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Fujifilm's new X-T4 is the mirrorless camera that fans have been asking for

By Kenny Yeo - on 27 Feb 2020, 9:36am

Fujifilm's new X-T4 is the mirrorless camera that fans have been asking for

(Image source: Fujifilm)

Fujifilm has just announced its new high-end flagship mirrorless camera and, no surprises, it's called the X-T4.

It still features an APS-C sensor but it has numerous new features and improvements that make it an absolute spec beast and a must-have upgrade for keen Fujifilm fans and shooters.

To start, the big news is that it has in-body stabilisation. The five-axis in-body image stabilisation mechanism can provide up to 6.5 stops of stabilisation.

More importantly, what this means is that you can finally get some form of stabilisation with lenses (particularly primes) that don't have built-in stabilisation.

The sensor and processor combination is the same 26.1-megapixel X-Trans IV CMOS APS-C sensor and X-Processor 4 image processor that is used in other cameras like the new X100-V and older cameras like the X-T3, X-T30, and X-Pro3.

That's a bit of a shame. A new sensor and image processor would have been nice, bit this is still a really fearsome combination.

(Image source: Fujifilm)

The X-T4 also finally a fully articulating touchscreen display. It finally flips out to the side, making it easier for users to take selfies or vlog. It has a higher resolution. It's now 1.62 million pixels, up from 1.04 million in the X-T3.

Elsewhere, the shutter mechanism has been improved. It's now quieter – a boon for street and wedding photographers – and faster. According to Fujifilm, it can shoot up to 15fps using its mechanical shutter, which is right up there with the fastest mirrorless cameras.

And to take advantage of the fast shutter, the X-T4 features a new phase detection algorithm that will boost the X-T4's autofocusing capabilities and speed.

(Image source: Fujifilm)

The last big improvement is the battery. The X-T4 uses a new NP-W235 battery that has a claimed battery life of 500 shots per charge (600 in economy mode). This is an increase of 110 shots over the X-T3, which is significant.

We are awaiting news of local availability and pricing and will update this article once we get them.