Today we will test the Fuji X-T4 mirrorless camera. This camera can be said to have the strongest paper parameters of the current APS-C format, whether it is a continuous shooting speed of 20fps or a camera with a maximum effect of 6.5 files. Body stabilization, or internal recording of F-Log 4K 60P video and Full HD 240P video, the performance of this camera is very outstanding. Today we will test the actual performance of this camera.
For Fuji X-T4, although Fuji still has positioning Higher XH series, but at present, X-T4 is definitely the strongest performance in Fuji X series. Compared with the X-T3, the upgrade of this generation of cameras is very obvious, not only adding body anti-shake, but also improving the body’s focus, continuous shooting, and video performance.
Each generation of high-end models released by Fuji often comes with film simulation upgrades. X-T4 has newly added ETERNA bleaching mode. This is Fuji’s 12th major category of film simulation settings, so X- T4 has 18 film simulation settings.
In the appearance design, this machine also added a side hinged flip screen, and the real-time display effect of the screen is quite good. The camera’s battery life continues to improve, reaching a battery life of 500 frames, and it can reach 600 frames in the energy-saving mode, which can basically shoot a day with a battery.
For this camera, the author gave a high score of 8.7 , The camera’s image quality performance, color performance and dynamic capture capabilities have been greatly improved, and the camera’s battery life and control are also a highlight. The disadvantage of the camera is that it still does not have a full-featured touch control, and there is no independent headphone jack, which requires a Type-C converter.
1. Appearance introduction
First, let’s look at the appearance design of the camera. The front design of the Fuji X-T4 is similar to that of the X-T3, but it still has a sharp, hard-line design style. This X-T4 by the author is a black model, and there is also a silver model.
The design of the back of the fuselage, the biggest change comes from the screen change. Previously, the Fuji X-T3 or X-T30 used a folding screen, but this generation replaced it with a side hinged folding screen, so you can get more free angle flips, whether it is a low-angle viewfinder or a selfie. Are more convenient.
Fuji X-T4 has little change from X-T3 in button design and top operation logic. On the back button changes, the left and right buttons on the upper right side of X-T3 are AE-L and AF-L, while the left button of X-T4 is changed to AF-ON, and the right button is Q, which is the quick adjustment button. The AE-L is the exposure lock, adjusted to the top of the shutter lever, which is the position of the previous generation Q.
As for the top, the top design of this generation is almost the same as the previous generation. It is exactly the same, with two changes. The position of the FN button on the right is slightly changed. In addition, under the shutter speed dial, the metering mode dial is changed to the camera/video switch lever. This design means that the X-T4 will The status of the video function is further improved, and this camera can switch to the video shooting state more quickly.
As for the other designs of the camera, the camera body still uses dual SD card slots, and the left interface is the headphone port, shutter release port, HDMI port and TYPE-C Interface, but unfortunately this fuselage still does not have an independent headphone jack. There is a 3.5mm-Type-C adapter in the box, and the Type-C interface can be used as a monitor headphone jack.
The camera is replaced with a brand new battery, from the original NP-W126S to NP-W235, the battery capacity is larger, so the battery life is changed from the original 390 Up to 500 cards, and the battery life can reach 600 cards in the energy-saving mode.
Second, anti-shake test
Fuji The most eye-catching upgrade of the X-T4 is the body anti-shake. This is Fuji’s third mirrorless camera with body stabilization. The first is X-H1, the second is GFX 100, and the third is X-T4. Compared with the X-H1, the Fuji X-T4 has a new upgrade of the anti-shake component of the fuselage, which is not only smaller in size, but also more sensitive, so it can achieve a maximum anti-shake effect of 6.5 gears with the lens.
Let’s test the anti-shake effect of this camera. I use the XF16-80mmF4 R OIS WR lens and shoot with the 80mm end of the lens. The equivalent focal length is 120mm. Test the actual lens Anti-shake effect.
From the actual test results, Fuji X-T4 is 80mm When shooting with the lens, it can actually achieve stable shooting of 1/4s. If the shutter speed reaches 0.5s, it is actually difficult to maintain stable shooting. Therefore, if the equivalent 120mm is used, the actual stabilization effect is about 5 gears. This data is already Very powerful.
In actual shooting, the anti-shake effect is not only effective for picture shooting, but also effective for video shooting. Let’s take a look at a video anti-shake test video of Fuji X-T4.
From the actual effect, this camera can realize simple handheld shooting of video by virtue of its body anti-shake. Whether it is wide-angle rotation shooting or telephoto shooting, the anti-shake effect is very good. In the process, it can actually offset part of the motion jitter, but for video shooting, if you want to shoot a wide range of sports, it is recommended that you use a stabilizer.
3. Picture quality test
Let’s take a look at the picture quality performance of this camera. First, let’s look at the camera’s sensitivity test.
This time we took a screenshot of the dark area, which is important for camera control Noise actually has higher requirements. For Fuji X-T4, at ISO 3200, whether it is JPG or RAW files, the performance of image quality noise control is still very good. At ISO 6400, the image noise begins to increase, while ISO 12800 At that time, the detail loss of JPG has been more serious, and the RAW file has more details, but the noise is also very obvious.
Now let’s take a look at the camera’s image quality during actual shooting. The picture below was taken with the help of city street lights, with a sensitivity of ISO 2000. In fact, the purity performance of the bright area is quite excellent, with good usable picture quality.
When we increased the sensitivity to ISO 4000, in actual shooting, the camera still has a pretty good noise control performance, although the picture has a certain loss of detail and Noise, but for straight-out photos, completely acceptable.
From the actual picture quality point of view, the Fuji X-T4 in the current APS-C camera, noise control performance is quite good. Let’s take a look at the camera’s tolerance test.
In the latitude test, the latitude of this Fuji camera The performance is also excellent. Under ISO 160, there will be more obvious noise in the dark part after raising 5 stops, and the image quality performance is relatively good within 4 stops.
It can be said that this is a camera with very good image quality. It has very good straight-out image quality in JPG format, which can satisfy users who do not like post-production and provide a good direct shooting experience. For professional users, the RAW format has richer details, better tolerance, and more post-processing.
4. Continuous shooting and focusing
The continuous shooting and focusing of the camera is another major upgrade of the camera. This camera has a continuous shooting speed of 15fps under the mechanical shutter and 20fps under the electronic shutter. It is the fifth camera that has been officially launched with 20fps full-pixel output.
This camera is not only fast in continuous shooting, but also in focus Performance has also been further upgraded. Although the camera still has a 425-point focusing system, it has enhanced tracking performance compared to the X-T3 and improved shooting capabilities in low light. It also has a low-light focusing performance of -6EV. In fact, in low light, the camera can achieve precise focusing with very low illumination, which is a major upgrade of the camera.
So, the camera not only has better focusing performance under low light Now, when the light is bad, the focus response speed, especially the sensitivity in the focus tracking state has also been greatly improved.
Now let’s take a look at the specific test of the camera’s focus. The first is the camera’s eye focus test. At present, Fuji’s cameras have fully popularized eye focusing. The X-T4 can achieve precise eye tracking, and the display effect has no time lag.
Let’s take a look at the focus tracking performance under 20fps continuous shooting , We also use the cycling simulation method, using a continuous shooting speed of 20fps in the test, we also randomly intercepted 6 frames to see the focus of tracking shooting.
It can be said that the focusing performance of Fuji X-T4 is very strong. At 20fps high-speed continuous shooting, there is still a very high success rate, and the focusing performance is comparable. Compared to X-T3, it has actually improved. Moreover, the camera’s focus performance is still stable when the light is poor, and shooting in low light is easier.
5. The latest film simulation: ETERNA bleaching
Fuji X-T4 has added a new film simulation setting: ETERNA bleaching, which keeps low color compared to ETERNA cinema mode High-contrast effects can be presented at the same time of saturation, and the film processing technology called “bleaching effect” is faithfully reproduced.
In actual use, this mode is suitable for photo and video shooting, urban architecture or low-key video shooting. Let’s look at more photos taken in this color mode below.
VI. Video Test
Fuji X-T4 is also an excellent video camera. This camera has the same 4K 60P video output capability as the previous generation, and can record F-Log curve video in the machine. In terms of F-Log recording, X-T4 has added the real-time display function of Log video monitor, making video monitoring easier. Let’s take a look at the demo video of F-Log.
In the actual shooting, we chose F-Log to shoot. You can download the corresponding Lut from Fuji official to restore it. In addition, the Log curve has better tolerance, which is conducive to preserving the details of highlights and shadows.
In actual shooting, the details of the 4K video of this Fuji camera The expressiveness is also excellent, and it can show good video details. We can see the specific details through the video screenshots.
The camera has also upgraded the upgraded video shooting, which can shoot 1920*1080 240P upgraded video, and the upgraded shooting performance is even better. Below we can see the demo of the upgrade video.
For Fuji X-T4, it is not only a good performance camera, but also a VLOG camera with excellent video performance.
For Fuji X-T4, it is a powerful and reliable APS-C format high-end camera. This camera maintains Fuji’s consistent high-value style, and the body color is full of Fuji’s “film flavor”, which is suitable for professional users to shoot, but also suitable for ordinary consumers as a camera for daily use.
Body anti-shake is a major feature upgrade of this camera, and the camera’s body anti-shake performance is excellent, which can help us achieve lower shutter speed shooting, so as not to waste every wonderful moment. In addition, the camera’s continuous shooting focus performance has also been greatly improved, and it is more powerful in dynamic capture capabilities.
The video performance of is also excellent. The camera has a 4K 60P log video recording capability, and can also shoot full HD 240P upgraded video. It is a very good video camera.
Finally, let’s take a look at more samples of this camera.
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