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Fujifilm X-T4 Camera Review

Tested using Methodology v0.7
Reviewed Feb 08, 2021 at 07:40 am
Fujifilm X-T4 Picture
7.8
Travel Photography
7.9
Landscape Photography
8.0
Sport & Wildlife Photography
8.5
Vlogging
8.6
Studio Video
7.3
Action Video
Body Type
DSLR
Mirrorless
Yes
Sensor Size
APS-C
Tested Lens
FUJINON XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R OIS

The Fujifilm X-T4 is a premium APS-C mirrorless camera. It offers very good image quality, impressive recording quality, and good image and video stabilization performance. Its autofocus performance for both photography and video is amazing, allowing you to clearly capture fast-moving objects and people without too much difficulty, although its photo autofocus can be a bit inconsistent. It's also exceptionally well-built and offers a wide range of photo and video configuration options. Unfortunately, it's quite heavy, making it a little tricky to carry from place to place.

Our Verdict

7.8 Travel Photography

The Fujifilm X-T4 is good for travel photography. It delivers very good image quality, even in darker environments. Its autofocus and in-body image stabilization features perform well overall, allowing you to quickly take clear pictures without the use of a tripod. Its 500-shot battery life should last you most of the day, while its metal body feels sturdy enough to take some drops and bumps, though it feels a little heavy.

Pros
  • Very good image quality.
  • Impressive build quality.
  • Impressive autofocus performance.
Cons
  • Shoulder strap attachment point can be obtrusive.
  • Somewhat heavy.
7.9 Landscape Photography

The Fujifilm X-T4 is a very good choice for landscape photography. It takes sharp images out-of-the-box and doesn't exhibit much in the way of visual noise or graininess even when using high ISO settings in dimly-lit environments. Its kit lens also lets in quite a bit of light and doesn't exhibit much in the way of light falloff, so the corners of your image aren't noticeably darker than the middle. Its screen is also clear and legible even in direct sunlight.

Pros
  • Very good image quality.
  • Impressive build quality.
  • Impressive autofocus performance.
  • Fully articulated, high-resolution screen with good brightness.
Cons
  • Shoulder strap attachment point can be obtrusive.
  • Somewhat heavy.
8.0 Sport & Wildlife Photography

The Fujifilm X-T4 is great for sports and wildlife photography. It can shoot at very high continuous speeds and has an effective autofocus system, allowing you to clearly capture brief moments. Its high maximum shutter speed should also help in this respect.

Pros
  • Very good image quality.
  • Impressive build quality.
  • Impressive autofocus performance.
  • High maximum shooting speed.
Cons
  • Shoulder strap attachment point can be obtrusive.
  • Somewhat heavy.
8.5 Vlogging

The Fujifilm X-T4 is excellent for vlogging. Its fully articulated screen lets you easily monitor what you're recording while its in-body and optical stabilization features keep videos stable, even when you're on the move. Its autofocus system should also do a fantastic job of tracking and maintaining focus on your face as you record, whether you're shooting in 4k or FHD.

Pros
  • Impressive autofocus performance.
  • Fully articulated, high-resolution screen with good brightness.
  • Great video quality.
  • Superb video stabilization performance.
Cons
  • Somewhat heavy.
8.6 Studio Video

The Fujifilm X-T4 is an excellent choice for studio video. Video quality is excellent, whether you're recording in 4k or FHD. Its continuous autofocus system easily keeps moving faces and objects in focus, although its object tracking can be a bit inconsistent. Unfortunately, it lacks a dedicated headphone jack, necessitating the use of a clunky USB-C adapter.

Pros
  • Impressive autofocus performance.
  • Great video quality.
Cons
  • No built-in headphone jack.
7.3 Action Video

The Fujifilm X-T4 isn't designed for action video but offers decent performance. It isn't small enough to be mounted on a head rig, and it isn't waterproof, although we don't currently test for that. That said, it's sturdy enough to take minor drops and bumps and offers great video recording quality, regardless of whether you're filming in 4k or FHD. It can also record FHD video in 120 fps or 240 fps for the express purpose of generating slow-motion video, as playback is limited to 30 fps.

Pros
  • Great video quality.
  • Superb video stabilization performance.
  • Supports 120 fps and 240 fps recording with slow motion playback.
Cons
  • Shoulder strap attachment point can be obtrusive.
  • Somewhat heavy.
  • Not waterproof.
  • 7.8 Travel Photography
  • 7.9 Landscape Photography
  • 8.0 Sport & Wildlife Photography
  • 8.5 Vlogging
  • 8.6 Studio Video
  • 7.3 Action Video
  1. Updated Jun 28, 2021: Retested object tracking success rate for photo. Updated 'Autofocus' box accordingly.
  2. Updated Jun 18, 2021: Corrected 'FHD Frame Rate' for accuracy and to better reflect users.
  3. Updated May 31, 2021: Update the 'Water Resistance' field to indicate 'Weather-Sealed', as it was incorrectly set to 'No.'
  4. Updated Apr 12, 2021: Corrected input error in 'Tested Lens' field.
  5. Updated Apr 02, 2021: Corrected input error in 'Recording Light' field in the 'Video Feature' section.
  6. Updated Feb 08, 2021: Review published.
  7. Updated Feb 08, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
5.8
Design
Portability
Height 3.7" (9.5 cm)
Width 5.3" (13.5 cm)
Depth 2.2" (5.7 cm)
Volume
44.6 in³ (731.0 cm³)
Weight
1.38 lbs (0.63 kg)
Weight With Lens
2.05 lbs (0.93 kg)
8.5
Design
Build Quality

  • Feels very solid overall, with a mostly metal construction
  • Controls operate tightly and precisely
  • Hinge for its fully-articulated screen feels sturdy
  • Input and output compartment is covered by a rubber flap

Design
Body
Water Resistance
Weather-Sealed
Rugged
No
Hot Shoe
Yes
Customizable Button
Yes
Command Dial
4
Tripod Mount
Yes
Lens Mount
X Mount
Built-In Flash
No

Update 05/31/2021: We previously indicated that the Fujifilm X-T4 didn't have any kind of weather-sealing or water resistance. However, it is in fact advertised to be weather-sealed, although this isn't something we currently test. The 'Water Resistance' field has been updated to reflect this.

Design
In The Box

  • Fujifilm X-T4 mirrorless camera
  • FUJINON XF 18-55mm F/2.8-4 R lens
  • Lens hood
  • 1x NP-W235 battery
  • Shoulder strap
  • USB charger
  • USB-C to analog audio adapter
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • Owner's manual

Update 04/12/2021: Corrected input error in camera lens name.

7.0
Design
Ergonomics & Comfort
Hand Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Hand Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Hand Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Hand Grip: Extra-Large Hand
Yes

  • Grip is deep enough to be well-suited for a wide variety of hand sizes
  • Dedicated physical controls for changing ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, allowing you to make adjustments without the need to navigate through the camera's menu system
  • Attachment point for its shoulder strap is in an inconvenient location, as it can interfere with finger placement on the handgrip as well as access to the shutter button, even when the shoulder strap isn't attached
  • Shutter button offers little in the way of feedback when it's pressed
  • Rubber eyecup around its viewfinder isn't especially comfortable to hold your eye against

8.0
Design
Menu System
Guide Mode
No
App Name
FujiFilm Camera Remote

  • Interface is very easy to navigate
  • There are some visual aids to help you understand a few of the functions
  • No built-in user guide to help understand some of its proprietary terminology

Design
Viewfinder
Type
Electronic
Advertised Coverage
100%
Advertised Resolution
3.69 million dots
Advertised Magnification
0.75
9.0
Design
Screen
Screen Articulation Type
Fully Articulated
Screen Max Brightness
856 cd/m²
Advertised Resolution
1.62 million dots
Size
2.9" (7.5 cm)
Touchscreen
Limited
Design
Sensor
Sensor Type
CMOS
Advertised Effective Pixels
26.1 MP
Processor
X-Processor 4
Extended ISO Minimum
80
ISO Minimum
160
ISO Maximum
12,800
Tested Firmware
1.02
8.0
Design
Battery
Battery Type
Fujifilm NP-W235
USB Charging
Yes
Use When Charging
Yes
Advertised Battery Life In Photo
500 photos
Tested Battery Life In Video
89 min
8.2
Design
Lens
Lens Type
Interchangeable
Maximum Aperture
2.8 - 4.0
Max Aperture (Full Frame Equivalent)
f/4.3
Minimum Focal Length
18 mm
Maximum Focal Length
55 mm
Max Focal Length (Full Frame Equivalent)
84 mm
Luminance
94.4%
Light Falloff
76.8%
Photo
Photo
Photo Features
JPEG File Format
Yes
RAW File Format
RAF
Shutter
Electronic and Mechanical
Minimum Shutter Speed
15 s
Maximum Shutter Speed
1/8,000 s
Silent Shooting
Yes
HDR
Yes
Focus Peaking
Yes
Zebra Pattern
No
Histogram
Yes
Time Lapse
Yes
8.0
Photo
Shooting Speed
Low Speed Continuous
7 fps
High Speed Continuous
12 fps
Silent Shooting Continuous
20 fps
Raw Buffer Size
37 RAW Photos
JPEG Buffer Size
10,000 JPG Photos
Buffer Empty Time
12 s
7.9
Photo
Autofocus
Advertised Coverage
N/A
Advertised Focus Points
425
Manual Focus Assistance
Yes
Face Detection Distance
149" (378 cm)
Eye Detection
Yes
Face Tracking Success Rate
62%
Object Tracking Success Rate
70.5%

Update 06/28/2021: We retested this camera's object tracking autofocus performance, updated the score accordingly, and reuploaded the new photos for the object tracking slideshow as reference. Overall, it performed very similarly to our original testing. However, it's important to note that the score is an average of three test runs and that the Fujifilm X-T4's autofocus in particular is somewhat inconsistent, ranging in between 60 and 78 percent success rates.

9.0
Photo
Image Stabilization
In Body Image Stabilization
Yes
Minimum Shutter Speed Achieved
1/5 s
7.9
Photo
Image Quality
Dynamic Range At ISO 100
8.28 f-stops
Color Accuracy (dE2000)
11.3
JPEG SNR 18% At ISO 800
38.16 dB
JPEG Sharpness At ISO 800
1.72 pixels
JPEG SNR 18% At ISO 1600
37.93 dB
JPEG Sharpness At ISO 1600
2.433 pixels
JPEG SNR 18% At ISO 3200
36.48 dB
JPEG Sharpness At ISO 3200
2.767 pixels

ISO Setting Sample Photo
ISO 160 Photo
ISO 200 Photo
ISO 400 Photo
ISO 800 Photo
ISO 1600 Photo
ISO 3200 Photo
ISO 6400 Photo
ISO 12800 Photo

8.7
Photo
Luminance Noise
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 100 41.08 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 200 39.83 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 400 38.3 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 800 36.09 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 1600 33.66 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 3200 31.08 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 6400 28.17 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 12800 25.12 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 25600 21.91 dB
RAW SNR 18% At ISO 51200 18.06 dB
Sample Gallery
Sample Gallery
The Skate Park

Format Link
JPEG Photo
RAW Photo

Sample Gallery
The Polish Church

Format Link
JPEG Photo
RAW Photo

Sample Gallery
The Studio

Format Link
JPEG Photo
RAW Photo

Sample Gallery
The Stairway

Format Link
JPEG Photo
RAW Photo

General Video
General Video
Video Feature
Full HD Video
Yes
4k Video
Yes
6k Video
No
Clean HDMI Output
Yes
Advertised Max Chroma Sampling Over HDMI
4:2:2
Advertised Max Bit Depth Over HDMI
10 bits
Log Picture Profile
Yes
Recording Light
Yes

Update 02/04/2021: Following a retest, it was revealed that this camera has a recording light on the front of the camera, which can be configured to blink or stay lit while recording video. By default, however, it's set to "Off". The 'Recording Light' field has been set to 'Yes'.

General Video
Audio
Audio Test Sample
Audio Recording
Stereo
Microphone Level Display
Yes
General Video
Video Exposure Assistant
Zebra Line
Yes
Histogram
Yes
Waveform
No
General Video
Recording Format And Compression
MP4 H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC
Yes
MP4 H.265 / HEVC
No
MOV H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC
Yes
MOV H.265 / HEVC
Yes
AVCHD H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC
No
All-I Compression
Yes
4k Video
9.2
4k Video
4k Frame Rate
240 fps In 4k
No
120 fps In 4k
No
60 fps In 4k
Yes, with a Crop
30 fps In 4k
Yes
24 fps In 4k
Yes
Crop At Max Available fps
1.16 x
9.7
4k Video
4k Video Autofocus Performance
Eye Detection In 4k
Yes
Face Detection In 4k
Yes
Face Tracking In 4k
9.4
Object Tracking In 4k
10
8.5
4k Video
4k Video Stabilization
In Body Video Image Stabilization In 4k
Yes
Walking Test In 4k
5.92 pixels/frames
Running Test In 4k
28.25 pixels/frames
Crop
1.09 x
8.9
4k Video
4k Internal Recording
Bitrate Maximum In 4k
400 Mbps
Bitrate Minimum In 4k
100 Mbps
Chroma Sampling In 4k
4:2:0
Bit Depth In 4k
10 bits
Record Time Limit 30 min
Overheat Recording Interruption
Yes
8.4
4k Video
4k Video Quality
Low Light Capability In 4k
8.0
Test Scene Extract In 4k
9.6
4k Rolling Shutter
3.65°
Full HD Video
9.7
Full HD Video
FHD Frame Rate
240 fps In FHD
Yes, with a Crop
120 fps In FHD
Yes, with a Crop
60 fps In FHD
Yes
30 fps In FHD
Yes
24 fps In FHD
Yes
Crop At Max Available fps
1.3 x

Update 06/18/2021: We've amended the frame rates for this camera. The Fujifilm X-T4 is capable of recording FHD video in 120 fps and 240 fps, but it only allows for playback of this footage in slow motion at 30 fps. This feature is available in the 'Full HD High Speed Rec' menu (see here and here). Enabling it also incurs a crop.

9.8
Full HD Video
FHD Video Autofocus Performance
Eye Detection In FHD
Yes
Face Detection In FHD
Yes
Face Tracking In FHD
9.5
Object Tracking In FHD
10
8.7
Full HD Video
FHD Video Stabilization
In Body Video Image Stabilization In FHD
Yes
Walking Test In FHD
3.14 pixels/frames
Running Test In FHD
16.09 pixels/frames
Crop
1.09
8.8
Full HD Video
FHD Internal Recording
Bitrate Maximum In FHD
200 Mbps
Bitrate Minimum In FHD
50 Mbps
Chroma Sampling In FHD
4:2:0
Bit Depth In FHD
10
Record Time Limit 30 min
8.2
Full HD Video
FHD Video Quality
Low Light Capability In FHD
7.0
Test Scene Extract In FHD
9.8
FHD Rolling Shutter
2.46°
Storage And Connectivity
Storage And Connectivity
Storage
Card 1 Slot
SD Card UHS-II
Card 2 Slot
SD Card UHS-II
8.7
Storage And Connectivity
Input / Outputs
USB
USB-C
HDMI
Micro (Type D)
Headphones
Yes, via Included Adapter
Microphone
Stereo
Wi-Fi
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Fujifilm X-T4 comes in two color variants: 'Black' and 'Silver'. We tested the 'Black' variant with the FUJINON XF 18-55mm F/2.8-4 R lens, and you can see its label here. That said, we expect the 'Silver' variant to perform similarly overall.

It can also be purchased in either color scheme with the FUJINON XF 16-80mm f/4 R OIS WR lens or without a lens at all, but haven't tested the performance of these variants.

If someone comes across a differently-equipped variant of the Fujifilm X-T4, let us know in the discussions so we can update our review.

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