It appears that Fuji may have a busy couple of months coming up, with rumors that the X-T4, X100V, and X-T200 may be announced as soon as February 4. Is Fuji beginning to match Sony’s aggressive release schedule? Will we see some major changes to the successor of the incredibly popular X-T3?
FujiAddict reports that the X-T4 will be ⅓ of an inch thicker and up to 5 oz heavier than its predecessor, also touting 6K 60p with 10-bit internal recording and a fully articulating screen. The larger size would make sense, as the smart money is betting on the X-T4 having in-body image stabilization, one of the few features that videographers felt was missing from the X-T3. It would also accommodate a larger battery, which will be greatly welcomed by Fuji shooters used to carrying a handful of NP-W126S batteries with them, a model that’s been used across a wide range of Fuji bodies for several years now.
The number of features that Fuji plans to pack into this body might give us a real indication of whether the X-H2 will ever come to market. In November last year, we reported that introducing IBIS to the X-T4 would make the X-H line seem somewhat redundant, and the X-T4 may become Fuji’s flagship APS-C sensor camera.
Also expected is the launch of the X100V, the fifth iteration of Fuji’s premium compact camera. Following Fuji’s pattern of releases, the X100V might well have been expected this time last year, but Fuji held off. The new version is expected to have a brand new 23mm lens to match the improvements to the sensor and command a premium price tag of around $1,500. Will it also contain a new battery and the X-Trans IV processor?
What should we expect from Fuji’s trio of cameras slated for February? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.