Powerful and Portable: A Review of the Fujifilm X-T4

No doubt, after years of the X Series, Fujifilm is producing highly refined and powerful cameras, and the X-T4 is the latest flagship in the company's lauded line. If you have been curious about the camera, this great review takes a look at its performance in the real world and what you can expect. 

Coming to you from Dan Watson, this excellent video review takes a look at the Fujifilm X-T4 camera. The X-T4 is a great hybrid camera for photographers and videographers alike, with a wide range of features, including:

  • 26-megapixel backside-illuminated sensor
  • 4K video at up 60 fps, 1080 video at up to 240 fps
  • In-body image stabilization with assistance of up to 6.5 stops
  • 20 fps continuous burst rate (up to 15 fps with mechanical shutter)
  • Fully articulating rear screen for things like vlogging
  • 3.68-million-dot OLED EVF
  • Dual SD slots
  • 12 film simulation modes

And of course, with all those specs, you also get the highly acclaimed Fujifilm mechanical control system, making the X-T4 a fitting next iteration in the X Series for both photographers and videographers alike, particularly those looking for a smaller and lighter kit than standard full frame cameras (especially when you also factor in the weight of lenses). Check out the video above for Watson's full thoughts. 

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Les Sucettes's picture

I’m a Fuji user both on the Medium and Aps-C side. Both are great.

BUT I must say that while the XT3/4 are amazing they do not quite live up to what the X100 / Pro lines are offering in terms of usability.

I owned the Pro1 and while the autofocus sucked and upgraded to the XT3 - indeed for a while it was my main body - it was always disappointing that the exposure compensation dial is not really smooth and quite hard to operate.

To me the exposure compensation really is what Fuji is about ... their dial approach means that you can set any 2 of the 3 main photographic considerations (Aperture, Shutter, ISO) and leave 1 on Auto and then work with the Exposure dial to take perfect images each time.

But the XT3/4 doesn’t have a good dial. The Pro’s and X100’s do... they run like butter 🧈...

So the Pro always will be the superior tool except that it doesn’t do video quite as well. Luckily the Pro3 is good enough for my minor 2-3 min video and timelapse needs so that means I probably will get rid of the XT3 since my Medium Format covers all the other needs.

That’s a shame. To me the XT3 or 4 should have a exposure dial that runs just as well as on the Pro. There’s no reason not to have such a hard and small dial - the bodies could have the same dial (or perhaps a bit smaller) with minor changes....

Yin Ze's picture

Dan should be an ambassador for Fuji, Sony, Canon, Nikon, Palm, Dell and Nabisco. He's almost as unbearable as Ted Forbes. If Youtube was around in the 70s he would probably be making "19 Things The Ford Pinto Gets Right" videos.

g coll's picture

What do you find unbearable with Ted Forbes?

Yin Ze's picture

Guy is like those reviewers who say "I received this product at a discount in exchange for my unbiased review.”

Compare the recent Xperia review from Supersaf which is 21m43s.


Now compare this waste of 19m34s:


Rashad Hurani's picture

I do photography for fun so I like to experiment. Many times I was tempted to get into Fujifilm system but always ran away because of the dials. 3 huge dials occupying most of the real estate but not actually required! I understand that many like Fuji for this specific reason but I cannot convince myself of its usefulness.
One other thing I noticed about Fuji: everybody praises the current model that you think it is flawless, comes the new model and all you hear is how successfully it fixed the terrible shortcomings of the old one! Come on guys

Stuart Carver's picture

The moral of this story, don’t listen to what other people think as it’s 99% bullshit

Stu Eddins's picture

Hi, Rashad - You're right about the reviewers. Unless they can provide a unique insight or opinion they have nothing to differentiate themselves. The most common way seems to be in finding some (usually) small flaw in a new model camera and scolding the manufacturer. Then when that flaw is resolved in a future model you point back to your old review where you called them out in order to A) look like a genius for identifying the flaw and B) look like you have some influence with the manufacturer because obviously they listened.

I have Fuji cameras and I came from Canon. There is a muscle memory learning curve no doubt. Rather than invest too much in reviewer comments I skim for the most common positives and negatives then I rent the camera for a week to see if I agree with the reviewers... and I rarely do. But having skimmed the available commentary I know what I need to assess first and my rental time is spent mostly shooting.

*edited* I've never watched Dan Watson so my comments aren't about the featured video but many of the reviewers found all over YouTube.