Fujifilm X-T4 Full Review - Performance

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Fujifilm X-T4 Performance

The performance section is where we look at the image quality performance of the camera. Additional sample photos and product shots are available in the Equipment Database, where you can add your own review, photos and product ratings.

 

Fujifilm X-T4 Sample Photos

We used the Fujifilm X-T4 with the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 lens (27-84mm equivalent), and for additional zoom range, we used the 16-80mm f/4 lens (24-122mm equivalent), which is a great lens with added wide-angle ability as well as additional telephoto reach, although slightly larger and with a slightly slower aperture. For product shots, we used "Digital Lens Optimisation" switched on, as this helps combat the effects of diffraction when using smaller apertures, such as f/22.

Colour reproduction and dynamic range are both excellent, with the camera delivering extremely pleasing images straight from the camera, with little to no further processing needed. The camera produces images with high levels of contrast, and shadows can appear a little dark at times, but this can easily be adjusted to suit your own tastes.

Focus performance was good, with snappy focus even on default settings. For the fastest focus speeds, you can switch to the “boost” mode, which will shorten the battery life, and Fujifilm says this gives AF speeds as quick as 0.02seconds, whereas the standard modes give 0.08seconds.

The camera has built-in in-body image stabilisation, and this should improve the number of steady shots at slower shutter speeds. However, there were some shots where we had hoped to get a steady shot, but didn't, and your experience may vary depending on how steady you can hold a camera.

White balance options include settings for Auto, and "White Priority" or "Ambience Priority" so that you can get the look you want, as well as improve product shots on a white background (for example).

 

Fujifilm X-T4 ISO

Noise performance - Looking at these photos, we can see a very similar performance as the X-T3, and that’s to be expected, with the same 26mp BSI CMOS sensor, and the same image processor. There is less dynamic range when shooting at the lowest ISO speed at ISO80. Noise performance is very good. There's a slight drop in detail at ISO3200, but noise remains well controlled at this ISO speed, and at ISO6400. Noise becomes more noticeable at ISO12800, but images should still be usable, depending on your needs. Noise becomes quite strong at ISO25600, and above.

 

Fujifilm X-T4 Digital filters

FIlm simulation - multiple film simulations are available, including PROVIA/Standard, Velvia/Vivid, ASTIA/Soft, Classic Chrome, PRO Neg.Hi, PRO Neg.Std, Black & White, Black & White+Ye Filter, Black & White+R Filter, Black & White+G Filter, Sepia, ACROS, ACROS+Ye Filter, ACROS+R Filter, ACROS+G Filter, ETERNA/Cinema, Classic Neg, ETERNA Bleach Bypass, and Monochromatic Color. You can adjust the highlight and shadow tones by 1/2 stops, as well as keep the raw files so you can go back and adjust the images later.

 

Fujifilm X-T4 Other sample images

Additional sample photos from a pre-production camera, which we were told is representative of image quality.

 

Video - The camera offers an extended range of video options, and features, with DCI 4K (CINE) 4096x2160 resolution video recorded at frame rates up to 60fps. up to 20 minutes, or up to 30 minutes at 30fps or slower. High-speed video recording is also on offer, with FullHD video recording possible at 240fps, for up to 3 minutes. If you switch to 120fps, then you can record up to 6 minutes. There is a microphone socket on the side, but to connect headphones, you'll need to use the provided adapter, which connects to the USB C connection. However, doing this means you can no longer power the camera over USB C.


In our video samples, we can see the in-body image stabilisation has helped to stabilise the footage while walking, with the digital image stabilisation helping a little here as well, although the footage isn’t completely steady. The digital image stabilisation crops into the frame. When panning, the camera has been able to produce very stable looking footage, and the video sample was recorded handheld. More samples can be found on the ePHOTOzine YouTube Channel.


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saltireblue Plus
10 11.0k 66 Norway
26 Feb 2020 10:15AM
Always interesting to see what upgrades Fuji put into their new models, but for me personally in this instance, there are not enough innovations to tempt me to upgrade from my X-T3.
It doesn't do anything I miss having today...
ford 17
15 Jul 2020 9:34AM
I can live without the minimal improvements over my X-T3, definitely not enough to even contemplate upgrading to the X-T4, itís X-T3 all the way on this one 👍
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4163 Canada
17 Jul 2020 1:49PM
IBIS would certainly temp me. But the price...

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