Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles In this video I will cover the Fuji X Tea four announcement with actual camera footage. Intro It's Simon from the Ordinary Filmmaker. If you are new here, make sure you click the subscribe button, and all the links to everything 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.