Fujifilm X-T4 Features New Shutter, Fastest Frame Rate, & IBIS
Fujifilm has finally unveiled the long-awaited flagship X-T4 mirrorless camera which is a successor to the beloved X-T3. Just like the predecessor, Fujifilm X-T4 incorporates the same image sensor & processor but boasts exciting features such as superior shutter, faster burst frame rate, IBIS (in-body image stabilization), vari-angle screen, and enhanced face & eye detection AF tracking. For video, Fujifilm X-T4 offers DCI 4k resolution with 60 fps supporting 10 bit 4:2:2 color depth at 400Mb/s bitrate.
Fujifilm X-T4 New Features
One of the key upgrades in the Fujifilm X-T4 is the new focal-plane shutter that features a high-performance motor. Compared to X-T3, the shutter in X-T4 is 30% quieter and almost twice as durable. Precisely, the shutter life of X-T4 is now rated for 300,000 actuations instead of 150,000.
Faster Frame Rates
Due to the superior shutter, Fujifilm X-T4 can handle a burst frame rate of 15 fps via mechanical shutter. Whereas with electronic shutter, it can reach up to a whopping 30 fps making blackouts a thing of past. As of now, there is no other APS-C mirrorless camera in the market that can handle such frame rates for continuous stills.
Fujifilm X-T4 is the first in the X-T lineup to support IBIS (in-body image stabilization). By using gyro sensors, the camera is able to provide better shake detection accuracy. The 5 axis image stabilization allows X-T4 to compensate for up to 6.5 stops of shutter speed. To achieve 6.5 stops of correction, X-T4 carries out over 10,000 corrections per second. As a benefit, you can achieve smooth results with handheld shots. The effect of camera blur or hand shake is negligible. Also, the camera will be able to perform much better with IBIS in low light than X-T3.
Improved Autofocus Algorithm
In terms of autofocus, Fujifilm X-T4 features better face and eye detection AF tracking than X-T3. Thanks to the new autofocus algorithm that enables X-T4 to work exceptionally well even while shooting continuous bursts at a frame rate of 15 fps. In just 0.02 seconds, the camera achieves autofocus and tracks the subject with greater accuracy than X-T3.
Just like the predecessor, the phase detection autofocus pixels in Fujifilm X-T4 are spread across the entire sensor covering 425 points. So even if you’re shooting in low light, the AF will still be fast and accurate.
Better Video Recording Options
Unlike X-T3, Fujifilm X-T4 can shoot DCI 4k 60p video with 10 bit 4:2:2 color depth instead of 4:2:0. However, recording video in 4:2:2 is still only possible via an external recorder. Fujifilm X-T4 boasts the capability to shoot DCI 4k 60p at 400 Mb/s bitrate. Internal recording in X-T4 at maximum supports DCI 4k 60 fps resolution at the same 10 bit depth but lower 4:2:0 color sampling.
Shooting slow motion videos will now be fun with the new X-T4 due to the 240 fps support. Bear in mind that the frame rate of 240 fps is only available in Full HD resolution.
Some other video features include the still/movie mode dial and the video only quick menu (Q menu). The physical still/movie dial in Fujifilm X-T4 allows the users to switch quickly between still and movie modes with their favorite custom settings. And the video only quick menu enhances the workflow experience, especially while recording videos.
Fujifilm X-T4 Sensor and Processor
Surprisingly, the image sensor and processor in the new Fujifilm X-T4 remains the same as X-T3. The back-illuminated 26.1MP “X-Trans CMOS 4” sensor and “X-Processor 4” image processor ensures the best performance in every aspect of X-T4.
Another upgrade in the Fujifilm X-T4 is the new NP-W235 battery. In the Normal mode, users can shoot up to 500 frames per charge. Whereas the Economy mode allows for 100 more (600) frames per charge. There is also an option to add a vertical battery grip “VG-XT4” to the X-T4 which will offer up to 1700 frames per charge.
Fujifilm X-T4 Price and Availability
Check out the current price and availability for the new Fujifilm X-T4 APS-C mirrorless camera.
Fujifilm X-T4 Specifications
|Lens Mount||Fujifilm X mount|
|Image Sensor||X-Trans CMOS 4|
|Image Processor||X-Processor 4|
|Effective pixels||26.1 MP|
|Shutter Type||Focal Plane|
|Max Frame Rate (Bursts)||15 fps (Mechanical Shutter)|
30 fps (Electronic Shutter)
|IBIS||5-axis image stabilization|
|IBIS Compensation||6.5 stops|
|Max Video Resolution||DCI 4k (4096 x 2160)|
|Bit Depth||10-bit 4:2:2 (external)|
10-bit 4:2:0 (internal)
|Slow Motion (max)||DCI 4K – 60 fps|
Full HD – 240 fps
|Bitrate (Max)||400 Mb/s|
|USB||USB Type-C (USB3.2 Gen1 x 1)|
|HDMI||HDMI micro connector (Type D)|
|Battery||NP-W235 Li-ion battery|
|Weather Sealing||Weather Sealed|
|Live View Modes||Low Light Priority mode|
Frame Rate Priority mode
Resolution Priority mode
|Auto White Balance Mode||White Priority mode|
Ambience Priority mode
|New Film Simulation||ETERNA Bleach Bypass|
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