Fujifilm Announces the New X-T4 Flagship Camera

Fujifilm Announces the New X-T4 Flagship Camera

Fujifilm's beloved line of X Series cameras just got its newest member: the X-T4. Check out what's new in this powerful body.

The Fujifilm X-T4 builds on the X-T3 in a variety of ways. Here are some of the most notable features:

  • 26.1 MP X-Trans 4 sensor
  • 4K video at 60 fps and 400 Mbps
  • Full HD video at 240 fps
  • ISO range: 160-12,800
  • Continuous shooting at up to 15 fps with mechanical shutter, 20 fps with electronic shutter, and 30 fps with electronic shutter and 1.25x crop (20.9 MP)
  • Hybrid autofocus system with 425 phase-detection points 
  • 6.5-stop in-body image stabilization
  • 3.69-million-dot electronic viewfinder with 100 fps refresh rate
  • 3.0-inch, 1.62-million-dot vari-angle rear touchscreen
  • Dual SD UHS-II card slots
  • High-capacity NP-W235 battery rated for approximately 600 shots
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • New mechanical shutter design with better durability, rated to 300,000 actuations
  • Full range of Fuji film simulation modes

Preorder

Altogether, the X-T4 looks like a worthwhile improvement over the already well-received X-T3. You can preorder the new X-T4 here, with expected shipping in late April.

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47 Comments

Colin McCroskey's picture

Flip-out vlogger/selfie screen means no L-bracket...

Keagan De Villiers's picture

can still have l-bracket.

Rohan Gillett's picture

Yep, probably just can't have the screen flipped out if you are using one. Doubt that will worry anyone though.

stuartcarver's picture

The camera line is moving away from the stills crowd and over to the video one sadly. the tilt screen on the X-T2/3 is perfect for my needs.

Rohan Gillett's picture

Now I understand. And I'm with you, the X-T2 tilt screen was my favourite too.

aaronbratkovics's picture

The camera line is moving away from stills over to the video crowd because of the tilt screen?? Mmmm... lol I dunno.

stuartcarver's picture

Are you trying to tell me they haven’t massively focused on the video crowd with this release? A year after the T3 and features that so called ‘vloggers’ have been screaming about for a long time.

As a stills photographer it offers nothing more than my X-T2 does.

aaronbratkovics's picture

Yes. I am trying to tell you that.

stuartcarver's picture

Well no offence but you are literally the only person in the whole photography community who doesn’t think this has been designed as a primarily video centric camera, I guess everyone else is wrong then

Daniel Lee's picture

Fully articulating screen is really useful for stills too. I don't do any video at all but wish every camera had one.

stuartcarver's picture

Not for Landscape photographers who use an L bracket, also a simple tilt at low level is much more easy to execute and keeps the camera compact.

Deleted Account's picture

The fact that it's not useful to your specific use case doesn't mean it's not useful to other people just like the fact that it's not a meaningful improvement for your specific needs doesn't mean that it's not a meaningful improvement for others.

stuartcarver's picture

Show me a stills photographer who prefers that video/stills dial over the metering setting, or the flip out screen over the existing tilt, or the fact the sensor is the same, the processor is the same, there is no battery charger.

Daniel Lee's picture

I've only owned one L Bracket but couldn't they just make the vertical part on the opposite side to what the screen flips out?

stuartcarver's picture

It’s possible but then the shutter would be at the bottom when in vertical orientation. Not a massive issue though. Mine fits around the camera and has a built in extended grip so I just leave it on most of the time.

Ryan Luna's picture

With the new flippie screen, you can no longer have the camera in landscape with an L-Bracket and look down at the screen. The bracket will block the ability to rotate the screen. With all previous X-T lines, you could pull the screen out from the bottom and look down on it. This allowed for the L-Bracket. Maybe i'm missing something?

stuartcarver's picture

This, pretty much, also the amount of tilt in vertical orientation is limited too.

Ivan Zalesskiy's picture

I have to agree, I was really looking forward to the announcement but decided to go with the XT-3 for photography because of the screen. I just don't like composing when the screen does not alight with the camera body. Hope they will bring the superior autofocus to the XT-3 with a firmware update.

Keagan De Villiers's picture

holy sheet! fuji just destroyed all! those are the most impressive specs we've seen in a long time

Robert K Baggs's picture

That's a hell of a lot of kit for $1,699.

Sridhar Chilimuri's picture

Fuji appears to have addressed two important issues -batteries and image stabilization. I guess there would be no need for XH series anymore. Two very good cameras -XT4 and Olympus OMD mark III out about the same time. This is going to be tough to chose unless you are already committed to a line of lenses.

Luke Adams's picture

Now, if they actually had some up to date lenses . . . IMO the Achilles heel of the Fuji ecosystem.

stuartcarver's picture

My lenses (10-24, 16-55, 55-200, 23f2, 50f2) dont feel out of date.

Deleted Account's picture

Tryed the 56mm f1.2 nice IQ but the AF was out of date big time.

Deleted Account's picture

I was under the impression that AF was primarily a camera body issue rather than a lens issue. After all, the sensor and processor don't exist on the lens. Or do you mean that the focusing mechanisms that move the elements are outdated?

Deleted Account's picture

Af is both a body and lens issue. You need processing power for AF but also a good AF motor inside the lens. That such a recent and expensive lens has such a out of date AF motor is shocking.

Ryan Luna's picture

I'd argue Fuji lenses are overall better than Canon, Nikon, Sony, Sigma, Tamron, etc...You are probably the first person I ever see in the last 4 years of my Fuji experience to say their lenses are the "achillies" of the system. I'd consider it their strength.

Luke Adams's picture

You could probably say they are on par with the other manufacturers OPTICALLY (honestly, they all make good lenses), but the autofocus is noisy, clunky and slow on their primes (the 23 1.4 and 56 1.4) and it really sucks that they don’t have any 3rd party AF lenses. If you don’t like Fuji’s limited options, you’re out of luck. For Sony for example, there’s about 5 different 85mm AF lenses you could choose from.

Ryan Luna's picture

Well...i cannot argue about the 23, 35, and 56 older primes. I never used any of the three. I do know the newer F/2 primes are supremely faster and quieter, but if you want that faster stop of light, then yeah.

Luke Adams's picture

That right there was pretty much my reason for exiting the Fuji system after giving it a go for a while. My go-to lens is a 35mm (Full frame equivalent). I tried the Fuji 23 1.4 but the performance just wasn’t acceptable. My ONLY other option was the 23 F2, which is basically like walking around with a f2.8 on a full frame DOF wise. That just wouldn’t cut it for my go-to lens. So, that was the end of the line. Game over. Again, with Sony for example, I have the option of the Sony 35 1.4, 1.8 and 2.8; Rokinon 1.4 and 2.8; Sigma 1.4 and 1.2(!!!), and a Tamron 2.8. So in comparison (even though there are certainly some great Fuji lenses), yeah I do consider the lens lineup to be the Achilles heel of the Fuji ecosystem.

Ryan Luna's picture

Actually...for Sony, your only 35mm options are the F1/.4, lenses. No need to list the slower glass as you would not use them just like the Fuji F/2 stuff. But I hear you....there is a different look from a Fuji 23 F/2 compared to a FF 35 F/1.4. The shallower depth is noticeable, and if you want it, you want it.

Luke Adams's picture

Fair enough - the only ones I would be interested would be the Sony 1.4, 1.8, Rokinon 1.4, Sigma 1.4 and 1.2. That’s still 5 lenses to take my pick from, and I believe some fast Tokina and Tamron glass is on its way too. But anyway, I think you’ve got my point already and I’ve appreciated the level-headed responses.

Deleted Account's picture

You're the first person that I've seen complain about Fuji's lenses. I know several people who shoot the system and I've yet to hear a single gripe on that front. Now gripes about the X-Trans sensor... that's a different story.

Rhonald Rose's picture

So xt3 is for photographers and xt4 is for videographers. Nice, at least now videographers won't complain. My xt3 looks good for another 2 years till xt5 is announced and hopefully it will be for the photographers.

Rob Ludgate's picture

Some great updates, but the lack of a headphone jack is a massive disappointment. having to use a USB C adaptor means you can no longer power the camera via PD USB and monitor audio at the same time. Even with battery improvements, I think this is a serious loss for their pro-video features.

Ryan Luna's picture

"you can no longer power the camera via PD USB and monitor audio at the same time." That is an incorrect statement with the X-T4. You may have to think about it or research why it's incorrect, but you can do both on the X-T4.

Lenzy Ruffin's picture

Steps forward and steps back at the same time.

Dual card recording. Awesome!

They removed the headphone jack and included a USB dongle for monitoring audio. That means the USB jack cannot be used to provide external power, which means to monitor audio and have extended run time, you have to buy the battery grip.

The battery grip is the most expensive way to get additional run time, especially if you're locked off on a tripod and don't need portability. A V Mount battery works great in that situation and it's cheaper and it has other uses.

No headphone jack in the X-T2. Headphone jack in the X-T3. No headphone jack in the X-T4.

I wonder if the phantom power to an external mic has been restored since the battery is bigger. The X-T2 could power the Rode VideoMicro, but the X-T3 can't. It would be nice to have that back.

Man, I enjoy working with the X-T series, but I really wish they would make consistent design progress and not keep giving and taking the same features from one release to the next.

Chad Andreo's picture

Ive never had a issue with my videomicro.

Lenzy Ruffin's picture

The Rode videomicro requires "plug-in power". The X-T2 provides that power, but the X-T3 does not. It's in the user manual.

How are you making that work?

Chad Andreo's picture

This mic does not require plug in power and works with every camera I’ve ever tested it on.

https://www.rode.com/microphones/videomicro

Lenzy Ruffin's picture

Did you look at the link you posted, Chad Andreo? Here is the third bullet, right at the top of the page: "No battery required (powered by camera plug-in power - 2V-5V)"

I own this mic and I own X-T2 and X-T3 bodies. This mic works with the X-T2, which provides plug-in power. It does not work with the X-T3, which does not provide plug-in power.

Chad Andreo's picture

I have literally used it multiple times a week for over a year as a reference mic for my gimbal cam setup.
A lot of YouTubers, wedding filmmakers and run and gun/doc shooters run the same exact setup.

Lenzy Ruffin's picture

Looks like we're both right. I just did a test and now my mic works. I hadn't tried to use it since I got the camera back in 2018.

At that time, the camera did not provide plug-in power. From page 53 of the manual: "microphones that require plug-in power cannot be used."

It looks like they enabled plug-in power in one of the firmware updates, but I don't see it listed anywhere, so it must be what they include in that catchall "Fix of slight defects" that they include as the last item of each firmware update.

This kinda pisses me off because it wasn't a defect, it was a decision. I consulted the manual in 2018 because I had a mic that I knew worked, but it wouldn't work with my X-T3. The manual told me I couldn't use that kind of mic with this camera.

For them to decide later to change their minds and add that functionality and not say anything is problematic. If you're going to write in the manual that a class of equipment will not work, you gotta say something if you decide to reverse that.

There's no reason for anybody to keep plugging in an incompatible mic, hoping that one day it will magically start working.

Rohan Gillett's picture

Has anyone seen low-light shots from this camera yet?

Deleted Account's picture

It's the same as the ones from X-T3. Same sensor, same processor.