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Fujifilm X-T4 Comparison Review

The Fujifilm X-T4 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that was officially introduced in February 2020 and is equipped with an APS-C sensor. It offers a resolution of 26 megapixel.

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Is the Fujifilm X-T4 a good camera? The X-T4 has a Camera Elo of 3303. This very strong rating puts it among the elite group of camera grand masters. The X-T4 ranks among the top 10 percent of all mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. In terms of its sensor size category (APS cameras), the X-T4 also ranks among the top 10 percent.

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm X-T4
Mirrorless system camera
Fujifilm X mount lenses
26 MP, APS-C Sensor
4K/60p Video
ISO 160 - 12 800 (80 - 51 200)
Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots)
3.0 LCD, 1620k dots
Swivel touchscreen
15 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilization
Weathersealed body
500 shots per battery charge
135 x 93 x 64 mm, 607 g


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Read on to find out more about the camera's size, sensor, features, reception by expert reviewers, and how it compares to other digital cameras.

Body comparison with a credit card

The side-by-side display below illustrates the physical size of the Fujifilm X-T4 vis-à-vis a credit card. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are presented. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Fujifilm X-T4 vs credit card front
X-T4 versus credit card top view
X-T4 and credit card rear side

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the Fujifilm X-T4 alongside a set of comparators. If you want to review a camera pair side-by-side, just select a right-side comparator from among the camera models in the table. Alternatively, you can also move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible comparisons there.

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Body Specifications
  Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life 1
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch 2
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
 
Fujifilm X-T4 5.3 in 3.7 in 2.5 in 21.4 oz 500 Y Feb 2020 1,699 i
 
Fujifilm X100V 5.0 in 3.0 in 2.1 in 16.9 oz 420 Y Feb 2020 1,399 i
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3 5.6 in 3.3 in 1.8 in 17.5 oz 440 Y Oct 2019 1,799 i
 
Fujifilm X-T3 5.2 in 3.7 in 2.3 in 19.0 oz 390 Y Sep 2018 1,499 i
 
Fujifilm X-H1 5.5 in 3.8 in 3.4 in 23.7 oz 310 Y Feb 2018 1,899 i
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2 5.6 in 3.3 in 1.8 in 17.5 oz 350 Y Jan 2016 1,699 i
 
Fujifilm X-T2 5.2 in 3.6 in 1.9 in 17.9 oz 340 Y Jul 2016 1,599i
 
Nikon Z5 5.3 in 4.0 in 2.6 in 23.8 oz 470 Y Jul 2020 1,399 i
 
Panasonic S5 5.2 in 3.9 in 3.2 in 25.2 oz 440 Y Sep 2020 1,999 i
 
Sony A6600 4.7 in 2.6 in 2.7 in 17.7 oz 810 Y Aug 2019 1,399 i
 
Sony A77 5.6 in 4.1 in 3.2 in 25.8 oz 470 Y Aug 2011 1,399i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.
(1) Number of images that can be taken on a full battery charge according to the CIPA-standard; (2) Official announcement.

The listed prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The Fujifilm X-T4 was launched in the US market at a price of $1,699. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

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Sensor comparison with a 35mm slide

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

The Fujifilm X-T4 features an APS-C sensor and has a format factor (sometimes also referred to as "crop factor") of 1.5. Within the spectrum of camera sensors, this places the Fujifilm X-T4 among the medium-sized sensor cameras that aim to strike a balance between image quality and portability.

Fujifilm X-T4 sensor measures

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service determines an overall sensor rating, as well as sub-scores for low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and color depth ("DXO Portrait"). The following table provides an overview of the physical sensor characteristics, as well as the sensor quality measurements for a selection of comparators.

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Sensor Characteristics
  Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
 
Fujifilm X-T4 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/60p........
 
Fujifilm X100V APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p........
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/30p........
 
Fujifilm X-T3 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/60p........
 
Fujifilm X-H1 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........
 
Fujifilm X-T2 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p........
 
Nikon Z5 Full Frame 24.2 6016 40164K/30p........
 
Panasonic S5 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p........
 
Sony A6600 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p23.813.4149782
 
Sony A77 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.013.280178

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The X-T4 indeed provides movie recording capabilities. The highest resolution format that the X-T4 can use is 4K/60p.

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the X-T4 has an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 3690k dots. The viewfinder offers a field of view of 100% and a magnification of 0.75x. The tables below summarize some of the other core capabilities of the Fujifilm X-T4 in connection with corresponding information for a sample of similar cameras.

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Core Features
  Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
 
Fujifilm X-T43690 n 3.0 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 15.0 n Y
 
Fujifilm X100V3690 n 3.0 1620 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 Y n
 
Fujifilm X-Pro33690 n 3.0 1620 tilting Y 1/8000s 8.0 n n
 
Fujifilm X-T33690 n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 11.0 n n
 
Fujifilm X-H13690 Y 3.0 1040 full-flex Y 1/8000s 14.0 n Y
 
Fujifilm X-Pro22360 n 3.0 1620 fixed n 1/8000s 8.0 n n
 
Fujifilm X-T22360 n 3.0 1040 tilting n 1/8000s 8.0 n n
 
Nikon Z53690 n 3.2 1040 tilting Y 1/8000s 4.5 n Y
 
Panasonic S52360 Y 3.0 1840 full-flex Y 1/8000s 7.0 n Y
 
Sony A66002359 n 3.0 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0 n Y
 
Sony A772359 Y 3.0 921 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0 Y Y

One feature that differentiates the X-T4 from many other cameras is in-body image stabilization (IBIS). The X-T4 reduces the risk of handshake-induced blur with all attached lenses, while cameras without IBIS have to rely on optical image stabilization in OIS-equipped lenses to achieve the same effect.

Connection comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Fujifilm X-T4 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
  Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
 
Fujifilm X-T4YstereomonoY-micro3.1Y-Y
 
Fujifilm X100VYstereomonoY-micro3.1Y-Y
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3YstereomonoY--3.1Y-Y
 
Fujifilm X-T3YstereomonoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
 
Fujifilm X-H1YstereomonoY-micro3.0Y--
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
 
Fujifilm X-T2YstereomonoY-micro3.0Y--
 
Nikon Z5YstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
 
Panasonic S5YstereomonoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
 
Sony A6600YstereomonoYYYES2.0YYY
 
Sony A77YstereomonoY-mini2.0---

It is notable that the X-T4 has a microphone port. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

Expert reviews

While the specs-based evaluation of cameras is instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it remains incomplete and does no justice, for example, to the way the X-T4 handle or perform in practice. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate. This is where reviews by experts come in. The following table reports the overall rankings of the cameras as published by some of the major camera review sites (cameralabs, dpreview, ephotozine, imaging-resource, photographyblog).

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Review Scores
  Camera
Model
camera
  labs  
dp
review  
ephoto
  zine  
imaging
resource
photography
  blog  
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
 
Fujifilm X-T4+ +..5/5..5/5 Feb 2020 1,699 i
 
Fujifilm X100V+ +86/1005/5..4.5/5 Feb 2020 1,399 i
 
Fujifilm X-Pro3+85/1004/5.... Oct 2019 1,799 i
 
Fujifilm X-T3+ +88/1005/55/55/5 Sep 2018 1,499 i
 
Fujifilm X-H1+86/1004.5/5..4.5/5 Feb 2018 1,899 i
 
Fujifilm X-Pro2+83/1004.5/54.5/54.5/5 Jan 2016 1,699 i
 
Fujifilm X-T2+ +86/1004.5/55/55/5 Jul 2016 1,599i
 
Nikon Z5....4.5/5..4/5 Jul 2020 1,399 i
 
Panasonic S5..+ +...... Sep 2020 1,999 i
 
Sony A6600+83/1004.5/5..4/5 Aug 2019 1,399 i
 
Sony A7791/10081/100..4.5/55/5 Aug 2011 1,399i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. Thus, a score needs to be put into the context of the launch date and the launch price of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

Fujifilm X-T4 FAQ

Below are some additional questions and answers concerning some particular features of the X-T4.

What is the technology behind the imaging sensor in the X-T4?

The camera features a BSI-CMOS (Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal–Oxide–Semiconductor) sensor.

Which image processing chip is used to convert the raw signal into an image file and perform noise reduction and image sharpening?

Fujifilm equipped the X-T4 with the X-Processor 4 image processor.

What is the ISO sensitivity range of the X-T4?

The camera has a native sensitivity range from ISO 160 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 80-51200.

Does the camera have a selfie-friendly screen?

Yes, the LCD-screen of the X-T4 is flexible and can be turned to be front-facing for capturing selfies.

What is the life expectancy of the shutter in the Fujifilm X-T4?

Fujifilm mentions a shutter rating of 300 000 actuations for the X-T4. This number represents a Mean Time before Failure, that is an average value. The shutter might fail earlier, or it might last longer. Anyway, in order to exhaust the expected shutter life of the X-T4 over, say, three years, one would have to take about 300 pictures each and every day.

How do I find the shutter count on my Fujifilm X-T4?

Fujifilm embeds the number of shutter actuations in image metadata. You can check the number of shots that your X-T4 has taken up to now by uploading a recent image to the online shutter count app.

Is completely silent shooting possible with the Fujifilm X-T4?

The camera has an electronic shutter option, so that it is indeed feasible to capture images without any shutter noise.

Do I need to purchase an external camera trigger to shoot time-lapse sequences?

No, the Fujifilm X-T4 has an intervalometer built-in, so that low frequency shooting (for example, flower blooming, sunset, moon rise) can be undertaken without the need to purchase a separate external intervalometer and related software.

Is it difficult to use manual focus lenses with the Fujifilm X-T4?

The X-T4 offers focus peaking as a manual focus aid. This feature works by placing a colored highlight on in-focus zones within the image.

Does the Fujifilm X-T4 feature an autofocus assist light?

Yes, the camera has a lamp built-in that can illuminate the subject and improve autofocus in low-light settings.

What is the fastest shutter speed that can be used with flash?

The X-T4's flash sync speed is 1/250 sec.

Does the Fujifilm X-T4 support the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus interface for SD cards?

Yes, the camera can indeed use UHS-II cards, which provide for data transfer speed of up to 312 MB/s, in both of its card slots.

Which battery does the X-T4 use?

The camera gets its power from the NP-W235, which is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion power pack.

Is there a vertical grip available for the X-T4?

Yes, Fujifilm offers the VG-XT4 as an optional accessory to facilitate shooting in portrait orientation and to provide additional battery power.

Camera to camera comparisons

In case you would like to check on the differences and similarities with other camera models, just use the search menu below. An an alternative, you can also directly jump to any one of the listed comparisons that were previously generated by the CAM-parator tool.

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    Specifications Summary
    Camera Model Fujifilm X-T4
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Fujifilm X mount lenses
    Launch Date February 2020
    Launch Price USD 1 699
    Sensor Specs
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 367 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.2 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 26 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 6 240 x 4 160 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.76 μm
    Pixel Density 7.08 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter
    Movie Capability 4K/60p Video
    ISO Setting 160 - 12 800 ISO
    ISO Boost 80 - 51 200 ISO
    Image Processor X-Processor 4
    Screen Specs
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.75x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3690k dots
    LCD Framing Live View
    LCD Size 1620k dots
    LCD Attachment Swivel screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peaking
    Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000s
    Continuous Shooting 15 shutter flaps/s
    Shutter Life Expectancy300 000 actuations
    Silent ShootingElectronic Shutter
    Time Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer Built-in
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots
    UHS card support Dual UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs
    External Flash Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 3.1
    HDMI Port micro HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in
    Body Specs
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NP-W235 power pack
    Battery Life (CIPA)500 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging
    Body Dimensions 135 x 93 x 64 mm
    (5.3 x 3.7 x 2.5 in)
    Camera Weight 607 g (21.4 oz)

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