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  • What's up everyone?

  • We are back keeping our social distancing in full effect here in Singapore

  • With another camera review

  • This time a camera a lot of you have been asking me to do a review on

  • I've finally got my hands on it

  • Not on the market just yet

  • Will be soon though

  • It is the Fujifilm XT4

  • Like always we're not paid or sponsored by anyone but I do want to thank Fujifilm Singapore

  • For providing the camera and lenses for us and the battery grip

  • With that, let's talk about the camera

  • Okay first off, let's talk about design

  • The XT4 looks just like the XT3

  • But there have been some design changes to it

  • Some slight design changes which are welcome

  • First off, the grip

  • The grip feels a lot better in the hand

  • Now has been slightly enlarged, not a lot but

  • Every little bit makes a difference

  • Now of course I have the new battery grip on it which I love

  • I love the battery grip on any of the XT series because

  • I have larger hands

  • This really feels good in my hand with the battery grip, plus

  • You can have three batteries in the camera

  • A lot of cameras out there with battery grips only let you have up to two batteries

  • Fujifilm lets you have a battery in the body and two in the grip

  • So that means you're gonna have a lot of battery usage because

  • In addition to the larger grip you have now

  • Larger capacity batteries

  • That means your battery life is pretty much double that of the XT3

  • So for those who had a pocket full of batteries or a bag full of batteries when you're on shoot with the XT3

  • You don't need to carry so many with you now because the XT4 covers that

  • Also, the dials have been refined a little bit, simplified

  • It still has that kind of classic look the XT3 had

  • But for some reason to me, I don't, this just might be a placebo effect

  • But this feels like it's a little bit better build quality than the XT3

  • I mean I remember reviewing the XT3

  • We'll put a link in our description below of that camera

  • And I liked it but everything feels a little bit more solid, a little bit more clicky

  • The grooves on the dials feel a little bit better

  • And the overall build quality of camera just feels a little bit more premium

  • Don't know what it is exactly

  • I can't put my finger on it but it just feels that way

  • One of the improvements has been

  • The removal of the photometry or metering modes

  • On the right dial

  • My right, your left dial right here on the bottom of it

  • Now instead they have Still and Movie Mode which is very welcome because

  • It makes it a lot easier

  • Now Fujifilm likes to stack dials on top of each other

  • Like shutter speed and then you have Still and Movie Mode, then also

  • Have your ISO dial with your high speed shooting modes there on the bottom of it

  • So sometimes you can move the bottom dial without realizing it

  • So do always just double check

  • It's not a deal-breaker, it's just one of those situations that you have to understand

  • That's how Fujifilm makes their cameras

  • But for the most part, the dials feel a lot better in the hand

  • And turning them it's a lot more clickier

  • This camera just feels really really good

  • Besides that, EVF is still the same

  • 3.69 million dot EVF

  • Three-inch touchscreen display on the back of it, 1.62 million dots on that

  • These are not flagship level specs

  • They work and they work well

  • But talking about the display in the back

  • One of the big improvements which a lot of people have been wanting from Fujifilm for a long time

  • ls the fact that you can swivel the display now

  • But there is a but to this

  • I'll talk about that in just a bit

  • it's a big but for photographers out there

  • Because it does hinder a certain style of shooting

  • Anyway, another big addition to the XT4 is of course IBIS

  • Now when we reviewed the GFX 100

  • That was some of the best IBIS technology I've seen in a camera overall

  • I mean all my shots were steady along with the image stabilization in the lenses

  • You have five-axis image stabilization in this camera that's borrowing

  • From that kind of technology that was in the GFX 100

  • It is really welcome because

  • The camera is relatively lightweight, when you're using a lightweight camera

  • Sometimes you will get shutter shake especially when you're shooting at lower shutter speeds

  • This IBIS does alleviate most of that

  • You sometimes will still get it, it's not gonna completely kill

  • Any sort of shutter shake or any sort of handshake in it

  • But it does help especially with video

  • The video is well, video functionality still there, 4K up to 60 all that kind of stuff

  • Your autofocusing has been improved slightly, it's all there

  • This is a really really solid camera by Fujifilm

  • This is to me, is their flagship camera. I know they have their XH1

  • But we don't know if there's gonna be a XH2. But overall

  • That is the XT4 in a nutshell

  • An evolution, not a revolution

  • Now, let's talk about some of the lenses

  • Now, I have the 90mm f/2 which is on the camera right now

  • Also, the 16mm f/1.4 which everybody raves about

  • As being a fantastic lens and it is, it is a very very sharp lens

  • One of Fujifilm's best

  • As well as I have the 50-140mm f/2.8

  • Which is equivalent to a 70-200mm when you're converting from APS-C to full-frame

  • Now for me, what I wanted to do is take this camera out to the zoo, shoot some animals

  • Get some wildlife, get a feel of the camera, the autofocusing capabilities

  • To the image quality and thus far

  • And the autofocusing has improved a bit

  • Is it the best on the market?

  • No, but it's in the top five I would definitely say

  • Sometimes I'm missing here and there, could be the lens

  • It could be a combination of the lens and body but

  • The one thing that I did notice right off the bat

  • Is that the IBIS is fantastic especially paired with a lens

  • That has image stabilization built into it

  • You're going to get that five-axis image stabilization through and through

  • And Fujifilm to me, makes some of the best, one of the best ones out there for photography

  • Now when it comes to video

  • Slightly different, maybe not as good as Panasonic from other reviews I've seen out there

  • And I can confirm that, but overall it is much better than a lot of the other players out there

  • I would definitely put it in the top 2 or top 3

  • In terms of image stabilization technology

  • Image quality as you can see in the photos here is really really good

  • When you nail it, tack sharp, the images come out great

  • Now Fujifilm

  • The thing about Fujifilm is, a lot of their lenses, some are older designs versus others

  • Some of the newer lenses are much sharper

  • Have better image quality to them

  • Fujifilm probably does need to update a number of their lenses but

  • I mean I really don't see a big issue at all

  • These are not deal-breakers, these are just observations that I'm making

  • As someone that reviews cameras versus someone who's buying it but I

  • Talked to a lot of photographers that use Fujifilm through and through

  • And they are very very happy with the XT4 when they got their hands on it

  • Now one of the big things a lot of people have been wanting changed on the XT3

  • Or any of the Fujifilm cameras was the ability to swivel a display out

  • Especially if you want to do video or vlogging

  • Fujifilm listened to everybody, they have now done that with the XT4

  • But, there is a but to this for photographers

  • You are missing one thing that a lot of you loved especially me

  • That is the ability to shoot waist level

  • Before on the XT3, I could just flip the display out

  • Shoot waist level like this

  • Get my shot

  • It was great

  • Now I have to flip the display out, swivel it

  • To do the same thing

  • Makes it a little bit more cumbersome, this is a big thing for a lot of photographers out there

  • Who are not into videography and some of them have told me

  • You know what, I'm not going to go up to the XT4

  • Because I need that waist-level shooting

  • And you know what, I can't fault them for that

  • A fully articulated display in 2020 is essential, especially with the video capabilities

  • And the photography capabilities this camera has

  • But besides that

  • There's no really other fault I can find on the XT4

  • This is a phenomenal camera to use

  • Now the lenses I had with me of course the 90mm f/2, the 16mm f/1.4 and the 50-140mm

  • With my friend Ivan Joshua Lowe who's a Fujifilm X ambassador

  • I did a photoshoot with his Supra

  • I used the 90mm f/2 and I used the 16mm f/1.4 for that

  • Got some great shots, we used Broncolour lighting

  • Was a set-up

  • Really cool, inside of a car park

  • I love the images that came out of it the

  • The images are sharp, the camera performs beautifully with it, no issues at all

  • Then, I decided to take the 50-140mm to the zoo

  • Because I want to shoot animals with the XT4

  • I wanted to see what it was like with the autofocusing

  • Has it improved?

  • What's it like to track animals and thus far

  • And I got some really incredible results from this

  • This lens and the camera together, are a phenomenal combo

  • So let's talk about some of the things I wish were improved on the XT4

  • First off, I wish