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Fujifilm releases the XT-4 – the ultimate stills/video camera?

Fujifilm XT-4

Fuji has released the XT-4, the ultimate video/stills hybrid camera. How does the XT-4 improve on the XT-3 and should you buy one?

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The XT-4

The XT-4 has everything the XT-3 has so you can expect beautiful images from its 26 megapixel APS-C X-Trans sensor and all the usual film simulation modes plus a few new ones.

The XT-4 also includes the XT-3’s celebrated autofocus system providing on-chip phase detection coverage across almost the entire frame and includes perks such as subject tracking and eye detection.

The XT-3’s excellent class-leading video features also arrive on the XT-4.

Fuji XT-4 with the excellent 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OS kit lens. The XT-4 is also available in black.

Perhaps the biggest reason to rush out and buy an XT-4 is the inclusion of in-body image stabilization, also known as IBIS.

Although IBIS is useful for photography, it’s essential for smooth, handheld video. Furthermore, Fuji has finally addressed the XT’s long-term issue of longevity and have fitted the XT-4 with a larger, more powerful battery.

The rear of the Fuji XT-4 has seen some tweaks. The metering selection has been replaced by a dial to toggle between stills and video. The fully articulated screen has improved resolution and is, of course, touch sensitive.

Finally, the XT-4 now includes a fully-articulated screen that folds out to the side – the kind favoured by vloggers though not necessarily photographers.

However, photographers may approve of the more robust shutter mechanism that can fire away at 15 frames-per-second. With the XT-4, Fuji has created the video/stills hybrid camera to beat. But what about the XT-3?

The new vLogging friendly flip screen underpins the XT-4’s position as a true video/stills hybrid.

Buy a Fuji XT-4


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The XT-3

The XT-3 was released barely 18 months before the XT-4 and is hardly old nor tired. In fact, it is still considered one of the best cameras and perhaps, until the XT-4, the best stills/video hybrid.

If you are not interested in vlogging, extended battery life, and in-built image stabilization, the XT-3 might be the better choice for you, given the XT-3’s massively discounted price tag.

More alike than not, the XT-3 is a little smaller and lighter than the IBIS and big-battery equipped XT-4

Buy a Fuji X-T3


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The X-T2

The X-T2 still gets you the wonderful weather-sealed metal body synonymous with the XT series, a fantastic 24-megapixel X-Trans sensor, and entry into Fuji’s outstanding X mount lens system.

Unlike the X-T3 and X-T4, the X-T2 is not a master of video, and its auto-focus system is miles behind. But if you are not bothered about video and tend to shoot slower subjects – the XT-2 will give you similar results to its successors and for a lot less cash.

On the other hand, if you can live without the weather-proof, retro body and dials, Fuji now has the X-S1.

The XT-2 is increasingly difficult to get hold of while the new X-S1 is a better camera in many ways.

Buy a Fuji X-T2


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