fuji X’s are too much fun to give up.
 
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Normalnorm

EOS 7D MK II
Dec 25, 2012
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15fps for mechanical shutter, 20fps for electronic ;) The improvements in AF are what gets my attention.

It's always enjoyable to read Jonas Rask's reviews (yes, he is paid by Fuji for his photography and is an Fuji X photographer)

Yeah I guess I mis-remembered the frame rate. Either way it is excellent.
 
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