Like most of the rest of the Fujifilm users I’m awaiting getting my hands on the soon to be released Fujifilm X-T4! Let me be clear, this blog entry is based only on all the articles I’ve read, and Youtube videos I’ve wathed from those that have gotten a chance to shoot the pre-production camera.
From what Ive gleaned from those sources and talks with my friends at Fujifilm it seems certain that this is the latest and greatest X Series camera they have ever produced. It is very important for camera companies to keep pushing the envelope and keep their products at a state of the art position, and I have no doubt that the X-T4 will meet that standard for Fujifilm!
It appears that the biggest improvements for the X-T4 over the X-T3 , ( a great camera in it’s own right), are;
* In Body Image Stabilization
* A new and longer lasting battery (more shots per charge).
* Improved auto focus and face detect auto focus.
* Higher frame rate.
* A fully articulating rear LCD panel.
* Improved Video performance and functions.
I can’t wait to try one out, but the questions is will I buy one? I am sure that Fujirilm will sell a ton of them, but will I be one of the buyers?
I won’t know for sure until I get my hands on one and shoot with it. My only issue, personally, is that many of the improvements are not that relevent for the kinds of things I shoot and how I work in the field. For instance, I’m not a video guys so those improvements don’t really help me very much. While a longer lasting battery will be a good thing, I have lots of batteries now and don’t mind having to change them twice as often. i don’t shoot action sports of fast moving wildlife, so faster auto focus is not something I’m in great need of, plus I think he X-T3 auto focus performance already meets my needs just fine! I do have an X-H1 and really love the in-body image stabilization, so for me, that is a great upgrade and something I know I would enjoy. Image quality should be nearly identical so that is not a factor for me either.
I don’t do selfies, so the fully articulating screen is not a game changer for me either. It appears that the X-T4 will be only slightly larger and that is fine by me, it wouldn’t keep me from buying one. The X-T3 and H-H1 both which are my current go to bodies plus the X-Pro 3 have plenty fast enough frame rate for the kinds of things I shoot.
So you are probably thinking that I’ve decided against getting one, but you would be wrong, I want to shoot one first before I decide, but I certainly want to take it for a whirl! After we dance some, I will let you know!!!