One of the things that many Fujifilm photographers probably wanted in the company’s cameras is probably in-body image stabilization. Fujifilm made this a reality with the launch of the Fujifilm X-H1, but oddly enough the cameras that followed did not adopt the feature, at least until now where Fujifilm has unveiled their latest flagship, the X-T4.
While externally the X-T4 looks very much like its predecessor, the biggest change probably has to be IBIS. For those wondering why this is a big deal, it is because prior to this, photographers who wanted image stabilization had to rely on lenses that came with the feature which limited their options.
However, by including IBIS, it pretty much means that any lens attached to the camera will be able to benefit from it. In addition to IBIS, Fujifilm has also improved on other areas of the camera like the rear touchscreen display, which now has a higher resolution that should make it clearer and sharper. It also flips out to the side that helps if you’re trying to snap a selfie or vlog.
Fujifilm has also made improvements to the mechanical shutter on the camera, where they claim that it is now quieter compared to the X-T3, and has been rated for 300,000 shots, which means that it should last longer. It can also capture more at 15 fps versus the X-T3 which had 11 fps. The company has also changed the algorithms used for autofocus where they claim it is now more accurate when it comes to tracking eyes and faces.
Apart from that, the rest of the camera is more or less identical to the X-T3, where it will continue to use the same 26.1MP X-Trans 4 CMOS sensor with the same X-Processor chip. In terms of pricing, the X-T4 will be priced starting at $1,699 for the body-only. The company anticipates the camera’s release in April, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, they could face production delays.