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  • In this video I will cover the Fuji X Tea four announcement with actual camera footage.

  • Intro

  • It's Simon from the Ordinary Filmmaker.

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  • I talk about in this video are in the description down below.

  • Fuji announced the X Tea Four in the early hours of the morning New York time.

  • Everything is pretty much in line with what I stated in this video.

  • The X Tea Four comes in two colours, the all back finish and the two tone silver with black,

  • which is my personal favorite.

  • A modern camera with a retro look.

  • I just love it.

  • There are three options for each colour.

  • Body only.

  • Body with the eighteen to fifty five.

  • And body the weather resistant Sixteen to Eighty lens.

  • Yep, you heard correctly, the X Tea Four is weather resistant, but it has to be paired

  • with a weather resistant lens.

  • I'm always shooting in the cold and damp conditions and don't like to take my chances.

  • This is a more common shooting scenario for the ordinary filmmaker and a much appreciated

  • enhancement.

  • The camera looks and feels much like the X tea three.

  • It has the same 26 megapixel X trans CMOS sensor as the X Tea Three.

  • It contains the same Quad Core X Processor.

  • Some viewers were disappointed by the lack of an upgrade in the sensor and processor.

  • Don't let this get you down.

  • The X trans four sensor is a very good and capable sensor.

  • There are a lot of refinements that make this camera a must have update over the X Tea Three

  • for video shooters.

  • It's heavy on features found on more expensive cameras.

  • Fuji does not offer a full frame sensor they are saving technology for.

  • Unlike other companies, they are giving their heart and soul into the X Tea Four and it

  • shows.

  • The grip is wider, which is good news for those of us with big hands.

  • I never felt that the X Tea Three grip was all that comfortable.

  • Most of the buttons and dials are in the same place, but there have been some minor tweaks

  • adding to the user experience.

  • We now have a dedicated movie and photo switch right under the shutter speed dial where the

  • metering selector use to be.

  • We can have separate settings for video and photos, including custom settings.

  • There is also an autofocus button on the back, and the drive dial has been improved to make

  • it easier to access the capabilities.

  • Button functionality can be changed in the menus if you don't like how Fuji has set

  • things up.

  • While the X tea four does not come with a headphone jack on the body itself, it provides

  • a USB dongle to allow us to connect headphones.

  • No one likes dongles.

  • Just ask Apple.

  • But, it is possible to get the headphone jack back by purchasing the battery grip.

  • In the menus, you can specify if the mic is line or mic to get the best quality possible

  • with your gear.

  • USB port charging provides unlimited power during studio use.

  • The X Tea Four has the dual UHS Two SD card slots, and video can be recorded to both card

  • slots at the same time in the same format with full sensor coverage.

  • Oh, and the door to the SD cards, its removeable.

  • BREAK.

  • BATTERY.

  • We get the new MPW two thirty five high performance lithium ion battery.

  • The default method to charge the battery is through the USBC port.

  • Fuji does offer an optional two port charger for purchase if you do not want to charge

  • through the camera.

  • The optional battery grip provides two additional battery slots providing up to 1700 shots,

  • and brings back the headphone jack.

  • If you hate dongles, and want your headphone jack, consider getting the battery pack.

  • While it makes the camera heavier, the extra weight helps keep the video smooth.

  • Oh, one last note on the battery, battery age can be checked in the menus.

  • BREAK.

  • IBIS.

  • The X tea four comes with in body image stabilization, five-axis, Six Point Five stop stabilization.

  • The degree of stabilization will depend on the lens attached.

  • Eighteen out of twenty nine lenses provide full Six Point Five stops of stabilization,

  • the rest, not to the same degree.

  • Fuji refined the architecture to include image stabilization.

  • It offers many new components, including new materials compared to the XH One.

  • It is twenty percent lighter and thirty percent smaller.

  • There is refinement to the shutter's shock-absorbing structure and newly developed gyro sensors

  • that boast approximately eight times the detection accuracy of the XH One in body image stabilization

  • unit.

  • That's good news.

  • This was not just merely and lift and move.

  • The XH One implementation was wonky.

  • It always felt like the camera was possessed, like it was trying to take control.

  • The X Tea Four resolved those issues.

  • In body image stabilization is excellent in video when shooting pans, tilts and walking

  • shots.

  • Its feels natural.

  • Fuji improved upon the technology using magnetic force rather than springs.

  • In body image stabilization is a very significant feature for video shooters, and the initial

  • video shows that this feature works very well.

  • Fuji goes on to say that Ibis is effective when combined with the electronic image stabilization

  • function for use in the video mode, and brings even more image stabilization.

  • This is essential for users shooting video while walking.

  • Hmmm. not sure I like the sound of that.

  • I have never liked electronic stabilization.

  • I doubt I will like it here, but early results look good.

  • The problem I have with electronic or digital stabilization is that it can create warping

  • that cannot be undone.

  • I recommend shooting without electronic stabilization and applying it in post.

  • If you are going to use it, check your footage after shooting.

  • BREAK.

  • SHUTTER.

  • As I just mentioned, the shutter was redesigned to make way for In body image stabilization.

  • It makes less noise than the X Tea Three, and is faster.

  • Continuous shooting improves to fifteen frames per second, up from eleven frames per second.

  • The silent electronic shutter provides twenty frames full sensor readout and thirty frames

  • crop sensor read out.

  • The buffer has increased.

  • At eight frames per second, we get 200 Jpeg, forty nine compressed raw, and thirty nine

  • uncompressed raw.

  • In compressed mode, you can choose lossless compression, and have the option of creating

  • Eight Bit and Sixteen Bit TIFF files.

  • BREAK.

  • AUTOFOCUS.

  • Fuji has greatly improved autofocus in the X Tea Four.

  • Using a new algorithm, the camera is capable of capturing and tracking a subject moving

  • at high speed, even when combined with the continuous shooting performance of fifteen

  • frames per second through the view finder and eight frames per second in live view.

  • The autofocus for subject tracking is very sticky.

  • Touch an object and it stays with it.

  • Eye and face detection work very well, but if you have eye detection turned on and try

  • to track an object, you'll need to turn face detection off as it prioritizes face

  • tracking over object tracking.

  • The X Tea Four maintains eye lock back to about fifteen feet, and performs well when

  • the subject moves out of the frame, and back.

  • Tracking autofocus performance has also undergone serious enhancement.

  • The tracking success rate has been doubled compared to its predecessor.

  • Face and Eye AF performance has also been dramatically improved over the X tea three.

  • BREAK.

  • VIDEO.

  • Fuji has separated the stills and video modes, and the video-only Quick Menu button enhances

  • the camera's simplicity while recording video.

  • Fuji really thought through the workflow on this iteration, refining every aspect of the

  • camera, giving careful attention to video.

  • We can now adjust exposure with the command dial as well as the touchscreen panel.

  • This allows us to easily switch between stills and video recording, and have separate settings

  • for both.

  • As a primary video shooter, fuji is showing the love.

  • For Canon and Nikon owners, we have often felt like we were riding in economy while

  • stills shooters were riding up in first class with the lay flat beds.

  • I know this will anger some stills shooters, but you have the option of sticking with the

  • X Tea Three as you will not see much in terms of photo capability improvements with this

  • iteration.

  • The touchscreen panel is redesigned providing a fully articulating flip screen like the

  • Canon EOS R. This greatly improves the user experience for video shooters.

  • There is little changed in video modes.

  • The X Tea Four comes with Four Kay Sixty and all basic frames rates including Twenty four,

  • twenty five and thirty frames per second, but there is a slight crop in Four Kay Sixty

  • of One Point Two nine.

  • Yep, the same as the X Tea Three.

  • We still have recording limits, but the times have been bumped to something more useable.

  • We get Twenty minutes in DCI Four Kay, thirty minutes in UDH Four Kay, and thirty minutes

  • in ten Eighty.

  • Unlike its predecessor, the X Tea Four is usable for YouTube content creators and other

  • studio work.

  • Why couldn't they just eliminate records times?

  • Slow motion gets a big improvement.

  • In Ten Eighty, two hundred forty frames per second is possible up to three minutes of

  • record time.

  • Six minutes of record time is possible at one twenty frames per second.

  • There have been a few negative comments about the limited record times.

  • For most of us, we don't shoot slow motion for more than a minute at a time.

  • For me, most of the time I don't shot more than ten to thirty seconds.

  • Three minutes is enough to capture what I need.

  • I've been complaining for years at the lack of 120 frames per second on Canon cameras,

  • and when Canon finally added 120 to the 90D, autofocus was locked.

  • With the X Tea Four we get two forty frames per second with autofocus.

  • Is it as good as Canon's autofocus?

  • Give me a canon with autofocus in 120 that does not cost sixty five hundred and I'll

  • let you know.

  • This is a very nice improvement.

  • I'd probably shoot in 120 most of the time for the better quality.

  • The X tea four adds two new film simulation modes, Classic negative and Eterna Bleach

  • Bypass.

  • The new bleach bypass mode is a traditional processing technique that creates a low saturation

  • and high contrast look.

  • DP Review does not care for this look, and I did not at first, but it comes in handy

  • in some scenarios.

  • I have come to appreciate the look.

  • I love how bleach bypass puts the focus on the subject, how it creates a retro look,

  • an end of the world or mad max look.

  • The movie Endless uses this technique very well, though it adds its own color grade,

  • further enhancing the look.

  • Internal recording, Four Kay sixty frame provides 10 bit four two zero internal recording, but

  • ups color sampling to four two two for external recording over the HDMI port.

  • I like that fuji gives us the choice to record video in All Eye and H Dot Two Six Five in

  • any resolution.

  • Want to shoot H Dot Two Six Five in Ten Eighty, no problem.

  • Oh, and this camera can top out at 400 megabits a second so if you want detailed video, the

  • camera can deliver.

  • For log shooters, the X Tea Four makes your life easier with assist mode.

  • When assist mode is on, the LCD outputs using rec 709.

  • This is a very nice improvement.

  • Time lapse received a much needed improvement.

  • With exposure smoothing, the footage no longer seems jerky from constantly changing exposure

  • levels.

  • Very nice.

  • I wish all cameras would do this.

  • Rolling shutter is not big problem due to the smaller APS-C sensor and the camera's

  • ability to move large amounts of data.

  • BREAK.

  • One could argue that Canon has more and better glass for the ordinary filmmaker and stills

  • shooter, as well as pro shooters, but with Ibis, fuji has a deep enough lineup to cover

  • your photo and filmmaking needs.

  • Should you want to produce cinema level quality, [INSERT FUJINON video] Fuji non cinema lenses

  • offer edge-to-edge sharpness and excellent portability.

  • The Fuji non cinema lenses suppress focus shift while zooming and reduce lens breathing

  • during focusing, something photographic lenses do not do.

  • So yes, one can argue that canon has better lenses, but one cannot successfully argue

  • that Fuji does not provide the ordinary filmmaker with the required filmmaking tools to grow

  • and become more than an ordinary filmmaker.

  • BREAK.

  • CONCLUSION.

  • As I stated in my earlier video, Six Kay and Eight Kay are not required capabilities for

  • most ordinary filmmakers or video shooters.

  • I understand how useful Eight Kay is for grabbing stills from burst video, and delivery incredible

  • images through the use of computational power.

  • It provides more detailed Four Kay output through down sampling.

  • For the ordinary filmmaker, these features would add weight, heat and cost.

  • Sure, I'd like to see an X Tea Four Pro version as the S1H is to the S1, but i'd

  • also like to see it on a full frame sensor which Fuji does not believe in supporting.

  • So far, only two companies to have announced 8K in hybrid cameras.

  • Sharp is in its early prototype stage, and canon issued a development announcement.

  • Boiling the ocean costs money.

  • Giving us every specification costs us money.

  • The EOS R5 is expected to cost thirty five hundred dollars for the body.

  • Would you be happy if the X Tea Four came with Eight Kay or Six Kay, but the price of

  • the body jumped up by Two thousand dollars?

  • Fujifilm's vision is to further hone our leading-edge, proprietary technologies and

  • develop innovative products and services that gain customer trust and provide satisfaction

  • to remain a vigorous company, consistently creating new value and exercising pioneering

  • leadership.

  • With the X Tea Four, the vision translated down to the camera's capabilities, the outcomes

  • that it can produce.

  • There were some gaps in the X Tea Three.

  • The X Tea Four needed Ibis, improved auto focus subject tracking, better video record

  • limits and general refinement of existing capabilities to be a success.

  • It has done all of that.

  • These are the capabilities I need for my workflow [Insert capability map].

  • It scores very well in all categories.

  • It's on my shortlist as a replacement for the CANON 70D.

  • However, your capabilities might be different from mine.

  • Come up with your own capability map and heat map.

  • Score the X Tea Four against your desired outcomes<