Fujifilm's XT4 revived





  • Excellent image stabilization
  • Fast shooting speeds
  • Flip-out screen
  • Excellent video quality
  • Good looks and handling


  • Less compact than before
  • Autofocus tracking still needs work
  • Expensive compared to competition

The X-T4 has killer specs, but it’s also more expensive than before, and there are even more rival cameras since the X-T3 came out. It now competes with Sony’s A6600, with the best autofocus on the market, along with Canon’s blazingly fast EOS M6 Mark II. Can it still vanquish all its rivals and keep the APS-C crown? With the COVID-19 lockdown eased in France, I took it around the countryside to find out. 

Fujifilm's XT4 restored my adoration for photography 

The camera's vintage look is a decent reward. 

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I'm not an incredible photographic artist, but rather I do have in excess of a passing interest in the art. 10 years prior, I purchased my first DSLR, a Canon 550D, and it served me well. As of late, however, my go-to focal point began to lose its self-adjust usefulness. I attempted a couple of tips from Google to determine it, yet following 10 years together, I felt it was truly no time like the present to resign the old workhorse and make myself something somewhat more exceptional. 

Luckily, given how I help a living, great stuff suggestions are rarely far away. I concluded I wouldn't fret paying a piece for a solid camera that may maybe give an additional 10 years of administration. I additionally needed something that had a strong assortment of focal points, could turn its hand to video, and — in particular — was a wipe for light. I live in a north-bound loft, so the time window for unconstrained item photography is regularly restricted. Enter the mirrorless XT-4 from Fujifilm

One of my partners rushed to suggest the XT-4 after I spread out the thing I was searching for and what I was able to spend. I was quickly into it only for the feel alone (a horrible motivation to purchase a camera, clearly, however, it doesn't damage to adore what it looks like). Its vintage styling gives it a cool '50s photojournalist vibe, a break from the somewhat unremarkable all-dark alternatives from Sony, Canon, and Nikon I was examining. 

All the more critically for my soiled loft was the XT-4's in-self-perception adjustment (IBIS). While this was clearly engaging for any video work I may require it for, the possibility of a full 5.5 stops of remuneration with the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 I was intending to combine it with was engaging. Surprisingly better was the most extreme 6.5 stops of pay for the following focal point I was looking at up, and eventually purchased before long (the XF 35mm f/2). 

Picking the XF 16-55mm focal point implied somewhat a greater amount of an underlying cost. (It's frequently packaged with the comparable sounding, yet optically sub-par 18-55mm focal point.) But I had the option to locate a decent arrangement web-based, taking the underlying expense back to a lot nearer than what I would have paid at an overall retailer with the lower-spec glass. Normally, I got the silver model, the dark rendition is pleasant, however, those metal accents truly make it stick out, in any event, I suspect as much. 

Looks don't mean a lot on the off chance that it doesn't take extraordinary photographs, clearly. Luckily, that is not an issue here. Directly out of the crate I was intrigued with the lucidity and general equilibrium of the pictures that the XT-4 produces on full auto. You can see the primary picture I took over (my feline was less intrigued with my new buy). 

Shouldn't something be said about that IBIS, however? It's on par with what I was trusting and has saved me numerous long periods of swearword loaded experimentation as of now. I stepped through some exam shots with a one-second, handheld openness, and keeping in mind that the outcomes aren't something I'd need to distribute, the adjustment obviously presents a substantially more satisfying picture than without, something that is apparent in the picture above. 

Obviously, there is much more to the XT-4 than simply its visual allure and the IBIS. Typically I would pore over the manual quickly and get familiar with each and everything, except there's such a great amount here to learn and investigate that I am appreciating metering it out in little portions. My advantage in photography develops further with each new element or setting I find. Each time I return to the camera there's another thing to explore different avenues regarding or comprehend. That piece of the interaction has been nearly just about as compensating as the moment satisfaction of the great photographs it produces. Luckily, you can find out about that in our full survey here.