One other huge change is a brand new mechanical shutter that Fujifilm calls “the quickest and most strong within the historical past of the X Sequence.” It’s going to allow you to shoot bursts at as much as 15 fps with the mechanical shutter with full autofocus and auto publicity (or 20 fps with the digital shutter), whereas lasting for as much as 300,000 actuations. That form of velocity and shutter life is fairly unbelievable for a digicam on this value vary — by comparability, Canon’s 1DX Mark III can shoot at 16 fps with the mechanical shutter, but it surely prices $6,500.
The autofocus system is so much quicker, right down to about .02 seconds, almost matching what Sony can do. Monitoring and face/eye detection efficiency has additionally critically improved, with Fujifilm claiming the X-T4 has a hit charge double that of the X-T3.
The rear show not solely has extra decision (1.62 million pixels in comparison with 1.1 million on the X-T3), but it surely lastly flips round absolutely so as to see your self for selfies or vlogging. There’s additionally an up to date digital viewfinder (EVF) in case you want to shoot that manner, but it surely’s received the identical three.69 million pixel decision and 100 fps refresh charge as earlier than.
You’ll shoot for longer, too, because of a a lot greater 2,200 mAh battery (in comparison with 1,260 mAh on the X-T3) that may shoot 600 photographs on a cost, in comparison with 390 earlier than. Regardless of all the brand new additions, the X-T4 weighs has solely gotten a number of millimeters deeper, and weighs simply 607 grams with a battery and reminiscence card, in comparison with 526 grams for the X-T3.
The X-T4 would not have 6K video as was rumored, however it will possibly nonetheless shoot 4K at 60 fps and now handles 1080p at an 240 fps — double what the X-T3 can do. As earlier than, 10-bit video could be recorded internally and externally with F-Log mode to maximise dynamic vary. Nonetheless, Fujfilm has launched a View Help perform that reinforces distinction and saturation for shot previews when utilizing F-Log. Steady autofocus topic monitoring now works in decrease lighting circumstances (right down to -6EV).
Video could be recorded to each UHS II SD playing cards on the similar time for a backup, whereas the microphone setting could be switched between enter and line ranges. The larger battery, picture stabilization and fully-articulating display screen will clearly even be a giant assist for cinematographers and vloggers, too.
The launch of the X-T4 makes me marvel about the way forward for the X-H1 lineup, as the brand new mannequin is simply as succesful whereas being extra trendy and compact. What’s extra sure is that Fujifilm is now nicely forward of Sony within the APS-C class, as this mannequin roundly beats Sony’s APS-C flagship A6600 by way of specs (albeit at the next value).
The X-T4 will go on sale in spring of 2020 for $1,700, which is $200 greater than the X-T3 price at launch. Given the additional options, although, it appears to be like to be well worth the value — we’ll know extra as soon as we do a full evaluation.